Stage Boosters

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The East Grand Rapids High School Stage Boosters is the parent support group for the High School Drama program. The group meets during the school year at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Cafe Conference room. Everyone is welcome! Stage Booster members receive production information and may purchase tickets in advance of the general public.
To join stage boosters, click here for amembership form.
Click for a copy of theorganization by-laws.
Submit a school required Volunteer Consent form.

The EGR Stage Boosters is Michigan non-profit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under federal tax law. Donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

What the Stage Boosters Do:

The organization provides volunteer services for the 7 productions each year including: staffing the Box Office and tickets sales for each production, providing food and snacks for students during rehearsals, coordinating the cast party, enlisting chaperones for rehearsals and the cast party, coordinating costume needs with the director, handling general publicity and press releases for the productions, and assisting the director with specific production needs. Contact Mrs. Steers to tell her how you would like to help out.

Cash for Class

Encourage your Family and Friends to also sign up for Cash for Class and to designate East Grand Rapids Stage Boosters as the recipient of donated funds!
Cash for Class

Yard Signs

You now have an opportunity to purchase a personalized East Grand Rapids High School Drama yard sign.
Yard Signs

Performing Arts Fundraiser

The Stage Boosters, together with the EGR Music Boosters has organized an annual event to raise funds to support the Performing Arts at East Grand Rapids High School. The fundraiser has featured a major performer or performance, exposing the student body and community-at-large to a variety of performing arts. Past events have featured EGR Alumni, The Second City Improv, the Grand Rapids Ballet, Rich Ridenour & Kathy Wagner, The Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra and Big Band Nouveau, and stage productions of Beehive, Forever Plaid, and Altar Boyz..

Pantlind Honorees

Each year the Stage and Music Boosters select an EGR community member to honor for their contribution to the Arts. This award was named in honor of Sheila Pantlid, former EGR teacher, administrator and parent. Past honorees are:

  • 2017: Diane Petrakis
  • 2016: Charles and Lucy Caldwell
  • 2015: Lazaro Vega
  • 2014: Julie Connors
  • 2013: Dave McCoy
  • 2012: Brian Topolewski
  • 2011: No award presented
  • 2010: Dr. Mark Webb
  • 2009: Paul Kline
  • 2008: Judy Sopeland and Charlie Winslow
  • 2007: Fred Sebulski
  • 2006: Natalie Kuras
  • 2005: Jim Chervenka
  • 2004: Sheila Pantlind

Scholarship Awards

Each year the Stage Boosters present scholarship awards to graduating thespian seniors for outstanding achievement and dedication to the dramatic arts. The Boosters maintain the thespian point system, and organize and sponsor the annual Thespian Society Induction and Awards ceremony, held in May.

In addition, the Stage Boosters offer scholarship assistance to students who wish to attend Summer Theatre Workshops. The application deadline for the 20178 Summer is May 23, 2018.

How to Become a Member:

Parents of students involved in the drama program are encouraged to join Stage Boosters, and may do so at any time during the school year. A friendly group, many parents of alumni students join and stay involved with Stage Boosters even after their children graduate!

There are three levels of membership. All members are recognized in the programs for the Fall play and Spring musical. Click here for a mail-inmembership form.

  • Members: $40
  • Patrons: $75
  • Benefactor: $76 and above

2017-18 Stage Booster Officers:

  • President: Anne Hooker
  • Vice President: Susan Hojnacki
  • Secretary: Cori Vanderveen
  • Treasurer: Mary Johnston