Mission Statement

The Hamilton-Wenham Friends of the Arts (FOTA) is a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for educational fine arts opportunities for all students in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District. FOTA assists students and arts faculty across the creative disciplines of vocal and instrumental music, theater, and the visual arts through financial support and volunteerism.  The proven value of a strong arts education is our guiding principle.


Board of Directors

  • Tasha Molnar
  • Nicci Roebuck 
  • Mark Dixon
  • Cheryl Glovsky
  • Emily Hayden


  • President –  Lexie Riordan
  • Vice President – OPEN
  • Secretary – Lexie Riordan
  • Treasurer – Mark Dixon


    • Instrument Liaison – Amy Waterman
    • Elementary School Liaison – Lexie Riordan
    • Theatre Liaison – OPEN
    • Visual Arts Liaison – OPEN
    • Vocal Music Liaison – Melissa Keys
    • Student member – OPEN


    The John Ryan Pike “Musary“, a Hamilton based lending library of musical instruments, set up to provide accessibility to instruments and instructors to any individual interested.  themusary.org


    Hamilton-Wenham Friends of the Arts (FOTA) meets each month.  New members, visitors and volunteers are more than welcome to join us at any time.  We meet in the High School Library at 7:00pm.  Our meeting schedule for the 2017/18 is as follows:


    • September 20th
    • October 11th
    • November 8th
    • December 13th
    • January 17th 
    • February 14th
    • March 14th
    • April 11th
    • May 9th
    • June 13th - Venue TBD