Category Archives: Inspire Arts & Music

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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INSPIRE ARTS & MUSIC WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF EVENTS

February 23 , 2016 - Today Inspire Arts & Music, parent organization of the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, is proud to announce that Brian Seemann has joined the full-time staff as the organization’s Director of Events. Brian attended Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA, earning a bachelor’s degree in Community and Regional Planning. He…
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INSPIRE ARTS & MUSIC WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING

January 20 , 2016 - Today Inspire Arts & Music, parent organization of the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, is proud to announce that Donna Monte will join the full-time staff as the organization’s Director of Accounting and Administration. Ms. Monte holds a BSBA in Accounting from Suffolk University and attended the Sawyer Business School, also…
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