Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mohawk Music Alumni Concert Program

If you missed last night's great show . . .

Cover page of the Concert Program

. . . perhaps we will see you there next year?


Download a copy of the entire program:
Mohawk Music Alumni Concert Program (pdf file, 1.26 MB)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Exciting lineup for Alumni Concert

The first-ever concert of Mohawk Music Alumni will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012. This special fund-raising event will bring together many Mohawk music students of years past with all current music students, in a very unique program of musical acts.


THE LINEUP IS AMAZING!!
  • Tory Hanna & Chris Neil (masters of ceremony)
  • Shelburne Falls Military Band
  • Becky Racz – Amy Roberts
  • Combined middle school/high school chorus (pieces from a recent vocal workshop with Alice Parker)
  • Juniper Holmes – Meredith Miller
  • Combined middle school/high school band (pieces from a recent band workshop with Bob Ellison)
  • Small Change (including Mohawk alumni Dennis Avery)
  • Agona Hardison’s Band
  • Trailer Park (including Mohawk alumni Tom Mahnken)
  • And other SURPRISES! Like Mohawk Select Chorus alumni coming together. . . 

Listen to the radio ad playing this week on radio stations 95.3 Bear Country, 98.3 WHAI, and 94.3 Hits.


ALL TICKETS: $10.00

General Admission
- Reservations 413-336-5693 Update 3/24/12: Phone reservations are closed. Please buy your tickets at the door.
- Purchase at Mocha Maya's or World Eye Book Shop
- Purchase at the door on the night of the show (until all the seats are sold)
- Purchase through PayPal. Tickets purchased online after March 16 must be picked up at the show. Update 3/24/12: Online ticket sales will end at noon today.

All proceeds of the Alumni Concert will be used by the Mohawk Music Association in support of the Mohawk Trail Regional School Music Department and to provide scholarships for Mohawk's graduating music students.


LOCATION

Mohawk Trail Regional High School Auditorium
26 Ashfield Road
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370


WHEN

Saturday, March 24, 2012
The concert starts at 7 P.M. (doors open at 6:00)


ANY ALUMNI WHO WANT TO PARTICIPATE?

Mohawk alumni who are interested in singing or playing in the final number of the concert can contact Shelley Roberts at shelleyrobertssoprano@gmail.com. It may not be too late!


WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS

Concert is sponsored in part by Greenfield Savings Bank, People’s United Bank, and several local cultural councils. This program is supported in part by grants from the Ashfield, Buckland, Hawley, Charlemont, and Shelburne Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The MMA thanks these businesses and organizations for sponsorship.


Invite your friends . . . in person, by email, by Facebook. . .
Help spread the word about this great concert!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers THIS WEEKEND!

Mohawk Trail Regional School presents the annual all-school musical

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Friday March 16 @ 6:30PM 
Saturday March 17 @ 6:30PM 
Sunday March18 @ 2:30PM 
Mohawk Trail Regional School Auditorium
26 Ashfield Road
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 


TICKET PURCHASE AND RESERVATIONS
www.showtix4u.com
1-866-967-8167  (toll-free)
General Admission - $10
Students (age 6-18) and Senior Citizen - $8
Ages 5 and under - $5


SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS 

Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
New Songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn

Based on the MGM film and
Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG 2007 Version

 “Goin’ courting” has never been as much fun as in this rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie, adapted by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay. Millie is a young bride living in the 1850's Oregon wilderness whose plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original film, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical. 
- courtesy of Music Theater International  www.mtishows.com

Cast List

The following is listed by character ages and respective partners:

BROTHERS     BRIDES           SUITORS

FRANK                  MILLY
ScottT  Gr. 12   Sheryl M.  Gr. 12
                            Ashley R. Gr. 10 Understudy

BENJAMIN      DORCAS                  NATHAN
David T  Gr. 12   Brittany B.  Gr. 12   Shawn A. Gr. 12

CALEB                         RUTH                    LUKE
Theo G.  Gr. 10   Hannah R.  Gr. 12   David B. Gr. 8

DANIEL                       LIZA             MATT
John H.   Gr. 11   Sam HF.  Gr. 9   Jaquille Gr. 11

