joe says "mamm rock"

Joe was never much of a musician, but he can appreciate talent when he sees it. There's plenty of talent at Maine Academy of Modern Music, a local organization that aspires to provide Maine youth with the discipline, freedom, and guidance to appreciate the thrill of making contemporary music, instilling in them the power of self-expression. MAMM is dedicated to building leadership through the musical arts.

The good folks over at MAMM hope that you can join them tomorrow, October 12th, when they will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary in style with Chords For Kids: MAMM's Scholarship Gala Fundraiser. This first annual event will be held at Portland's spectacular new music venue AURA and will feature performances by MAMM students, a silent auction, and an award ceremony where MAMM will recognize "Rock Stars in Our Communities". Following the award ceremony attendees will dance the night away to Maine's own 19-piece big band The Fogcutters whose lead male vocalist is none other than MAMM instructor Chas Lester.

Find more about MAMM here, and more about the gala here.

                  Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.