Friends of Music

Students play trumpets

The Schalmont Friends of Music organization is made up of families and friends of students who are enrolled in the music program within Schalmont schools. Our primary goal is to help provide opportunities for students beyond those normally offered within the school curriculum that will enhance each child’s musical experience.


We look forward to working with the music faculty at Schalmont to offer opportunities beyond the classroom. In previous years, we’ve assisted with sending students to performances of the Empire State Youth Orchestra at Proctor’s Theatre and to Broadway Musicals in New York City. We hold an annual Holiday Cookie Tray Sale with great success. We are the behind the scenes support team; we feed our students during long rehearsals, help make the costumes, fit uniforms, chaperone trips, pick-up uniforms and robes from the cleaners, and advocate for music in every school day.

Much of our fundraising goes toward various musical in-house programs as well as NYSSMA medals and helping students attend festivals and clinics, like All-County, Area All-State and All-State. We support the Lunch with Santa Program because our top musicians begin their work at the elementary level. Outstanding graduating seniors are honored with awards and scholarships each spring. We recognize and celebrate the multitude of invaluable social and academic benefits music brings to every student.


You can be part of the magic of the arts for all children! Please volunteer your assistance with any of our programs by attending one of our meetings, or reaching out to us at The Friends of Music meet every other month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Schalmont Middle School Band Room.

A membership letter and application is available here.

All our meeting dates are posted on the district calendar. We welcome your participation and support.

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The Friends of Schalmont Music is on Facebook! Follow us to see how we help to support Schalmont music programs.