About the Performing Arts Boosters
The Performing Arts Boosters (PAB) support our choral students in their musical education, under the direction of Tonya Dickens. All of the families of choral students at Leesville Road High School who wish to participate become members of our booster organization. There is no joining fee. We have a wonderful, supportive group of parents who help on the Board, committees, and attend the general meetings and events. Please email any of the board members for more information.
PAB Board of Directors for 2017-2018
Director : Tonya Dickens
President : Jennifer Bateman
Vice President : Jody Robson
secretary : Marcia Brauns
Treasurer : Greg Brauns
Account Manager : Tonya Dickens
Uniform Coordinator : Jennifer Bateman
fundraising coordinator: Marguerite LeBlanc
Click on the name of any PAB board member above to send them an email
about the director
Ms. Tonya Dickens holds a Bachelor's Degree in piano performance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. While at Miami University, as an undergraduate, she sang in and accompanied the Collegiate Chorale, as well as served as a piano accompanist for many singers. After graduation, she returned to Miami University and earned a Master's degree in Music Education. During her graduate studies, Ms. Dickens sang in and accompanied the Chamber Singers, and continued to accompany vocal students. During her educational career at Miami, she was involved with the opera ensemble as both singer and accompanist, in addition to accompanying and vocal directing several musicals for the theater department. Ms. Dickens taught for 16 years in the Norwood City School District in Norwood, Ohio (a community north of downtown Cincinnati). While teaching in the Norwood City School District, she taught all age levels and served as the vocal director for both Norwood Middle School and Norwood High School. In addition to teaching, she has worked as an accompanist/vocal director for musical theater at local high schools and community theaters in the Greater Cincinnati area. She began teaching at LRHS in 2013.