Archive for August, 2014


As we kick off the new school year, we would like to invite all parents to a welcome reception on Monday, September 8th, at 6:30 pm at the NRHS cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served, and you’ll have an opportunity to meet Mr. McCarthy, speak with Susan Mianulli, our choral director, and learn about the Friends of Music.

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As the new year begins, we would like to welcome our new band director, Joe McCarthy, to Nashoba. Mr. McCarthy comes to Nashoba Regional having previously taught in the Northbridge Public Schools. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell with an undergraduate degree in Trumpet Performance with a focus in Music Education and a Masters degree in Music Education. He has been actively involved in music and music education for more than 20 years earning multiple performance awards and education awards.

As a performer, Mr. McCarthy has achieved principal trumpet for the UMass Lowell Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Marching Band. He has also had the distinct pleasure of performing with the Boston based band, Drop Kick Murphys, for their St. Patrick’s Day concert as well as with the Worcester classic rock band, Jay Geils Band, at their Fenway Park concert. Mr. McCarthy has also performed with Worcester native blues band, Wilbur and the Dukes, as well as the Russo Brothers quintet. He has also performed in 42 different states with the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps, out of Nashua, NH, as well as the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from Allentown, PA.


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