Donate to Bellingham Friends of Music
Donate to BFOM – anytime from anywhere! Click on our new Bellingham Friends of Music Square link to donate or send payment for a variety of fundraisers. The website allows you to use Square Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Credit Cards or Debit cards.
Concert Program Sponsorships:
Please click on the Concert Program Sponsorship link to learn more about being a sponsor for the 2023-2024 Concert Program. Sponsorships are a great way for families and individuals to support the music program at BMS & BHS. Bellingham Friends of Music is seeking donations to support the music students of Bellingham. Donations are 100% tax deductible. Individuals, families, friends, and businesses are all welcome to donate. Anyone who has donated by Wednesday, November 22, 2023 will have their names listed in the December concert programs as well as all the concert programs for the remainder of the academic year. Donations received after November 22, 2023 will be added to the sponsor list and future programs as they are received.
- $100 and more – Gold Level
- $50-99 – Silver Level
- $25-49 – Bronze Level
- $10-24 – Honorable Mention
Concert Program Ads:
Bellingham Friends of Music is offering businesses the opportunity to purchase an ad in all the Bellingham Memorial School and Bellingham High School concert programs for the 2023-2024 academic year. Each ad will be featured in every concert program for the choirs, band, and color guard for the academic year starting with the December holiday concerts. Your ad will be seen multiple times by many hundreds of parents, families, and friends. Please click on the link for Concert Program Ads link for Pricing and Sizing: All ads and payment are due by Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
Concession Stand Update:
We are looking for more adult and student volunteers for our Fall 2023 Concession Stand.
Please click on the link to sign-up to volunteer at our Concession Stand. If you have questions, please email Beth Sullivan, BFOM President at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lissa Giosi, Concession Stand Chairperson at email@example.com
Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser
Please click on this link: https://sites.google.com/view/bfom-poinsettia-fundraiser/order
Connect with Us on Social Media for updates, real-time announcements and more!
Bellingham Music Facebook Page:
Announcements from Music Staff, Concert Livestreams, etc.
BFOM Facebook Group:
Bellingham Friends of Music has created a Facebook group for anyone interested in finding out more about the BFOM and possibly helping out at future events.
Bellingham Music Instagram:
Announcements from Music Staff, Pictures of events, reminders, etc.
Thank you for whatever assistance you can provide!
The purpose of the Bellingham Friends of Music is to:
1. Promote the best possible music education for all students;
2. Broaden the cultural opportunities of the students;
3. Increase the performing and creative skills of students through exposure to all forms of music;
4. Provide incentives for those students with extraordinary musical talent;
5. Make scholarships available to graduating seniors pursuing higher education who have participated in one or more of the programs for band, chorus or color guard.
President 2023-2024, Beth Sullivan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Bev Pierce
Treasurer Cheri Cousens
Secretary Kim Hughes
Concession Stand Director Lissa Giosi
All music parents (Band, Chorus & Guard) with students in grades 5 through 12 are encouraged to volunteer and support BFOM events. Please join us at a meeting or email an officer for more information.
Upcoming Meetings, held at BHS Library & on Zoom
The BFOM will meet monthly during the 2023-2024 school year. Regular meetings will be held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at BHS. We will also make a Zoom link available to those individuals who are interested but not able to attend in person. All parents/guardians of music students in Color Guard, Chorus, Band at both the Memorial School and High School are invited to attend.
2023-2024 BFOM Meeting Dates:
- Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. *on Zoom only*
- Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. **12/5/23 on ZOOM only**
- Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
If you opt to join Zoom Meeting, it’s the same link for every month:
Meeting ID: 840 6418 6485
BHS Graduating Senior Scholarships:
BFOM is once again offering a scholarship program to graduating BHS Seniors. Students who are members of the Band, Chorus, and Color Guard are eligible to apply for this scholarship. BFOM normally awards one or two $500. scholarships each year. Please download and complete the PDF here, attach transcripts and letter(s) of recommendation. Applications should be submitted to the BHS Guidance by April 15th.