CVSM PERFORMATHON – “Performance Begins Here” –
TO FEATURE HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS IN MARATHON RECITAL ON MARCH 16
CHAMBERSBURG. The Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) will present Performathon 2013 – “Music For Our World” – on Saturday, March 16. The Performathon is a marathon recital which features hours of continuous music by hundreds of CVSM students of all ages and abilities, as well as several CVSM faculty members.
The event will be held in Thomson Alumnae Chapel in Thomson Hall on the campus of Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA. Starting at 9:00 am, students will begin to perform and will continue until the last one has played at around 5:00 pm. Admission to the Performathon is free and open to the public, and people are encouraged to come at any time throughout the day and enjoy the event. Stay as long as you like – for 10 minutes or eight hours.
Students will either sing or perform on a wide variety of instruments, including piano, guitar, brass instruments, woodwinds, percussion, and string instruments. In addition, the styles of music performed will cover the gamut from classical and musical theatre to rock and jazz, and skill levels will range from beginner to advanced. While many individual students will perform, the Performathon will also feature several groups, ranging from classical duets to the Cumberbunds children’s chorus led by Jeffrey Noll.
To participate in the Performathon, each student is encouraged to seek monetary pledges of support from the community. Many area businesses have contributed prizes for the students who obtain the most pledges for the school, and this year prizes include a Kindle 3G, iPod Touch, Nintendo Wii video gaming system, the Beatles ROCKBAND game for Wii, a Tregan electric guitar, two hours recording time at M&M Recording Studio, tickets to Hershey Park and the Totem Pole Playhouse, a Webkinz gift bag, gift certificates for I Tunes, Movies, and the CVSM Music Store, and much more.
This is truly a day to celebrate music and the arts as created by students and teachers of all ages and skill levels. It reinforces the positive effect that music can have on our lives, and the joy it can bring.
CVSM, is a non-profit member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts with over 600 students and 53 highly qualified faculty members and locations in Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Mercersburg, and Hagerstown. In addition to offering a full range of private and group lessons, classes, workshops, and summer camps, the school sponsors the CVSM Community Symphonic Band, the CVSM Community String Orchestra, the CVSM New Horizons Band, the CVSM Rock Band, the Cumberbunds children’s chorus, the CVSM Concert Jazz Band, and other ensembles and presents a wide range of concerts, workshops, classes, summer camps, and events throughout the year. For more information please call (717)-261-1220.