Monday, September 29, 2014

Car Wash - October 1st

Need a car wash?


Come to our second annual Car Wash Fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 1! From 1:00-4:30pm, Mohawk High School Music Students will be washing cars and trucks and accepting donations.

Money received will go toward the transportation cost for our trip to Williamsburg, VA this spring! We have $3,151 to raise by March 6 to make this trip possible!

Your donation will help them reach this goal - and you'll get a great car wash out of the deal!

A Melange of Melody

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An invitation from Mohawk alum Shelley Roberts:

Greetings All, 

I am excited to announce that I will be giving a voice recital with three of my wonderful friends and colleagues on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Trinity Church in Shelburne Falls. 

The concert is FREE and open to anyone who would like to share in an afternoon of song! We will be performing works ranging from Puccini to Rogers & Hammerstein.  

Attached is an invitation for you to check out! I hope to see you there!

All the best,
Shelley 

Music News

From Principal Lynn Dole's September 28, 2014 Newsletter:

From Mr. Halligan
This fall we have a lot happening in the music department! This Wednesday we will have our second annual Car Wash Fundraiser. Friday is Booster Day, featuring performances by Select Chorus (during the pep rally), and the Mohawk Warriors Marching Band (in the Parade from Arm Academy to Mohawk), and the MMA (Mohawk Music Association) will have their pie sale at the Booster Day Game! There are a few tickets left to see Aladdin on Broadway, and initial payments will be due soon for the competition trip to Williamsburg, Virginia over April Vacation for high school band and chorus members. We have major fundraising efforts under way, and volunteers are needed for the MMA’s pie sale and baked potato booth. High School Music class pages is up and running! Also, we have performances at the Ashfield Fall Festival and Keene State College coming up in October. Details below!

Car Wash – Oct. 1, 12:50-4:30pm
Need a Car Wash? Come to our second annual Car Wash Fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 1! From 12:50-4:30pm, Mohawk High School Music Students will be washing cars and trucks and accepting donations to support the Music Department trip to compete in the Heritage Festival in Williamsburg, Virginia in April, 2015!
Interested in participating in this event as a chaperone? Email Mr. Halligan! shalligan@mohawkschools.org

Aladdin – Nov. 5 – A few tickets left!! Get them while you can!
Ms. Glover has a few extra tickets to see “Aladdin” on Broadway! Any Mohawk High School and Middle School students who would like to go are welcome – while tickets last! The cost is $105, which covers the Broadway ticket and transportation. Make checks payable to “Mohawk” and hand in to Mr. Halligan or Ms. Glover ASAP!

Williamsburg, VA – $50 Deposit due October 17
High School Band and Chorus members planning to participate in the annual competition trip will need to make a deposit of $50 by October 17. We will be travelling to Williamsburg, Virginia over April Vacation to compete in the Worldstrides Heritage Music Festival, visit historical sites, attend concerts by the Virginia International Tattoo, and spend a day celebrating at Busch Gardens amusement park! Parents are eligible to chaperone, too!
More info on the Williamsburg Trip can be found here: https://sites.google.com/a/mohawkschools.org/high-school-music/williamsburg-trip

High School Music Class Pages is up!
Check it out! High School Music Class Pages has info about classes (still “under construction,” more info to come!), the Williamsburg Trip, and Fundraising! Here is the address:  https://sites.google.com/a/mohawkschools.org/high-school-music/

GUEST NIGHT – photos are online
Visit the Mohawk High School class pages to see a collection of great images from GUEST NIGHT! Photos courtesy of Sequoia LeBreux.  https://sites.google.com/a/mohawkschools.org/high-school-music/

