July 29, 2014 – The annual Sing-a-Thon/Play-a-Thon hosted by the Music School at Dutchess Community College will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre on the main DCC campus in Poughkeepsie. The Music School is part of the College’s Office of Community Services.
The event – at which DCC students, faculty and community members perform – benefits the MusicLink Scholarship Fund, which provides free or low-cost music lessons to local students who otherwise could not afford them. While attendance is free, donations to MusicLink will gladly be accepted at the door.
The show will open with a special dance performance and then feature pieces performed on piano, guitar, bass, trumpet, saxophone, mandolin and other instruments, as well as a choir and vocal soloists.
“I am amazed by the community spirit I always see for this event,” said Music School at DCC Director Julie Wegener. “It brings out so many creative performers, all with a genuine commitment to help equalize access to music education.”
In addition to fundraisers such as the Sing-a-Thon/Play-a-Thon, MusicLink receives funding from long-time DCC benefactor Allyn J. Washington, The Bentley Fund and the Kanter Kallman Foundation.
For more information, call (845) 431-8916.