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Happy last week of high school for our seniors.  I can’t believe that we are already at this stage of the year.

 

I also would like to congratulate all of our choirs on a wonderful performance on Friday evening.

End of year in a glance:
 
Monday, 5/29
Memorial Day Parades

Please return your permission slips asap if you have not done so last week.

We will be meeting at NRHS on Monday morning at 7:45 am and loading the bus and leaving at 8 am to Lancaster Town green.
There will be a signup list sent shortly for help with our annual BBQ in between the two parades.
Schedule:
7:45 am – Meet @ NRHS Band Room
8:00 am – Depart for Lancaster Town Green
8:15 am – Unload and warm up
9:00 am – Parade Step Off
10:30 am (Estimated) – Back to Town Green for ceremony
11:00 am (Estimated) – Pack bus and head for BBQ
12:45 pm – Depart for Stow Parades
2:00 pm – Stow Parade Steps off
3:30 pm (Estimated) Parade ends
If you are meeting us at either parade, or picking up from Stow, please send Joe McCarthy a quick note saying so.
 
Sunday, June 4
Music Banquet
Devens Banquet Hall
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, June 11
NRHS Graduation
DCU Center, Worcester MA
For all concert band and wind players in the jazz band.
 
10:00 am at the NRHS Band Room
10:15 am – Load bus to DCU Center
12:30 pm – Graduation Begins
2:30 pm (Estimated) Graduation Ends
3:15 pm (Estimated) Back to NRHS
If you are picking up your child at the DCU Center, please be sure to send Joe McCarthy a quick note saying so. 
Well, we are here! Concert week is upon us.
Below, please find details about Friday’s concert as well as tonights FOM meeting.
Tonight, Monday 5/08
Friends of Music Meeting 
6:30 pm, NRHS Cafeteria
 
For tonight’s FOM meeting, we have sent an e-mail our through out middle school music teachers inviting parents of our incoming freshman to attend.  We hope that you can come out as well.
Venue change: We will be holding our monthly FOM meeting in the NRHS Cafeteria tonight, still beginning at 6:30 pm.
 
Pops Concert:
Friday, 5/12 
7:00 pm, NRHS Auditorium
 
This Friday is our annual Pops concert which includes some senior solos.
This is a concert where we are performing more popular style music, hit songs, musicals, etc.
Also at this concert, we are celebrating our graduating seniors as they perform in their last formal concert of the year.  Throughout this concert, some of our seniors will be performing prepared pieces as solo or small groups, within our concert. These will be announced within the concert.
Details:
5:00 pm – Intermediate Jazz Band, report to band room and then auditorium for sound check
5:45 pm – Advanced Jazz Band, report to band room and then auditorium for sound check
6:15 pm – Concert Band: Report to Band Room for tuning, sound check.
7:00 pm- Concert Begin
 
8:30 (estimated) pm – Concert Conclude
 
After the concert is concluded, as always, students will help bring the equipment back to the band room.
Looking ahead:
 
Choir Concert, Friday, 5/19
Memorial Day, Monday 5/29: For all band and jazz band students.  Schedule to come.
Banquet, Sunday, 6/04: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
Graduation, Sunday, 6/11: For all band and jazz band students.  Schedule to come.
 
Symphonic Band graduation Concert, Thursday, June 15th . 7:00 pm, NRHS Auditorium.

Nashoba Symphonic band is presenting our spring concert, entitled “Hands Across the Sea” Sunday, May 7th beginning at 3 pm in the NRHS Auditorium.  The concert will feature band literature from the United States and England with everything from Holst to Harry Potter.

Admission is free of charge, but donations are welcomed.  We hope to see you there.

Music Banquet RSVP

Just as a reminder that our annual music banquet RSVP is due soon.
These were mailed home a couple of weeks ago (also attached here as well)
Remember it is $20 for a student within our performing groups, and $35 for all additional family members.  Our Friends of music has subsidized the amount of the tickets to try to make it affordable for all.
We hope that you can all attend.  This is a wonderful event to celebrate all of the hard work and dedication from our students throughout the year.

FOM Meeting minutes have been posted to the site.

The Annual Winter Band Concert will take place this Thursday, March 30th at 7pm in the NRHS Auditorium. As always, we will be featuring our Intermediate and Advanced jazz bands as well as our Concert Band as they present their music for the upcoming MICCA Festival Competition. We will be featuring songs from artists like, Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubrek, and Eric Whitacre. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door – students and seniors get in for free.
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Concert MICCA Week

As we enter our concert and micca week, I just wanted to make sure we were all set with logistics.

Monday: Intermediate Jazz
Today’s interemediate jazz dress rehearsal will take place as normal, however, we will be ending around 3:45 today.
Tuesday: Choir Concert
Best of luck to all of our students performing for the choir concert!!  Concert begins at 7pm.
 
Wednesday: Advanced Jazz
Wednesday’s advanced jazz dress rehearsal will take place as normal, however, we will be ending around 3:45.
Thursday: CONCERT!
Thursday’s concert schedule is the following:
Concert begins at 7pm, doors will open at 6:45 pm.  Tickets are $5 and students and seniors are free.
5:15 pm – Intermediate Jazz band ON STAGE for sound check
5:45 pm – Advanced Jazz Band ON STAGE for sound check
6:15 pm – Concert band IN BAND ROOM ready to go.
As always, dress is, black on bottom (Including shoes) and white on top.

Friday: Choir MICCA
Best of luck to all of our students competing with our choirs at MICCA.  They will be performing at Westborough, HS at 3:40 pm and 5:20 pm.  Tickets can be bought at the door and used for all MICCA events throughout the weekend, (even at different sites)
Saturday: BAND MICCA, Hopkinton HS
We are meeting at 7:15 AM in the NRHS Band room and leaving NRHS at 7:30 am.  We will be performing at 9:00 am with our clinic at 9:30 am.  We will then be traveling back to NRHS around 10:20 am with an arrival time at NRHS around 11 am.
I am looking for 2 parent chaperones to ride the bus with us to and from MICCA, if anyone is interested, please send me a note.
 
Our concert dress will remain the same, black on the bottom, white on the top.
We are looking forward to our busy week, and are really excited to share our hard work with you! Let’s pack the house this week!
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