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June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Please join us for Lifting Every Voice, a CMSS virtual celebration on Thursday, June 11th.
CMSS students and alumni are creating performance videos that will be streamed and hosted live with the help of our friends at Focus Springfield. Our students have worked hard all year to hone their musical skills and they are excited to share their accomplishments with our community. Tune in to our website or Facebook page to witness the beauty of musical expression that occurs every day at CMSS and has continued to sustain us during the pandemic.
Lifting Every Voice was suggested as a name for a CMSS fundraiser by a student in our Youth Wind Ensemble of Springfield. This drew a connection to the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing, which CMSS students sing together with the Springfield Community Chorale and an audience of 3,000 people every year at the Springfield Citywide Dr. King Day Celebration. Community Music School of Springfield stands for equity and inclusion in music and the arts. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for under-served groups, particularly Latinx and Black youth in Springfield, to experience the myriad benefits of music education. Our goal is to lift up every voice, including those that often go unheard, by providing a platform for our students to share their music with the community.
This Perform-a-thon will raise funds for CMSS’ financial aid and scholarship program, providing equitable and inclusive access to our high quality music education offerings. These funds are provided by the generosity of our supporters through our Spring Gala, which raises $60,000 annually. This year, we had to cancel our Spring Gala due to the pandemic, but the need for financial aid is greater than ever. CMSS remains committed to meeting that need, and we invite you to help us fulfill that commitment.