Spotlights (PESPA - Patrons of the Escanaba Schools Performing Arts) was founded in the early 1990s as a way to provide financial assistance in the purchasing of new choir robes for the high school.  In the following years we have expanded our support to include scholarships for students to attend music camps and private lessons, brought in visiting artists, and assisted with expenses for students to participate in festivals and other events requiring travel. We provide scholarships each year for two graduating seniors, who are chosen by the teachers in the performing arts department. We have provided assistance in the purchasing of new marching band uniforms, and supplemented the purchase of new percussion equipment for the band program. We host two concerts each spring - Chamber & Chocolate and Songs & Sweets - which allow students to perform their selected pieces of music before the State Solo & Ensemble events.  These have grown to be very popular throughout the community. We collect donations at each orchestra and choral concert throughout the year, as well as at the high school musical.  

Our current board members include:

Beth Peterson, President

Christa Hubert, Vice-President

Jamie Peterson, Treasurer

Laura Kluka, Secretary

We are always looking for people to join us and become involved!  If you are interested in becoming an active part of Spotlights, please fill out our Membership Letter, or send an email to [email protected] and you will be added to the meeting notification list.  If you wish to make a donation, Spotlights is a non-profit organization and your financial gift may be tax deductible.  Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 965
Escanaba, MI 49829

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