McGRATHPR.com – South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is partnering once again with Barnes & Noble at Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham to host its annual performance marathon, Performathon 2018, from Thursday, April 5 through Sunday, April 8.
More than just a performance, SSC’s Performathon is designed to engage students, parents and faculty in raising money to support SSC’s tuition assistance program. It is an opportunity for students to help other students and work together to ensure that everyone across the South Shore has access to SSC’s exceptional programs. Last April, more than 325 South Shore Conservatory students performed at Barnes & Noble, raising over $21,839 and providing tuition assistance to over 100 families.
Over the four-day period, Performathon participants sign up to play during their teacher’s studio hour. Audience members are welcome to stay for one or more sets in between browsing the aisles of Barnes & Noble. Performances are varied, featuring diverse instruments, age groups, solo and ensemble music.
Performathon 2018 Schedule
Thursday, April 5, 5 to 9 pm (featuring a special adult performance hour at 7:30 pm)
Friday, April 6, 4 to 9 pm (featuring SSC’s Jazz/Rock/Pop department from 7 to 9 pm)
Saturday, April 7, 9 am to 7 pm (featuring a family musical story time with Eddie Spaghetti at 11 am)
Sunday, April 8, 12 to 6 pm
Audience members, parents and friends of SSC are encouraged to lend their support by sponsoring a Performathon participant. Donations and pledges can be made online at www.sscmusic.org/Performathon.html. Friends can also help by making purchases at Barnes & Noble and mentioning South Shore Conservatory at checkout from April 3 through April 8, or shopping online at www.bn.com/bookfairs from April 3 through April 13 and entering Bookfair ID# 12323838 at checkout. Barnes & Noble will donate a portion of the total sales to SSC. South Shore Conservatory is grateful to Barnes & Noble for its generous support and hospitality.
Barnes & Noble is located at the Derby Street Shoppes at 96 Derby Street in Hingham. For more information on Performathon 2018, email Sarah Troxler [email protected] . For more information on SSC programs (including information about tuition assistance) visit www.sscmusic.org, or to enjoy Performathon via livestream, follow us on Facebook.
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 over 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 4,000 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, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, (781) 934-2731, and 135 Webster Street, Hanover, (781) 421-6162. 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.