2018 PMA Scholarship Application

All graduating seniors who are planning to continue their education at an accredited school, college, or university, and who have contributed to the Norwood Public Schools Music program are eligible to apply for a Norwood Parents Music Association Scholarship award.

This application must be completed and returned, along with a transcript of the applicant’s high school record to the Fine Arts office on or before Friday, May 4, 2018. Please be sure to include all your activities and awards, and make sure that all information is legible.

Payment of the scholarship award is contingent upon the successful completion of the first semester of the recipient’s continued education. An official copy of the recipient’s college transcript should be sent to the Fine Arts office. Payment will be sent to the recipient upon review of the college transcript.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Moen in the Fine Arts office.

2018 PMA Application form


PMA Meeting Minutes – April 11, 2018

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:15 pm

Welcome by Diane Wilson, PMA President

Attendance: Diane Wilson (President), Paul Campbell (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Kim Beaudet (Ways & Means), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Patrick Marquis, Patricia Souza, Stacey Lane, Cathy Moen, Becca Jackson, Sarah Jackson, Katie McConnaughy, Janice Hall

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Amy Doherty Nee

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of March 12, 2018:  

Motion approved

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Reviewed balance sheet – noted profits and loss. Jazz night cost us – we didn’t bring in as much as we paid out for facility & professional musicians. Maybe change jazz show next year so that we profit or at least break even?

MICCA choral was a success.

Upcoming events: POPs Friday May 11th

Senior night May 24th – Awards, etc.

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report of March 2018: 

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Paul Campbell

Reviewed ballots for PMA positions for next year.

Motion made to approve positions:

President: Paul Campbell; VP: Patrick Marquis; Secretary: Amy Doherty-Nee; Treasurer: Tracey Jones; Ways & Means: Sheri McLeish (to be finalized); Marching band classic: Tracey Jones; Database & Publicity: Ed Ferris & Katie McConnaughy; Music Camp: Patricia Souza & Lisa Silletti; Performance Coord (instrumental): Paul Campbell; Coral coordinator: Patricia Souza; Jazz coordinator: Becca Jackson; Marching band coordinator: Diane Wilson; Guard coordinator: Amy Campbell; MICCA Choral coordinator: Patricia Souza


Motion approved.

  1. Jazz Update: Becca Jackson

Becca sending letter to jazz parents, thanking them for classic, MAJE, asking for info about jazz night – would they spend more money for food? How much are you willing to pay for jazz night?

What would hall cost if we purchased food?

(This year: cost $1,000 for room; $1,200 for musicians)

We will possibly have jazz choir next year – more variety means more parents involved.

Will look at other possible venues.


  1. Choral Update: Patricia Souza

MICCA was a success. We need two people to run it in future. Need someone for back and front.


  1. Ways & Means Update: Kim Beaudet

Merch sales:  pop sockets, water bottles, beach towels to sell at spring concerts. Sell merch at all town elementary concert – May 23rd.

Fundraisers: Got approval for two car wash dates coming up (5/12 – choral & instrumental; 6/9 – marching band); any child can participate in any car wash.

Kids will sign up when they get there.


  1. Director of Fine Arts Update: Catherine Connor-Moen

Marching band trucks: need to get receipts (for things such as gas, U-Haul)

Coins for Camp: the effort raised $1,241.81 (not all collected yet). Not as many kids as we hoped or wished participated.

Scholarships: Two people contacted, if not responsive will go back to possible names.

Ernie Boch visit: Ernie Boch visited, and it was great concert. We purchased variety of instruments with the grant money as detailed in past month’s minutes.

Fine Arts Festival: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Nashville: idea of trip has been approved. Time for fundraising for trip April 2019. Maybe thinking of using FundFineArts fundraising opportunity, like a “Gofundme” where people can donate.


  1. Marching Band Update: Diane Wilson/Cathy Moen

Steve set date of marching band kick-off meeting April 24th at the Coakley middle school.


  1. Quorum: 2017/2018 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members. In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.


  1. NEXT PMA MEETING: May 9th at 7pm in the NHS library

Adjourned at 8:58 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee