South Shore Conservatory’s Chase Away the Winter Blues Benefit Gala
January 25, 2014
South Shore Conservatory’s Chase Away the Winter Blues will be held Saturday, January 25, from 7 pm to 12 midnight, at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham. Dubbed “the best blues party on the South Shore,” Chase Away the Winter Blues benefits from the support and participation of dozens of local businesses and individuals who are dedicated to providing opportunities for students to benefit from arts education through scholarships and outreach programs.
Now in its eighth year, the success of the Blues speaks volumes about South Shore businesses and individuals who are passionate about their communities. A committee of Conservatory Trustees, Overseers, parents, friends and volunteers create this extraordinary event that provides an unforgettable evening of music and celebration for its patrons and raises money for financial aid, outreach and educational programs.
Last year the Blues raised over $100,000, for scholarships and outreach programs, benefiting hundreds of students. The demand for financial assistance has tripled since 2008, and proceeds from Chase Away the Winter Blues help meet the need. Niamh O’Maille, Marketing Manager at Derby Street Shoppes, says of the Conservatory, “Derby Street Shoppes has been a long-time supporter of South Shore Conservatory, whose dedication to music in this area is inspiring. By providing scholarships to these dedicated and talented young people, we are giving them a gift for life.”
Last year’s event sold out with over 350 guests who celebrated the work of the Conservatory with an evening of music featuring vocalists, pianists, jazz duos and quartets and a fabulous rhythm and blues band, while enjoying delicious food and drink. This year, the Blues goes to the Big Easy with a New Orleans theme, transforming the Conservatory’s Hingham Campus into a multi-venue night club.
Music venues feature jazz ensembles and vocalists, a piano bar, acoustic guitar, and In the House, one of Boston’s best rhythm and blues dance bands. Food and libations are being underwritten by Derby Street Shoppes, Windy City Catering and Harpoon Brewery. A chic silent auction and raffle offer tickets, trips and gifts. Complimentary valet parking is sponsored by VPNE Inc. and dress is creative black tie. Tickets at $100 include an open bar. Special $250 tickets include admission to the pre-event Gin Fizz Reception from 6 to 7 pm. For tickets or more information, visit www.sscmusic.org or call Amy Schomp, Development Program Manager, at 781-749-7565 ext. 19, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About South Shore Conservatory
South Shore Conservatory (SSC), recently recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, is celebrating more than 43 years of enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts. SSC was founded as a not-for-profit community music school in 1970 and now has two beautiful campuses in Hingham and Duxbury. Currently serving over 3000 students of all ages and abilities, SSC is the largest community school for the arts in Massachusetts. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. SSC’s Hingham campus is located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, 781-749-7565. SSC’s Duxbury campus is located at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. South Shore Conservatory is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook or visit www.sscmusic.org.
South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.