We would like to thank everyone who attended the Music Drives Us 10th Birthday Bash on August 13, 2016! We were surrounded by hundreds of our closest friends, most generous supporters, and past grantees to celebrate this exciting milestone.
The birthday party reminded us how far we have come since our inception. During that first year in 2006, we received 12 grant applications. Press fast-forward to 2016, and we had 181 grant applications submitted to our grant cycle! During these 10 short years, we have had the opportunity to donate $1.2M to programs that support and assist veterans, students, those overcoming illness, at-risk youth, and countless other individuals and organizations interested in using music as a tool to effect positive change for people of ages. This speaks volumes of how far music has come to be so much more than just entertainment or a hobby in our communities.
We owe our volunteers and sponsors a special thank you for going above and beyond to make this special night extraordinary. We couldn’t be more appreciative of their valuable time and dedicated efforts that made this event one that we won’t soon forget.With the first 10 years behind us, we look forward to seeing what the next 10 years will bring!
Hall Of Fame Sponsor: MiCorp
Platinum Artist Level Sponsor: Sullivan Tire and Auto Service
Grammy Level Sponsors: North Mechanical Services, Inc., Dennis K Burke Inc, South Shore Millwork
Moon Man Level Sponsors: HFA l Allevato, J&R Auto Body Supply, Arthur Cole Painting Corp, Manheim New England
Rock Star Level Sponsor: New Hampshire Peterbilt, NorthStar Construction Services Corp., Merrimack Design Associates, Consider It Dunn, Inc., J.L. Marshall, W.B. Mason Co., Danielson Glass Co., AutoStone Floor Systems,WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Instant Sign Center, Hannon Electric Inc., Angelini Plastering, Inc., Columbia Construction Company, Black Lab Alarm
Additional Sponsors: Improper Bostonian Magazine, KEEL, Wicked Good Cupcakes, Roche Bobois USA, Chloe Wine Collection, Blue Hills Brewery, Sons of Liberty Spirits Co., Kanes Donuts