HPS Educator Mark Todd wins The Boch Center’s Music Teachers Who Inspire Contest 

HPS Educator Mark Todd wins The Boch Center’s Music Teachers Who Inspire Contest 

It’s official! Mark Todd has won The Boch Center’s Music Teachers Who Inspire Contest powered by Music Drives Us. Thank you to all who voted for Mark.


“I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all the people that supported me and continue to support the arts in the Holyoke Public Schools,” said Mr. Todd.  “Without your heartfelt support, we cannot begin to give our students the arts programs they deserve.  My hat is off to all the citizens of Holyoke, thank you for entrusting your children to my music program.  It truly has fulfilled my life!”



Please see below for the announcement from the Boch Center or visit their Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/bochcenter/.

“We are so inspired and so happy to announce & congratulate the winner of our #MusicTeachersInspire contest: Mark Todd! The Holyoke community has filled his nomination picture with inspiring stories of praise and love for this inspiring teacher and voted him to the top of the nominees.


To celebrate, he’ll be receiving a $1,000 school grant from Music Drives Us, 30 tickets to The Sound Of Music to celebrate with his class, as well as a night at W BOSTON and a massage at Bliss Spa Boston.


The Sound of Music teaches that ‘You have to live the life you were born to live.’ Mark Todd is living the life he was born to live, inspiring his students with music every day.

Thank you, Mark, for all you do and congratulations for inspiring so many people in your community with music & arts!”



The Music Teacher on the Boch Center Facebook Page with the most Likes and Shares on their photo by April 30th at midnight was the contest winner.  The contest ended 4/30 at midnight.