The immensely popular cover band, Tantrum, will perform a benefit show on Friday, April 28 at 8 PM at the Hotel on North in Pittsfield. Donations, collected during the performance, will support community outreach programs sponsored by Berkshire Rowing, also known as BRASS.
BRASS, a non-profit organization founded in 1995, is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming experience for recreational, competitive and youth rowers through quality programs. The organization’s commitment to community service includes programs for local youth from low income families and single mothers from the Redfield House in Pittsfield to learn to row, gain confidence and team skills, and compete in regattas in New England. BRASS operates a boathouse on Onota Lake in Pittsfield, and offers year-round programs that improve lifelong fitness.
“We are honored to have been selected by Tantrum as their charity of choice for the upcoming concert at the Hotel on North,” said Don Roche, BRASS president. “With our boathouse officially opening on April 22, we are ramping up coached and recreational rowing for all ages.”
Roche added, “Our juniors’ program has grown significantly over the past few years. We look forward to awarding scholarship to bring more community youth into our boats thanks to the generosity of Tantrum.”
Tantrum’s band members include vocals: Emma Weiskopf; drums: Jim Harwood; guitar: Matt Mozian; bass: Jedd Hall; keys: John Denmark; and guitar: Chris Hennessey.
BRASS will sponsor a free Learn-to-Row program with sessions on Saturday, May 13 from 8:00-9:45 AM and 10:00-11:45 AM at the BRASS boathouse and again on Saturday, June 3 from 8:00-9:45 AM or 10:00-11:45 AM at Burbank Park. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register now at www.berkshirerowing.com.