President’s Message

Screen-Shot-2015-04-03-at-12.05.43-PMDear fans and friends of Inspire Arts & Music,

There are some amazing things happening for the Inspire Art & Music organization. With the help and generosity of our friends, fans and sponsors Inspire Arts & Music is able to establish performance opportunities for nearly 20,000 students. These students have the opportunity to perform in large outdoor arenas, national televised events, and in front of over 800,000 spectators.

It is hard to fathom the tremendous growth and accomplishments of the organization in such a short period of time. Inspire Arts & Music launched inner city program HpYPE, acquired a new home base in Hyde Park, a partnership with the premier organization Blessed Sacrament, and raised over 200K at our Concert in the Park event with support from our reoccurring sponsors and the addition of new sponsors Fidelity Investments and Unitedhealthcare.

Inspire Arts & Music is proud to present life changing performance experiences for the participants in our programs. Inspire Arts & Music has 18,000 students participating in music festivals, our premier traveling group the Boston Crusaders secured their 16th consecutive placement in Drum Corps International World Class finals, historical performances at Tanglewood Music Center, Gillette Stadium, and with the Boston Pops at the Hatch Memorial Shell.

This would not be possible without the support of our community of sponsors, volunteers, donors, office team, and over 30+ passionate and committed board members.

Inspire Arts & Music will grow and develop with the addition of our new COO/Executive Director Christopher Holland. Chris is an amazing leader and will take the fantastic momentum achieved by our organization to drive IAM to even greater heights. Chris and his team will spearhead expansion and growth of the organization as we open our first music retail store, enter into new sponsorships & partnerships, expand inner city offering, and bring fine arts offerings back to the inner city youth in our community!

I am excited about the future and hope you will get involved in some way to help us be part of the resurgence of music and the arts in New England.

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Jim Cronin
President & Chief Executive Officer