Category Archives: Inspire Arts & Music

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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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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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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Robert L. Reynolds – 2019 Champion Award Recipient!

We are truly pleased to recognize Robert J. Reynolds as the 2019 recipient of the Inspire Arts & Music Champion Award, which was established to honor an individual who has been an extraordinary leader for the Arts. Reynolds embodies what this award stands for through his civic leadership and philanthropic spirit. Robert's philosophy has clearly…
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Boston Crusaders perform at PASIC!

Congratulations to Boston Crusader's percussion section for a successful clinic and performance at PASIC 2018 (Percussive Arts Society International Convention) this past weekend! The front ensemble and battery reunited in Indianapolis this weekend to present a "Day in the Life of a DCI Percussion Section" with Colin McNutt and Iain Moyer at Percussive Arts Society's annual convention. Check…
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IAM Brings Ben Paulding Into A New Role!

Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) is excited to secure Ben Paulding as our Director of Urban Programing. Ben has been with IAM for four years, teaching and developing the Hyde Park Youth Percussion Ensemble (HYPE) in Hyde Park, MA. Ben will continue teaching HYPE and will now add oversight and coordination between all IAM percussion…
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Fleetwood Sounds added to Inspire Arts & Music Portfolio!

Inspire Arts & Music is proud to announce that it has been selected to run Fleetwood Sounds, a leader in providing historical recordings to the drum corps activity. We are grateful for the leadership of board member Michael J. Woodall in acquiring this precious asset. The aquisition will allow Inspire and the Boston Crusaders to…
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