Oktoberfest at The Barrel House, Chambersburg

Oktoberfest at The Barrel House, Chambersburg

Saturday October 8th, 2022 * 6:00 PM
$15 per person, $25 per couple or $20 at the door
Doors open at 5:00 PM, music begins at 6:00 PM
Ticket includes admission, non-alcoholic drinks, pretzel bites and a goodie bag.
Additional food and drinks available for purchase.
Proceeds benefit CVSM, a 501 (c) 3 organization.
Tickets are limited.
Drinks from TBC Brewing
Food by Chameleon 1648
Music by Blaskapelle Shippensburg
You Are WANTED…For The CVSM Wild West Dinner Dance & Auction

You Are WANTED…For The CVSM Wild West Dinner Dance & Auction

Join Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) at its “Wild West Ball” on February 24th at the Orchards in Chambersburg, PA. The Annual Dinner Dance and Auction kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeurves and a signature drink welcome, followed by a western-inspired meal by Chef Mike Kalathas, live and silent auctions, raffle, and musical entertainment provided by the Kenny i band. Wine and beer are complimentary with the purchase of a ticket.

The theme for this year’s event originated with CVSM alumna, Leah Gibson Serr. She and her team will create the mood and flavor of an upscale Wild West ball. Our Western-themed menu this year includes various choices of entrees including top round and beef brisket, both smoked to perfection. Also we will enjoy lightly charred BBQ chicken along with tasty shrimp. Our vegetarian entrée will be southwestern style quinoa stuffed peppers. Also being served will be a southwestern salad along with a baked potato bar. This year’s dessert station will include a variety of delicious pies and cobblers along with sweet pralines and vanilla ice cream.

Marie from the Kenny i band will teach several country line dances sprinkled in with crowd-pleasing favorites from all decades and genres of music for dancing. Kenny i, with his astounding violin virtuosity, will surprise the crowd with his fiddlin’ skills. “By all measures, this will be a great knee-slappin’ good time!” says Executive Director Paula Hepfer.
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Festivities will include live and silent auctions plus a raffle of jewelry donated by Ludwig Jewelers of Chambersburg. Among the exciting auction items will be two tickets to see Jay Leno perform live at the Luhrs Center and a full 5 course meal + wine served in-home by Chef Grayson Bowman. Other items available for bidding at the auction include: a beautiful sunflower field picture printed on acrylic; a fully stocked whiskey bar; a Penn State tailgate package; many gift cards to various locations, along with other items too numerous to mention.

New auction items are being received daily, and a complete list will be posted on the CVSM website closer to the event date. John Kohler of Gateway Gallery Auction will serve as auctioneer for the live auction. All proceeds benefit CVSM, a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Cash, checks and major credit cards will be accepted.
“Wild West Ball” is so much more than a celebration; it is about raising funds to enhance our musical community. The live auction will also include a “Fund-a-Need” component, where attendees can pledge contributions to the school. CVSM awards both need-based and merit-based scholarships to area students and provides music education opportunities throughout the community.

Tickets are $100.00 per person or $750.00 for a table for eight. Tickets can be purchased now by contacting the school at (717) 261-1220 or online at www.cvsmusic.org/product/dinner-dance. You may also view the auction items through the same website link.

CVSM is marking its 22nd year of hosting the event. F&M Trust is continuing as a dedicated corporate sponsor, a role it adopted with the event’s inception in 1996. The Dinner Dance & Auction is now CVSM’s largest fundraising event of the year.

In its 28th year, Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) is committed to creating a musical community where high quality instruction and performance opportunities are available to all. Over 750 students – newborn through senior citizens – are served by CVSM with instruction provided in music, voice and drama through individual and group lessons, camps and classes. Live performance opportunities are provided through events such as recitals, concerts and the annual student Performathon. Additionally, the school sponsors scholarship programs open to young musicians in the Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Mercersburg and Hagerstown areas. CVSM strongly believes that the benefits of the study of music and the participation in musical activities extend beyond musical proficiency to academic and vocational performance, social skills and enriching one’s life experiences.

Cumberland Valley School of Music Offers Free Concert

Cumberland Valley School of Music Offers Free Concert

A free concert open to the public will be given by the Cumberland Valley School of Music String Orchestra on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. Location of the event is the Thomson Hall Alumnae Chapel located on the Wilson College Campus. Audience members will not only hear “famous and well-known” orchestral arrangements as usual during a concert, according to Director Herman Hopple. All attending will also have a chance to increase their musical knowledge, he added.

During a section of the concert that Hopple compiled, called “Music History 101,” listeners will first hear short sections of several famous pieces, and then be given an opportunity to note the composer of each. Herman said that he will “not leave the audience in suspense” too long, but will reveal the correct composer names. In addition to the fun quiz, the orchestra will perform three full pieces.

Hopple selected the following additional pieces: “Da Chiesa Sonata,” by Giuseppe Torelli, arranged by David A. Gordon; “The Lost Chord,” by Sir Arthur Sullivan, arranged by Albert Wier; and “Cordoba Paso-doble” by Vicente Lozano, arranged by M. Hirschfeld.

Orchestra members gather twice each year to rehearse and present two free concerts. About 30 string musicians from the Chambersburg area are coming together to be this season’s performers. Many of the musicians return biannually to perform with the group. New members are welcome to join the group. Any string player interested is asked to contact the school at (717)-261-1220 for more information.

Hopple provides double bass and electric bass instructions at CVSM. A former public school string teacher and orchestra director, he has experience in teaching all ages of students.

Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) is in its 27th year and s committed to creating a musical community where high quality instruction and performance opportunities are available to all. Over 750 students – newborn through senior citizens – are served by CVSM with instruction provided in music, voice and drama through individual and group lessons, camps and classes. Live performance opportunities are provided through events such as recitals, concerts and the annual student Performathon. Additionally, the school sponsors scholarship programs open to young musicians in the Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Mercersburg and Hagerstown areas. CVSM strongly believes that the benefits of the study of music and the participation in musical activities extend beyond musical proficiency to academic and vocational performance, social skills and enriching one’s life experiences.

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CUMBERLAND VALLEY SCHOOL OF MUSIC PLANS STUDENT PERFORMATHON 2017

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.