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Fargo-Moorhead Arts Partnership

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Students needing scholarships for tuition or private lessons and are willing to serve on the stage crew (Senior High) are asked to contact the Executive Director :

Program Cover Contest

Youth Symphony Students:
Your artwork could become the cover of one of the programs for the Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies. Please submit your work via email: and it should be musical in nature and measure no more than 7.5” x 4.5”.
Questions: call Beth 701-388-4536.

Fargo Moorhead Symphony Concerts!
Each Youth Symphony member will receive a voucher good for 5 performances of any concert of the season for the Fargo Moorhead Symphony. Thank you FM Symphony!!

Here are the dates:
March 21 or 22, 2015: Passion & Beauty
April 25 or 26, 2015: Resurrection

From Your Executive Director

Dear FMAYS students, families, Board members and interested friends:

Welcome to the New Board Members! When
you meet Kay Beckermann, Terri Diers or
Brian Sailer, be sure to thank them for being willing to work on our Board of Directors. The Board meets once a month during the school term to work on schedules, policies, finances and activities of the organization. We really appreciate all the volunteers who do this work! Also, thank you to the student members who are VERY busy, but take time to help us stay focused on doing the best we can for all the students musicians.
Once again—-where has summer gone? I was again asked to work at the String Camp for Junior High students and its such a joy to hear & see the enthusiasm that they have for music!! Thank you parents for allowing them this honor of playing in their school orchestra, participating in the camp and being a member of FMAYS!!!
The summer was not all fun….the FMAYS computer decided that it had worked enough! It slowed to a halt at the end of July….I had to wait about 10 days, but now have a new computer, so we are set for a few years.
Another change for FMAYS is that the Concerto Competition has moved to January 24.

Beth Fortier

The Noren Ellingson Memorial Fund

This fund was established in memory of Noren Ellingson after his death in an industrial accident in August of 2011. His three children and three nieces have played in the Youth Symphonies. Noren was an active volunteer for FMAYS as well as a faithful attendee to all of his families’ concerts.

The Fund is being used to purchase music for FMAYS. If you would be interested in contributing to this ongoing project, please send in your check to FMAYS, PO Box 2691, Fargo ND 58108 and indicate this fund.

Thank you for your consideration!

Audience Etiquette:
There have been some comments about a few people using iPads, smartphones or iPhones during our performances to photograph or otherwise record the concert. The other audience members around those users are being distracted by this and not in a good way.

Please, please refrain from using your equipment during the concert! Be a thoughtful audience member and don’t take away from the performance. Also, if you MUST leave and/or return to the concert, do so during the applause. Thank you!

An Opportunity!

Do you have any musical instruments in your home that no one plays or that you’ve been thinking of selling or giving away? How about donating them to FMAYS? We are collecting used instruments for students who don’t have the resources to purchase or rent their own.

Even if the instrument is in need of some tender loving care (a.k.a. repair), we could fix it up and put it in the hands of a student eager to practice!

So contact Beth at the office (701-388-4536) and we’ll arrange to pick it up. Thank you!


For contact info, visit the fmays info page.