On Tuesday, April 24, Guitar Instructor, and Rock Band Instructor Jeremy Sarzana showed off by lining up and playing in 3 different bands at Johnnie’s on the Side.  Showed off???  Jeremy is the most humble guy you’ll ever meet, so I’m bragging on his behalf.  The 3 groups played what I’m going to call Punk Rock, Classic Rock, and Acoustic Rock respectively.  The folks who were at Johnnie’s had a GREAT night of live music. Thank you Jeremy, and Thankyou Johnnie’s for hosting us.

On Friday, April  27, NEMPAC concluded our Winter Concert Series with The Scott Boni Trio at the Old North Church with an amazing performance.  Thank you Scott, Tim and June.  Big thanks to Sherri Snow for a wonderful concert series and to Old North Church for hosting us! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us – both by being there, and by contributing at the door.  Our scholarship program has received a nice boost from these concerts.

On April 28, NEMPAC was invited to perform the National Anthem at the North End Athletic Association’s Opening Day of Baseball. Great job to Voice Student of Sherri Snow Nina Finocchiaro!  Thank you to NEAA for inviting us!

On April 29, NEMPAC participated in the Cyrus Dallin Celebration Event on the Prado.  Thank you to David Kubiak, and NEWRA for including us in such an grand and historic event. Congratulations and thank yous to Voice instructor Sherri Snow, Guitar instructor, Jeremy Sarzana, and Trumpet instructor (and Singer) Chris Schroeder for a great performance.  Congratulations and thank yous to piano student Carlo Crocini and to guitar students Nick Shea, and Charlie Griffin for amazing performances. Congratulations and Thank you to Voice and Piano instructor Rebecca Rapoport-Cole for an amazing line up and performance by Longy Opera Master’s Degree students. Congratulations and Thank you to voice student Joey Griffith for an amazing acapella performance of the National Anthem, and to NEMPAC students Emma Bergueño, Griffin Black, and Maya Sen-Jennings for an exceptional job reading the lengthy “Paul Revere’s Ride” by H.W. Longfellow.  All 4 of those kids were there also representing our fantastic neighbor The Eliot School. Thank you to everyone in the audience who participated in the sing-along of “”America” (“My country tis of thee”), with lyrics written by Reverend Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895).  Rev. Smith lived on Sheafe Street as a boy and was a student at the Eliot School.  The song “America” was performed as part of the 1940 statue dedication program. And to the parents of all these kids – you should feel VERY proud!