Submitted by Bedford’s Patrons of Music Students
Bedford Patrons of Music Students (POMS), the nonprofit music booster organization for the Bedford Public Schools, will host its annual musical Salon on Sunday, October 28, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the St. Michael’s Parish Center, 90 Concord Road in Bedford.
Whether you are interested in a free, diverse musical performance or are ready to consider private music lessons for a child or teen in your life, the Salon will provide attendees an opportunity to hear beautiful music from a variety of instruments and styles, and to talk with music teachers who are committed to helping students develop their own musical skills.
The performers are all instructors in POMS’s private lesson program, a service offered weekdays after school from September to June. Lessons are given in the music classrooms at Bedford High School, John Glenn Middle School, and Lane Elementary, and at First Church Congregational. POMS currently offers lessons for dozens of instruments: piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, electric and acoustic guitar, percussion, drums, flute, ukulele, oboe, clarinet, trombone, tuba, euphonium, trumpet, and saxophone.
The Salon will include performance time and social time, as follows:
- 4:00 to 4:15 Arrival; refreshments
- 4:15 to 5:15 Performances by teachers
- 5:15 to 5:20 Door prize raffle
- 5:20 to 6:00 Meet the teachers; refreshments
Teachers currently slated to perform include Randy McGravey (guitar/ukulele). Derek Tanch (piano), and Hannah Meloy (voice). Eight to ten instructors in total will perform, with some presenting original compositions.
Door prizes to be raffled off include gift certificates for lessons through POMS and tickets to the upcoming BHS production of The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
For more than fifty years, the volunteer-run POMS has worked to give each willing student a chance to be heard through the expression of music. For more information on private lessons, the Salon, or POMS in general, please visit www.bedfordpoms.org.