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BAC and IAM Percussion Partners with Pearl/Adams

As momentum builds for our 2022 season, the Boston Crusaders and Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Pearl Drums and Adams Percussion. In this long-term relationship, the Boston Crusaders percussion sections will perform exclusively on Pearl/Adams instruments. The 2022 Boston Crusaders instrumentation will feature Pearl Championship Maple Series…
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Reopen Creative Boston Grant Awarded to IAM

Inspire Arts & Music is proud to announce that we are a recipient of the 2022 Reopen Creative Boston grant! This year, 192 local arts and cultural organizations received a total of $3.42 million to assist with general operating support and COVID-19 relief through the Boston Cultural Council/Reopen Creative Boston grants. Each year, the City…
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Save The Date, Concert in the Park is on June 21st!

Save the date, Concert in the Park is coming to Post Office Square on Tuesday, June 21st! Join us for a celebration of the arts in the heart of Boston featuring our best youth performing groups! Concert in the Park is the debut spring concert event benefiting the youth programs of Boston's Inspire Arts &…
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2021 Concert in the Park Date Announced!

Save the date, Concert in the Park 2021 is back! Join us on Friday, July 30th at 2:30 pm for an afternoon of music and celebration with some of Boston's best performing arts ensembles! After going virtual for 2020, the 8th annual Concert in the Park will be held at Norman B. Leventhal Park in…
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IAM Awarded Community Preservation Act Grant

Inspire Arts & Music, Inc. (IAM) is proud to announce that it will be the recipient of a 2021 City of Boston Community Preservation Act (CPA) grant of $150,000 for the refurbishment of the Riverside Theater Building. The Riverside Theater Building is a historically significant building located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. The…
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Fantastic Festivals becomes a division of Inspire Arts & Music

Effective December 22, 2020 the Fantastic Festivals company, founded in 2007 by Gary Partridge, became a division of Inspire Arts & Music. Gary Partridge will continue on into the future with Inspire Arts & Music as the Director of Fantastic Festivals. Over 14 years, Fantastic Festivals has grown in size hosting over 225 groups and…
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Chris Holland Named DCI Board Chair

The Boston Crusaders and Inspire Arts & Music are pleased to announce that our very own Chris Holland was recently named the Drum Corps International Board Chair! During the DCI Annual Meeting held virtually this past January, Executive Director and COO Chris Holland was elected to a three year term as Chair of the Drum…
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2020 Concert in the Park Recap

Concert in the Park is the debut spring concert event featuring the best youth performing groups of New England’s Inspire Arts & Music. Usually held in Downtown Boston in early June, the evening concert usually kicks off the Boston Crusaders national tour with a hometown standstill performance. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, this highly anticipated…
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Virtual Concert in the Park Postponed

Our Virtual Concert in the Park, originally scheduled for Monday, June 15 is postponed to a future date.  Inspire Arts & Music is focusing our attention on the important community and national conversations around systemic racism, injustice, and abuses of power that Black Americans have faced. We are saddened and disturbed by the events that…
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