The Cumberland Valley School of Music will present its annual Performathon on Saturday, March 18. Performathon is an all-school event featuring over one hundred students, along with faculty members, performing in a continuous stream of recitals from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The public is invited to the free event being held at the Thomson Alumnae Chapel located on the Wilson College Campus in Chambersburg and also at Music Makers, 46 W. Main Street in Waynesboro (for limited hours of 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Everyone is invited to attend at any time throughout the event, and may stay as long as desired.
Students will be singing and playing their way through the day in musical styles varying from rock and jazz, to classical and Broadway. A broad range of performances, from solo acts to ensembles, will be featured. Ensembles taking the stage will include: the Cumberbunds Children’s Choir directed by Jeffrey Noll and the CVSM New Horizons Band.
“The annual Performathon is our mission in action: creating a musical community available to all,” said Heather McEndree, Program Manager. “This informal event is an opportunity for our students of all ages to showcase their musical interests and talents to an appreciative audience.”
Student musicians, who represent all ages and ability levels, seek monetary pledges as part of participating in the Performathon. All donations are tax deductible and will benefit the non-profit school.
Various area businesses and individuals contribute prizes for the students who obtain the highest amounts of donations to sponsor their performances. Among the prizes offered to students this year are: a Tregan Syren guitar, Totem Pole show passports; Hagerstown Suns family 4-packs; Tickets for a Chambersburg Community Theatre show, gift cards to local businesses; a basket of craft supplies; and a Fitbit. Every student who meets the minimum donation requirement receives a commemorative t-shirt.
For further information about the Performathon, or to make a donation, visit the school website www.cvsmusic.org. Additional information about the event can be accessed by calling the school directly at 261-1220 and speaking with any staff member.