This past May, many of us celebrated the Founders of MCS and partied like it was 1999 at the Final Rent Party. With over three hundred members of the MCS community attending the final major celebration at 7 east 96th street, the evening was full of reminiscing, joy and even some sadness at the realization that this was the last time most of us would be in the building that was once our school.
To those of you who were able to attend, thank you. Thank you for taking the time, making the trek and helping to create such a special occasion. And thank you for sharing your pictures, thoughts and memories. And to those who couldn’t make it (and we know there were many of you who wanted to but couldn’t) you were in our thoughts and we hope to see you soon.
As most of you, if not all of you, know, MCS is moving from 7 East 96th street to 150 West 85th street this summer. The purchase of the new building occurred last year and the sale of the current building was recently concluded. The renovation of the former Mannes School of Music building, which began this past September, is scheduled to be completed this summer. Please lookout for future communications about alumni tours of our new home in the fall. View the architects’ renderings of the new building.
This has been a busy year filled with numerous alumni related activities, such as the party headlined by renowned DJ and MCS grad Stretch Armstrong, aka Adrian Bartos class of ‘83 and the aforementioned Final Rent Party which featured The London Souls as the final of three MCS related groups to perform in the Music Room. And next year promises to be just as busy. Aside from opening its doors at the new location and all of the traditional events like the Farm Festival and Big Night Out, MCS will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. We hope all of you will be able to participate in the celebration in any way you can.
If you have any questions about what’s going on at MCS, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to answer them. If you have any ideas on how you would like to get more involved, volunteering your time or resources, or perhaps you have an idea that you think might benefit the school, please let us know.
Sincerely your alumni representatives to the Board,
Bator Kovacs ‘73 and Stephen Trowbridge ‘74