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The Merrimack Sponsors Concord Community Music School Anniversary Weekend

Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack) is proud to sponsor the Concord Community Music School (CCMS) Anniversary Weekend on May 5th and 6th. Traditionally held in March, 2017’s Anniversary Weekend was re-scheduled to coincide with the Greater Arts weekend in Concord, and has allowed the school to finalize recent building renovations. This year’s Anniversary Weekend, also billed as the School’s grand re-opening, will be held at CCMS on 23 Wall Street in Concord.


Philip Emma, President, Merrimack County Savings Bank, Peggy Senter, President and CEO of the Concord Community Music School and Cheryl Cornish, CCMS Board Member

The Anniversary Weekend supports fundraising efforts to provide financial aid for 50% of CCMS students. Musical participants and audience members are welcome to join in the weekend festivities, tour the School and enjoy refreshments. The weekend will feature two perform-a-thon stages—one on Main Street and one in the Music School’s Recital Hall. An instrument petting zoo as well as non-stop student performances benefit the School’s Financial Aid Fund. Attendees can expect to see performances by student songwriters singing their original works, teen rock bands, violinists, fiddle ensembles and more.

“We’re very grateful to the Merrimack for sponsoring our annual weekend,” said Peggy Senter, President and CEO of the Concord Community Music School. “We have been able to build an outstanding faculty of 50 professional musicians, creating one of the largest community music schools in the country as well as NH’s largest nonprofit devoted solely to music. The Bank’s support has been a key factor in our ability to develop this level of stability.”

“The Concord Community Music School has made artistic excellence accessible to children, teens and adults in the local community for many years,” said Phil Emma, President of the Merrimack. “We’re honored, in our 150th anniversary year, to be able to support the School’s efforts to help students realize their potential.”

Concord Community Music School is a full member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and is recognized nationally for program innovation and management excellence. Welcoming adults, teens and children of all musical abilities, 50 artist teachers reach more than 33,000 people in four states with educational programs, concerts, workshops and community partnerships. For more information, visit ccmusicschool.org. For tickets to see any of the Anniversary Weekend performances, call 603.228.1196.

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