About The Reunion Music Society

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


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.


  • Claiborne T. Richardson, II, President
  • Song Johnston, Treasurer
  • Connie Worthington, Correspondence Secretary
  • Ruth Bedell, Recording Secretary

Other Members of the Board of Directors

  • Lawrence (Lou) Brundidge
  • Jan deHoll
  • Ron Goad
  • Sharon Jones
  • Pat Sawhney

Music Associates

  • Christopher Johnston, Music Director
  • Herb Smith
  • John Wright

Associate Members

  • Miriam Doehnert
  • Betty Marie Fields
  • Joseph Pincus
  • Bruce Salad


  • 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.


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