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.

Attention Please:

All PMA Monthly Board meetings are held the second Thursday of the month. Contact pmanorwood@gmail.com for Zoom info and to get added to our email list.

The public is welcome!

PMA Board Members for 2021

OFFICERS

President Paul Campbell

Vice President Patrick Marquis

Secretary Sheri McLeish

Treasurer Tracey Jones

Ways & Means and Special Fundraising Committee – Mollie and Tony Caravello, Steve and Linda Lee, Steve Ayoub

 

STANDING COMMITTEE APPOINTED OFFICIALS

Marching Band Classic Coordinators – Mollie Caravello & Marcia Leonard

Database & Publicity – Katie McConnaughy

Webmaster – Tony Caravello

Music Camp Coordinator – Jeanna Ayoub

 

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Performance Coordinator – Instrumental – Paul Campbell and Patrick Marquis

Performance Coordinator – Choral – Jeanna Ayoub

Performance Coordinator – Jazz Groups – Mollie Caravello & Marcia Leonard (Co) & Kathie Umbay (Asst)

Performance Coordinator – Marching Band – Amy Campbell

Color Guard Coordinator – Laura Sullivan

MICCA Classic Coordinator – Choral – Jeanna Ayoub, Eve Madden

Mailing Address:

Norwood PMA

P.O. Box 454

Norwood, MA 02062

Meetings

All board meetings are held at Norwood High School at 7 p.m. 2nd Thursday of each month: any changes * will be posted in advance*

Fundraising

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:

Merchandise can be purchased at PMA events or by contacting a Ways & Means PMA board member.