October 6, 2022

2013 Community Music School Champions Honored

(l-r) Rolf Peterson, CMS student; Karli Gilbertson, CMS Artist-in-Residence; Sue Sweeney, CMS Champion; Ginny Lewis, CMS student; John Newman, CMS student. Photo Credit Joan Levy Hepburn

(l-r) Rolf Peterson, CMS student; Karli Gilbertson, CMS Artist-in-Residence; Sue Sweeney, CMS Champion; Ginny Lewis, CMS student; John Newman, CMS student. Photo Credit Joan Levy Hepburn

Community Music School recently recognized longtime supporters at its 2013 CMS Champions Award Breakfast held at Water’s Edge Resort & Spa on October 30. Nearly 100 guests gathered to honor this year’s Champions, including: Pam and Gerard Ciccarello of Covenant Kitchens & Baths, Inc. in Westbrook; pianist and recital accompanist Susan Sweeney of Deep River; and proprietors of the Centerbrook Meetinghouse Herb Clark and Norman Needleman of Essex. Community Music School presents the Champions Awards annually to those who have supported the School and its mission over the past 30 years and who strive to improve our community through the arts.

(l-r) Herb Clark, CMS Champion; Robin Andreoli, CMS executive director; Tom Briggs, CMS music director. Photo Credit Joan Levy Hepburn.

(l-r) Herb Clark, CMS Champion; Robin Andreoli, CMS executive director; Tom Briggs, CMS music director. Photo Credit Joan Levy Hepburn.

The 2013 CMS Champions event was sponsored by Essex Financial Services, Essex Savings Bank, and Landscape Specialties. Since 1983, CMS has offered innovative music programming for infants through adults, creating a tradition of providing quality music instruction to residents of shoreline communities. The Music School offers financial assistance through a scholarship fund and provides arts education and music therapy outreach programs in the public schools and other community organizations.