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


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.


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.


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, or contact [email protected]. Donations are tax deductible, and come with an unlimited supply of joy and smiles delivered all year long.


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