Community Music School Gala 2017


Saturday, April 22 at 6pm
The Lace Factory, 161 River Street, Deep River

Community Music School’s largest annual fundraiser is the CMS Gala and this year we’ll transport guests back to the 30’s and 40’s with “Swing! A swingin’ spring benefit for the Community Music School.” The greatest hits of the swing era will be performed by faculty and students. Don’t forget your dancing shoes so you can learn to jitterbug, lindy hop and boogie woogie during the night! The event takes place in Deep River at The Lace Factory and includes a lively cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. The party continues with gourmet food stations and fabulous musical entertainment provided by CMS faculty and students. 

Featured faculty, student performers & guests: Music Director Tom Briggs , Joni Gage, Patricia Hurley, Andrew Janes, Barbara Malinsky, Matt McCauley, Kevin O’Neil, Courtney Parrish, Gary Ribchinsky, Andy Sherwood, and more!

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.

Click here to purchase a raffle ticket in support of the event!


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 Sponsors:

Bogaert GSB_LogoHoriz_Small Kitchings and Potter logo
Maple-Lane-Logo-2 tower

        Great Hill


Silver Sponsors:

Angelini Wine clark Rings End


Bronze Sponsors:

ALEXA Brewer Pilots Point ESB_Oval
 jacksonlewis Madison Veterinary Hospital periodontics new
Reynolds Safety Zone

Program Advertisers:

Andre Prost
C&S Cleaning LLC
Gull Associates, Inc.
Nathan L. Jacobson & Associates
Hudson & Kilby LLC
Middletown Ceramic Tile
Quality Care Drug
RiverQuest – CT River Expeditions
Shoreline Eye Group
Sullivan Lawn Services
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Total Design Source

Auction Donors:

Alforno Trattoria
Andre Prost, Inc.
Atlantic Seafood Market
Camp Hazen YMCA
Carolyn Vallee

Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
Classe Audio, Inc.
Connecticut River Museum
Cortland Park
Cozy Nail & Spa

Deep River Jewelry Design
Dooney & Bourke, Inc.
Essex Dermatology, LLC
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Godiva Chocolatier

Ivoryton Playhouse
J. Alden Clothiers
Liv’s Oyster Bar
Luigi’s Restaurant
Mohegan Sun
Mystic Seaport Museum of America

Newbury Place
Pasta Vita
Rob Rivers The Salon & Spa
Saybrook Point Inn
Shore Discount Liquors
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Toys Ahoy! The Village Toy Store
True Massage Therapy
Water’s Edge Resort & Spa
Zhang’s Food of Asia