Friday, March 8, 2013
Sold-out event raised over $3,500 for the Madison Music Association.
Over 60 homemade cakes, 30 high school volunteers and 13 student acts helped make the the Madison Music Association's annual "Dessert and Jazz" fundraiser a success this year. More than 200 people attended the sold-out "Dessert and Jazz" fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Madison High School. Organizers said the event was expected to raise over $3,500 for the association, which benefits the music, arts and theater programs throughout the Madison school district. See more photos on the Madison Music Association's Facbebook page.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
'Once in a Blue Moon,' this year's dessert and jazz fundraiser for the Madison Music Association, is Saturday.
Tuesday, February 19
The Madison Music Association is scheduled to present “Once in a Blue Moon,” its 2013 dessert and jazz fundraiser, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Madison High School, 170 Ridgedale Ave. The event features student musicians and homemade desserts. “This event is all about the students—student performers, student servers, and the jazz ensembles providing a great evening and raising money for all the arts programs in district," Madison Music Association President Helen Raymaker said in a news release announcing the event. "We are very thankful for the community support this event enjoys each year.” The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with dessert and beverages in the high school cafeteria. Student musicians from the high school will provide …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Fundraiser showcases individuals and ensemble performances.
The Madison Music Association held a dessert and jazz fundraiser Saturday night at Madison High. The full house was treated to a variety of desserts served by student volunteers. The musical stylings spanned the gamut from ukulele to clarinet to The Beatles to Brubeck and Marc Cohn.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Students take to the stage in arts fundraiser event.
The sweet notes of jazz mixed with sweet treats at the recent Dessert and Jazz evening held at Madison High School to benefit the Madison Music Association. A crowd of 225 turned the school's cafeteria into an ad hoc jazz club, and helped raise $2,000 for the music and art programs in Madison public schools. Along with the jazz club, there were two concerts in the auditorium, by the Junior School Jazz orchestra and the High School Jazz orchestra. Recipes from the event are available on the MMA's Facebook page. The next major event will be the Arts Matters concert at Drew University on March 23, a concert with performances by Madison schools faculty members, and art exhibits by visual arts faculty. While not an MMA fundraiser, monies raised…
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Madison Music Association supports teachers' efforts to provide quality arts education.
Scores of studies show that music in a curriculum helps enrich student learning and social skills. This is good news for Madison students. The district’s commitment to the arts gives students an abundance of ways to explore their musical interests. These include bands, orchestras, ensembles, musicals, and music theory classes. More good news? The non-profit Madison Music Association enhances the music-rich program; it both supports teachers’ efforts and shares the many high notes with the community. Chances are, if you’ve lived in Madison for just a few months, you’ve seen evidence of the Madison Music Association (MMA) at work. Perhaps you bought grapefruit from the MMA during their annual fruit sale. Or saw the MJS musical “Annie” …