On Saturday, April 27 Founder of Music Drives Us, Ernie Boch Jr., was honored and recognized by not one, but two local schools that have been impacted by Music Drives Us.
The first award was given by Norwood High School and honored Ernie as the Fine Arts Advocate of the Year. As a dedicated proponent of the arts, this award was an honor to receive. Many thanks to Norwood High School!
The second award was the Lyon Pride Award, which was presented at the 2019 Rising Star Gala hosted by the Mary Lyon School in Brighton, MA. The Lyon Pride Award recognizes an individual or corporation who has demonstrated a strong commitment and passion to helping Boston’s students succeed, excel, and feel welcomed, especially those with special needs. The Lyon Pride Award has been awarded to Mayor Marty Walsh, Maryann Crush, Rep. Kevin Honan, and Dr. Mary Nash, founder of the Mary Lyon School. Ernie Boch Jr. also granted the Mary Lyon School with a $10,000 donation the night of the Gala. Thank you to the Mary Lyon School for recognizing Music Drives Us!
Music Drives Us is excited to return as the official charitable partner of Boston Calling 2019 for the 3rd year! We have a limited amount of Platinum and VIP Tickets available! Platinum and VIP Tickets come with an endless amount of exclusive amenities to make your festival experience the best it can possibly be. All proceeds from ticket sales will support our mission to keep music in our schools!
Platinum and VIP Tickets Now Available! Purchase yours here: http://bit.ly/2IFro4y
Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, multi-stage festival featuring the biggest and best acts in live music, comedy, and visual arts. It is held at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, MA on May 24, 25, & 26, 2019. The event will provide easy access to all performance areas, incredible concessions, indoor arena, and many surprises to be announced.
Music Drives Us will be there May 24 – 26, and we invite you to join us! If you have already purchased your tickets for Boston Calling, you can still support Music Drives Us by visiting us at our booth or taking a ride on the Ferris Wheel! We will have giveaways, merchandise, an interactive activation, and so much more to support our cause!
Music Drives Us was thrilled to support 40 amazing events and organizations taking place during ArtWeek! On Tuesday, April 9 at the Boch Center, Music Drives Us had the pleasure of meeting with the representatives from each event and personally awarding them with their Music Drives Us ArtWeek Grant. State Representative Paul McMurtry and Senator Diana DiZoglio also joined us for the presentation of these Grants. Congratulations to:
Andover Choral Society presents Florence Price, ARTS FIRST Festival at HARVARD Highlights, Boston College Arts Festival Children's Activities, Boston Minstrels at City Heart/Prudential Center, Cape Symphony Open Rehearsal,
Chestnut Street Revue Open Rehearsal, CIC ArtWeek: Global Arts, Eats, & Beats– Japan Edition, CIC ArtWeek: Humpday Hoedown, Classical Concert with Trio Spirito, Coffee Break Concert - Solo Piano Classics, Community Drum Circle for Healing, Explore American Music with Mark T. Small, Franklin High School Jazz Open Rehearsal, Irish Step Dancing at the MAC, Jazz Band Showcase (Lynn Public Schools), Join Us for Jam Night!, Jordan Reniz Vocal Performance and Workshop, Lessons on the Music and Dance of Pakistan, Making the Klezmer Music in INDECENT, Melt the Mic (Cypher and Lyrics Lounge), Musica Franklin Fun Fest, Nigra Sum Sed Formosa: I Am Black But Beautiful, Now You Can Take Off Your Clothes: An American Conductor Lost in Translation, Old Time Fiddle Session and Community Gathering, Open Cantata Rehearsal: BWV 28, Open Jazz Rehearsal & Q/A with Craig Skeffington, Open Rehearsal with Eureka Ensemble: Experience Your Eureka Moment!, Orff Percussion Jam, Palmer Artisan Festival, Process Art Party: Found Object Instruments!, Rockin' The Secrets of Plymouth Rock, Rubber Biscuit (band for all ages), Songs and Stories about the Natural World, SSC Youth Orchestra Concert, The Cows Go Moo! Story hour with Jim Petipas, The First Annual Great Northeast Jug Band Festival, Viva Portugal!, Vivid Colors: Organ Voices & Elements Theatre Costumes, and When the Land Speaks.