Welcome to the Glen Ridge Music Parents Association!
GRMPA is a nonprofit, volunteer organization made up of Glen Ridge, New Jersey parents supporting all music programs in our schools grades 7 – 12. Programs include: Chorus, Color Guard, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble, and String Orchestra.
Every year, GRMPA sponsors fund-raisers such as the town-wide Citrus Sale in the fall and the Pancake Breakfast in the spring. The monies raised during these events help fund educational enrichment programs, field trips, performances, and competitions as well as help purchase and repair of instruments in Glen Ridge schools. In addition, GRMPA underwrites, supports, and cheers on the award-winning, competitive Marching Band and Color Guard from the pre-season August Band camp through November championships. We are also very proud each spring to award a deserving senior with a GRMPA scholarship.
Parent volunteers are crucial to the success of our music programs so please consider joining us. We are a friendly, inclusive, music loving group of parents who look forward to working together to have another success year of music in our schools. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trisha Turiano – GRMPA President 2017-18
The 100th Monkey Foundation, whose stated mission is “to help secure a healthy environment, promote individuality in the arts, provide support to critical and necessary social services, assist others less fortunate than ourselves, build a stronger community, and educate children and adults everywhere” presented GRMPA with a check for $900.00 to support Glen Ridge music programs!
The 100th Monkey Foundation’s generous donation stemmed from proceeds received from their wonderful Beatles tribute benefit concert at Tierney’s Restaurant in Montclair, NJ on February 25, 2017.
Click here for more information on the 100th Monkey Foundation.
Dear GRMPA Parents and the entire Glen Ridge Community,
Each year, many of you purchase bags of citrus and check the Donate option. Doing so doubles your impact because not only does the Glen Ridge music program benefit but so do real people in need. This December, thanks to your generosity, we delivered several cases of fruit to the Human Needs Pantry and to Toni’s Kitchen. Below are their letters of thanks so you can see firsthand the difference your contribution makes.
Thank you for your continued support of GRMPA and our larger community.
The GRMPA Citrus Committee