The Glen Ridge Music Parents Association Inc. (GRMPA) is an independent, nonprofit organization of Glen Ridge parents promoting interest, appreciation, participation, and support of all the Glen Ridge music programs: 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.
Volunteer a little or a lot. All parents with children in the Chorus, Color Guard, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble, and String Orchestra are encouraged to become active members of the organization.
We are a friendly, inclusive and organized group, taking great pride in what we do and the supportive music community we have created. It takes a village . . .