Annual Appeal

Dear Bedford Families:

For almost 60 years, POMS (Patrons of Music Students) has provided support for music programs at Davis, Lane, John Glenn Middle School, and Bedford High School. Our town is fortunate to have an excellent, growing, thriving music and theater arts programs, augmented by POMS’s support. This is possible only because of your donations of money, time, and services.

POMS raises funds in multiple ways: running the Snack Shack at BHS football games; selling concessions at JGMS and BHS theater performances; and asking for your direct contribution through our Annual Appeal.

Will you contribute to this year’s 2018–2019 Annual Appeal?

Your donation will enable POMS to continue to offer resources and tangible supports, such as:

  • Stipends for every music teacher in the district to support classroom activities, plus wish-list items requested by the music teachers;
  • Affordable and easily accessible private music lessons for students in kindergarten through 12th grade;
  • Costumes for the JGMS musical; and
  • Scholarships for BHS graduating seniors.

We welcome you to learn more about the POMS organization by exploring this website,, or reaching out to a current board member with any questions.

Please join in POMS’s legacy of support by participating in our 2018 Fall Appeal. POMS is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation may be tax deductible. Thank you for your support.

Kind regards,

Emily Mitchell, POMS President; Becky Ricci, Clerk; Diane Bernstein, Treasurer; Jim O’Malley, Private Lessons Coordinator; Maureen Reyling, Private Lessons Treasurer; Lisa Coyne, Shack Manager; and Members-At-Large: Karen Guetersloh, Susan Harris, Venus Ho, and Tina Nappi

Donate online today!

Or click here for a printable copy of this message, which you can complete and mail with your check payable to POMS, c/o Bedford High School, 9 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730.