2021 CMS Brunch and Silent auction

Thank you to everyone who bid and donated to make our first-ever online auction a success!  While we are disappointed that we had to cancel our 2020 Brunch, we look forward to seeing you all next year, Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Lehigh Country Club!

Dear Friends of CMS,

Unfortunately, with the outbreak of COVID-19, and the associated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to avoid public gatherings of more than 10 people, we have decided to cancel this year’s Brunch. Our Board of Directors carefully considered this decision, given that we have already accepted paid reservations and sponsorships for the Brunch. We are disappointed to have to cancel this enjoyable event, but we are mindful of our responsibility as a civic nonprofit charity to help contain this outbreak as much as possible in the interest of public health and safety.

The CMS Brunch is our only fundraiser of the year, and the event raises about $25,000 in much-needed funds that help us make music lessons affordable to interested students from all families, including those who need financial aid and scholarships to pay for lessons. If you would still like to support our mission, even though we cannot hold the Brunch this April, you can mail a donation check to CMS or make a donation online here.

If you have already mailed CMS a check with your Brunch reservation, please consider treating the full value of your reservation as a tax-deductible donation to support the mission of CMS. We are planning an evening reception in Fall 2020 (date TBD) in the Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at CMS to honor our generous supporters who choose to donate the full value of their Brunch reservations or make other Brunch donations toward the mission of Community Music School. We will also recognize Larry Johnson, our long-time board member and president, who is retiring in June. Thank you for your consideration.

Of course, if you prefer a refund check for a 2020 Brunch reservation payment that you have made, please let me know (email jeff@cmslv.org ), and I will promptly mail you a refund.

Thank you to our dedicated committee: Linda Gardner (chair), Nancy Bleam, Laura Burcaw, Cathy Coyne, Carmen Flosdorf, Diane Graham, Viviana Herrera, Lisa Hopstock, Jodie Hourt, Lawrence Johnson, Regina Luciano, Arysa Molina, Kat O’Connor, Jeff Reed, Ellen Roberts, Sandy Sillers, Kammie Takahashi, Mary Warfel, and Valerie Zeltzman.

I appreciate your generosity and support of Community Music School at this very challenging time. I hope that you and your family remain safe and healthy, and I look forward to seeing you at next year’s CMS Brunch, in late April, 2021, at Lehigh Country Club.

Sincerely yours,

Jeff Reed
Director, Community Music School