INDIAN HILL MUSIC RAISES $103K AT ITS MAY HOOTENANNY GALA

Socializing at the Hootenanny: (l-r) former IHM student Jake Riggert of Groton; IHM Percussion Chair Abe Finch and Carrie-Ann Finch of Methuen; and IHM Council member Karen Riggert of Groton.

Socializing at the Hootenanny: (l-r) former IHM student Jake Riggert of Groton; IHM Percussion Chair Abe Finch and Carrie-Ann Finch of Methuen; and IHM Council member Karen Riggert of Groton.

Indian Hill Music raised over $100K at our annual fundraising Gala on the evening of May 14th. The funds will go towards supporting our mission to share the transformative power of music, through education, performance, and outreach.

Over 200 friends of Indian Hill attended the “Hootenanny Gala,” which was held at Sunset Farm in Groton. Patrons came dressed for the occasion in “country glam” attire, from denim and boots to cowboy hats, vests, and colorful bandanas. Live and silent auction items included a custom-made Nantucket Lightship Basket, a trip to the Azores, and an opportunity to plan a concert program for the Orchestra of Indian Hill with Maestro Bruce Hangen. The evening culminated in a barn dance with live musicians and contra-dancing led by professional caller Marcie Van Cleave.

Indian Hill Executive Director Susan Randazzo said, “Our annual fundraising gala builds a wonderful sense of community among both long-time supporters and people who are just learning about us. It is a chance for everyone to feel connected to our mission and to have a great time in the process!”  Proceeds will benefit multiple Indian Hill programs, including its music school student scholarships, free community concerts and subsidized tickets, music partnerships with local schools, and senior outreach activities.

This year’s gala sponsors included Azores Airlines; Belmond Reid’s Palace; ISS Inc.; R.M. Ratta Corp.; Colonial Spirits; Epic Enterprises; Red Hat, Inc.; and West Acton Villageworks.

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Indian Hill Music shares the transformative power of music, through teaching and performing, and giving music generously when there is need. The professional performance series features symphonic concerts by the critically-acclaimed Orchestra of Indian Hill, led by Artistic Director Bruce Hangen, plus chamber music, jazz, and family events. Indian Hill is also home to the regional Indian Hill Music Youth Orchestra and New England Flute Orchestra of Indian Hill Music. Serving hundreds of students of all ages and abilities with an international faculty of over 60 college and conservatory-trained teaching artists and 21 state-of-the-art studios, the Music School offers private instruction, group lessons and ensembles for all instruments and voice in classical, jazz, folk, rock, pop, opera, Broadway, and Irish traditional music. Indian Hill’s Community Engagement initiative brings performances and educational programs to public schools and community events, provides free concerts for seniors, and awards more than $65,000 in need-based scholarships. It is also the first community music school in the country to offer bedside singing for healing through its Threshold Singers. Last year, Indian Hill’s outreach activities served over 6,600 people in its service area. Indian Hill Music relies on the generosity of individuals, families, businesses, and foundations to support our many community programs. To learn more, call (978) 486-9524 or visit www.indianhillmusic.org.

 

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