The purpose of the Parents Music Association shall be to foster, encourage and support the many aspects of music education in the Norwood Public School system, to enrich the scope of student involvement and to stimulate broad community involvement in the program. The objective of the PMA is to help provide high quality music education to the students of the Norwood Public School system by assisting the Director of Fine Arts in the promotion and achievement of educational and performance excellence.
*If your child is involved in the Norwood Public Schools Music Program, then you are a member of the Norwood PMA. Help support the children in the Music Program. We are always looking for new ideas.
The Parents Music Association was founded in 1974. The Norwood PMA has been a key component in the development and maintenance of the excellent music program in the Norwood Public Schools. The PMA helps to provide funding and manpower that enables our performing groups to participate in State and National competitions. PMA members serve as coordinators for music camp, providing students with week-long retreat in Maine for intensive preparation for coming season. They maintain and facilitate the distribution of uniforms and equipment and chaperone each concert performance. Each year, Norwood hosts major competitions for choral, jazz, and marching band groups attended by students from all over Massachusetts . Fundraising by the PMA supports the music camp, helps to provide equipment and pays for adult chaperones when groups travel. In addition, the PMA supports a major scholarship program to assist students from the music program as they continue their college educations.
All PMA Monthly Board meetings will be held in the NHS library. 2nd Wed of the month.
The public is welcome!
PMA Board Members for 2016-2017
President: Diane Wilson
Vice-President: Paul Campbell
Treasurer: Tracey Jones
Secretary: Amy Doherty Nee
Director of Ways & Means: Kim Beaudet
Sponsor Letter Chairperson: Ed Ferris
Publicity/Data Base: Ed Ferris
Webmaster: Ed Ferris
Performance Coordinator SHS – Jazz: Rebecca Jackson
Performance Coordinator SHS – Instrumental: Paul Campbell
Coordinator Marching Band Classic: Tracey Jones
Coordinator Marching Band: Diane Wilson
Color Guard Coordinator: Amy Campbell
Performance Coordinator SHS – Choral : Patricia DeSouza
Music Camp Coordinator: Patricia DeSouza
MICCA Classic – Choral Coordinator: Patricia DeSouza
Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen
Norwood, MA 02062
2015 – 2016
All board meetings are held at Norwood High School at 7:00 p.m. 2nd Wednesday of each month: any changes * will be posted in advance*
2016 Meeting Dates 9/14 – 10/12 – 11/9 – 12/14
2017 Meeting Dates 1/11 – 2/8 – 3/8 – 4/12 – 5-10
Open Annual meeting May 2017 – Pops Night
Fundraising is an integral part of the Parents Music Association. Funding is used to support the Music Program in all grade levels; to purchase student awards, fund music clinicians, Senior Awards Banquet, guest artists, music camp & student scholarship. Fundraising projects include:
Car wash, Raffles, Music Sponsorship, Golf Tournament, Pops Concert, Jazz Classic, Marching Band Competition, Pie Sale, Merchandise sale
Merchandise can be purchased at PMA events or by contacting a Ways & Means PMA board member.