Sunday, November 23, 2014

Music News

From Principal Lynn Dole's November 23, 2014 Newsletter:


High School Music News from Mr. Halligan


Concert Chorus performs at Mary Lyon Spelling Bee
The High School Concert Chorus and Select Chorus have had great performances this month! Concert Chorus sang at the Mary Lyon Spelling Bee, and Select Chorus sang with Hilltown Harmony in a benefit concert for Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region. Thanks to everyone who came out to hear us!

Read below about our current fundraisers, our up-coming Winter Concert, and Valley Gives Day!

Fundraising – Coupon Books
Students participating in the trip to Virginia are offering valuable coupon books for sale. The books are being sold for $25 each, and they include some great coupons to Big Y, like four coupons for 10% off entire purchase - no matter how big! There are also 4 coupons for $6 off a purchase of $50 or more at Big Y. The Big Y coupons make the books well worth the cost! Ask a music student for more information, or email me at shalligan@mohawkschools.org  

Fundraising – Tote Bags
Tote Bags are still available! These are very practical, and they make great gifts! You can find them in the Local Goods Catalog, and also at the MMA website.

Winter Concert – Dec. 9, 6:30pm
Please mark your calendars for our upcoming Winter Concert! Tuesday December 9, 6:30pm in the Mohawk Auditorium. Middle and High School Bands and Choirs will be performing a great selection of music! This concert is free and open to the public. See you there!

Valley Gives Day – December 10
On December 10, 2014, the Mohawk Music Association is participating in Valley Gives Day! Valley Gives Day is an innovative online fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite charities in just twenty-four hours. Throughout the day, donors will be randomly chosen and your gift may be amplified with a Golden Ticket adding $1,000 in support of our organization. Please mark your calendars and help us win! Thank you.
To maximize our organization’s success on Valley Gives Day, we need you to help us with these three things:
1) Mark 12.10.14 on your calendar and bookmark our Valley Gives page.
2) Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and help build excitement for Valley Gives by using the hashtag: #ValleyGives.
3) Help spread the word! Send a link for this website page to your family and friends along with a personal note as to why you believe in our work, and why they should give on 12.10.14.

Mohawk Music Promo Video
Follow the link below to check out a promo video about Mohawk Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xf8FBRQSEho  
The music in this video was performed by our High School Choral Students at the Riverside Church during their trip to NYC in April, 2014. The voiceover is Mohawk Music alumna and WHAI / Bear Country 95.3 's own "Hannah the Intern". Out of over 400 eligible non-profit organizations who signed up for Valley Gives Day this year, the Mohawk Music Association won 16th place in a promotional video contest!!!  

Save the Date – Benefit Dinner December 13
Music students will be hosting a dinner at Trinity Church in Shelburne Falls on Saturday evening, December 13. More information to follow!

Middle School Music News from Ms. Glover

On December 23rd Mohawk middle school chorus and 8th grade band students will be performing at the Shelburne Senior Center.  This event is open to the public and will begin at 1:00. Students will perform several concert selections as well as lead a sing-along of holiday carols. Please join us if you can!

Middle School Concert Chorus
Reminder: Our concert is coming soon! Now is the time to gather “concert dress” pieces: Black socks, Black dress shoes, and Black dress pants. Tuxedo shirts and vests will be provided by Mohawk.

Please remember to check the MS Music class pages! https://sites.google.com/a/mohawkschools.org/middle-school-music/

Wednesday, December 10 is Valley Gives Day!   This was one of Mohawk Music Association's largest fundraising events last year and we're hoping for even greater success this year. The MMA is looking for 150 to donate just $10 to support Mohawk music programs through this event. The link to the MMA website's Valley Gives landing page is http://www.mohawkmusicassociation.org/p/blog-page_5.html

The Arts at Mohawk

 We are eagerly anticipating Mohawk’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the weekend of December 5 and 6 at 7:00 pm.  Students have been preparing for this production through rehearsals, preparing the set, and learning how to use the lighting and sound systems.  Leanne Blaszak, 7th grade ELA teacher, is directing this production. 

We are also preparing for our All-School Musical in March.  In the coming weeks All-School Musical Director Shelley Roberts will be sharing information about the musical and audition schedules.  Ms. Roberts and Middle School Music Teacher Gina Glover will be visiting all the elementary schools in our school system on Tuesday, December 16 to work with 5th and 6th grade students who are interested in participating in our All-School Musical.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hilltown Harmony Concert to benefit Opioid Task Force



An email from Shelley Roberts:
Greetings All!

Join us for Hilltown Harmony's Community Choir Fall Concert this Saturday, November 22nd at 3:00pm at Trinity Church, 17 Severance Street, Shelburne Falls. The Mohawk Trail Regional High School Select Chorus, directed by Scott Halligan, will be joining the Choir, as well as our own Sheriff Chris Donelan for a guest performance, all who will be accompanied by Laura Earl. A true community event you don't want to miss. Flyer attached. Share widely!

 I hope to see you at the concert!

Best,

Shelley Roberts
Hilltown Harmony 

This is a benefit concert. Admission to the concert is free. Donations will be accepted to support the work of the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region.

Director Shelley Roberts will lead the multi-generational Hilltown Harmony Community Choir in songs from musical theater, accompanied on piano by Laura Earl.

The guest performer, Franklin County Sheriff Chris Donelan, is also the Opioid Task Force Co-Chair.

This event is sponsored by the Shelburne Falls Senior Center. This program is also supported in part by grants from the Ashfield, Buckland, and Charlemont-Hawley Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

For more information contact hilltownharmony@gmail.com

Please be there and show your support for our singers and our community!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Coupon Booklet Fundraiser

Coupon books to be sold by Mohawk music students until December 11. $10 from each sale will go toward their trip next April to Williamsburg, VA.

Posted on the Mohawk Trail Regional Music Department Facebook page on November 17:
Fundraiser alert!! The High School music students are now selling coupon booklets! Each booklet cost is $25 and $10 of each booklet sold will be taken off the final Virginia trip payment. Items include: Big Y (10% off entire purchase - no matter how big!), Berkshire East, Zoar Outdoor, Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters and MANY more! There are tons of restaurant coupons. These booklets would make a great Christmas gift. Like them on Facebook for more information. See a music student and get yours today!

Scott Halligan wrote:
Fundraising – Coupon Books
Students participating in the trip to Virginia are offering valuable coupon books for sale. The books are being sold for $25 each, and they include some great coupons to Big Y, like four coupons for 10% off entire purchase - no matter how big! There are also 4 coupons for $6 off a purchase of $50 or more at Big Y. The Big Y coupons make the books well worth the cost! Ask a music student for more information, or email me at shalligan@mohawkschools.org 

More information about this fundraiser on The Taste Dining & Activity Book website.

View the participating merchants in the 2015 Western Mass Edition:
http://thetastebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/2015-Western-Mass-Merchant-Listing.pdf


The coupon books will be sold until Thursday, December 11, 2014.

For more information please contact
Scott Halligan
Music Director
Mohawk Trail Regional High School
26 Ashfield Road
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
(413) 625-9811 x1317
shalligan@mohawkschools.org