the performing arts at
Oak Park and River Forest
High School



Events Calendar

 March 22 @ 5 pm--

 Flower Sale Launches


 April 12 @ 7 pm--

 Applause! Meeting

  April 23 @ 5 pm--

  Flower Sale Closes

 May 14 1 pm-5 pm--

 Flower Sale Pick Up Day

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

Band  •  Choir  •  Orchestra  •  Theatre  •  Dance



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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! Flower Sale Student Fundraiser launches March 22 @ 5 pm

In the spring, performing arts students will receive information about selling flowers to friends and family to raise money for the student's individual account.  The flowers will be delivered on May 14 for pickup between 1 pm and 5 pm at Pilgrim Church. Funds earned by the students in the account can be used to reimburse the student for individual performing arts expenses. 

The Applause 2021-2022 Budget Will Be  Available for Viewing on April 5

The 2021-2022 Applause! budget was presented at the March 8, 2021 virtual meeting, is being amended based on discussions and will be voted on at the April 12, 2021 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.