South Shore Conservatory Presents Chase Away the Winter Blues

cawb-pr-graphicSouth Shore Conservatory (SSC) announced today that tickets are now available for its 11th Chase Away the Winter Blues gala. The annual event takes place Saturday, January 28, from 6:30 to 11:00 pm, at The River Club in Scituate, a new venue for the fundraiser.

The 11th annual gala fundraiser supports programming critical to SSCs mission to provide access to exceptional arts education and performance for the South Shore community, fostering creativity, artistic growth, and well-being for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. All proceeds benefit SSC’s ImagineARTS arts and literacy program in Brockton public schools, as well as programs in Creative Arts Therapy, and student scholarships. Last year the event raised $150,000 for outreach and educational programs, and scholarships, benefiting hundreds of students.

Janet Haney is serving as chair of the Blues committee, supported by SSC trustees, overseers, parents, friends, and volunteers. The evening includes creative black-tie dress, cocktails, a seated dinner, live auction, and dancing to the music of R&B band, In the House.

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Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation and South Shore Bank are among early corporate sponsors supporting the event. Tables and tickets are on sale now. Tables begin at $5,000 and individual tickets are $250. For more information, or to purchase tickets or a sponsorship, please visit sscmusic.org or contact Liz Graham, at 781-749-7565 ext. 14, or l.graham@sscmusic.org.

About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory, (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for 45 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 3500 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually.  Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play. SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781-749-7565) and 64 St. George Street, Duxbury (781-934-2731). SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram or visit www.sscmusic.org.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.