National Headquarters – Jennifer Griffin, Executive Director
1646 W Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, IN 46142
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NFMC President’s Theme

“Create Harmony Through Music”

NFMC President’s Song

“Come to Us, Creative Spirit”

NFMC Young Artists from Virginia

1989 - Alexander Kerr, Violin
1991 - Zuill Bailey, Cello
2007 - Rayanne Gonzales, Soprano
2011 - Nicholas Pallesen, Tenor
2017 - Natalie Conte

NFMC Special Programs & Events

Manassas NFMC Festival - February 20 & 21 & 28, 2021
2021 National Music Week ("Music...A Magic Carpet") - May 2-8, 2021
2021 NFMC Convention - June 15-19, 2021

NFMC Officers 2020 - 2021

President: Frances Nelson
First Vice President: Deborah Freeman
Vice President SE Region: Marcia Chaplin
Virginia Representative: Cynthia Elmore

WMC Members Serving NFMC

Past National President, Board Lana M. Bailey
Member, Headquarters/Office
Committees, Bylaws & Rules
Chair, FAMA Chair,
Rose Fay Thomas Fellow

Board Member, Audio Chair Dr Zuill Bailey
Centennial Chamber Music
Chair, Investment Committee
Rose Fay Thomas Fellow

Founders Day Chair Cynthia Elmore
Rose Fay Thomas Fellow

Memorials and Recognition Chair Susan P Tury
Rose Fay Thomas Fellow

Veterans Awards Chair Paul Brady

Together We Sing

(Monthly Suggested Songs)

September 2020 Whispering Hope - Alice Hawthorne
October 2020 Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Jack Norworth/Albert Von Tilzer
November 2020 You’re a Grand Old Flag - George Cohan
December 2020 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - Henry Longfellow/J. Baptiste Calkin
January 2021 I Saw Three Ships - Carrie Bullard
February 2021 Alexander’s Ragtime Band - Irving Berlin
March 2021 That’s an Irish Lullaby - J. R. Shannon
April 2021 I’m Always Chasing Rainbows - Joseph McCarthy/Harry Carroll
May 2021 Happy the Home When God is There - Henry Ware Jr/John Dykes
In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree - Harry Williams/Egbert Val Alstyne
June 2021 Aba Daba Honeymoon - Arthur Fields & Walter Donovan
July 2021 In the Good Old Summertime - Ken Shields/George Evans
August 2021 By the Beautiful Sea - Harold Atteridge/Harry Carroll

NFMC Invocation

I will sing a song of prayer to Thee
O Lord, our God, eternally,
To invoke Thy blessings on this day
In all we do and all we say,
O Lord, hear my suppliant plea.

We will sing the song yet again to Thee
With a loving heart and fervently,
For we know all Good, all Truth and Light
Come from Thee, our source, our strength, our might.
O Lord, Our Lord, be with us through this night.

Julia Smith
Copyright 1954 Mowbray Music Printed By Permission Of The Publisher Theodore Presser Co.

NFMC Collect

We praise and thank Thee, Father, for the gift of music. Through us, as channels of Thy grace, may this blessed legacy be shared with all mankind. Grant that we may exemplify in our own lives the harmony of Thy great purpose for us.

Give us magnitude of soul, and such understanding hearts that we who make music may be as players upon rightly tuned instruments responding to Thy leading.

Let us with renewed consecration dedicate ourselves to the purpose of our Federation, to bring the spiritualizing force of music to the inner life of our nation. Open our minds that divine knowledge and wisdom may teach us how best to execute our pledge.

Mrs. Thomas J. Cole
Excerpts from A Musical Ritual, Mrs. Frank A. Seiberling

National Federation Hymn

To Thee, our God, Creator, King
To Thee our hymn of thanks we sing.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thy boundless mercy crowns our days,
Thine be the meed of joyful praise.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thy truth and patience make us know,
Toward Thy perfection let us grow.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thy providence our path has led,
By Thy good grace our souls are fed.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

On Thy strong arm Thy people lean,
Great vision clear and purpose keen.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Our lives to Thee we dedicate,
Thy trust to keep inviolate.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Irena Foreman Williams, 1925

NFMC Benediction - “The Gift of Song”

May we ever grateful be for the beauty of this day.
For love, for friends, for the gift of song,
Lord hear us as we pray. Bless us as we leave this place to go upon our way.
May the love of music bind our hearts as we join as one and say
Thank you Lord, Gracious Lord. Thank you for this day.

Lana Bailey, 2003