Asheville Music School annual concert fundraiser set for April 21 at The Isis Music Hall

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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This is going to be fun. Press release here:

Sound Effects: Asheville Music School
Performs The Beatles’ Abbey Road
A Benefit For AMS
April 21 at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

The fourth annual Sound Effects concert to benefit Asheville Music School will be held on Thursday, April 21 from 6 – 9 PM at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall. The featured headliner will showcase AMS teachers and students covering The Beatles’ Abbey Road album in its entirety.

“We’re extremely excited to show the community the high quality of teachers and students we have at AMS. Especially in covering Abbey Road, with a 15+ piece band!” said AMS Interim Director Ryan Reardon. All proceeds from the event will benefit Asheville Music School’s operations, mission, and programs, particularly the school’s growing outreach and scholarship programs.

The event will also feature AMS Outreach ensembles, including the AMS Rock Band, and also the Woodsong Clarinet Choir, made up of teachers, professionals, and students of all ages. Another highlight will be the announcement of winners of the Practice-A-Thon, where AMS students gather sponsors who pledge donations based on the number of hours they practice their instrument during the month of March. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of silent auction and raffle items donated by area businesses, and may also donate to a fund to purchase musical instruments for the school’s instrument library.

About Asheville Music School
Launched in 1996 as a community-based business, Asheville Music School transitioned into nonprofit status in 2012 and relocated to Pack Square. AMS currently has an enrollment of nearly 500 students of all skill levels who study a variety of instruments in private and group lessons, summer camps, ensembles and workshops. The 35 members of the AMS music faculty are all professional music educators and teaching artists.

The mission of AMS is strengthening Western North Carolina communities through music education and outreach. Through the Paul Thorpe Music Education Fund, created in honor of the late director of the school, AMS has awarded scholarships to hundreds of youth and adults who are unable to afford music instruction and instruments. The Sound Education Outreach Program is comprised of youth and adult ensembles that perform free of charge for youth, seniors and people living with disabilities at community sites.

Tickets to the event are $12 in advance and $15 at the door; $6 for children under 12; and free for ages 2 and younger. Advance tickets may be purchased on the Isis website at, or in person at Asheville Music School. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy fine dining at Isis prior to the show; a portion of dinner sales will be donated to AMS. Dinner reservations are recommended and may be made by calling Isis at (828) 575-2737.

Asheville Music School
126 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Asheville Music School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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