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Volunteer

Students enrolled at Northfield High School have the opportunity to engage in top-notch programs, and their showcase events receive tremendous support from their parents, peers and fellow community members.

Booster Club – Supporting Girls & Boys Athletics

The Northfield Booster Club is dedicated to the support and improvement of youth athletic programs in Northfield. Parents and booster club members help make athletic events a success through volunteer support and membership contributions. Learn more about projects and volunteer opportunities in the brochure below.

Membership levels begin at $35 ($25 for senior citizens). Maroon and gold memberships include one and two athletic passes for the school year. To join the Northfield Booster Club, please print the brochure below and mail it, along with your contribution, to the indicated address.

2018-19 Booster Club Brochure »

Raider Walk Bricks

The Raider N outside of Memorial FieldShow your support for Raider athletes with the purchase of a personally engraved brick. Installed along the walk between the high school and the stadium, the bricks demonstrate Northfield’s high level of community support for athletics.

For $150, a brick can be engraved to honor someone important in your life, to commemorate a team, or to spotlight a coach or teacher you especially appreciate. It’s also a great way for families to celebrate the achievements of their sons and daughters. Print the pamphlet below or pick one up at the activities office.

Dedicate a Raider Brick »

Northfield Fine Arts Boosters (NFAB)

The mission of the Northfield Fine Arts Boosters, founded in 2010, is to provide resources and promote community support for fine arts programs at Northfield Public Schools. Through the generous support of individuals and area businesses, the Fine Arts Boosters provide critical support to band, choir, orchestra, speech, music listening, theater, and visual arts programs in Northfield.

The Arts are a collaborative magic—and like other team pursuits, the Arts in our school district rely on financial support to happen. So now it’s our turn as families and friends of these aspiring artists to keep their spirits turned on and their Arts activities in full swing. Here at the Northfield Fine Arts Boosters (NFAB), we’re working on your behalf to put money where our hearts are by passing along your donations to the Arts instructors and programs that these kids enjoy.

The creative practices and performances our teachers do with our elementary, middle, and high school students take a lot of care—and these endeavors take money. For sheet music. For scripts. For portfolios. For uniforms and costumes. Travel and guest artists. Rosin. Props. Paint. Your financial backing tells young artists that pursuing creativity has value and is worth the effort. What do they discover? Rhythms, lines, and moves, for sure—and along the way confidence, cooperation, perseverance, and mastery.

Please, we invite you to take a minute to consider how crucial the Arts are in our community and how fortunate Northfield’s teachers are to learn alongside your wonderful children. Let’s celebrate the Arts by giving to their success. Every (tax deductible) donation matters as we build toward an Arts education program in the Northfield public schools that includes all students in the cast, the band, the choir, the studio, the team.

Thanks for helping to make the magic happen!

  • Board Members

    2018-19 Board Members:

    Amy Allin, President
    Krista Middlebrooks, Treasurer
    Jami Reister, Secretary
    Josie Rawson, Donor Manager
    Chris Ash
    Katie Casson
    Catherine Engle
    Tania Legvold
    Myrna Mibus
    Anna O’Donnell
    Mike Paulsen
    Joel Leer (administration liaison)

  • Disbursements

    Every tax deductible donation to NFAB goes far to fill the gaps in arts funding and to support students who may not otherwise be able to participate in arts programming in Northfield Public Schools. Since NFAB was founded in 2010, your donations have supported dozens of projects benefitting not just district students but the Northfield community as a whole.

    Here’s a partial listing of NFAB fund disbursements in the 2018-2019 school year:

    • Art supplies for Alternative Learning Center
    • Vocal Coaching for NMS Choir students
    • Speech Team coaching including a workshop given by Speak2compete
    • A new spotlight for the NMS Auditorium
    • Food for artists donating time to consult with NHS Art Students on Portfolio Day
    • Transportation for elementary choir students to attend district chorale festival
    • Sewing machine, equipment and supplies for Theater Program
    • Portable keyboards for elementary Whole Notes music class
    • Printing press and etching tools to be shared among elementary schools
    • Lessons, master classes, clinics, and performances from professional musicians including vocalist Brenda Atzinger, trombonist JC Sanford, composer Rebecca Jarvis and saxophonist Kenni Holmen

    Additionally, The Roger Jenni Instruments for All program has paid for:

    • The repair of over a dozen orchestra and band instruments
    • Music lesson books for students in need
    • Summer music lesson scholarships

    As we look to the future of the Fine Arts Boosters, we eagerly anticipate growing support for the arts and the thousands of project support opportunities that exist. We review funding requests on a regular basis and invite Northfield Public School arts organizations to fill out our NFAB Program Funding Request Form for support consideration. Before submitting a grant request, consult your building principal to see if school district funds are available to cover your request.

  • Contribute

    A gift to the Northfield Fine Arts Boosters provides foundational support for students to pursue art endeavors of all types. From choir and orchestra to theater and ceramics, Northfield has a spirited group of talented young artists looking to grow their expertise and creative minds, and your gift will ensure they have the financial support to pursue their dreams.

    To donate to the Northfield Fine Arts Boosters, please write a check to Northfield Fine Arts Boosters and mail it to Northfield Fine Arts Boosters, 1400 Division St. South, Northfield, MN 55057. You can also donate securely online through our page on GiveMN’s website.

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  • Roger Jenni Instruments For All Memorial Fund

    The Northfield Fine Arts Boosters (NFAB) have renamed the organization’s “Instruments For All” program in memory of longtime Northfield elementary band director Roger Jenni.

    The program, which aims to put an instrument into the hands of every Northfield Public Schools student who wants to participate in the band or orchestra program, is now known as the “Roger Jenni Instruments For All Memorial Fund.”

    NFAB made the announcement at the Northfield High School 2015 spring band concert, before the performance of “Hymn and Celebration,” which was composed by St. Olaf Music Professor and NFAB board member Tim Mahr. The Concert Band’s performance of the song was dedicated to Jenni, who launched the band career of most of the students in the auditorium.

    Jenni passed away unexpectedly in February 2015, several months after he had retired. He had taught fifth-grade band in Northfield for nearly 40 years and was a true champion of music in Northfield Public Schools, known for his enthusiasm for band and for students.

    The Northfield Fine Arts Boosters believe Roger Jenni not only supported the “Instruments For All” mission but also lived it every day that he came to work. We are committed to continuing his legacy in making sure every child in the Northfield schools who wants to play an instrument is able to do so. We invite parents, former students and community members to continue to nourish this fund in Jenni’s memory.

    The Fine Arts Boosters started the “Instruments For All” program three years ago with the help of a grant from the Northfield Area Foundation. The fund, which is separate from the general Fine Arts Boosters money, provides for the purchase of used instruments, the repair of donated instruments, and the purchase of supplies for students who use donated instruments. It also provides scholarships for music lessons.

    To donate money to the “Roger Jenni Instruments For All Memorial Fund,” you can write a check to Northfield Fine Arts Boosters, with IFA in the memo line, and mail it to Northfield Fine Arts Boosters, 1400 Division St. South, Northfield, MN 55057. You can also donate securely online, at our page on givemn.org.

    The Fine Arts Boosters also accept donations of new or used instruments. Bring string instruments to the middle school office and band instruments to the Bridgewater Elementary School office. Leave your name and mailing address, and NFAB will mail you a receipt.

  • Contact Us

    For more information about supporting the Northfield Fine Arts Boosters, please email us at northfieldfab@gmail.com.

    For updates on NFAB happenings, visit our Facebook page.

    Our mailing address is:
    Northfield Fine Arts Boosters
    Northfield High School
    1400 Division Street South
    Northfield, MN 55057