Together with student and faculty performers, local businesses, and sponsors, the NEMPAC Annual Performathon—on Saturday, April 6thraised $27,752 to advance our goals of ensuring all have equal access to high-quality music and performing arts educational programs. 

Uniquely special to Performathon were the 70 NEMPAC youth whose performances directly raised funds to support tuition assistance for their peers. This year, 827 students are receiving free or discounted tuition at 13 locations in the North End, Charlestown, and East Boston neighborhoods. 

Returning for its second year at the Boston Public Market, this day-long fundraiser included individual singers, dancers, and instrumentalists, as well as student ensembles representing NEMPAC’s Boston Public School partners, including the Eliot K-8 Innovation School and the Harvard Kent School. 

The event also honored instructor Laura DeGiacomo’s 20 years of commitment as a NEMPAC faculty member. Laura began her tenure in 2004 as an early childhood music and movement instructor leading the Family Music Makers program. The classes were once held at the historic 1940s North End bathhouse, now the Prado Studios, where NEMPAC continues to host private music instruction and small group classes. 

Thank you to this year’s Performathon 2024 sponsors, including our Platinum Sponsor: Seven Hills Pasta Co., and our Silver Sponsors: North End Athletic Association, Chairman of House Ways & Means and State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Rita Pagliuca, Andrea Waldstein, and Knights of Columbus Ausonia Council 1513.

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