Every year Rectory hosts a special MARS Benefit Concert in the P.Y and Kinmay Tang Performing Arts Center. Thanks to Donna Bessette, Related Arts Department Team Leader and Director of Drama along with Patrick McCarthy, History Teacher and coordinator for MARS, together they recruit our music teachers and faculty members to donate their time for this concert.
"This concert is the best-kept secret in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut," Mrs. Bessette overheard a guest say last year. The concert is to raise funds to support the Scholarship Fund of the Music at Rectory School (MARS) Program. This music program is offered to students both within and outside the Rectory School Community.
Music At Rectory School (MARS) is our unique after-school program that brings high quality music instruction to students throughout our local community in northeastern Connecticut. Weekly, private lessons from accomplished musicians accommodate any level of musical development. Instruction is available on most band and orchestral instruments as well as piano, guitar, and voice. The MARS faculty are experienced music instructors and performers from the area. A dozen teachers teach eighty-five lessons a week for Rectory students and another thirty lessons for afterschool MARS teachers.
Come for an afternoon concert performed by the teaches, alumni, and special guests of the MARS program. All proceeds go to supporting the MARS Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are provided exclusively to non-Rectory students through TEEG.
Tickets cost $15 and the concert begins at 2:00 p.m.
For information or to reserve tickets please call 860-963-7640 or email Patrick McCarthy at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Each paid admission will receive a raffle ticket, and one person will win a term of music lessons. You must be present to win.