10 Reasons Why Recitals Are an Important Part of Music Education

MUSIC IS MEANT TO BE HEARD!

Music is a FUN social activity that keeps minds of all ages active. The time before a performance is filled with picking a song, practicing over and over, anticipation, nerves and more practicing.  Some students really look forward to recitals and others dread it, but MUSIC is meant to be heard! and learning to make music is more rewarding when shared.

Here are ten reasons why students benefit by participating in a recital: Continue reading “10 Reasons Why Recitals Are an Important Part of Music Education”

Gardner Music Boosters Receive Donation

Nancy Karuzis with Gardner Music Booster President, Penny Hebert, GHS band director, Doug Lepisto and GHS music teacher, Joanne Landry at the 2018 Spring Concert.

May 15, 2018: City Music presented a check for $1550 to the Gardner Music Boosters, for the benefit of the Gardner Public School music programs, at the GHS 8th Grade & High School Spring Concert.  The donation represented proceeds from City Music’s FutureStars Showcase 2018, held on April 3rd at the Bull Run Restaurant.  Continue reading “Gardner Music Boosters Receive Donation”

FutureStars Showcase 2018 Performers

We’re excited about this year’s Showcase bands featuring new groups and returning players, all passionate about music.  Mark your calendar! Sunday, March 25th at 4pm at the Bull Run, in Shirley, MA.

Be sure to buy your tickets from your favorite musician.  Not only will you support these aspiring musicians, you will support music in our public schools.  Proceeds from the 2018 Showcase will be donated to the Gardner public school music programs.  Since 2005, FutureStars has generated more than $20000 for public school music.  Continue reading “FutureStars Showcase 2018 Performers”

2017 FutureStars Band, The Crushers, Play On!

When they applied to perform at FutureStars Showcase 2017, The Crushers band members knew that the event was a fun chance to play their music for family and friends, because they had performed at the concert the year before.  In 2016, they were a foursome; brothers Ben and Jonathan Godbout (drums and guitar/vocals) and brothers Jake and Zac Brennan (guitar and bass) all between 11 and 13 years old.  In 2017, after a year of working on their music and adding lead vocalist James Barone they knew they could out-do their previous concert performance.  Continue reading “2017 FutureStars Band, The Crushers, Play On!”

Open Mic for City Music Students, Friday, August 18th.

Support local music! Stop in City Music Leominster to listen and play at this open mic concert.  Students, this is your chance to shine!  Grab your instrument and step up to the mic! Sign up NOW!

The line-up will feature our Special Guests: the ALL NEW

City Rockers Band – the “Spaceboat Drivers”  Continue reading “Open Mic for City Music Students, Friday, August 18th.”

Open Mic for City Music Students on Friday, July 28th.

Support local music! Stop in City Music Leominster to listen and play at this open mic concert.  Students, this is your chance to shine!  Grab your instrument and step up to the mic! Sign up NOW!

The line-up will feature our Special Guests: the ALL NEW

City Rockers Band  Continue reading “Open Mic for City Music Students on Friday, July 28th.”