Friday, September 8, 2017

Welcome Letter 2017-2018

Thank you for visiting our website, and welcome to the new school year! The leadership committee of Friends of Music & the Arts in the Scarsdale Schools is grateful to everyone who supported us last year. Family memberships, t-shirt sales, donations made at our 1st Winter Festival, and year-end honor your teacher donations helped us support arts education in the Scarsdale schools. In 2017-18 FMA was able to:
  • Recognize the musical and artistic talents of more than 75 high school students with FMA certificates, awards and scholarships
  • Provide refreshments at high school concerts throughout the year
  • Honor the arts faculty throughout the district with a luncheon at the Scarsdale Public Library in the spring
  • Make gifts in support of the arts to each school in the district, as requested by the arts faculty and approved by the principal of each school. A summary of these gifts is below.

Let's keep up the good work!  Please renew your support for the coming year, so that we can continue to show our students and faculty that Scarsdale parents appreciate their achievements in and contributions to the arts!  It’s easy to join online through the links on this website, or you can click HERE to print out a membership form, then mail it plus your check to FMA, P.O. Box 171H, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

And, IF YOU’D LIKE TO GET INVOLVED in our activities, please contact FMA Co-President Jeannine Palermo at jeannine.palermo.22@gmail.com. We’d love to have more parents join our team.

Wishing you all the best for a wonderful year ahead!

Jeannine Palermo and Leora Rub
Co-Presidents, Friends of Music & the Arts


FMA-FUNDED SCHOOL GIFTS, JULY 2017
High School:             Concert conductors podium
                                  Movable display boards to exhibit student work


Middle School:          2 rubber tack bulletin boards and poster frame 
                                   iOgrapher filmmaking bundle

Edgewood:                 High performance supra-aural studio headphones
Fox Meadow:             Drum for music classes and performances           
Greenacres:                Art: Light tracer, mod Podge Gloss Finish, Utility knife
                                   Music: snare drum stands, foam rubber shoulder rests,  
                                   stereo microphone for IOS devices, sand blocks                                       
Heathcote:                 Variety of drums       
Quaker Ridge:           Slab roller for clay