Mid-Summer Starz

Mid-Summer Starz

Mid-Summer Starz Concert

Rocks the North End


On Wednesday, July 27th music filled the night air up and down Elm Street as the Manchester Community Music School held its Mid-Summer Starz Concert!

There were performances by the MCMS Summer Band and Chamber Ensembles as well as a special performance by NH native and Boston based singer/songwriter M.B. Padfield.


The music was fabulous and more than 30 prizes were given away, including the grand prize of $4,000.00 to one lucky winner!

Thanks to donations by wonderful sponsors, all the food and drinks were free as was the concert itself. The Music School would like to thank all of the sponsors that made this fantastic evening of live musical performances possible:

Ameriprise Financial -Paul A. Pouliot & Assoc.

Gamache Properties

Stebbins Commercial Properties

Paul’s Executive Car Care


Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

Amoskeag Beverages

Puritan Backroom

The Foundry


The Copper Door

Bellman’s Jewelers

Mint Bistro

The Fisher Cats

Elavina Salon

Michael Thomas Salon

Masello Salon

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

Jutras Signs

Quiet Thunder Publishing

Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green PA

Easter Seals NH

Kerner’s Car Wash

Circle T Car Wash

Zyacorp Entertainment’s Cinemagic & Imax in Hooksett

Amherst Country Club


The Homestead

The Bedford Village Inn

Annin Flagmakers

The Palace Theatre

Moth & Moon Studio Mediumship & Healing Center

Thousand Crane


Mid-Summer Starz 2015 was a Success

Mid-Summer Starz Logos of Sponsors 2We would like to thank our sponsors: 900 Degrees, Sub Zero Ice Cream, and Coca Cola as well as our dedicated board member, Cathy Burnham Martin, and everyone else on the MCMS Staff and Volunteers for a wonderful event!



Thank you to all of our performers:

The Fabulous MCMS Summer Band
Vocalist Paul Padfield: “Luck Be a Lady” and “Swinging on a Star”
Dance from Dance Vision Network
The Famous “Who’s on First” Abbott and Costello Skit
Vocalist Michelle Lamontagne: “Sentimental Journey”
MCMS Jazz Ensemble-led by the great Carl Benevides
Vocalist Michelle Lamontagne: “Crazy” and “Sweet Dreams”
Guitarist/Vocalist Bill Andrews: “Old Man,” “Fire and Rain,” and “Cat’s in the Cradle”
Vocalist Megan Jurnak: “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”
Capital Jazz Orchestra Trio
“Old Glory” poem recited by Carl Benevides
Vocalist Lloyd Owens: “Nature Boy,” “Orange Colored Sky,” and “Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer”


Mid-Summer Starz Decorations








Our Summer Band Opened the program with The Star Spangled Banner, which you can here on our You Tube channel. They also performed a piece featuring their fantastic trumpet section!


MCMS Summer Band










Dance Vision Network









We also have wonderful videos of the Summer Chamber Music Festival Jazz Ensemble.


Summer Chamber Music Festival Jazz Ensemble









We’d like to thank our Volunteers and Staff for helping out!