Entertaining the Lakes Region
The Great Waters Community
Great Waters Community Efforts
Street Piano Project
Our small but mighty fleet of pianos are deployed throughout Wolfeboro from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Each brightly painted piano sits proudly outside numerous Wolfeboro businesses waiting for you to stop and play a few notes or a whole piece!
If it is summer, grab your friends or a family member to record a quick video playing your favorite piece on the piano. You might be featured on our website!
- Upload the video to your social media account
- Tag us @GreatWatersNH and #StreetPianosProject
* By submitting your video you are giving Great Waters permission to share your video via our social media channels, website, email, and more. We will list your name with each video for credit.
Encouraging Local Youth + Scholarships
The Great Waters Education Mission
To encourage local youth to pursue careers related to performing arts by providing scholarships for college students, working with booster clubs to raise awareness for their programs, and collaborating with other arts organizations to support and elevate educational opportunities.
Encouraging local youth
In 2022, Great Waters is excited to offer some music education programming associated with our inaugural performance of the “Concerts in Town” series. Check back here for updates.
The Barbara & David Lobdell Scholarship Fund
Since its inception, the Great Waters Scholarship Program has contributed financial assistance to music students in the Lakes Region, helping them on the journey to connect their gifts with the needs of the music world. In 2021, the program was renamed the Barbara and David Lobdell Scholarship Fund in honor of a couple who have served the organization in a variety of roles over the past 25 years.
Great Waters Scholarship applications are accepted beginning in March each year from New Hampshire Lakes Region residents. High school, college, or graduate students with interest in pursuing a career in some facet of music education or performance qualify to apply for financial assistance. Financial assistance scholarship recipients are announced typically in May and honored at one of the Great Waters concerts.
The scholarship program is funded in part through the generosity of donors, including the Nancy P. Marriott Foundation.
Great Waters presented two scholarships to Lakes Region students in 2021.
Janis also graduated from Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, NH, and is planning on attending Dean College in Franklin, MA. in the fall, majoring in dance. Since she was five looking through a “magical dance studio window,” Janis has wanted to dance, and “after years of pain, determination, and perseverance, she has become a graceful and strong dancer.” Her favorite number tome is “Winter” by Tori Amos.
Scholarship Award Program
Apply for the Scholarship!
To apply, please download the application and submit it either by mail or email.
Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are due: April 30, 2022
More information about the Great Waters Scholarship Award Program is available either by calling or emailing us.
Partnership with Castle in The Clouds
In the summer of 2021, we connected the Lakes Region through our partnership with Castle in The Clouds.
Join us in Summer 2022 as we bring back the highest quality musical events in the Lakes Region. The Great Waters venue is a stunning and spacious open air performance space, protected from the elements, that offers a one of a kind live music experience.
The Castle is known for its 1914 Arts and Crafts mansion, eating lunch on the terrace, or enjoying a walk on its many trails with beautiful vistas and waterfalls. Be sure to check their website for opening day.
Make sure you stay up to date with events via their Facebook Page.
Spectacular outdoor venue
Great Waters, the preeminent provider of entertainment for the New Hampshire Lakes Region, and the Castle Preservation Society have formed an exciting long-term partnership to bring live concerts to the meadow at Castle in the Clouds. This partnership will feature some amazing Great Waters events to be held at this spectacular outdoor venue during the 2021 season and beyond.
Castle Preservation Society
Focused on providing enriching experiences to the community and visitors from all over the world, Castle in the Clouds is operated by the Castle Preservation Society whose mission is to preserve, interpret, and share the buildings and landscape of Castle in the Clouds as a cultural resource for the benefit of the public. The historic estate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with national significance. More information can be found at www.castleintheclouds.org.
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Limited Hiker Parking
Hikers, skiers, and snowshoers are welcome to visit the grounds and access the LRCT hiking trails, which are open daily from dawn until dusk. However, please note that public hiker parking will be limited this winter to the designated hiker parking lot at the top of Ossipee Park Road, across from the CG Roxanne water bottling plant. Parking in non-designated areas is not allowed and may lead to your vehicle being towed. Additionally, the historic entry road to the Castle Estate will remain open for winter hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. We do ask that anyone enjoying winter recreation on the estate grounds please respect the No Trespassing area surrounding the Carriage House and Castle. This area is closed to the public at this time.
Just because Christmas at the Castle is not taking place this year doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate together! Stay tuned to our Virtual Library to check out new holiday-themed offerings online that you can enjoy watching, reading, and doing throughout the month of December. Learn how to make holiday cookies, how to create your own Christmas countdown calendar or garland, read about Christmas traditions, and more!