FREE and open to the public!

It may be the dead of a cold, snowy, New England winter, but this 106-member symphonic band has just the remedy for the winter blues! Imagine cool lake breezes, sand between your toes, or whatever says “summer” to you, as The NSB performs Manhattan Beach March, Blue Lake Overture, selections from “Carousel,” Harlem Nocturne, and the Berceuse and Finale from The Firebird, to name just a few of the pieces, and Joe Cosgrove performs the trumpet solo in Prayer of St. Gregory.

Don’t miss our next concert on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3pm. (snow date Thursday, February 15, 7pm)

Take a much-needed break from winter and join us for a delightful program of music!

Here are some upcoming 2018 events:
2/11 – Symphonic band concert
2/12 – FOM Meeting
2/28 -MAJE (Jazz band competition)
     – This is for both jazz bands. (Schedule below)
3/22 – Band Concert
3/23 – Band MICCA (Concert band competition)
MICCA is our Concert band competition.  This is a required performance for our concert band.  This is more than a competition.  We get to perform in front of, and receive commentary, from 3 top tier music educators, then receive a 30 minute clinic from one of the judges.
Our MICCA date and time is:
Hopkinton High School
Friday, March 23
4:00 pm Performance
4:30 pm Clinic
We may stay for awards, which will take place at 5:30 pm.
Our ETA back at NRHS is 6:45 pm (If we stay for awards)
Maje is our jazz band competition. This is a required performance for both of our jazz bands.  This is more than a competition.  We get to perform in front of, and receive commentary, from 3 top tier music educators, followed by a 30 minute clinic from one of the judges.
The competition will take place on:
Wednesday, February 28th.
Time to be determined.
Nipmuc Regional High School.

2:30pm – Both bands leave NRHS
4:00pm – Intermediate jazz band performs
4:30pm – Int Jazz clinic
5:00pm – Dinner (There will be pizza available for purchase)
6:30pm – Advanced jazz band performs
7:00pm – Adv jazz clinic
7:30pm – Pack up and depart for NRHS
8:15pm (Est) arrival at NRHS

Nashoba Symphonic Band’s 2017 Holiday Concert at the Solomon Pond Mall, December 7th at 7pm. Directed by David Bailey. Video and post by Stow TV.

The annual Councils on Aging concert will take place, Thursday, December 21st at 11 am (During school).
The music students are once again hosting a holiday concert and luncheon for the senior citizens of Bolton, Lancaster, and Stow.  Paula Castner and Caroline Bianco are coordinating and looking for help of various sorts for Thursday, December 21st.  Folks can go to the link below to see what is needed and sign up.  Folks can also contact Paula directly at 978-534-9767 or created4joy@comcast.net.  THANKS!
We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/JYdVYSP
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Joe directly to sign you up manually.
Monday 12/4
Intermediate Jazz
2:30 – 4:15
Wednesday 12/6
Advanced Jazz
2:30 – 4:15
Thursday 12/07
Symphonic Band performance at Solomon Pond Mall
–    7 pm
–    1st floor in front of JC Penny.  Stop on by during your holiday shopping.
Friday 12/08
1/2 Day for students
Boston Pops Trip
–   Please plan to meet at NRHS at 5pm.
–   We will not be stopping for dinner, so please plan accordingly. 

–   Please let me know immediately if your student can no longer attend as we have a waiting list for tickets.
–   Concert goes from 8pm – 10 pm.  Our arrival ETA back at the HS is 11pm.
Monday 12/11
Int Jazz Dress Rehearsal
2:30 – 4:15 pm
Friends of Music meeting
6:30 pm
Choir Room
Wednesday 12/13
Adv Jazz Dress Rehearsal
2:30 – 4:15
Thursday 12/14
Mandatory Dress rehearsal for all concert band and adv jazz band trumpets
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Friday 12/15
Winter Combined Concert
Call times for all is 6pm (Note the change from the normal schedule)
Monday 12/18
Int Jazz
Wednesday 12/20
Adv Jazz
Thursday 12/21
In-school concert for Councils on Aging
Concert Band and Adv Jazz band trumpets
Saturday 12/23
Time for a long winters nap..

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