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May / Memorial Day Updates

Congratulations to our choir students on a wonderful concert on Friday.  We hope that you can join us tonight for our first ever Nashoba District Choir Night at 6:30 pm at the high school.

The event will run much like our district jazz night where each choir ensemble from the district will perform and then all 120 choir members will come together at the end to perform one song.

Memorial Day Info:
– Call time is 7:40 am at NRHS
If you are meeting us in Lancaster, please be to the town green by 8am.  Please let me know if your student will be meeting us in Lancaster.
– Warm up beginning on town green at 8:20 am.
– Ceremonies begin at 9am with parade following shortly after.

Following the Lancaster ceremonies and parade, we will travel back to NRHS for a cookout provided by our friends of music.
Then, at 12:50 we will travel to Stow for their ceremonies and parade which begins at 2pm.

Following the Stow ceremonies, you may pick up your student at Center school.  Please just let me know if this is your plan.  Otherwise, we will have pick up at NRHS roughly about 3:45 pm.

Memorial day ceremonies is a very important event for our communities, we would love to have your at any of the events to help celebrate our Military families from our towns.  We are very proud to be a part of these ceremonies.

Banquet:
Banquet invitations have been mailed out to your home addresses.  Please return RSVP and payment to either Mrs. Glenister or myself as soon as you can.  The date is Sunday, June 3rd at Devens Commons.  The student price is for our NRHS band / choir students only, our Friends of Music is helping cover the costs for our students.

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Mrs. Glenister and Joe put together an informational website for the 2019 Disney trip. This website will get updated as more information becomes available.

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One final chance to hear us perform this concert season! On Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 7:30pm, come bid farewell to our graduating seniors, hear just two of the many talented students in the ensemble perform as soloists with the band, and enjoy music by Bernstein, Gould, and Jenkins, marches, and more!

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May Concert Week

Monday
Dress Rehearsal – Intermediate Jazz Band

Wednesday
Dress Rehearsal – Advanced Jazz Band

Friday
Concert!

Call times:
  • Intermediate jazz: 5:15 pm On Stage
  • Advanced Jazz: 5:45 pm On Stage
  • Concert Band: 6:15 pm – Band Room
  • Concert will begin at 7 pm.
The concert is a special one as we recognize all of our seniors from our groups.  Seniors are also given the opportunity to perform senior solos, which will take place throughout the first half of the concert.

Save the date: Music Banquet
If you have not already done so, please save Sunday, June 3rd for our annual music banquet.  You should be seeing invitations in the mail this week.

Jackets:
The store for the jackets has closed.  Please allow about three weeks of processing time.

Disney:
If you have not already done so, please register your student for our trip to Disney next year.  We want to get the ball rolling on logistics / fundraisers etc.

Memorial Day:
A reminder of our obligation for the Memorial Day ceremonies in Lancaster and Stow, Monday May 28.  This is a performance for all of our concert band and jazz band wind players.  Logistics for that will come out closer to the event.  But, please plan on having 7:30 am – ~3:30 pm booked for our performances.

Graduation:
Another performance date to have on your calendars is Sunday, June 10.  This is graduation.  This performance is for all concert band / jazz band wind players.  Seniors have the option to perform if they wish.  Times for this performance are roughly, 9:00 am – 3 pm.

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Disney trip hand-outs

Here are some hand outs from our presentation. The information is:

Page 1 and 2, – Information about Trip insurance
Page 3 – Handy sheet to log into the trip website
Page 5-20 – Sample itinerary for the trip. Some logistics may change when we hear back from Disney about performance times / spaces.

As a reminder, we want to register our students as soon as possible so that we can get numbers for Disney as well as to not get too backed up on payment plans. We are in the process of trying to get 1 or 2 fundraisers before the end of the school year. We will keep you updated on that.

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