Colours Benefit Concert Held at Clarice Performing Arts Center
On June 4, the University of Maryland, in partnership with the Prince George's Arts Council, hosted a benefit concert at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center featuring the Colours Arts in Education Program. Colours is an ensemble performing arts program designed to strengthen a student's academic, leadership, interpersonal, and artistic skills. Students do not need to audition in order to be a part of the experience.
More than 85 people, as well as three Prince George's County Council members, attended, including Chairman Thomas Dernoga, Will Campos, and Eric Olson. Over $1,300 from ticket sales and another $200 in private gifts were raised from alumni and friends to support the University of Maryland Incentive Awards Program/Gossett Family Challenge Endowment.
The Gossett Family Challenge creates an opportunity for select graduates of Northwestern High School in Prince George's County to attend the University of Maryland for four years through the Incentive Awards Program. This wonderful initiative was funded by a $1 million matching gift by Regent Barry P. Gossett, a Northwestern alumnus who attended the University of Maryland. Barry hopes to see his gift inspire a collective effort by graduates of both institutions to raise another $1 million to build a perpetual fund for the Incentive Awards Program.
Colours was directed by Class of 1992 Terp Jason Cook.
For more info please go to www.colours.org.
Tags: Summer 2010