EPHRAIM                   MARThA                     JOEL
Caleb B  Gr. 9   Kayla  Gr. 8   Tyler  A. Gr. 10

FRANK                      SARAH                   ZEKE
Jonah G.  Gr. 10   Leah Y.  Gr. 10   Own B.  Gr. 10

GIDEON          ALICE                       JEB
Zach Gr. 8   Lexxy B.  Gr. 8   Allen G.  Gr. 8


TOWNFOLK: (these are multiple roles as young and elder females and males)
Molly O. Gr. 10
Trisha N. Gr. 10
Selina Gr. 8
Issabelle O. Gr. 8
Kaitlin Gr.8
Cassie  Gr. 8
Eleanor W. Gr. 12
Lucie M.  Gr. 12

MR. HOALLUM - MAYOR                 MRS. HAOLLUM
Mr. Michael Browning                    Mrs. White / Ashley R. Gr 10

MR. SANDERS                              MRS. SANDERS
Hannah M.                                   Sarah T. Gr. 12

PREACHER
Aaron K.  Gr. 12

Gr. 7-12 MTRS Students comprise of the cast and crew including MTRS Teachers Michael Browning and Julia White.  Directed by DoraThea C. Kastanas (Music Director); Leanne Blaszak, - Producer; Angie Cullinan (MTRS Guidance Counselor)- Choreographer; Sean Conlon (MS Teacher)- Lighting; Barb Harris (Parent)- Cosmetics; Karen Lapore (Parent)- Costumes.


Mohawk Music Association will provide concessions at intermission.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Meeting

The next meeting of the Mohawk Music Association will be Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the school library.

Agenda

Friday, March 2, 2012

Mohawk Celebrates MIOSM (Music In Our Schools Month)


MOHAWK TRAIL REGIONAL SCHOOL CELEBRATES

MIOSM:
MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH

March has been officially designated by the National Association for MusicEducation (NAfME) for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month(MIOSM®)

The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music. MIOSM is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community and to display the benefits school music brings to students of all ages.

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For Mohawk Trail Regional Schools, participation in MIOSM allows the students, staff and community to connect with others though music.  MIOSM reminds us that through music we all learn and grow independently and in unity; we make connections with the other disciplines, with history, the community, culture and the other arts; we create, respond, and perform together.  The MTRS Music Department emulates this, therefore, it is only fitting that it participates in this year’s MIOSM national campaign.

The MTRS Music Department values and supports its students in becoming competent audiences and lifelong musicians, as well as ethical, responsible and creative citizens.  Giving them opportunities to collaborate in ensembles, projects, and performances, regardless of size, ensures the future’s progress; we must prepare to pass the baton to the next generation in hopes that their creative endeavors make the world and our own community a better a place.  Participating in MIOSM permits the MTRS Music Department to demonstrate its philosophy as it strives to assist in their students’ personal and musical growth.

The MTRS Music Department invites parents and the community to all music events in March. To read move about MIOSM's national campaign please visit www.nafme.org, More information about MIOSM at Mohawk can be viewed online at classes.mohawkschools,org/index.php?topic-9518.0.

Help keep music in our schools.  We look forward to your support as audiences in our MISOM and other Spring Music events.

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MTRS MIOSM CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sunday March 4 @ 1pm– Afternoon Cabaret.   Help us kick-off MIOSM by joining us for an afternoon of music listening with a variety of music styles from classical, jazz, show tunes, and 30+ member barbershop acapella ensemble ‘Cheshiremen’.  Coffee, tea, hors d’oeuvres and sweets will be served at table.  Performances given by amateur and professional musician friends in support of MTRS MIOSM. 
Hosted by MTRHS Student Music Council.  Free admission. Suggested Donation $10.  For Reservations:  call  413-625-9811 x1317

Wednesday March 7 @ 12:00-2:15 pm Vocal Workshop.  Choral Composer legend Alice Parker will be conducting a vocal workshop for Gr. 7-12 students.  Students will be performing Ms. Parker’s compositions as she guides them in technique and musicianship.  Audience attendance is encouraged and open for community, students, and music enthusiasts.  Hosted by MMA:  Mohawk Music Association in support of the MTRS Music Department.  Held at MTRS Auditorium.  Admission Free.

