Gala Benefit Concert to support Newton North & South H.S. Music Students – Fri., Nov. 22 at 7PM

Kick off the holiday season with a very special night of jazz! On Friday, November 22, join the music communities of Newton North and Newton South High Schools at a Gala Benefit Concert in support of the Newton Music Ambassadors Scholarship Fund (NMA). Featuring ensembles from both schools’ award-winning jazz programs, the evening promises exceptional music in a convivial setting with light snacks and a cash bar, and is a great opportunity to celebrate and support Newton’s talented young musicians. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the Newton Music Ambassadors, a collaborative fund set up by Newton South’s Lisa Linde and North’s Richard Labedz to empower students in pursuit of music enrichment beyond the classroom. Funds raised at this event will provide Newton high school music students with opportunities to travel and participate in festivals and competitions, as well as funding assistance for private music lessons, and summer music camps etc.  The NMA seeks to position our students to serve as ambassadors who will positively impact the world around them through music.

The NMA Gala Benefit Concert will take place on Friday, November 22, from 7 to 10PM at the American Legion Nonantum Post 440, 295 California St, Newton. Ticket prices are $25/adult, $10/student and can be purchased online in advance at, or at the door (cash/check only).  Donations also welcome.  Questions can be emailed to