The Friends of the Performing Arts insures that the programs for theatre, choir, band, and orchestra in our Amherst public schools get the funding and support they need as the essential basis of a complete education. 


We can't do it without you!

It's the work people never see that makes student performances possible.
Will you help out behind the scenes by making your donation today?

Where we put your donation to work


Replace damaged and exceedingly-old, poor-sounding loaner instruments with new ones.


Update outdated sound, lighting, and recording equipment.


Provide scholarship and support for performing arts trips, performances, and competitions.


Renovate performance spaces and create needed space for set construction and storage.

Our Mission

The Amherst Regional Public Schools Friends of Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization of parents, guardians, students, and community members committed to providing high-quality education in performing arts at Amherst Regional Public Schools. We believe that all students should experience the transformative power of the performing arts.  In partnership with the Performing Arts program directors, our goal is to provide financial and logistical support to, and advocate for, continued investment in the Performing Arts Department.


As the FPA gets organized we will be needing more and more help.

Will you join us?

The Programs We Support

Pictured are the faculty of the Amherst Regional High School that launched the formation of the ARPSFriends of the Performing Arts.

John Bechtold

Director: Theatre

Todd Fruth

Director: Choir

Kara Nye

Director: Band

Ben Peterson

Director: Orchestra

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