The Reunion Music Society, Inc. (RMS) was founded in 1992 by Dr. Claiborne T. Richardson, an educator and musician; a native Virginian and a long-time resident of Fairfax County. The mission of the RMS is to serve the community through music. The goals of the RMS are:
- to recognize the need to nurture and support young and/or unknown composers and performers, and help them to successfully introduce their works to the community;
- to discover and present the compositions of little known composers and offer programs of seldom heard and/or performed music;
- to foster and promote music of different cultures and heritages, and program performances for diverse audiences; and
- to provide financial assistance to local artists and composers, enabling them to reach audiences with their performances throughout the communities of the Greater Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.