What We Do

POMS supports music in our schools through donations to classrooms, departments, programs, and students. We also administer a private lesson program open to all Bedford students, regardless of experience level. We host a yearly Salon featuring our private lesson teachers and award eight scholarships to graduating music students each year.

To fund our efforts, we rely on:

  • donations through our Annual Appeal and online giving
  • concession sales at BHS football games, BHS musicals, and JGMS musicals
  • other annual fundraisers, including well wishes and flower sales at the musicals

A sampling of some of our recent grants:

  • $4000 in music awards for graduating seniors
  • $3000 for body mics at BHS and JGMS
  • $1080 for Drum Major Camp for the two BHS drum majors
  • $630 in stipends for teachers in all four schools, chiefly to purchase new music to support their curriculum goals and keep class repertoire fresh
  • $285 for transportation to the MMEA Eastern Junior District Festival