WHO ARE WE?
Barrington Parents of Note is a parent group formed to support the Barrington High School (RI) Music Department, both instrumental and choral. We are a not-for-profit organization. All proceeds from donations, sponsorships, and fundraising activities are used to offset music department trips, guest artists, non-budget department items, recognition plaques, and Senior awards. We assist the music teachers with event planning, hospitality, student recognition, publicity, and fundraising. We keep parents updated on activities, opportunities, important dates, deadlines, event-required attire, fundraising details and more.
United in Song, composed in 2017 by the brilliant, young, female choral composer, Mari E. Valverde.
In the score, Mari states: All of the discord over what patriotism is or is not led me to a question: “What anthem would I stand for?”
Rehearsed during the 2020 Election Cycle, and performed virtually on Veteran's Day by the Barrington HS Choral Ensemble.
Ukuthula - AVoice4Peace is a global peace awareness project where people from around the world lift their voices and join in a song of unity and togetherness.
Performed by the combined Choral Ensembles of Barrington, RI High School during the Fall of 2020, amidst the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How we helped BHS Music in 2019-2020
Volunteers helped take admission at the Fall and Holiday Concerts. PON provided refreshments for the Holiday Concert.
Ran a very successful fundraiser selling BHS Eagles embroidered blankets
Volunteers ran the door and we all provided refreshments for the three coffeehouses.
Assisted in the annual Wreath Sale.
Worked with teachers to strategize field trip planning under the new BPS policy
Helped to plan and execute the Jazz Band field trip to Temple
Helped plan the Broadway field trip...and then facilitated refunds
With the generous assistance from the law firm of Nixon Peabody, we became a Tax-Exempt Charitable Organization, which means tax benefits for us as well as our donors.
Held an Open Mic at Bay Spring for an add’l performance opportunity to our children and the community
Supported Meet in the Middle, which was still able to happen, in the COVID era
Gave gifts to 35 Seniors
Provided monetary awards to 5 Seniors
With teachers, created and presented a Virtual Banquet Video