Dear WPS Music Families:
We are privileged to live in a town with gifted music educators, and supportive administration, parents, and community members who all work together to create a strong music
program in our public schools. Indeed, Westford has been recognized for the fourth year running with a prestigious award given by the NAMM Foundation as one of the nations “Best Communities for Music Education”.
FAME (Friends Advancing Music Education) is a nonprofit, parent volunteer organization that has been supporting WPS music since 1983. We strive to enrich classroom learning in general music, band, orchestra, and chorus at all grade levels, meeting needs that extend beyond the regular school music budget. FAME has provided assistance for such things as sheet music, equipment, busing expenses, uniforms, master class workshops, music-related student community service projects, and more. Each year FAME also awards senior and summer music camp scholarships. Our fundraising efforts can help defray costs that may make the difference in some families
ability to participate in music programs. We believe wholeheartedly in the benefits of music education to every students overall performance and success!
Each year, FAME holds the fall Music Cafe, spring Dinner Dance, as well as bake sales and raffles. This year FAME was able to meet and exceed its fundraising goals, offering over $8,000 for scholarships and music teacher requests. A new benefit concert, Chick Singer Night--produced by Marcia Macres and Jennifer Truesdale and featuring Westford music students--donated its proceeds of $1000 to FAME! We would like to offer a huge THANK YOU to our many
contributors and volunteers who support us in our mission. We also greatly appreciate the support of our generous community business sponsors. A special shout out goes to Red Hat for their sponsorship of the Dinner Dance.
Experiencing a transition in leadership and being very short on parent volunteers, we were almost unable to do the Dinner Dance this year. In order for FAME to continue, we need your ideas--and your help putting them into action! Volunteering for FAME is a great way to connect with your child's music program and meet other music families. In addition to openings on the board, there are many other ways, large or small, you can contribute your time and talent. Come to one of our meetings or contact us:
Please complete our short (5 minutes) FAME Survey by 6/30/2017. We value your feedback and look forward to your suggestions and ideas!
Click on the link: FAME SURVEY 2017
Thank you, and have a wonderful summer break with your families …
…. Relax and enjoy the music!