FOM activities and projects are planned and managed by committee. Here’s an overview of active FOM committees for the 2018-2019 school year, including contact information for co-chairs and brief descriptions of what each committee does.
Contact us if you’d like to be involved in any of these areas. We are seeking chair people to lead all committees marked with an asterisk (*).
Chair: Jean Lorence, jlorence@nhsfriendsof music.org
Responsibilities include recording and distributing meeting minutes, soliciting and coordinating volunteers and other miscellaneous support activities.
Chair: Laura Hindermann,
Works with officers and event chairs to request permits for all FOM meetings and events.
Works with officers, event chairs and student leaders to publicize meetings, shows, events and fundraisers to NHS students and faculty, parents and broader community. Helps build awareness in Needham community of FOM mission. Manages email newsletter and event photography.
Manages and updates FOM website.
Chair: Christine Holland,
Coordinates and purchases meals and refreshments for various shows, rehearsals and events that extend into meal times — including tech week rehearsals. Works with Administrator to identify volunteer needs.
Coordinates and purchases concessions items to sell for profits at various shows and events. Works with Administrator to identify volunteer needs.
Connects various community groups with FOM and NHS students to collaborate on fundraisers and other joint efforts; for example, recruiting student vocalists and musicians to volunteer as background entertainment at the Needham Women’s Club annual Holiday House Tour fundraiser.
Evaluates student applicants in their senior year for FOM scholarships. In 2018, FOM awarded $8,000 in scholarship money.
NHS Awards Celebration & Cabaret
Fundraising concert held in early December featuring NHS A Cappella Groups and other various school ensembles.
*A Cappella Go
Mid-winter fundraising concert with performances by NHS a cappella groups and college groups featuring NHS alumni.
Spring a cappella concert to raise money for a student-selected charity with performances by NHS a cappella groups and guest high school a cappella groups from surrounding towns.