Merry Multicultural Musical Celebration at Sandy Spring Museum’s Family Holiday Party

The Mighty Kelltones, the Peace Mission Korean Dance and drumming group, and the Sutradhar Institute of Dance, Chai Dynamics performing live at seasonal gathering.

(Sandy Spring, MD) Join 600+ neighbors and friends at the Sandy Spring Museum’s beloved Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 4, 3:00pm-6:00pm. Celebrate the season with award-winning multicultural dance and song performances by The Mighty Kelltones, the Peace Mission Korean Dance and drumming group, the Sutradhar Institute of Dance and Chai Dynamics. Enjoy holiday refreshments, cookies galore, photos with Santa, and a darling kids-only gift shop where everything is under $5, gift wrapped before mom and dad see the gifts! (Family Ticket $10.00, Individuals: $5.00,

Sutradhar Institute of Dance & Related Arts: This storytelling session for all ages delves into realms of imagination where listeners are encouraged to transcend space, time and culture. Founder Nilimma Devi was recently awarded the Pola Nirenska Award for “Lifetime Achievement in Dance” by Washington Performing Arts.

Peace Mission Korean Dance Group and Drummers: Members of the Peace Mission Korean Dance and drumming group will offer performances of classical Korean musical traditions. Children and adults preserve traditional dances choreographed by the group’s director, Joung Sook Park.

Mighty Kelltones: Guitarist Ralph Lillie, multi-instrumentalist Kathie Lillie and vocalist Chapin Vasilake – are a local band featuring Celtic, Folk, Contemporary and other flavors of music. Chai Dynamics Jewish A Cappella:  Formed in 2009, Chai Dynamics brings the energetic and popular style of collegiate Jewish a cappella to our community. All of their songs are performed without any instrumental accompaniment – they use multi-part harmonies and intricate arrangements to create a rich and dynamic sound using only the human voice. Chai Dynamics perform at local synagogues, schools, community centers and private affairs. With a repertoire ranging from traditional Jewish melodies and holiday tunes to American and Israeli pop, they deliver performances that can delight any audience.

Carolyn Reitman on piano, accompanied by her grandson Charles Benedict on drums.


QUOTE:  “The Sandy Spring Museum provides a powerful combination of history and the arts while offering incredible opportunities to expand one’s knowledge and build lifelong connections through dynamic, cultural events.  From live music to art workshops, exhibits to lively discussions, there’s something for everyone, every season.” Allison Weiss, Executive Director, Sandy Spring Museum

VISUALS: Colorful, costumed, multicultural performances, Santa, holiday décor, home baked cookies galore, gingerbread house auction, handmade artisan gifts by resident and local artists. (Professional high-res photography and B-roll video available upon request.)

ABOUT: The Sandy Spring Museum is a seven acre participatory cultural arts campus in Washington, DC region where people can develop meaningful connections by exploring community history through the visual, literary, and performing arts.

CONTACT: Rachelina Bonacci, Director of Marketing & Sales
Sandy Spring Museum, 17091 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

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