Winchester Community Music School is moving toward
10 years in its grand home at 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester. Once
the estate home of actor/comedian Frank Fontaine, the now fully restored
and enlarged Tudor building sits on three acres, just up the hill
from the former Mystic Elementary School.
In 1997 Cummings Foundation spearheaded the project
with the lead $500,000 gift to help purchase the property. That gift
directly led to two additional $500,000 contributions, one from Mr.
and Mrs. J.P. Barger, and the other from the late Sandra Rogers, all
of Winchester, to jump start the $3.5 million fundraising campaign.
The school now enrolls more than 900 students of
all ages, and from many communities. Information about course schedules
and fees is available by visiting www.winchestermusic.org.