Arts Guild

All parents, grandparents, and other interested parties are invited and encouraged to join and participate in the Arts Guild.

The Arts Guild supports all of USJ’s visual and performing arts, which includes Band, Music, Art, Theater and Drama Classes starting with Pre-K all the way through 12th grade. A steering committee administers the operational affairs of the Guild and assists the Fine Arts departments, both in financial resources and in volunteer support. Parent volunteers promote all theater productions, maintain the costume closet, sell tickets, work backstage, chaperone trips and have many other opportunities for hands-on involvement. Our funds help pay for theater productions and other fine arts events.  We provide scholarships for summer enrichment and buy supplies and equipment for our Fine Arts teachers.

The Arts Guild meets the second Tuesday of the month at 8:00 a.m. in the Middle School conference room.  Please check calendar for any changes.

Our main financial support is through families who become Patron/Corporate Sponsors. Corporate Sponsors get great exposer. Each of our productions has an average attendance of 1,000 – 1,200 and all productions are advertised in the community at large. Arts Guild also maintains a high social media profile. To become a patron or corporate sponsor, please download the attached file or view the sponsor brochure here.

2015 Arts Guild Scholarship Awards

The Arts Guild is pleased to announce the following student scholarship awards for 2015 …

Caroline Miller: Theater, Dr. Tammy Grant  - Awarded tuition for three months of classes with Kincaid-Gooch Studio

Ethan Baskin: Chorus, Dian Eddleman - Awarded tuition cost to attend the Opera Memphis Summer Conservatory

Jordan Stewart: Art, Libby Lynch - Awarded tuition to attend Appalachian Craft Center Summer Art Intensive

Maddie Studtmann: Art, Libby Lynch - Awarded tuition to attend Appalachian Craft Center Summer Art Intensive

The Arts Guild Scholarships are an application-based award available to students who are rising 10th-12th graders at USJ for the school year following application.

Want Reserved Seating at Lower School, Middle School, or Upper School Arts Productions?

USJ Arts Guild is looking forward to a exciting year filled with awesome events to showcase students' many talents and the wonderful fine arts programs at USJ. We would love for you to be a part of this great group of talent. By partnering with the Arts Guild, our students can reach new heights in pursuing their artistic talents. Through the Patron/Corporate Partnership Program, your support benefits each art, band, choral, music, and theater teacher, as well as students.
 
Beginning in junior kindergarten, our Lower School music teachers direct and produce seven musicals each school year. Our Bruins Art Gallery showcases the work of our Cubs through fifth grade students. Middle and Upper School students are well represented in All Northwest Honor Choir and Band, as well as in regional competitions. Artwork from USJ students at all levels continually receives recognition and awards at local, state and national levels. Musical productions in the Blankenship Theater showcase not only the theatrical talents of our students, but the talents of all divisions of the Arts Program, choral, band and visual art.
 
A description of each level of support the program provides, as well as the benefits associated with each level is below. Pledge your support by downloading this form. We hope that you will consider supporting the Arts Guild this year to ensure that the fine art program at USJ remains one of the best in the area.


Arts Guild Corporate/Patron Partnership 2015-2016

Average attendance per theater production: 1,000 – 1,200 people (great exposure for corporate/ individual participating partners!)

Platinum Level: $1,000 - Full page ad in the program booklet, recognition as a Platinum sponsor on Arts Guild page of USJ website, on Corporate Sponsor Board, on promotional materials, ads and in press releases for productions as well as listing on USJ website business directory, plus ten (10) tickets with reserved seating for each production (may be spread across performances).
The Allison Insurance Group, Inc.
First Tennessee
Joel & Christi Haynes
Jackson Clinic Hospitalists
Frix-Jennings Clinic
TB Lighting (in kind)
Golden Circle Graphics (in kind)

Gold Level: $500 - One-half page ad in the program booklet, recognition as a Gold sponsor on Arts Guild page of USJ website, on Corporate Sponsor Board and listing on USJ website business directory, plus six (6) tickets with reserved seating for each production (may be spread across performances).
Judy & Mike Baskin
B.T. Redi-Mix, Inc.
Purcell, Sellers & Craig
Printco Business Forms
Krasner Pawn & Jewelry
Rachael Linney
Jackson Clinic Dermatology
Teel & Maroney, PLC
FMY Orthodontics, P.C.
Denise & Dave Miller
Neta McKnight
Dr. Max & Mrs. Christy Olesevich
Sarah & Kelly Pucek
Eric & Mandy Scallions
Snider Equipment, LLC
Animal Care Hospital

