The Reunion Music Society, Inc. is a nonprofit organization organized under IRS code 501(c)(3).

History

The Reunion Music Society, Inc. (RMS) was co-founded in 1992 by Dr. Claiborne T. Richardson (1927-2020), an educator and musician. He was a native Virginian, long-time resident of Fairfax County, founder of the NOVA Annandale Symphony Orchestra, and the orchestra’s first conductor.

Dr. Richardson passed away on June 12, 2020. Our Music Director, Chris Johnston, pays tribute in this Conductor’s Corner posting.

Officers

Contact reunionmusicsociety@gmail.com for updated information.

Members of the Board of Directors

Lawrence (Lou) Brundidge
Claiborne T. Richardson, II

Music Associates

Christopher Johnston – RMS Music Director
Herb Smith
John Wright

Associate Members of the Board

Rugh Bedell
Betty Marie Fields
Norma Hughes
Joseph Pincus
Ann Reynolds
Bruce Salad
Pat Sawhney

Mission

  • 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
  • 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.

Supporters

The Reunion Music Society is supported in part by grants from ArtsFairfax.