Breckenridge Music would not be possible without the support of our incredible extended family of volunteers. A special thank you to all of our ushers, education ambassadors, champagne concert hosts and street team. We could not do it without YOU.
I’ve been an active, enthusiastic member of Applause for more than 10 years and am currently Chair. It’s a real pleasure and an honor to work alongside so many talented, creative, generous, and committed people, including members of Applause and the Breck Music Advisory Council, the Breck Music staff, and our Artistic Director and musicians. It’s a chance for me to combine my interests in all types of music and social activities, and in serving in a leadership capacity.
My husband Russ and I have been involved with a number of fundraisers for Breck Music and Applause. The one nearest and dearest to our hearts is the champagne brass brunch concert, which has been sold out every year since 2009, when Russ, Breck Music trumpeter Tim McFadden, and others originated the idea. Since then attendees have enjoyed lively classical and popular music staged outdoors on the Trowbridge’s tent-covered deck and delicious food and drink prepared and served by generous volunteers including our neighbors.
We’ll miss hosting our summer concert this year but will look forward to tuning in to Applause@Home!
I first became involved with Applause for two reasons— my passion for music and my love of cooking! And, for the last 12 years, it’s been a perfect match. Simply put, it’s an absolute joy for me to be very involved in a social group that is so focused on raising both friends and funds for Breck Music. Its commitment to providing quality music to the entire Summit County community is extraordinary and that fact that I get to play a small role in making that happen is so rewarding. The bonus is that I’ve met so many fantastic people including the terrific women who serve and have served on the Applause committee over the years. What an honor it is to be working with this team of dedicated women. It continues to be a fun and interesting part of my life. Can’t imagine not being involved. I’m looking forward to the virtual music experiences we will enjoy this summer and can’t wait for us all to be together again soon at an event and a concert!