Silver Level: $300 - One-quarter page ad in the program booklet, recognition as a Silver sponsor on Arts Guild page of the USJ website and Corporate Sponsor board, plus four (4) tickets with reserved seating for each production (may be spread across performances).
Joe & Janie Albright
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Badgett, Sr.
Think And Thread
Charles & Debby Campbell
Craig Orthopedic Clinic
Jamie & Scott Davenport
Dorris Appraisals
Phillip & Dian Eddleman
First South Bank
David & Elizabeth Hailey
Kreg & Jennifer Hamm
Stephen & Cecilia Hammond
Jere & Vicki Hammond
Hunter & Julie Hooper
Dean & Lisa Houston
Terry & Wendi Johnson
Jerry & Allison Jones
Joey & Carmeda Keen
Melissa & Bill Lofton
Brad & Lynn Lofton
Curtis & Joan Mansfield
Dr. Mark & Heather Miller
Michelle Miller/Peggy Graves Team, Coldwell Banker
Vinod & Reena Nair
Mike & Elise Nelson
Mr. & Mrs. Nick Nicola/Paul Fisher Oil Co
Wade Norris Logging LLC
Will & Tammi O'Neal
Wall Street Grill, Inc.
Southern Electric & Controls LLC
Alan & Kathy Sallee
Alpha Med Inc
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Stonecipher
T-Shirts to Treasures
Dr. Henry & Cynthia West
Melissa & Matt Zerfoss

Patron: $150 - Listing in the program booklet and on the Arts Guild page of the USJ website, plus two (2) tickets to each production with reserved seating to Lower School productions.
Jim & Charlene Allen
Dr. & Mrs. Roy Appleton
Eric & Tammy Arnold
Matt & Edie Barnett
Sylvia Bell
Don & Pat Coffey
Steve & Kay Cooke
Jimmy & Lynn East
Lisa Spencer English
Jane & Bob Ferguson
Tony & Sejal Ghodadra
Andy & TJ Head
Larry & Linda Homesley
Harley & Amy Jones
The Karg Family
Brad & Betsy Little
Mark & Rebecca Mantooth
Carolee & William Morris
Ron & Celia O'Neal
Don & Gina Pearson
Bill & Leanne Richardson
Rob & Anita Roy
John & Betty Ann Tanner
Bill & Kristy Willis
Elizabeth & Kyle Atkins
Mark Burden
Courtney & Timothy Burnette
Bradley & Erica Davidson
Summer & Barry Ferguson
Debbie Ford
Julie & Jimmy Glosson
Rachel & Billy Hight
Shirley & Larry Jones
Shane & Libby Lynch
Ben Murphy
Katie & Justin Ramer
Jennifer & Robert Sammons
John Wilson

Faculty: $100 - Listing in the program booklet and on the Arts Guild page of the USJ website, plus two (2) tickets to each production with reserved seating to Lower School productions.


Legacy
Teresa & Richard Ayers
Betsy & Brad Biggs
BancorpSouth
Stephanie & John Conquest
Jennifer & Joseph Crenshaw
Lee & Todd Driver
Lolly & Stephen Eldridge
Amanda & Tony Gregory
Fiona & Jonathan Harlan
Mimi & Stuart Hirstein
Melissa & Jason Hutchison
Camille & Ralph Jones
B.J. & Ralph Jones
Misty & James Kirkland
Amy & Paul Koerner
Taylor & David Laird
Maria & Bill Mariencheck
Christina & Chad McGee
Allison & Preston Miller
Ginger & John New
Sarah & Kelly Pucek
Elesha & John Reid
Molly & Ryan Roy
Jennifer & Jason Sammons
Laura & Eric Sievers
Jamie & Jason Sullivan
Sara Jane & Ruste Via
Jennifer & John Whybrew
Questions? Contact Christi Haynes, USJ Arts Guild.

Corporate and Legacy Sponsors Procedure for Reserved Seating for Fine Arts Productions

To reserve your seats for any production, please contact Amy Koerner by text or cell, 267-0333, before noon on the day before the performance that you have chosen.

There are 4 Middle/Upper School productions each year and each production has many performances.  You are allowed to use your allotted tickets/reserved seats to any performance or performances that you choose.

(Example: If you are a Platinum sponsor, you have 10 tickets, which entitle you to 10 reserved seats. You can use all of your reserved seats at the 7 p.m. performance, for example, or you can use five seats for the 7 p.m. performance one night, three seats for the 7 p.m. performance the next night, and two seats for the Sunday matinee.)

The Lower School has several productions. and they are usually only one night. You still must call by noon the day before the production in order to reserve your seats.

Patrons will not be given reserved seating to the Middle/Upper School productions. Due to the number of reserved seats, we ask that you please adhere to the policy of reserved seating. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any Guild member.