2024 Performing Arts Award

Have you completed your submission for the 2024 Performing Arts Award? The due date is quickly approaching, and all submissions must be postmarked by Friday, April 5th, 2024.

Who is eligible:  You must have participated in the performing arts (this includes Band, Choir, Orchestra, Drama or Stage Crew) and be a graduating senior at a participating school.  2024 participating schools include West Aurora High School, Batavia High School, East Aurora High School, Kaneland, and Geneva High School.

Submission Requirements: Submit a 100 word, or more, essay on how participating in the performing arts has assisted you in your core educational classes. Each submission must have two (2) endorsements from any of the performing art instructors at your school. (Band/Orchestra Directors, Choral Directors, and Drama Teachers) Click the link to download the Award Endorsement Form

We chose only 100 words because Christopher hated having to write essays and we know that those seniors going on to higher education are already writing a lot of essays.


Mail (USPS) your essay, completed endorsement page, and contact information to:

Chris Patterson Memorial Foundation
Attn: Performing Arts Award ( Your school name )
610 Cherrywood Dr.
North Aurora, IL 60542-1032