Stow TV posted a video of the Nashoba Symphonic Band Graduation Concert on June 15, 2017. This is professionally shot by the Stow TV team and the video and audio is fantastic.

Directed by David Bailey at Nashoba Regional High School.
  • Festival Fanfare and Star Spangled Banner – scored by Erik W.G. Leidzen
  • March: Totem Pole – Eric Osterling
  • English Folk Song Suite – Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • March: “Seventeen Come Sunday”
  • Intermezzo: “My Bonny Boy”
  • March: “Folk Songs from Somerset”
  • Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra – Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Toccata Marziale – Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Pachinko – Paul Yoder
  • Victory at Sea – Richard Rodgers, Scored by Robert Russell Bennet
  • March: The Liberty Bell John Philip Sousa


The calendar for all music events for the 2017-2018 school year is available! All Music Events for the 2017/18 School Year!



Nashoba Symphonic Band Concerts 2017-2018


  • Sunday, October 29 3:00 Musical Masquerade
  • Thursday, December 7 7:00 Holiday Pops at Solomon Pond Mall
  • Sunday, February 11 3:00 Summer Dreams
  • Sunday, May 6 3:00 Classic Originals for Band
  • Thursday, June 14 7:00 Graduation Concert

Registration information is in the post below this one!



We hope you are having a nice summer! If you are interested in being part of the Nashoba Symphonic Band in the fall, here is some updated information. More information is available on the NSB page.

The Band is always looking for new members who perform on woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Those wishing to join may register on this site or through the contacts found below. There are no auditions, but students (grades 8 and above) are required to present a recommendation from their high school instrumental director or private instructor.

Suggested annual donation is $75. There are no fees for students. Adults with need to complete a CORI check per Massachusetts General Law regarding interaction with public school students.

You may register on this site. For further information, alternate registration or a season brochure contact:

  • Joe McCarthy, Director of Instrumental Music, Nashoba Regional High School,
  • David Bailey, Conductor/Music Director, Nashoba Symphonic Band,
  • Gayle Joseph, Symphonic Band Representative, Nashoba Friends of Music,


Regular rehearsals for the 2017-2018 season will be held on Thursdays, beginning August 31, from 7-9, in the Instrumental Music Room of Nashoba Regional High School, located on Rt. 117, west of Bolton center (gps address is 12 Green Street, Bolton)


Early registration or at least initial contact is highly recommended prior to first rehearsal to insure adequate music and equipment is on hand.
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.
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.
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.

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