Mascoma Music Matters Exceeds Matching Gift Goal

Thanks to our generous donors - we did it!

An anonymous donor came to us with a challenge to raise $5000 to create an elementary school musical instrument bank to receive a dollar-for-dollar match. Beginning on November 1st, donations toward the match started to trickle in.

Our campaign received a huge shot of energy when two Mascoma Alumni, Brooks Hubbard and Hannah Hoffman, offered to play a concert that would also count toward the match. We knew they would draw an amazing crowd and needed a venue to suit. Luckily Mountain Meadow Golf Lounge and Event Center had just the place! Just when we thought things could not get much better, we found out Deciduous Brewery, co-owned by brewer and Mascoma Alum David Sakolsky, had sent up 2 kegs he helped craft. You can see a few of those brews in the photo below along with our two artist and many of the Mascoma Alumni who attended.


Nothing could stop Mascoma pride, not even a snow storm that caused events throughout the Mascoma Valley to be cancelled. Over 200 fans turned out to see Brooks and Hannah and midway through the concert we were able to announce we hit our match. Our community rose to the occasion! We even took the great Mascoma Alumni photo above. Many thanks to Mrs. Nancy Grout for the idea and for to Greg Hubbard for humoring us all to take a photo without warning or the right lighting.

Thanks to everyone who contributed by December 31st, 2015 and came to the concert we will be able to purchase, not just the original 10 instruments we set our sights on, but 11!

  • 2 flutes
  • 2 clarinets
  • 2 trumpets
  • 2 trombones
  • 2 saxophones
  • & 1 bonus instrument!

This means 11 students who many not have been able to afford to play an instrument will get a chance!

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