Saturday, November 28, 2009

MMA Meeting

The next meeting of the Mohawk Music Association will be Tuesday, December 1, at 6:00 pm in the school cafeteria.

We will be preparing for 2 upcoming events:
  • New England Brass Band Concert, Saturday, December 5 at 2 pm in Memorial Hall (set-up, ticket sales, food & beverage sales, clean-up)
  • Winter Concert by all MTRHS Ensembles, Tuesday, December 15 in the Mohawk auditorium (food & beverage sales, raffles, selling forged iron Treble Clef Hooks and Votive Holders)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Baked Potato Booth at Moonlight Magic

Mohawk Music Association's tasty baked potatoes with toppings (served every year at the Ashfield Fall Festival) will be sold at Moonlight Magic on Bridge Street in Shelburne Falls, Friday evening, November 27, 2009. Look for our booth near Memorial Hall. Topping choices are shredded cheddar cheese, broccoli, sour cream, bacon, butter, and chives; cost is $5.00

Be sure to see the performances by the Select Chorus:
5:30 pm at the Bank of Western Massachusets
6:15 pm at the Iron Bridge

We will also be selling forged iron Treble Clef Hooks, made for us by Country Things Forge and Folk Art in Charlemont. The hook is about 8" tall by 3" wide in the shape of a G Clef; it is a wonderful gift for any music lover. Price: $8.00

Tickets for the December 5th concert by the New England Brass Band will also be available: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 60+ and students in high school and younger. The concert will be at 2 pm in Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls.

All proceeds from the sale of the potatoes, clefs, and concert tickets will be used to benefit the musicians at Mohawk Trail Regional High School.

Music Association members: we need volunteers to help at our booth during Moonlight Magic, to bake potatoes, and at the concert December 5th. Please contact Deb Boyd or Ann Pacino for more information.

Tux Fittings - Middle School

Tuxedo fittings for all middle school band and chorus students will be held Tuesday, November 24 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Each student will receive a white shirt, black pants, blue cummerbund, and a blue bow tie. Everyone will need tuxedos for our three performances in December.

Please bring a check for $20, payable to the Mohawk Music Association. If you can't pay in full, then a payment schedule will be arranged.

Parents: please come to the fitting with your child.  Contact Deb Boyd for more information.

Friday, November 6, 2009

New England Brass Band concert in Shelburne Falls

[12/02/09 update:  The program for the two hour concert may be viewed on NEBB's facebook page: ]

Mohawk Music Association is pleased to announce that the New England Brass Band will perform their Holiday Magic Concert at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 2:00 pm.

The New England Brass Band is a 30 piece brass and percussion ensemble from the Boston area. Mohawk Music Director DoraThea Kastanas is the principal percussionist for the band (see photo on NEBB website). Mohawk's Select Chorus will also perform.

Please join us in downtown Shelburne Falls for a wonderful afternoon of holiday music presented in the traditional British Brass Band style. Ticket prices are a very affordable $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 60+ and students in elementary/middle/high school. Tickets may be purchased at Boswell's Books in Shelburne Falls, at the Mohawk Music Association booth during the Moonlight Magic celebration on Friday, November 27 in Shelburne Falls, and at Memorial Hall on the day of the performance.

New England Brass Band facebook photos:  Feb. 8th concert pictures and North American Brass Band Association XXVII Championships in Louisville 2009

All School Musical

Ms. Kastanas announced that the 2009-2010 All School Musical will be West Side Story. Auditions for students in grades 7 - 12 will be held in December and the performances are scheduled for Friday, February 26, Saturday, February 27, and Sunday, February 28, 2010. More information about the musical may be found on the website of Music Theater International: West Side Story.