Photos of our recent student recitals

FREE FALL FESTIVAL ~ Sunday, September 30 from 2:00-4:00 PM

The Thayer Performing Arts Center and Community Art, Drama & Music School (the large yellow mansion at 438 Main Street, South Lancaster, MA) will hold its annual FREE FALL FESTIVAL FOR FAMILIES from 2:00 - 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 30 (RAIN OR SHINE). The community is invited to tour the beautiful and historic mansion and grounds while listening to classical, folk, jazz, marches, and pops music throughout the afternoon featuring the Atlantic Wind Symphony, Youth Ensemble of New England, various chamber ensembles, and faculty soloists. Local artisans will be displaying and selling crafts. Come enjoy free yummy treats including, cider, donuts, popcorn and pretzels. There will be games, hayrides, an improv station, pumpkin decorating, plus face painting for children. TPAC Director Earl Raney says, “Come celebrate this beautiful fall season with our students and area musicians. This is a great way for children and adults to discover the joy of the fine arts ~ create an artwork, star in a mini play, get up close to your favorite musical instrument. If it rains, all activities will continue inside!” FREE and open to the public. TPAC is under new management by the Youth Ensemble of New England. Many new activities are taking place this fall. In addition to music lessons and ensembles, the community music school now offers photography & book clubs; drama & studio art classes; music therapy, contemporary worship coaching and a gospel choir.