Fundraising!
We are really ramping up our fundraising efforts this year! High School Band and Chorus Members have a fundraising goal of $5251 to cover the transportation cost for their trip to the Heritage Festival in Williamsburg, Virginia over April Vacation. Good News: The MMA has donated $2000 towards this goal! (Thank You, MMA!). So there is $3251 left to raise to meet the goal! Hitting this mark will make the trip affordable for all Band and Chorus Members who want to participate. Here is some more info on current fundraising efforts:
-          Car Wash  - the Car Wash Fundraiser is this Wednesday! Help us meet our fundraising goal!
-          Florida Citrus – Music Students in the High School and Middle School are taking orders for high quality Florida Citrus! Proceeds benefit the students directly and help to pay for their trips this year (Heritage Festival for High School students, Music in the Parks for Middle School students). Citrus orders will arrive in time for Thanksgiving!
-          Business Sponsorships – High School Music Students are currently seeking individual sponsorships from businesses to help pay for their trip to the Heritage Festival. For a tax-deductible donation of $100, businesses support an individual Mohawk Music student, and in return receive advertising in our Winter and Spring Concert Programs. If you have a business and are interested in sponsoring a student, please email Mr. Halligan at: shalligan@mohawkschools.org
-          Tote Bags – The MMA has Tote Bags for sale! $3 each! They are very practical and they make great gifts! You can find them at the Ashfield Fall Festival, in Sanderson Academy’s Local Goods Catalogue, and on the MMA website: http://www.mohawkmusicassociation.org/
-          MMA Fundraisers – the MMA has two MAJOR fundraisers in October! The Booster Day Pie Sale on Oct. 3 at Mohawk, during the Booster Day Football Game, and the Baked Potato Booth at the Ashfield Fall Festival, October 11-12 on the Ashfield Town Common. They need support for these important fundraisers! For more info visit the MMA website: http://www.mohawkmusicassociation.org/2014/09/help-wanted-pie-sale-and-baked-potato.html

Booster Day Performances – October 3
Keep an eye out for Mohawk Music ensembles on Booster Day! The Booster Day Pep Rally will feature a special surprise by the Select Chorus, and the Booster Day Parade will feature our Mohawk Warriors Marching Band!

MMA Fundraisers – Booster Day Pie Sale! Potato Booth at Fall Festival! Tote Bags!
The Mohawk Music Association will be running their annual Pie Sale at the Booster Day Game on Friday, October 3 at Mohawk. Then, over Columbus Day weekend, MMA will have their famous Baked Potato booth at the Ashfield Fall Festival. These are very important fundraisers for the music program, so please get involved! Info on volunteering is here: http://www.mohawkmusicassociation.org/2014/09/help-wanted-pie-sale-and-baked-potato.html

To donate a pie to the pie sale, please contact Cathy Purington: cathy.purington@gmail.com
To get involved with the potato booth, email: smt638293@gmail.com

(Not available to volunteer? Bring your friends and family and enjoy some pie on Booster Day! Or wrap your hands around a warm baked potato, with the toppings of your choice, at the Ashfield Fall Festival! You’ll be glad that you did.)

Also, the MMA has new Tote Bags for sale! They will be available at Open House and at the First Congregational Book Sale during Ashfield Fall Festival. You can also get them in Sanderson Academy’s Local Goods catalogue. Very practical, and they make great gifts! You can see what they look like on the MMA website: http://www.mohawkmusicassociation.org/

Select Chorus at Fall Festival – October 12, 11:30-noon
Our Select Chorus will be performing once again at the Ashfield Fall Festival this year! Come to check out their latest work (and stop by the Baked Potato Booth)! They have a prime time mid-day time slot; Main Street and the town common are sure to be packed! Be sure to get there early to park!

Williamsburg, VA – $50 Deposit due October 17
High School Band and Chorus members planning to participate in the annual competition trip will need to make a deposit of $50 by October 17. We will be travelling to Williamsburg, Virginia over April Vacation to compete in the Worldstrides Heritage Music Festival, visit historical sites, attend concerts by the Virginia International Tattoo, and spend a day celebrating at Busch Gardens amusement park! Parents are eligible to chaperon, too!

More information about the deposit and the payment schedule is here: http://www.mohawkmusicassociation.org/2014/09/williamsburg-trip-deposit-change.html
More info on the Worldstrides Heritage Performance Festival is here: http://hp.educationaltravel.com/event-item/williamsburg-music-festival/