A Cappella to dazzle Brattleboro with high school groups at BMAC


Brattleboro >> Taking the stage on Friday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m, six regional high school a cappella groups will give a concert at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in anticipation of Saturday's collegiate event at the Latchis. The High School A Cappella Concert has received rave reviews each year, and all proceeds support the In-Sight Photography Project.

The line-up for Friday evening includes two top-notch high school ensembles – the BUHS Madrigals and the Leland & Gray Rebel Clefs – and four student-directed independent groups from the Brattleboro area – Renegade, Shoulder Narrows, Xpressivo, and Spiralia. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited, with some standing room available.

"This concert is about high school kids raising money to help other high school kids!" says producer Dede Cummings. "Most of In-Sight's students rely on some level of scholarship support, and In-Sight boldly offers a 100% guarantee of scholarship funding so that no one who wants to take a photography class is ever turned away for lack of ability to pay," according to In-Sight executive director Teta Hilsdon.

The High School A Cappella Concert is sponsored by Commonwealth Dairy. The venue is provided by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Dede Cummings is the event producer. C&S Wholesale Grocers provide printing of the concert program. All admission fees and program ad sales benefit the In-Sight Photography Project scholarship fund.

In-Sight offers students a creative voice and outlet, opportunities to experience success, tools for self-awareness and self-worth, and encouragement to become actively engaged in their communities. In-Sight teaches photography to youth ages 11-18 throughout the southeastern Vermont region, regardless of their ability to pay. Students may sign up for spring classes, which start the third week of February, at www.insightphotography.org. Applications for In-Sight's Exposures Cross-Cultural Youth Arts Summer Program are available at www.exposuresprogram.org for young people ages 15 to 21. To contact In-Sight staff, please call 802-251-9960 or email info@insight-photography.org.


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