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Annual Appeal 2013-14

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Enrollment in the NHS music programs is at an all-time high.  
More than 300 students are enrolled in the bands, choruses and orchestra for the 2013-2014 school year.  

Dear NHS Friends of Music Members, Parents and Alumni,

Needham is incredibly fortunate to have an abundance of musical talent at the high school.  For the first time, four NHS students were selected for Nationals in Nashville. Last year eight students made All-State. This year, enrollment tops 300.  

We Need Parents to Support NHS Friends of Music The NHS Friends of Music “FOM” is the non-profit “booster club” for music students and faculty.  We work closely with Dr. David Neves and the music teachers to help provide resources and opportunities that result in those special moments we look forward to every year:  concerts, musical theatre, soloists, half-time shows.

With enrollment at an all-time high, and anticipated to grow significantly over the next few years, the role of FOM and support from parents is more important than ever!  We are asking for your help in continuing to support all of the music students with a tax-deductible contribution to Friends of Music.

All Donations Go Back to the Students 100% of your donation to FOM will directly help the performing arts students and technical groups at Needham High School in many ways.  (Please see back of letter for details - provided by your generous donations.)


Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014 17:39

Donating to FOM

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Each year, FOM tries to increase our ability to support the music programs at Needham High School beyond the previous year, by contributing greater financial support. We appreciate your interest in donating to our efforts by completing our printable donation form.The revenue we raise from contributions through our annual appeal and other fundraising efforts provides support in the following ways:
Scholarships and Awards
Up to $5000 is awarded each year to help defray the cost of attending state and regional music competitions for vocal, band, and orchestra students, fund attendance to the Drum Major Academy at UMass each year for the selected Marching Band student(s), and fund senior scholarships and awards for graduates who qualify and have participated in NHS music department performance groups and/or have worked in tech or stage crew.
Spring Social Event
All music students and their families are invited to attend the annual Sunset Barbeque in June, hosted by FOM. Come celebrate the end of the year with NHS Music Department faculty and friends. An award ceremony will honor our graduating seniors and a select number of underclassmen.
The Bob Ayoub Instrument Fund
These funds are designated for the purchase and replacement of school-owned instruments for all bands and orchestra.
Uniforms and Tuxedos
Chorale tuxedo are funded by FOM.
Communications & Technology
FOM funds enable parents to receive up-to-the minute information on music activities through our website www.nhsfriendsofmusic.org, printed materials, and email communications.
FOM generously arranges for refreshments throughout the year, including:
  • Tech Week: to over 90 students during final rehearsal week of the musical
  • WinterFest: at the dessert buffet
  • Student Concerts: to audiences at all chorus, orchestra, and band concerts  

Please join your fellow music families and committed members of the greater Needham business community in creating a solid financial foundation for the NHS music programs. We encourage you to download and complete our FOM Donation Form and send it along with your tax deductible donation to:

NHS Friends of Music, Inc.
P.O. Box 920026 
Needham, MA 02492

Donations are tax deductible, and will be acknowledged in a concert program. Thank you again for your generous support of NHS Friends of Music!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 19:35