Spaghetti Supper on Jan. 28: Fundraiser for Music Enrichment

Friends of Music at Guilford is hosting a fundraising Spaghetti Supper at Guilford Central School (GCS) on Wednesday, January 28, to support its 7th annual Music Enrichment Program at Guilford Central (K-6) School.

The program’s lead teacher, percussionist Todd Roach, will be joined this season by stringed-instrument specialist Mac Ritchey, for a 3-day workshop residency with grades 4-6 during the first week in February. The residency comes to a close with a concert of traditional and original music presented for the entire school community, assisted in part by their workshop participants.

While a $1,500 grant from the Max Y. Seaton trust has been the program’s annual seed money, the remaining support comes from proceeds of a Spaghetti Supper and also from tickets and donations at a World Music concert by the residency teachers and guest artists.

The Spaghetti Supper — put on by Friends of Music board members and volunteers, other community members, and school parents and students — takes place in the school cafeteria, and precedes a 6:30 Music Night concert in the school gym. This week’s concert features student band and chorus members.

The meal offers an all-you-can eat supper of Spaghetti, homemade vegetarian Marinara Sauce, and equally homemade Italian-style Meatballs. Gluten-free pasta is available on request. Bread made early the same morning by a Guilford baker is available with plain or garlic butter, and homemade Vinaigrette Dressing is served with a Green Salad. Make-your-own Ice Cream Sundaes and homemade Cookies are available for dessert. A variety of hot and cold beverages are also served.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids aged 5-12, free for under-5s; and $25 for a family of 5
(1 to 2 adults plus kids).

Guilford Central School is in Guilford Center, appropriately on School Road. From Brattleboro I-91 Exit 1, take Route 5 south 1-1/2 miles to Guilford Store; from there turn right onto Guilford Center Road, proceed about 3 1/2 miles to School Road on the right, take that past the Town Office & right at the fork to the School parking area.

Note: The World Music concert with Todd Roach, drums and percussion, and Mac Ritchey, strings — joined for part of the performance by Anna Patton, clarinet and vocals — will take place on Friday, February 6, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Brooks House Atrium on Main Street in downtown Brattleboro, during the monthly Gallery Walk festival. Suggested donation is $5 to $10 per person. FOMAG art cards, sweatshirts, tees, and totes will be offered at special discounted prices during Gallery Walk to make way for a new 50th Anniversary Season design to be available by Labor Day weekend.

For further information, contact the FOMAG office at 802-254-3600 or Visit online at

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