2019 Brooklyn Music School Gala

Celebrating 110 Years: Restore & Revitalize

Tuesday, 11.12.19 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2019 marks 110 years that Brooklyn Music School has been changing lives and building a community centered around the idea that music and performing arts should be accessible to all.

Come out to celebrate our 110 history of remarkable achievement with us, and join us in looking forward to some big changes underway as we revitalize this historic institution in the heart of Brooklyn's cultural district. Over the past seven years we have increased the number of students we work with from 300 to over 8,000. Over 90% of the students we serve receive music and arts education at no or reduced cost.

On November 12th, we will be having an evening of music, great food, drinks, and celebration at our 110 Year Gala at the BAM Cafe at the Opera House next door to our historic facility in Ft Greene. Come hang out with like-minded supporters of music, equity in arts education, and a strong and diverse Brooklyn and secure your seats by purchasing your table or tickets now.

Location

BAMcafe Lepercq Space

30 Lafayette Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Gala Chair

John Flores

Host committee

Charles Swartz 

Sasha Lazard

Zach Kouwe

Brian Pope

Get Involved in Making the Gala a Blowout

Proceeds from the Gala will go to help match funds that have been allocated by the NY State Council on the Arts for badly needed upgrades to our BMS Playhouse, including installation of theater air conditioning and a renovation of our theater bathrooms. We have already raised $140,000 out of the $250,000 budget, but we need your help to close the gap and complete this work.

Parents, grandparents, and BMS supporters can get involved in multiple way to make this event a resounding success.

  • Join Our Gala Committee as a parent volunteer to help with organizing and spreading the word about this important event.

  • Become a Gala Sponsor by approaching your employer about showing their commitment to equity in the arts be sponsoring this important community event. For details on our sponsorship packages, click here.

  • Suggest Auction Items that parents and gala attendees will find irresistible, like dining experiences, vacation items, fine art, spa packages or the like. This is a great way for local businesses and professionals to do good and gain exposure at the same time.

Please contact our Gala Coordinator at gala@brooklynmusicschool.org to discuss in more detail how you can get involved.

 
Honoring guitarist  Captain Kirk Douglas  from The Roots as featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Honoring guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas from The Roots as featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Honoring New York City Public Advocate  Jumaane Williams  for tremendous work done on behalf of families, children, and immigrants to build towards a more equitable New York with opportunity for all.

Honoring New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams for tremendous work done on behalf of families, children, and immigrants to build towards a more equitable New York with opportunity for all.

Featuring a special performance by the  Resistance Revival Chorus .

Featuring a special performance by the Resistance Revival Chorus.

Featuring a presentation by Special Guest and BMS Guardian Angel  Laurie Cumbo , Council Member for the 35th District of the New York City Council.

Featuring a presentation by Special Guest and BMS Guardian Angel Laurie Cumbo, Council Member for the 35th District of the New York City Council.

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Sponsors & Partners

Visionary

Gotham

Gotham

 

Trailblazer

Tanner Bolt & Nut Corp .

Tanner Bolt & Nut Corp.

Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place

Kubient

Kubient

Chase Bank

Chase Bank

SUSTAINER

Marcum

Marcum

Con Edison

Con Edison

Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada

Dukas Linden Public Relations

Dukas Linden Public Relations

Gilbane

Gilbane

Downtown Music Publishing

Downtown Music Publishing

LEADER

Hudson Companies

Hudson Companies

Beasley

Beasley

 

Marketing

North Street Creative

North Street Creative

Pursuit PR

Pursuit PR

Century Direct

Century Direct

 

Event

Skurnik Wines

Skurnik Wines

The Pinot Project

The Pinot Project

Circa Brewing Co.

Circa Brewing Co.

 

Special Thanks to Our Auction Contributors:

Interested in contributing to our auction? Please contact us.