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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration in Springfield

Event Details

January 20, 2020
11:00 am-1:00 pm

MassMutual Center
1227 Main Street
Springfield, MA
United States
free and open to the public

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration: "In Times Like These"

Program includes:

Welcome and greetings by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Springfield Major Dominic Sarno

Orchestral performances by SPS/CMSS Sonido Musica School Partnership students. Eleni Yalanis, director

Musical selections by Children's Chorus of Springfield

MLK Day House Band, featuring Billy Arnold, Scott Sasanecki, Jason Schwartz and Ralph Whilttle

Musical selections by Springfield Community Chorale Gospel Choir. Vanessa Ford, director

MLK Day Festival Bucket Drummers. Rich Marshall, director

Dramatatic selection by D.R.E.A.M. STUDIOS and MLK Jr. After-School Program. Ben Smith, director

MLK Day/Community Music School of Springfield Festival Orchestra. Marty Knierem, director.

Oratory performance by Kendrick Hewitt, winner of the 2019 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Oratorical Competition

MLK Day MC's Andrew Code, Azell Cavaan and Youth MC Tykie Green

Presenting partners
Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Servies
Community Music School of Springfield
D.R.E.A.M. Studio - Springfield College

SponsorsDream Keepers

Focus Springfield
Massachusetts Cultural Council

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Springfield College
Westfield State University

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts