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Meet the teachers at the POMS Musical Salon

Is your child ready for private music lessons? Come meet the POMS private music lesson teachers and listen to them perform in a relaxed setting.

Please join us at Saint Michael’s Parish Hall on Monday, June 1st from 6:30 – 8:30pm for a Musical Salon sponsored by Bedford Patrons of Music Students (POMS). Doors open at 5:30 You are invited to stay for the whole reception or just drop in for a short time and enjoy light refreshments and live music and learn a little more about POMS and the POMS Private Lesson Program.

POMS Musical Salon Program

  • Solmaz (Piano), Edi Epstein (Violin) Air varieé by Dancla, Op. 89 No. 1
  • Jen Dashnaw (Clarinet)
  • Ken Budka (Guitar) Shenandoah” and “The Blue Bells of Scotland
  • Derick Tanch (Piano) Chopin’s Polonaise in A-flat Major
  • Tony Bondi (Violin) / Derek Tanch (Piano) the Handel F Major Sonata
  • Steven Bittenson (Banjo), Carol Bittenson (Fiddle) & Linda Bittenson (Voice & Viola)
  • Kendra Carson (Piano) / Stephanie Kreutz (Voice) “Io son l’umile ancella” from Adriana Lecouvreurby Francesco
  • Johann Soults (Cello) Bach Suite in C major No. 3, Cournate, Sarabande, and/Gigue
  • Victor Troll (Piano) / Lili Kauffman (Voice) Ain’t It a Pretty Night” from Susannah by Carlisle Floyd
  • Tchavdar Natchev-Peno (Guitar) Prelude in D minor by J.S. Bach

Vendors Supporting the 2015 POMS Musical Salon

Leonards Music

Leonards Music is proud to offer high quality instruments for sale and on a rent-to-own basis. We offer respected brands such as Jupiter, Buffet, Eastman and many others. Leonards Music has been providing expert repair service to its customers for over 32 years.

A mainstay of our business has always been the ability to provide expert repairs to the professional and student music community. We provide repair services ranging from minor adjustments to major overhauls.

Leonards Music

128 Great Road,

Bedford, MA  01730

(781)-271-1189

info@leonardsmusic.com

 

 

spectrum music

Spectrum Music is a one-stop source for all variety of printed music. Whether it’s instrumental, vocal or choral music, we have the resources to help you find exactly what you need for teaching or performing and get it to you quickly. Classical music is our specialty, but we have popular and jazz titles too. We have a large in-stock inventory and can also special order from most publishers, including imports.

1844 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 862-0088

info@spectrum-music.com

 

East Cambridge Piano

Established 1978

We are one of the oldest piano dealers in the Boston area selling new & used pianos and a full range of services… If it has anything to do with pianos, we can do it!

Piano Sales, Piano Rentals, Appraisals, Sell your Piano, Tuning & Repair and Electric piano repair.

East Cambridge Piano

343 Medford Street Somerville, MA 02145

617-354-4061

cambpiano@hotmail.com

The Bedford High School Drama Club Presents Almost, Maine

The Bedford High School Drama Club Presents Almost, Maine

The Bedford High School Drama Club Presents
Almost, Maine by John Cariani
Friday, November 14 at 7:30 and Saturday, November 15 at 7:30
BHS Auditorium

The Bedford High School Drama Club Presents Almost, Maine by John Cariani Friday, November 14 at 7:30 and Saturday, November 15 at 7:30 BHS Auditorium

The Bedford High School Drama Club Presents Almost, Maine

This is a beautiful play about the magic of love and relationships.

The Cast: Michael Mahoney, Linda Bittenson, Nate Fisette, Mei Taylor, Sam
Rackey, Hayley Scanlon, Jared Rushanan, Caitlin Dooks, Brad Hegarty, and
Michelle Kupershmidt

The poster is designed by Bo Smith.

Thank you, and we hope to see many of you there!

Promo Video by Jared Rushanan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY9znWUoTEI&feature=youtu.be

Bedford Citizen Press Release written by Michelle Kupershmidt:
http://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/2014/11/04/bhs-drama-club-presents-almost-maine-on-november-14-and-15/

Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/380236028799804/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

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Meet the Teachers at the POMS Musical Salon

Is your child ready for private music lessons? Come meet the POMS private music lesson teachers and listen to them perform in a relaxed setting.

Please join us at Saint Michael’s Parish Hall on Monday, June 9th from 6:30 – 8:30pm for a Musical Salon sponsored by Bedford Patrons of Music Students (POMS). You are invited to stay for the whole reception or just drop in for a short time and enjoy light refreshments and live music and learn a little more about POMS and the POMS Private Lesson Program.

POMS Musical Salon Schedule

  • 6:30-6:50 pm – Arrival Time and Introductions
  • 6:50-7:40 pm – Performances by John Guarino (Piano) and Lili Kauffman (Voice), Tchavdar Natchev-Peno (Chari), John Guarino (Violin), Carol Bittenson (Fiddle) Steven Bittenson (Banjo) Linda Bittenson (Voice & Viola), Matt Ross (Guitar), Kendra Carson (Piano) with Stephanie Kreutz (Voice), Tsuyshi Honjo (Saxaphone)
  • 7:40-8:00 pm – Meet the Teachers and POMs Board Members
  • 8:00-8:20 pm – Annual Board Discussion
  • 8:20-8:30 pm – Closing Comments
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April 1st POMS Fundraiser at Flatbread

POMS FUNDRAISER – Tuesday, April 1nd,  from 5pm to 9pm at Flatbread Pizza – A benefit for the Bedford POMS (Patrons of Music Students) organization will be held at the Flatbread Pizza Restaurant, 213 Burlington Road in Bedford, on Tuesday April 1, from 5pm to 9pm.

Flatbread Restaurant will donate a portion of each flatbread sale made that evening (dine-in or takeout) to POMS, a volunteer organization that has supported music programs in Bedford through fundraising and service to the community for over 50 years.

Fundraising efforts support enrichment programs, instruments and teaching aid purchases for classrooms, teacher training and stipends, transportation costs for Junior and Senior District Festivals, and scholarship awards for graduating seniors. Please, come help POMS continue the rich tradition of supporting the music program in all the Bedford public schools.  Call Flatbread Restaurant at (781) 275-8200 for further info.

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Order School Concert DVD’s from Bedford TV!

Did you enjoy seeing your child perform in the most recent vertical concert and wished you captured the moment? Will the grandparents miss seeing the school musical or the 5th grade talent show?

Consider ordering a concert DVD from Bedford TV!

Bedford TV professionally records the Bedford school concerts and musicals.

To order a DVD or to browse their offerings, visit the Bedford TV website.

Through your purchase of these DVDs you are supporting the Bedford TV scholarship fund.

The link to Bedford TV”s order page is displayed in our links menu on the right-hand side of each page of the POMS web site.

 

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3rd Term Private Lessons Start March 17th

Start studying music with a private teacher or continue your current lessons.

Third session lessons start March 17, so please remember to submit payment by March 12 at the latest to insure continuity.

You can download the registration form from the POMS links on the right-hand side of each page in our web site.

For your convenience, we included a link to the form here.

For more information about the POMS Private lesson program, including instructor profiles and policies, refer to the POMS Private Lessons web page.

 

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November 5th Flatbread Fundraiser

MARCHING BAND FUNDRAISER – Tuesday, November 5th, from 5pm to 9pm at Flatbread Pizza – A benefit for the Bedford High School Marching Band will be held at the Flatbread Pizza Restaurant, 213 Burlington Road in Bedford, on Tuesday November 5th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Flatbread Restaurant will donate a portion of each flatbread sale made that evening (dine-in or takeout) to the BHS Marching Band. Additionally, there will be a 50/50 raffle and acoustic music performed by Bedford’s Director of Bands, Jim Felker.

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POMS at Bedford Day

The Bedford Patrons of Music Students (POMS) will march in the Bedford Day parade and host a booth across from the town hall at the festivities following the parade.

Come visit our booth where we will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, apple crisp and all new rally towels.

Find out more about private music lessons.

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Bedford POMS to Host Annual Reception

Kendra Carson, piano

The Bedford Patrons of Music Students (POMS) will host their annual reception on Monday June 10th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Bedford High School Band Room. All Bedford parents and school-age children are welcome.

Bedford POMS is an all volunteer organization that supports music students, music teachers, and music programs in the Bedford Public Schools.

Perhaps you have purchased a burger from the POMS booth on Bedford Day or have seen them selling refreshments during intermission at the school musicals but are still not sure of what POMS is all about. Much of what POMS does is behind the scenes and this event is an opportunity for POMS to reach out to the community.

The POMS annual reception has taken different forms over its more than 50 year history. “This year we are trying something new,” says Carol Bittenson, POMS co-president. “We want to showcase our private music lessons program as well as our new Concert Clothing Swap.”

POMS arranges private music lessons with a network of professional musicians for 17 instruments, including voice, right here in our schools. POMS is able to keep the rates reasonable because the overhead costs for this program are extremely low: administration of the program is done entirely by POMS volunteers, and the schools provide rooms for lessons free of charge to the teachers.

“The POMS private lesson program provides students with valuable, one-on-one time with a teacher,” says Bedford Schools’ Music Department Chair Nicole O’Toole. “This extra attention helps these students to build a solid foundation of skills, to develop healthy practice habits, and to become the best musicians that they can possibly be.

During the reception, parents and students will be able to meet many of the POMS private lessons teachers. In addition to informal demonstrations, teachers will offer the chance to speak with them individually to learn about their method and teaching style.

The teachers who plan to attend this reception include:

  • Tsuyshi Honjo — Saxophone / Clarinet
  • Matt Ross — guitar
  • Kendra Carson — piano
  • Steve Bittenson — banjo
  • Carol Bittenson — fiddle
  • Tchavdar Natchev-Peno (Chari) — Piano / Guitar / Trumpet
  • John Tanzer – drums/percussion
  • John Lobosco — Saxophone / Clarinet
  • John Guarino – piano/violin
  • Ken Budka — guitar
  • Sharon Reid — flute
  • Lili Kauffman — voice

Johann Soults, POMS cello instructor, is unable to attend the event but is offering a free introductory cello lesson to students whose parents attend the event. Other teachers offering the free introductory lesson are Tchavdar Natchev-Peno, Carol Bittenson, and Steve Bittenson.

Also at the reception, parents and students will be able to “shop” at POMS’ gently used clothing closet, which is new this year. Volunteers will be there to accept gently used concert clothing and can help parents find clothing in their child’s current size. To drop off or select that perfect ensemble for an upcoming concert during the school year, contact Music Department Chair Nicole O’Toole, nicole_o’toole@bedford.k12.ma.us.

“We are very excited about this event,” says Carol Bittenson. “ Please come meet our wonderful private lessons teachers and hear a sampling of music.” Light refreshments will be served.