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GDS is MAD About the Arts!

Whether your student loves being center stage in the school musical, spends their time at the pottery wheel or behind an easel, or hones their skills on strings or brass instruments, being a part of the MAD Society enhances and enriches your child’s artistic endeavors at GDS.

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  • Who We Are

    The MAD Society (Music, Art, Drama) is a parent-led group that provides support for all of the visual and performing arts at GDS. It is comprised of current parents, alumni, and families of former arts students. Parents can join the MAD Society at any time, but joining when your student is in Lower School and just beginning their arts journey is the best way to get the most benefit from your MAD membership. As your child grows and progresses through the middle and upper school arts programs, benefits of membership increase. 

    The MAD Society offers four different levels of membership, each offering different benefits to suit your family.

    MAD Society Board Members 2021–2022

  • What We Do

    By supporting the MAD Society, you are helping to provide funding and support to:

    • Performing arts events, receptions, and the Senior Arts Luncheon
    • Professional artistic guest master classes and workshops
    • Ongoing maintenance and improvement of costume and prop areas
    • Faculty and student enrichment
    • Transportation for students for local arts workshops and other programs
    • Improvements to Fine Arts classrooms
  • Ready to Get MAD?

    Joining the MAD Society is easy! Click on the links below to see the different levels, pricing, and benefits, and then simply fill out the online form to become a member. 

    Every MAD membership level enjoys these benefits:

    • Early access to ticket sales for theatre productions before the general box office opening.
    • Regular email updates and news about upcoming GDS arts events.
    Your membership is automatically renewed each fall so you can continue to enjoy the benefits of the MAD Society, but you may also cancel your membership at any time by emailing our Membership Coordinator.

Membership Levels

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  • FOREVER MAD - $1000 Lifetime Membership

    Best deal for families with younger students!
    Forever MAD members will receive two free theatre tickets for each Middle and Upper School theatre production (for life), two magnets, acknowledgment in the theatre programs and on the MAD webpage, early entry for the choral, band, and strings concerts, and lower school musicals for $1,000. This level also includes a canvas tote bag with the embroidered MAD Society logo.
  • ULTIMATELY MAD - $375 Four-Year Membership

    Best deal for middle or upper school families joining the first year!
    Ultimately MAD members will receive two free theatre tickets for each Middle and Upper School theatre production (for four years), two magnets, and program acknowledgment at each show for $375. This level also includes a canvas tote bag with the embroidered MAD Society logo.
  • COMPLETELY MAD - $100

    For anyone who loves the arts at GDS! Completely MAD members receive two free tickets to each Middle and Upper School theatre production for $100 per year. This level also receives acknowledgment in the programs. 
  • MAD SOCIETY - $40

    For families who have students in grades 5–12. MAD Society level members receive one free ticket to each Middle and Upper School theatre production held in Sloan Theatre for $40 per year.
  • JUNIOR MAD SOCIETY - $20

    Limited to families with students in Bengal Tots–grade 4. Junior MAD Society members receive one free ticket to the Middle School production for $20 per year. If you also have a child in another division, you automatically qualify for a higher level.
  • JOIN NOW!

    Click here to fill out and submit a membership form online.

MADly in Love With the Arts at GDS!

See our Arts Calendar for the 2021–2022 school year for dates for all musical theatre and other drama productions, orchestra and band concerts, choral concerts, visual arts shows, SLOANY Awards, Senior Arts Luncheon, and more.

Join the MADness

The MAD Society is always looking for volunteers to help with box office ticket sales, concession stand sales, receptions, costuming, and other opportunities throughout the year. If you’re interested in getting involved as a parent volunteer, please contact our MAD Board president.
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