Season of Thanks: Happy Holidays!

WCCMA is passionate about celebrating a variety of cultures and traditions. This year we were able to bring back favorite and new programs to help the community get in the holiday spirit. As you celebrate this season, all of us here at WCCMA are wishing you Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

a few students and faculty from the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts walked around downtown Claremont spreading holiday cheer through music and carols. They visited Pathway's participants during their lunch at Trinity Church, the Post Office, Revolution Cantina, outside Violet's Bookstore, and Stone Arch Bakery. Students included Riley McFarland, Mariauna King, and Hayley Valdivia. Faculty included Angela Biggs, Chris Cheon, and Melissa Richmond

a few students and faculty from the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts walked around downtown Claremont spreading holiday cheer through music and carols. They visited Pathway’s participants during their lunch at Trinity Church, the Post Office, Revolution Cantina, outside Violet’s Bookstore, and Stone Arch Bakery. Students included Riley McFarland, Mariauna King, and Hayley Valdivia. Faculty included Angela Biggs, Chris Cheon, and Melissa Richmond

Video not showing up? Click here to view the Carol of the Bells by WCCMA students’ flute ensemble!

Members of the Drawing Club decorated Gingerbread Houses made by Union Church. The Houses were on display at WCCMA's Baking Competition, Stone Arch Bakery, and will be at the Claremont First Night Celebration at the CSB Community Center.

Members of the Drawing Club decorated Gingerbread Houses made by Union Church. The Houses were on display at WCCMA’s Baking Competition, Stone Arch Bakery, and will be at the Claremont First Night Celebration at the CSB Community Center.

We’d like to thank all of you for your time, love, and support this year, and in years to come. If you would like to make a donation to help support our work, you may click HERE.

Season of Thanks: Smiles and Giggles

Hopstop event in Claremont, New Hampshire on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Copyright 2014 by Rob Strong

Children dancing, singing, and laughing at the Claremont Hopstop , Photo by Rob Strong

Welcome to the first post in our new series, the Season of Thanks, we’ll be posting 1-2 times per week through New Years Day to share with you why we are thankful for you! Please consider making a donation to support our continued work in the community, click here

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Audience at Little Red Riding Hood the Opera, performed by Opera North

Happy Thanksgiving! What better way to kick of the Holiday Season than by starting this blog series today. We are thankful each and every day for you, and we are so happy to share with you the wonderful things we accomplish in the community because of you.

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Festive Hats worn by children at the Annual Spring Tea and Luncheon

Thank you for making it possible for us to work with these glorious, inspiring young people, and hundreds of others.

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A young piano student performs at the Firehouse Six holiday performance.

Thank you for helping to make it possible for local students to have a place to grow, perform, and experiment with music, and for helping to fund programs for students in poverty to have access to everything we offer.

Acclaimed musicians Dinuk Wijeratne and Nick Halley work with music students during The Bach Tree Workshop.

Acclaimed musicians Dinuk Wijeratne and Nick Halley work with music students during The Bach Tree Workshop.

Thank you for giving them access to incredibly talented artists from around the world, and supporting our Youth Arts Enrichment Initiative to give access to all, regardless of income.

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Audience for the Burlington Taiko student recital, and performance

Thank you for being there to enjoy their journey along with us!

Please help us continue spreading smiles and giggles by donating to WCCMA. We deliver high caliber programs in true yankee frugal style, but we need your help to keep these programs alive. If you would like to make a donation to the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts, please visit www.wcc-ma.org/donate, or contact melissa@wcc-ma.org. Donations are tax deductible, and come with an unlimited supply of joy and smiles delivered all year long.

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This weekend: HopStop FREE Family Show and Newmont Military Band

Join us this weekend for fun, music, and a benefit for local kids!

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Saturday at 3pm: Michael Zerphy
FREE HopStop Family Show
Claremont Savings Bank Community Center
Click HERE for Detail

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Sunday at 2pm: Newmont Military Band
Benefit Concert for Youth: Admission by donation
Union Episcopal Church, Claremont
Click HERE for Details