Friends of Music

Parent Support Group

Friends of Music (FOM)

We are a group of parents and teachers across the Junior and Secondary Schools who are passionate about the role of music in your son’s life and the benefits that flow from it.  We are committed to providing a nurturing environment that recognises and caters for the different needs of students.  


Music occupies a central place in cultural life of the School. Over 60% of the boys actively participate in music activities ranging from Choir to Orchestra to Concert Bands.  BGS has over 25 Ensembles. Boys are supported in furthering their training in music, with the provision of private tuition in a wide range of musical instruments and voice; preparation for AMEB exams; and studying Music as a VCE subject up to and including Year 12.  

  • To raise the profile of music at Brighton Grammar School and within the wider community.
  • To enrich the musical life of the boys at Brighton Grammar School.
  • To provide an opportunity for parents to participate in the diverse musical life of the school.

FoM gets involved in a diverse range of activities including

  • Providing refreshments and stage crew at school concerts and functions
  • Providing in-house workshops for students by visiting professional musicians
  • Raising funds to provide miscellaneous items for the Music School

If you like meeting other people, want to contribute to the school community, enjoy good company and love going to musical theatre or opera this might be the group for you!  Why not come to our meeting – always informal and friendly.  

We generally have three areas we need volunteers for, being Stage Crew, Library and General Committee, if you’re interested please email us!

You can also join the Friends of Music Facebook Group.  

To find out more 

Contact Friends of Music President, Penny Smith

Contact the BGS Music School on 8591 2258 or email

A snippet of who we are

Events, activities and fundraisers

Secondhand uniform fundraiser

Donating your pre-loved uniform is a great way to offload any unwanted or outgrown BGS items.

All funds raised support the BGS Music program.  Find out more




Join the BGS Friends of Music