For the Love of Music Gala

On February 8, 2019 the Windham Musical Arts Association held its second annual For the Love of Music Gala fundraiser at Castleton Banquet Facility. The event included dinner, dancing, live music from the band Pop Roks, raffles, a wine pull, and a silent auction.

 

Guests were greeted with complimentary Lindor Truffles donated by Lindt Chocolates. Each place setting was adorned with Gala signature sugar cookie favors, created and donated by Janet DeBruyckere. The room was festive with decorations featuring hearts and music.

Center to the dance floor sat the VIP guests, Windham music teachers Becky Pierce, Nancy Fothergill, and Sheila Cuneo, and the musical arts department intern, Shannon Lundin. The director of Fine Arts, Susan Veilleux, and several members of the Windham School Board, joined the event later in the evening following the Windham School District Deliberative Session.

Guests enjoyed a delicious meal and dessert followed by the pulling of the raffles and silent auction. Pop Roks filled the air with lots of hits from the past and present, and the dance floor was full late into the evening.

The event was very successful thanks to the support of our wonderful community. WMAA raised money that will directly benefit our school music programs--the exact amount will be determined in the coming week and announced at the following WMAA board meeting.

𝗗𝗼𝗼𝗿 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲:
Essex Orthopedics & Optima Sports Medicine

𝗙𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗿𝘀:
Janet Debruyckere (cookies)
Lindt Chocolate

𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁:
Pop Roks Band

𝗦𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗔𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘀:
ABC WCVB Channel 5, Boston (Tracy Carracedo)
Arthur Nirginakis, Show Salons
603 Brewery
Backyard Brewery
Cabot Creamery
Canobie Lake Park
Cohen Speech
Loon Mountain Resort
New England Picture Company
New England Revolution
Rebekah Kay Photography

𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗣𝘂𝗹𝗹:
Lucia’s Bodega

𝗥𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗹𝗲 & 𝗚𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘀:

33 Hilltop
Amphora
Body & Mind Physical Therapy & Wellness
Carrier Funeral Home
Club 14
Coach Stop Restaurant
Cobbetts Pond Pizza
Common Man
Copper Door
Delahunty’s
Deli King
Demelo Music Pelham
DJ Rogers Collision & Service
Happy Feet Dance School
In Bloom Health
Kendall Pond Pizza
Lazy Dog Beer Shoppe
Li’s Asian Gourmet
Long Blue Cat Brewery
Mary Ann’s Diner
Rockingham Music (Mark Christen)
Rockingham Music (Dan Lofthouse)
Sabatino’s
Shaw’s
Smash Music Derry
The Grind Rail Trail Cafe
True Colors Jewelry (Nancy Perkins)
Tuscan Brands
Village Bean
Windham House of Nails
Windham Junction
Windham Lacrosse Association
Windham Soccer Association
WMUR (Erin Fehlau)