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

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.


Social events are held throughout the year for members. Family and friends are invited to attend at a modest fee. 

Music Lessons

The Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra

Invites you to learn how to


Play the Mandolin or Improve your Playing





Introduction to Mandolin-Beginning


Introduction to Mandolin - NEW!

Would you like to play the mandolin, but have little or no experience? Inquire about private or group instruction at all levels.

The Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra has collaborated with the Montclair Adult School to offer a beginning mandolin course.  Are you a beginner? Are you rusty in reading music, because you have not played in years? This course is for you!

Schedule: Weekly - Thursdays 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM;
5 sessions; Starting 10/24/2019 and ending 11/21/2019.
Cost: $89
Instructor: Enrico Granafei
Location: Congregation Shomrei Emunah, 67 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042

Bring your own mandolin to class. Instrument rentals are available for approximately $25. Students should purchase their own music book. Title: The Hal Leonard Mandolin Method Author: Rich DelGrosso Order Number: ISBN-13:978-0793585861 The book costs approximately $8.00.

Call the Montclair Adult School at 973-744-0500 x2224 for more information or to register now!

Links to Friends of BMO

Link to friends