The purpose of the Bellingham Friends of Music is to: 1. Promote the best possible musical education for all students; 2. Broaden the cultural opportunities of the students; 3. Increase the performing and creative skills of students through exposure to all forms of music; 4. Provide incentives for those students with extraordinary musical talent; 5. Make scholarships available to graduating seniors pursuing higher education who have participated in one or more of the programs for band, chorus or color guard.