Gregory Mantone Memorial Concert on May 2nd 

04/27/2012

Contributed by Molly O'Shea Polk

The Tuba/Euphonium studio will be holding a fundraiser concert on Wednesday, May 2nd in Ford Hall at 10:00 am. The performance will feature the Youngblood Brass Band Group, the South Hill Jazz Quartet, members of the Tuba/Euphonium Studio, and Ithacapella, Premium Blend, and IC Voicestream. The concert will be MC-ed by Junior Music Education Majors Riley Goodemote and Emily Dobmeier. It will be a great way to celebrate the life of Greg as well as the end of the school year.  Community raffles, including gift cards to Purity Ice Cream and Hickey's Music store, will be sold (starting at $1) and donations of any amount will be collected during the concert. 

The program will feature:
Big Bill's Phat 7 with a repeat of Ford Fest, playing Brooklyn
Pangea Tuba Quartet rocking out some Journey
Steve Vaughn on a beautiful euphonium solo
South Hill Quartet playing some jazz
and
Ithacapella, Premium Blend, and IC VoiceStream covering Lady Gaga

The concert will be MC-ed by Juniors Emily Dobmeier and Riley Goodemote.

On behalf of the Tuba/Euphonium studio and Dr. Aaron Tindall, thank you to the Ithaca College community for your contributions to the Gregory Mantone Memorial campaign. To date, close to $2,000 has been raised - an excellent start toward the goal of $5,000.  There is still a ways to go to meet this goal before the May 31st time frame, and any donation, even $5-$10, is greatly appreciated.  

If you have not donated yet, please consider one of the following options:

1. Make a donation online at: http://www.icalumni.net/s/369/index.aspx?sid=369&gid=1&pgid=1059&content_id=616
   
Utilizing this process will allow the college to keep a list of those who have donated. Gregory's family will be provided a list of those who made the memorial possible and it also provides the information the college needs to provide tax receipts to those who donate.

2. Bring your cash or check donation (checks made payable to Ithaca College) to Julie Ruocco in the music office. Donations can be made between the hours of 9 and 4.

3. Consider asking others to support this great cause. 

School of Music student Nicole Kukieza has been facilitating the fundraising efforts.  She recently said, "I think it is important to remember the reason we are holding this fundraiser. It is to remember one of the happiest, most kind hearted students the School of Music had the privilege of knowing, Gregory Mantone. Greg gave so much to the School of Music, and we owe him our best efforts in creating a permanent memorial by which to remember him."

Once again, the Tuba/Euphonium studio thanks you for your donations and generosity. We hope to see you on May 2nd!

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the School of Music at 607-274-3717.

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