Sunday, August 30, 2015

Late Summer Blues

The Mohawk schools open in three days. Have you checked off everything on your summer bucket list?

A Morning Glory stretches to greet the late summer sunrise.

The flock of goldfinches that come to the sunflower seed feeder have a new urgency to their calls - it sounds like all of them talking at once about the things to get done before the end of summer.

Mr Halligan and Mrs. Clark have some great events planned for the year ahead and are ready to get started!

The Mohawk Music Association is also ready to get the school year underway. We are planning two fundraising events this fall (read about the fundraisers in 2013 when they also fell on the same weekend):
  • Pie Sale at the Booster Day Football Game (Friday, October 9 at 7:00 pm, vs. Ware High School)
  • Baked Potato Sale at the Ashfield Fall Festival on Columbus Day weekend (Saturday, October 10 & Sunday, October 11, 10 am - 5 pm both days)

If you want to help at either event (or both!) please come to our next meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Music Room, or stop by our information table at the Mohawk Open House on Thursday, September 17 in the evening.

Even the heifers are seeing the signs of summer's end.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Mohawk Music 2015-2016 High School Events

Mohawk's Band performs at the 2015 Memorial Day Ceremony in Ashfield. Photo credit: Ben Tobin.

Please visit Mr. Halligan's High School Music Class Page for up to date information, as events may be changed or added through the school year:

Sunday August 9, 1pm MMA Meeting, Abbatiello House, Parents

September TBD GUEST NIGHT! Band and Chorus Members and Guests
Tuesday Sept. 15, 6:30pm, MANDATORY PARENT MEETING, Parents/Guardians
Thursday September 17, 6:00pm, Open House, Chorus Members
September 23, Car Wash Fundraiser, Band and Chorus Members, Chaperones

October 9, 5pm, Booster Day Parade & Game, Band, Rock Band, Chaperones
October 10-12, TBD, Ashfield Fall Festival, Select Chorus
October 15 or 16, matinee field trip UMASS MultiBands Concert, Music Students
Saturday October 24 ACDA Choral Fest, UMASS, Selected Chorus Students

November TBD Broadway Trip, Interested Students ($105)
Thursday November 5 All New England Choral Fest, Plymouth NH, Selected Students
Saturday November 7, time TBD Senior District Auditions, Westfield State, Select Chorus + Interested Students (Snow Date: Nov. 14)

Friday December 4, time TBD Hilltown Harmony Concert, Chorus and Select Chorus
Saturday December 5, time TBD Junior District Auditions, Westfield State, Interested Students (Gr7-9) (Snow Date: Dec. 12)
December 9, 7pm SF Women’s Club event, Community Center, Select Chorus
December 10, 6:30pm Winter Concert, All Music Students (Snow Date: Dec. 17)

January TBD Pothole Pictures, Select Chorus
January TBD Rock Band Concert, Rock Band Students +
January 20 Shelburne Grange? TBD
Saturday January 9, 9am-3pm Senior District Festival Rehearsal, UMASS, Accepted Students (Snow Date: Jan. 10)
Saturday January 16, 9am /3pm Senior District Festival Rehearsal/Concert, UMASS, Accepted Students (Snow Date: Jan. 17)
January 24, time TBD All-State Auditions, Shrewsbury, Qualifying Students

February 5 Franklin County Bands Selection, Music Director
Thursday February 11 Open House, Select Chorus

March 4-6, 7pm All-School Musical, Music and Drama Students (Snow Dates: March 11-13)
March TBD “Music in our Schools Month” Events, All Music Students
Saturday March 5, 9am-3pm Jr. District Festival Rehearsal, Belchertown, Accepted Students (Snow Date: March 6)
Saturday March 19, 9am/3pm Jr. District Festival Rehearsal/Concert, UMASS, Accepted Students (Snow Date: March 20)
March 10-12 All-State Festival, Boston, Accepted Students
March 28-31 TBD Franklin County Honor Band Rehearsals, Accepted Band Members

Saturday April 2 TBD Franklin County Honor Band Concert Accepted Band Members
April 1-3 TBD MICCA Festival Band and Chorus Members
April 7-10 Annapolis Exhibition Festival Band and Chorus Members, Chaperones

May TBD Senior Music Banquet, Senior Music Students
Thursday May 12, 6:30pm Spring Concert, All Music Students
Sunday May 15, 1:30pm Lyonnaise Event, SF Community Center, TBD
Monday May 30, 9:00am-2:30pm Memorial Day Events, Band Members

Thursday June 2, 6pm Senior Awards Night, Band Members
Sunday June 5, 1pm Graduation, Band and Chorus Members
June TBD Tri-M Induction Ceremony, Tri-M Members and Families
June TBD Elementary School Outreach Tour, All Music Students

July, Dates TBD Mohawk Warriors Band Camp, Band Members

Sunday, August 16, 2015

"Citrus and the Fruit Bowl" Before the Main Course

Citrus and the Fruit Bowl
Citrus and the Fruit Bowl performed "Barbara Ann" before the 15th Annual Iron Bridge Dinner in Shelburne Falls this evening.


Citrus and the Fruit Bowl is an a capella group of Mohawk students. Be sure to catch their tight harmonies at their next public performance at the Shelburne Grange Fair on Saturday, August 29 at 2:00 pm.

Shelburne Grange Fair Schedule (click on the image for a larger view)