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THE CONCORD COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL
March 23, 2012

As a parent of two young children who enjoyed a wonderful singing program ("Purple Finches") at the school, I can say that they really have dedicated, passionate teachers who love what they do, and the students pick up that vibe. While my young children are "over-committed" and we haven't taken advantage of the opportunity to learn a musical instrument at the school, the school's reputation is excellent. The music teachers are well-respected musicians and performers in their own right (e.g. we had Paul Dysktra and Gregg Pauley as piano soloists for the Granite State Symphony Orchestra) and my daughter's friends have learned amazingly fast with the Suzuki violin program. We've enjoyed listening to the students and faculty perform at different times - just beautiful music! To look at the breadth and scope of the activities at the school gives some sense of the dedication, drive, and ability of the President, Peggy Senter, who stands out in the Concord nonprofit (and business) community for her ability to "make things happen" and grow the school to its present size and importance in the community. Not only do they have an incredible breadth in their programs, but they also offer possibilities for students who might not be financially able to attend. They help anchor a culture of performing arts in the capital region.

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2010

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Concord Family YMCA
March 23, 2012

This is a terrific community organization. It really is a "core organization" for the Concord community. Socially, people of all economic backgrounds interact, and people of all ages can be found using the facilities. In an era when finances are tight, the availability of free babysitting makes it possible to use the good facilities, and the monthly "Family Fun Fridays" is a great program for families with children, whether members or not. We have friends who take advantage of the opportunities to donate their time to the Y in exchange for membership, which makes it possible for people who would find it a financial stretch to actually join, and to benefit from all the wonderful programs. It is hard to go to the Y without meeting your friends and neighbors, or your children's friends and parents. I could go on, but as far as an organization which contributes to the social fabric and physical health of a community, the Concord Y rates at the top. Thank you to all the sponsors and donors to this great organization!

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Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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