Thursday, November 17, 2011

Let's have a ball

All information in this post came from a press release. It is posted unedited here as a community service.
Neighborhood Music School's Centennial Ball on December 3 to benefit school financial aid programs

Neighborhood Music School will hold its Centennial Ball Saturday, December 3, from 6 -11:30 p.m. The benefit event, held at the New Haven Lawn Club, will include a cocktail reception, live musical entertainment, plus dinner and dancing.

The NMS Centennial Ball will raise funds to support financial aid and programs and celebrate the organization's 100-year history of creating opportunities for all community members.  NMS Director of Development Alice-Anne Harwood noted, "What's most compelling about NMS is the extraordinary history of making a difference in people's lives, and the Ball is a chance to share some of these stories."

The Centennial Ball will feature elegant Italian cuisine in three settings, with music performed by the NMS String Quartet, the Gaslight Jazz Band playing classic jazz, and Conga Bop, a Latin jazz group. After dinner, there will be dancing in the Lawn Club Ballroom to a favorite local band, the Taxmen.

Attire is black tie or formal wear from your favorite decade of the past 100 years.  To purchase tickets or receive more information, contact NMS at 203-624-5189 x15, or visit the NMS website at

Neighborhood Music School is one of the largest community music schools in the country. The school offers more than 400 weekly classes and over 200 events and performances each year. Its 3,000 students come from all over the Greater New Haven area and range in age from 6 months to over 80 years. The NMS financial aid/scholarship program awards more than $225,000 in tuition assistance to approximately 350 students each year, providing access to quality instruction for those who might not otherwise be able to afford it. Programs at NMS are made possible with support from the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and through the support of individual donors. First Niagara is the presenting sponsor of the NMS Centennial Celebration.

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