Sunday, November 28, 2010

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 6 pm - Mohawk Music Association monthly meeting in the school cafeteria.

Wednesday, December 15, 4 pm - Select Chorus will perform at Bay State Medical Center, 164 High Street, Greenfield.

Thursday, December 16, 6:30 pm - Annual Winter Concert - Performances by all Mohawk Music Department Ensembles (Middle School and High School) in the school auditorium. Snow date: Tuesday, December 21.

Wednesday, December 22, 12 pm - Select Chorus will perform at All Souls Church, 399 Main Street, Greenfield.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

New England Brass Band Performance in Shelburne Falls

Mark your calendar! Concert in Shelburne Falls on 11/27

NEBB performing at the 2010 North American Brass Band Association Band Championships
 The Mohawk Music Association will be presenting a holiday concert by THE NEW ENGLAND BRASS BAND on Saturday, November 27 in Shelburne Falls. Our very own Mohawk Music Director, Ms. DoraThea Kastanas, plays percussion in the band!

The band is a 30-piece brass and percussion ensemble, adhering to the instrumentation of the “British Brass Band” tradition. Based in the Boston area, NEBB's players are from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine. Last year, they wowed the audience in Memorial Hall with an afternoon of magnificent traditional and holiday music.

This concert is a fundraiser for the Mohawk Music Association, to benefit Mohawk's music department, and a great opportunity for all our students to hear some wonderful music in our venerable Memorial Hall. Our very own MOHAWK DANCE BAND will perform at the start of the concert, too.

Event details:
  • The New England Brass Band (http://www.newenglandbrassband.org/) at Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, on Saturday, November 27, at 4:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: $12.00 ($8.00 for students and seniors)
  • The MMA will be selling refreshments (Do you want to donate baked goods? Click here for more information.)
We hope you and your family and friends can attend this wonderful event. Please spread the word widely!

Donations of baked goods for the NEBB concert on 11/27

The Mohawk Music Association will be selling refreshments during the New England Brass Band concert next Saturday, and we're hoping for donations of baked goods to keep our costs down and maximize our profits for the benefit of the music kids.

We realize that next weekend is a very busy and tiring holiday time for everyone, but if you are inclined to contribute baked goods, we'd sure love to have them to sell. Items need to be individually wrapped, please. They will be priced at $1.00 (so 2 small cookies could be wrapped together, for example).

Baked goods can dropped off starting at 2:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall on Saturday, November 27.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 26, from 4:30-10:00 pm - Moonlight Magic in Shelburne Falls. The Music Association will be selling fresh homemade donuts and hot cider. Mohawk's Select Chorus will perform at 6 pm at People's United Bank (90 Bridge St.). They will also lead community caroling at 7 pm in front of Memorial Hall (51 Bridge St.).

Saturday, November 27, 4 pm - The New England Brass Band (an award winning 30 member British Brass Ensemble) will perform a Holiday Concert at Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls. This concert is a fundraiser presented by the Mohawk Music Association. Proceeds will benefit the MTRS Music Department. Mohawk's Dance Band will also perform.

Mohawk's Music Director, DoraThea Kastanas, is the Principal Percussionist for the New England Brass Band. A photo of the musicians on the NEBB website (http://www.newenglandbrassband.org/html/musicians.html) shows Ms. K standing at her drums in the back right of the photo.

Tickets will be available at the door.
  • Adult tickets: $12
  • Student tickets: $8
Wednesday, December 15, 4 pm - Select Chorus will perform at Bay State Medical Center in Greenfield.

Thursday, December 16, 6:30 pm - All Mohawk Music Department Ensembles (Middle School and High School) will perform their annual Winter Concert in the school auditorium. Snow date: Tuesday, December 21.

Wednesday, December 22, 12 pm - Select Chorus will perform at All Souls Church in Greenfield.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mohawk Music Association Meeting

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

Agenda items include:
  • Secretary’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Music Director's Report (or Music Student Council)
  • Old Business - Bylaw updates and update on selling merchandise at Keystone
  • New Business - Planning for the Music Association tent at Moonlight Magic in Shelburne Falls on Friday, November 26 and planning for the New England Brass Band Concert at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls on Saturday, November 27.