Chase Away the Winter Blues gala

Dear fellow Hanoverians:

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) celebrates the 15th year of its Chase Away
the Winter Blues gala on Saturday, January 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 12
midnight, at the Boston Marriott Quincy. The festive evening of community
kicks off SSC’s year-long 50th anniversary.

Over the last 14 years, the South Shore community has come together to
support Chase Away the Winter Blues, with the belief that arts education is
truly transformative for all and should be accessible to everyone. In 2019,
the gala raised over $330,000, making it the most successful Blues to date.

Proceeds from the gala benefit SSC Community Partnerships, which includes
ImagineARTS, SSC’s arts and literacy program in the Brockton public
schools; Creative Arts Therapies programs; and SSC’s tuition assistance
program, affording students the opportunity to receive a music education.
SSC believes that everyone, regardless of age, ability or circumstance, can
benefit from the transformative nature of a music and arts education

Blues Co-Chairs, Linda Jones and Rennan Bayturk, along with a Blues
committee comprised of SSC trustees, overseers, parents, and friends work
endlessly to create a fabulous evening filled with music, friendship and
generosity. The event begins with a cocktail reception with an SSC faculty
jazz quartet, followed by a seated dinner program with outstanding music
performances, an exciting live auction, followed by a paddle raise.
Throughout the evening guests can take chances on unique raffle baskets.

Live auctions items include a Curated Trip to Portugal donated by Travel
Sommelier, Getaway Week in Winter Park, Colorado, JETaway weekend to
Martha’s Vineyard courtesy of Penmor Aviation, a private Sunday Jazz
Brunch catered by Paul Wahlberg, Key West Week in Old Town to name a few.

This year the Raffle Committee has coordinated an exciting offering of
raffle baskets including Boston Lyric Opera opening night of “Norma,”
Jewelry donated by King’s Jewelers, Tennis with tickets to the Tennis
Hall of Fame, Beauty with spa treatments, Sports/Entertainment with tickets
to Bruins, Golf with Granite Links Foursome. Raffle baskets are valued
from $500 to $1,500. Tickets can be purchased online or at the event for
$50 for one ticket or $100 for three tickets.

For the late-night crowd, there is a fabulous After Party, with sweets and
drinks, sponsored by Massa Products Corporation. Festivities include East
Coast Soul, back by popular demand and the ever-popular sing-along Piano
Bar, featuring SSC’s fabulous faculty members including Emily Browder
Melville on vocals, Peter Mundt on guitar and vocals and Jeff Williams on
the piano. After Party Chair Dawn Stancavish, along with committee
members, have a celebratory party planned.

South Shore Conservatory thanks corporate sponsors Massa Products, Travel
Sommelier, Boston Financial Management, GAGNONtax, Mercedes-Benz of
Hanover, Fusion Academy, Cape Cod Dental Implants, Field Communications
Associates, Inc./Charlie Field, Jr., Boston Financial Management and Fusion
Academy for their support of the Blues gala.

The Boston Marriot Quincy is located at 1000 Marriot Drive in Quincy.
Tables and tickets are on sale now. Tables begin at $5,000, individual
tickets are $275 which include the After Party, starting at 9 p.m. For
those who cannot attend the full gala, After Party tickets may be purchased
for $100. For tickets and sponsorship information, visit
or contact Donna Ryan, at or 781-421-6162, ext. 207.
The Boston Marriott Quincy has a discounted room rate for Blues guests.

For a full line up of classes and programs at South Shore Conservatory,
visit: or follow South Shore Conservatory on Facebook
,Twitter, and Instagram.

About South Shore Conservatory
Celebrating 50 years in 2020, South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is committed
to providing access to music and the arts for South Shore residents.
Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for
Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, nonprofit community school
for the arts in Massachusetts, serving more than 4,500 students of all ages
at two beautiful campuses in Duxbury and Hingham, and a new satellite
location at Laura’s Center for the Arts in Hanover. Students participate
in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. With more than
100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers over 200 professionally
produced concerts and performances annually. Through innovative
partnerships with schools, social services and community agencies
throughout the South Shore, SSC brings music and the arts out to the
community to enrich the lives of residents. Through its Creative Arts
Therapies, SSC offers the benefits of music and the arts to people with
developmental and emotional challenges. For more information, visit
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.

For “Around Town on the Web”,
Cathy H-B

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