LETTER: Come on People, This is Not Going to Be A Rolling Stones Concert
As a founding board member of Indian Hill Music and past president, I am over the moon with the real prospect of IHM returning to Groton. Coincidentally, right across the road from the street which gave it their name, Indian Hill Road. The founders of Indian Hill Arts, as it was first named over 30 years ago, were mostly residents of Groton. Its roots are right here! Welcome home.
I have truly enjoyed watching their growth over the years. Specifically how IHM has become responsive to community needs in addition to being a world class music school and orchestra. Providing healing music at hospitals, to patients in hospice care, musicians to perform at Christmas events for Loaves & Fishes and free lunch concerts. The list is endless. IHM has clearly become a vital asset to the entire North Central Massachusetts region.
On a personal note, I am now a beginning piano student and loving it. After a sit down with the Director of the Music School, discussing my waning learning style and musical goals, a teacher was selected for me that has been a perfect match. My instructor has her masters from Berklee School of Music in Contemporary American Music. It has been a win for me.
My message is simple, Indian Hill Music wants to be and will become a good neighbor for our community. My appeal to the Planning Board and to all is to find a way that will be a win for all parties involved. The cultural and economic impact will be enjoyed for many years to come, we cannot allow this jewel to slip away from our community. Let’s make sure we do everything possible to make this project successful.