NHS Friends of Music, Inc. (FOM) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in Needham, Massachusetts that supports all music programs at Needham High School and fosters community among students, parents and music faculty. Our financial support includes the FOM Bob Ayoub Instrument Fund, educational grants for students and travel assistance to music program opportunities, and funds for uniforms and tuxedos. Our volunteer efforts vary from organizing fundraisers, to hosting annual social events for the entire NHS music community, to selling NHS FOM merchandise at football games, to baking cookies for after the concerts.
We work closely with the faculty in the Fine and Performing Arts Department of the Needham Public School to provide the needed support required by Symphonic, Concert and Marching Bands, Color Guard, Chorus, String Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Chorale and the Annual Musical. Our efforts and activities are guided by our mission:
- To foster and maintain an enthusiastic interest in the music activities of Needham High School, while reinforcing the positive strength that students gain from the NHS Music experience
- To create collaboration between parents, faculty, & students through greater inclusion in FOM