Become a Sponsor

By sponsoring one of the Music School’s major fundraising events, your company makes it possible for all monies raised at these events to go directly to MCMS programming and financial assistance. Sponsoring an ensemble or Music School program helps to ensure its accessibility to all who wish to participate.

Event Sponsorships

Holiday Pops

Manchester Community Music School’s Holiday Pops Concert is a celebration of the sounds of the season as we come together to kick off the holidays with a wonderful night of festive music, tasty treats, and holiday cheer.

This event sells out every year with more than 300 audience members in attendance and over 100 performers including our New Hampshire Youth Ensembles.

All funds raised go to support Music School programming and financial assistance, and work to support the school’s mission of Changing Lives Through the Power of Music.

Holiday Pops Concert Sponsorship Levels

  • Logo on MCMS website with link to supporter’s site
  • Acknowledgement in e-newsletter
  • Corporate name included in press releases and announcements
  • Exclusive social media post
  • Reservations for ten (10) to the Holiday Pops Concert
  • Special recognition throughout the concert
  • Full-page color ad in the program book (more than 50 MCMS concerts, recitals, and special events)
  • Corporate logo on Sponsorship Board
  • Listing on MCMS website with link to supporter’s site
  • Acknowledgement in e-newsletter
  • Corporate name included in press releases and announcements
  • Social media post
  • Reservations for six (6) to the Holiday Pops Concert
  • Recognition at the concert
  • Half-page color ad in the program book (more than 50 MCMS concerts, recitals, and special events)
  • Corporate logo on Sponsorship Board
  • Listing on MCMS website with link to supporter’s site
  • Social media post
  • Reservations for four (4) to the Holiday Pops Concert
  • Recognition at the concert
  • Quarter page ad in the program book (more than 50 MCMS concerts, recitals, and special events)
  • Corporate name on sponsorship board
  • Listing on MCMS website with link to supporter’s site

  • Reservation for two (2) to the Holiday Pops Concert

  • Recognition at the concert

  • Acknowledgement in program book

Share the Music Gala

Share the Music is Manchester Community Music School’s signature annual fundraising event, Share the Music 2023 will take place on May 19th at the Music School. Attended by more than 200 community members, guests are treated to a fun night out, complete with hearty hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, raffles, silent auctions, and dancing to live music provided by the NH Jazz Orchestra. The evening’s activities will also include highlights of the great work of MCMS students and faculty, the presentation of the Thomas Lewry Leadership Award, and a very special student performance.

The Manchester Community Music School is committed to ensuring that anyone wishing to study music or benefit from music therapy services can regardless of their ability to pay. As such, MCMS awards more than $100,000 in financial aid each year and subsidizes outreach programming by an additional $100,000. Funds raised at our Share the Music Gala go to support Music School programming and financial assistance, and work to fulfill the Music School’s mission of Changing Lives Through the Power of Music.

Share the Music Gala Sponsorship Levels

  • Recognition on event collaterals
  • Logo on MCMS website with link to supporter’s site
  • Acknowledgement in e-newsletter
  • Exclusive social media post
  • Reservations for ten (10) to the Gala
  • Special recognition the night of the event
  • Full page color ad in the program (more than 50 MCMS concerts, recitals, and special events)
  • Corporate banner at event
  • Four (4) tickets to the Holiday Pops Concert
  • Two (2) tickets to two MCMS Master Classes of your choice
  • Live music provided at one company function for one hour
  • Logo on MCMS website with link to supporter’s site
  • Acknowledgement in e-newsletter
  • Exclusive social media post
  • Reservations for eight (8) to the Gala
  • Special recognition at the event
  • Full page color ad in the program (more than 50 MCMS concerts, recitals, and special events)
  • Corporate banner at event
  • Two (2) tickets to the Holiday Pops Concert
  • Two (2) tickets to one MCMS Master Class of your choice
  • Logo on MCMS website with link to supporter’s site
  • Acknowledgement in e-newsletter
  • Exclusive social media post
  • Reservations for six (6) to the Gala
  • Special recognition throughout the event
  • Half page color ad in the program (more than 50 MCMS concerts, recitals, and special events)
  • Two (2) tickets to the Holiday Pops Concert
  • Corporate logo on Sponsorship Board

 

  • Listing on MCMS website with link to supporter’s site
  • Acknowledgement in e-newsletter
  • Social media post
  • Reservations for four (4) to the Gala
  • Recognition at the event
  • Quarter-page color ad in the program (more than 50 MCMS concerts, recitals, and special events)
  • Corporate logo on Sponsorship Board
  • Listing on MCMS website with link to supporter’s site
  • Acknowledgement in e-newsletter
  • Social media post
  • Reservations for two (2) to the Gala
  • Recognition at the event
  • Corporate name listed in the program (more than 50 MCMS concerts, recitals, and special events)
  • Corporate name on sponsorship board
  • Listing on MCMS website with link to supporter’s site
  • Reservation for one (1) to the Gala
  • Recognition at the concert
  • Acknowledgement in the program (more than 50 MCMS concerts, recitals, and special events)
  • Corporate name on sponsorship board

Want to learn more? Contact Diane DiPersio at (603) 644-4548 or diane@mcmusicschool.org.

Program Sponsorships

Ensembles provide a unique opportunity for students to perform with other music students from the surrounding area who share a strong interest in music and performance. Working together to further their musicianship, students have the chance to grow and develop both musically and socially. Concerts performed by these ensembles are attended by parents, community members, and MCMS supporters. These events offer a unique marketing opportunity for large audiences to see your message.

  • String Preparatory Ensemble
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Flute Choir
  • Concert Orchestra
  • NH Jazz Orchestra
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • New Hampshire Youth Jazz Ensemble
  • Queen City Youth Choir
  • Dino Anagnost Youth Symphony Orchestra of New Hampshire

MCMS founded the Music Therapy Program in 2006, establishing the first community music school-supported music therapy program in the state of New Hampshire. Since that time, Board Certified Music Therapists have harnessed the power of music to facilitate non-musical growth within neurodivergent children and adults within school and community-based settings. Music Therapists at MCMS are committed to delivering high quality, strengths-based, and neuro-affirming music therapy services as well as facilitate adaptive music lesson programming for individuals with disabilities who have an established goal of specific music learning. In house, MCMS offers both individual and group music therapy sessions. As part of our extensive outreach program, we also provide individual and group sessions through partnerships with social service agencies, community partners, and 8 NH school districts.

Queen City Music & Leadership Program targets students from the City of Manchester who have shown an interest in music, can truly benefit from this type of program, and who otherwise would not have access to formal music education opportunities. Participating students meet at the Music School every Tuesday and Thursday for 2.5 hours. As a cohort, they meet with program coordinators and student mentors to work on leadership skills and guided practice, take a semi-private lesson on the instrument of their choice, play as a member of an ensemble, and participate in piano lab and music theory classes. They also meet with professional musicians and community business leaders in mentoring sessions benefiting from the knowledge and life experiences of these individuals. Every participating student is subsidized by at least 50% with additional funding available as needed. Additionally, loaner instruments are available free of charge. This ensures that every child can participate regardless of a family’s financial situation. 

Program Sponsorship Benefits

  • Company name and logo recognition in print media advertising
  • Website linking opportunity for corporate sponsors
  • Inclusion in digital marketing associated with sponsorship
  • Ad in concert and event programs

Want to learn more? Contact Meghan Donahue at (603) 644-4548 or meghan@mcmusicschool.org.

Current Sponsors & Supporters