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.
Stebbins Commercial Properties
Paul’s Executive Car Care
Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
The Copper Door
The Fisher Cats
Michael Thomas Salon
Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt
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 Bedford Village Inn
The Palace Theatre
Moth & Moon Studio Mediumship & Healing Center
We 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”
We also have wonderful videos of the Summer Chamber Music Festival Jazz Ensemble.
We’d like to thank our Volunteers and Staff for helping out!