Friday, April 27 at 6:30 pm
The Lace Factory, 161 River Street, Deep River

Community Music School’s largest annual fundraiser is the CMS Gala and this year we’re celebrating our 35th anniversary with “For the Love of Music!”  Enjoy cocktail jazz and an exquisite dinner show performed by CMS faculty, as well as gourmet food, dancing, silent auction, fine wines and more! The event takes place in Deep River at The Lace Factory and includes fabulous musical entertainment provided by CMS faculty and students. 

Featured faculty and student performers: Music Director Tom Briggs, Noelle Avena, John Birt, Amy Buckley, Luana Calisman-Yuri, Audrey Estelle, Joni Gage, Silvia Gopalakrishnan, Martha Herrle, Ling-Fei Kang, Barbara Malinsky, Matt McCauley, Kevin O’Neil, Andy Sherwood, and Marty Wirt!

Supporters of the CMS Gala will ensure that the arts remain accessible to all with proceeds benefiting the CMS Scholarship Fund, music therapy services, and outreach in the greater community.

Event tickets include hors d’oeuvres, gourmet food stations, wine and beer, live music, and dancing. Click here to view the menu.

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Gold Level Sponsors:

Bauman Family Foundation


Silver Level Sponsors:

Angelini Wine

Bronze Level Sponsors:

Program Advertisers:

Andre Prost
Centerbrook Pharmacy
East Shore Mortgage Services, LLC
Essex Hardware
Essex Law Group
Gould, Larson, Bennet, McDonnell, Quilliam & McGlinchey, P.C.
Gull Associates, Inc.
Hamilton Point Investments
Middletown Ceramic Tile
Muir Electric
Nathan L. Jacobson & Associates
Shoreline Eye Group
Sullivan Lawn Services
Total Design Source

Auction Donors:

Camp Hazen YMCA
Connecticut River Museum
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Essex Wine & Spirits
Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Old Saybrook
Godiva Chocolatier
Grossman Chevrolet Nissan
Ivoryton Playhouse
Mohegan Sun
Mystic Seaport
Rob Rivers The Salon & Spa
Stony Creek Brewery
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Toys Ahoy! The Village Toy Store