Mount Vernon Fine Arts Association provides crucial financial support and volunteer resources for the district’s music, visual arts, and performing arts programs K-12 is support of curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities, including general art, music, choir, band, orchestra, speech, and theatre programming at our elementary, middle, and high schools allowing students to explore their creativity and develop their talents.


Mount Vernon’s Fine Arts programs are not only popular, they are excellent, and our competitive ratings show it.  Our band, chorus, and orchestra programs consistently earn #1 ratings; it is truly extraordinary that a district of our size has music programs that earn such honors.  Our talented art students are producing beautiful and varied works which have received recognition at local, state, and national levels.  We all get the privilege of enjoying diverse performances offered throughout the year by our speech and theatre groups.

​If you have questions about how to get involved, please contact President Mike Owen at

Support Levels for the Mount Vernon Fine Arts Association
2023-2024 Meeting Dates

MVFAA meets at 7 pm on the first Tuesday of the month in the High School.


MVFAA Board Members

President: Mike Owen

Vice President: Meredith Voight

Treasurer: Brenda Bany

Secretary: Charlene Vig

Ways & Means: Jana Pownell

School Board Liaison: Rick Elliott

At large: Jen Hoffman, Shawn Fluharty, Stephanie Fluharty

Fine Arts Faculty

DepartmentFaculty Name
BandScott Weber
Color GuardElise Rodenberg
General MusicKristi Keast, Kristin Anderson
Individual SpeechTawnua Tenley, Grant Freeman
Large Group SpeechTawnua Tenley, Grant Freeman
OrchestraTabitha Rasmussen
Theatre Artistic DirectorTom Stephens
Theatre Technical DirectorThad Wilkins (PAC), Elise Rodenberg (District Auditorium)
Visual ArtsSara Lenhart, Samantha Yorgensen, Bonnie Ahrens
Vocal MusicThad Wilkins