the performing arts at
Oak Park and River Forest
High School



Events Calendar

   October 26--

        Citrus Sale Opens

   November 9 @ 7 pm--

         Applause! Meeting

   November 13--

         Citrus Sale Closes

Supporting the Performing Arts at Oak Park and River Forest High School

Band  •  Choir  •  Orchestra  •  Theatre  •  Dance




APPLAUSE! promotes and enhances the student experience in OPRFHS’ performing arts by engaging its members in volunteer activities that:


  • Support and celebrate the performing arts curriculum

  • Encourage, facilitate, and initiate extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities for performing arts students


APPLAUSE!, made up of dedicated parents, community, alumni, volunteers and educators, has widened its support to include all performing arts at the high school.

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Applause! Citrus Sale Student Fundraiser launches October 26

In mid-October, performing arts students will receive information about selling citrus to friends and family to raise money for the student's individual account.  The citrus ships directly to the customer. Funds in the account can be used to reimburse the student for individual performing arts expenses. 

The Applause 2020-2021 Budget is Available for Viewing

The 2020-2021 Applause! budget was presented at the October 19, 2020 virtual meeting and will be voted on at the November 9, 2020 virtual meeting. To view a copy of the budget, please send your request to 

New Site for Online Sponsorships


OPRF no longer allows organizations like Applause! to use the Revtrak system to process sponsorship or other donations.  To make your sponsorship donation online, use the "Donate now" button above and it will take you to the Applause! online store (powered by Square).  It is a fully secure site, even if it's not as familiar as Revtrak.  Sponsorship acknowledgement letters will be emailed unless you provide a mailing address in the "notes to merchant" box at checkout.




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