Friday, January 29, 2010

Beelzebubs (Matt McCormick) Nearby Performances

A reminder to everyone who rooted for the Beelzebubs (featuring Mohawk alumni Matt McCormick) to win The Sing-Off a capella competition last December: the Bubs will be in this area on the weekend of February 6th and 7th.
  • Brattleboro, Feb. 6 at the Seventh Annual Collegiate A Cappella (which sold out very quickly), but the Bubs have agreed to do a special one hour morning performance at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center on Sunday morning, February 7, at 10:30am.  Tickets:  $20.  Call 802-257-0124 x 101 to reserve.  Space is limited.
  • Northampton, Feb 7, 2:00pm to 4:30pm, Silver Chord Bowl, at Smith College. The Northampton Arts Council will kick off its Four Sundays in February 2010 series with the annual Silver Chord Bowl, a showcase of some of the regions best collegiate a cappella groups, including the Tufts Beelzebubs, NYU N'Harmonics, Dartmouth Aires, the Mandarins of Syracuse University, Umass Vocal Suspects and Smith's very own Groove.  Tickets are $12 at the door.  Concert is at John M. Greene Hall.
There's a chance the Bubs will be in the United Way concert at Greenfield High School on April 17th - if they're not booked that weekend.

    Mohawk Music Association Meeting

    The next meeting of the Mohawk Music Association will be Tuesday, February 2, at 6:00 pm in the school cafeteria.

    Friday, January 22, 2010

    Florida Oranges and Red Grapefruit Fundraiser

    View the sale flyer (521K, pdf file). To place an order, please contact one of the Mohawk Music students, or Ms. Kastanas (email

    The following information is from Ms. Kastanas' Music Message Board (


    Students are selling Florida Oranges and Red Grapefuit to help pay for their INDIVDUAL trip cost.  NOTE:  The Orchard groves have NOT been affected by the freeze!!!  All is predicted to grow and harvest normally for the scheduled delivery.  Fruit will be delivered in the last week of March just in time for EASTER  givings!!  All money and forms receipts must be turned in by Feb. 17, 2010.  There will be a box in the office during Feb. vacation for students to drop off their envelopes. 

    Wednesday, January 6, 2010

    Virginia Beach - Here We Come!

    The Concert Band, Concert Chorus, and Select Chorus of the Mohawk High School Music Department are traveling to Virginia Beach for the annual Adjudication Tour Festival, departing from Mohawk at 3:00 am on Thursday, May 20, 2010 and returning to Mohawk on Sunday, May 23, 2010 by 9 pm. Much of Saturday, May 22, will be filled with performances, adjudication, clinics and an awards banquet.

    The trip was booked by Ms. Kastanas with Rhythms International, which specializes in Educational Music Festivals.

    Itinerary highlights [UPDATED 5/13/10]:
    (Virginia Beach weather forecast)
    Parents/guardians will receive a letter of commitment and permission to be signed and returned to Ms. Kastanas.  Trip payments may be made in three installments, due January 15, February 26, and April 2. The cost of the trip is $425 per student, plus personal spending money for food while traveling on the bus, lunches, and souvenirs.

    Look for trip updates on Ms. K's message board.