Thursday May 16, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- On Saturday, music will fill the Robert H. Gibson River Garden as students from the Brattleboro Music Center perform a marathon day of recitals to help raise money for student financial aid during "Performathon."

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Music School students, performing as soloists, duos and ensembles, will present everything from Bach to traditional Celtic music and Broadway show tunes. The community is invited to come and enjoy the accomplishments of the Music School’s student musicians. The day is presented in one-hour segments, making it easy for audience members to come and go. Each hour will feature a variety of instruments and musical genres.

"Performathon" is an annual event at the BMC, a time when students share their music to raise money for financial aid so that others can have access to the many benefits of a music education. Each year the Music School awards more than $20,000 in aid to students and families who need assistance paying for lessons, classes, ensembles and summer programs.

A bake sale, plant sale, 50/50 raffle and, new this year, a used music CD sale will add to the festivities at "Performathon." All proceeds raised during the day go directly to the BMC’s Student Financial Aid Fund.

Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. Donations are appreciated.

If you would like to support the BMC’s Student Financial Aid Fund, gifts can be send to: BMC, 38 Walnut St., Brattleboro, VT, 05301, or visit bmcvt.org/performathon.