5 Members of the BMO performed in Philadelphia 0n Sunday, 11/03/2019

On November 3, 2019 ECMO2 (East Coast Mandolin Orchestra) performed Woodstock and Beyond: Celebrating the Music of 1969 at Gratz College. ECMO was represented by five members of the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra and Maestro Enrico Granafei was a featured soloist. Congratulations to all the participants!

In memoriam Carol Franz

CAROL FRANZ (1938 - 2019)

The Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra is greatly saddened by the loss of its beloved and longtime member Carol Franz.  Carol suddenly passed away at her home in Glen Ridge, New Jersey on Saturday, March 2.  Carol was 80 years old.  Carol Franz was a player in the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra's Mandolin II section, served as Orchestra President, and currently served as Treasurer.  Also, Carol was inducted into the Bloomfield Federation of Music Hall of Fame during the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra's Annual Spring Concert at Bloomfield Middle School, on Sunday, April 26, 2015.  In addition, Carol and her husband Jack represented the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra at several national Classical Mandolin Society of America (CMSA) Conventions. 

May God Bless Carol, her husband Jack, and their family

Music Lessons



Instructor: Enrico Granafei, Conductor of the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra

8 Thursday Evening Sessions, January 30 through March 19, 2020.
Class time: 7:00 - 8:15 P.M.

Class Location:
Congregation Shomrei Emunah, 67 Park Street, Montclair, New Jersey 07042

Tuition = $145

DESCRIPTION: The instructor will provide a foundation in the basic reading of musical notes and rhythms, picking, playing tremolo and a few basic chords. Students will be able to play basic pieces as they apply what they learn. This course is for those who have never studied music, as well as those with a musical background who need to refresh or transfer their knowledge of reading and technical skills.

Bring your own mandolin to class. Instrument Rentals are also available.

The class textbook costs approximately $8.00. Students should purchase their own copy. ISBN-13: 978-0793585861 Title: The Hal Leonard Mandolin Method
Author: Rich DelGrosso.

To register, call 973-744-0500 X2224.

* This course is offered through a collaboration of the Montclair Adult School and the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra. For more information on both groups, visitwww.adultschool.organdmandolin.bloomfieldfm.org

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsal Schedule here

Member Information

Member Information


Annual dues of $50 are payable to the Bloomfield Federation of Music and should be paid at rehearsal to

Elfrieda Fenton, treasurer of the BFM.