Welcome to Inspire Arts & Music!

Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) is a not-for-profit organization whose programs seek to develop and ‘inspire’ young adults in both scholastic and non-scholastic fine arts activities. The vehicle we use to do this is a portfolio of performing arts programs, and our mission is to help them develop and demonstrate the qualities needed to achieve excellence in both their program and their personal lives.

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Our Mission

Through a unique blend of education and performance opportunities, our mission is to help young adults achieve excellence in the arts. Our programs seek to develop young adults in scholastic and non-scholastic fine arts activities.

Board of Directors

Over 40 members make up the Inspire Arts & Music Board of Directors, providing a strong foundation for our youth. Many members are alumni of Inspire Arts programs but all share one passion: the arts. Meet our board by clicking below!


Inspire Arts & Music is proud to announce that our HYPE youth percussion ensembles are back up and running! HYPE will continue to offer in-person world percussion training to young students in Hyde Park and East Boston this school year.


  • New England Scholastic Band Association

    For the last 40 years, the New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) has provided competitive events for scholastic and independent marching ensembles throughout the New England area. NESBA was established to engender and…

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      The East Boston Youth Percussion Ensemble (EBYPE), based out of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston, aims to share the joy of hands-on music making with the youth of…

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  • Blessed Sacrament Colorguard

    The Blessed Sacrament World Guard is an 11-time Eastern Massachusetts and 8-time New England Scholastic Band Association World Class champion. SAC has been a Winter Guard International (WGI) World Class competitor for 39…

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  • Great East Music Festivals

    For almost 40 years, Great East Music Festivals has provided high quality, engaging, and memorable scholastic festival performance opportunities to schools across New England and beyond. Great East Music Festivals emphasize exceptional adjudication…

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