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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!

Jazz Bands
Competition at NIpmuc high school, Wednesday March 1st.
This is a required competition for our jazz band students. Times have not been released yet, but, we are estimating similar times to previous years. We will leave NRHS after school and arrive home around 9pm.

All Bands
Our March concert will be held on Thursday, March 30th, beginning at 7pm.

Concert Band
Competition at Hopkinton high school, Saturday, April 1st. This is a required competition for our concert band students.

Due to the snowstorm, the Nashoba Symphonic Band’s ‘Love is in the Winds’ concert was rescheduled to Thursday, February 16th at Nashoba Regional High School’s auditorium beginning at 7pm.

Update on MICCA date

MICCA is the competition that we take part in every year that is a part of our Concert Band curriculum.  It is a way that our concert band can be heard and evaluated by top music educators in the country followed by a 30 minute clinic with one of those educators.

Our date and time this year is:

Saturday, April 1st
9:00 am Performance time
Hopkinton High School

(We will be leaving NRHS at 7:30 am that morning and returning around 11 am)

This is a mandatory performance for our concert band.

We hope to see you there as it is open to the public and tickets can be bought at the door.

I want to begin by thanking everyone who attended out concert on Friday.  The kids have been working tremendously hard to put on that performance and I believe that it really showed.  I am certainly really proud of all of their work so far.

That being said, we never really rest here in the music department.  We are already gearing up for our choir concert tomorrow night, as well as the concert band getting ready for our concert for the council on aging this Wednesday.

 

Council on Aging Concert
Concert band only.
This Wednesday, at 11 am our concert band and concert choirs will be holding a concert for our three councils on aging. We have invited these members of our community to NRHS for a special concert this Wednesday.

 

Jazz Band This Week
There will be no after school jazz band rehearsals this week.  We will continue after vacation as we prepare for our March 1st competition at Nipmuc HS.

I hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday and break.

Joseph McCarthy

Band Director
Nashoba Regional High School

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More information here (excerpt from the Winter Convert Program)

The high school’s concert is this Friday Dec-16.  There is also a big basketball game that evening and parking will be tight.  Please allow extra time to arrive.  Also, we have been asked by Bolton PD to remind folks to not park on Green Road, they will be ticketing and towing cars.  Please be sure to park in any of the HS lots.

The two jazz bands will be playing a couple of songs together as a large jazz ensemble, and the concert band will be performing one of band literatures major works.  This will be a great concert to attend!
All jazz band members please arrive to NRHS at 5:00 pm
All concert band members please arrive to NRHS at 6:00 pm.
Doors will open at 6:40 pm to the public, and as always, tickets are $5 and can be bought at the door with students and seniors getting in for free.
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