Wednesday March 14 @ 12:00-2:15 pm Instrumental Workshop.  Combined grades 7-12 Band students will participate in a workshop given by Wind Ensemble composer Bob Ellison.  Students will be performing two contrasting works.  Audience attendance is encouraged and open for community, students, and music enthusiasts.  Hosted by MMA:  Mohawk Music Association in support of the MTRS Music Department.  Held in MTRS Music Room.  Admission Free.

Friday and Saturday March 16, March 17 @6:30pm & Sunday March 18 @ 2:30pm - 

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” – All-School Musical

This 2007 revised production is comedic and uplifting for all the family to enjoy.  “Goin’ courting” has never been as much fun as in this rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie, adapted by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay.

“Millie is a young bride living in the 1850's Oregon wilderness whose plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original film, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.” - courtesy of <www.mtishows.com> Music Theater International

Gr. 7-12 MTRS Students comprise of the cast and crew including MTRS Teachers Michael Browning and Julia White.  Directed by DoraThea C. Kastanas (Music Director); Leanne Blaszak, - Producer; Angie Cullinan (MTRS Guidance Counselor)- Choreographer; Sean Conlon (MS Teacher)- Lighting; Barb Harris (Parent)- Cosmetics; Karen Lapore (Parent)- Costumes. Shows held at MTRS Auditorium.

Admission $10;  $8 Students ages 6-18/Senior Citizen; $5 Age 5 and under

Tickets may be purchased online at ShowTix4U.com:

Ticket Reservations: 1-866-967-8167


Saturday March 24 @ 7:00pm Mohawk Music Alumni Concert. 

The Mohawk Music Association presents a first ever, absolutely unique concert of Mohawk musical talent from across the years! The concert will take place on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00) in the auditorium. This is special fund-raising event will bring together many Mohawk music students of years past with all current music students, in a unique program of musical acts.
The purpose of this Alumni Concert is to awaken, inspire and galvanize the Mohawk community of yesterday and today through the arts. For many current students and alumni, the music department plays/has played a vital role throughout their high school experience, leaving lasting impressions. Memories of concert band, jazz band, chorus, select chorus, musicals, music trips and friendships forged will act as a vessel to excite our next generation of musicians. The concert’s eclectic lineup will show current students that music and the arts can continue to influence people’s lives outside of high school, whether it is on a professional or recreational level.
All Mohawk Music Alumni Concert tickets are $10.00. Tickets can be purchased: online at www.mohawkmusicassociation.org; by phone at (413) 336-5693; or at the World Eye Bookshop or Mocha Maya’s.

The line-up of performers includes:

Tory Hanna & Chris Neil (MCs)
Shelburne Falls Military Band
Becky Racz – Amy Roberts
Combined M.S./H.S. Chorus (performing pieces from their vocal workshop)
Juniper Holmes – Meredith Miller
Combined M.S./H.S Band (performing pieces from their band workshop)
Small Change
Agona Hardison’s Band
Alumni select choir
Trailer Park
And some surprises! 

For Mohawk alumni interested in singing or playing in the final number of the concert, please contact Shelley Roberts for more details via email. shelleyrobertssoprano@gmail.com.

The Alumni Concert is sponsored in part by Greenfield Savings Bank, People’s United Bank, and several Local Cultural Councils. This program is supported in part by grants from the Ashfield, Buckland, Hawley, Charlemont, and Shelburne Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The MMA thanks these businesses and organizations for sponsorship.
The Mohawk Music Association (MMA)
The Mohawk Music Association (MMA) is a nonprofit service organization made up of parents and community members invested in supporting the middle school and high school music programs at the Mohawk Trail Regional School. All proceeds of the Alumni Concert will be used by the MMA in its ongoing quest to help the music departments with various needs, assist students in paying for music trips, and provide scholarships for graduating music students. Please visit the organization’s website at http://www.mohawkmusicassociation.org/.

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Download a copy of this document from the Announcements Archives page on the Mohawk website. Click the Download link for "Celebrating Music In Our Schools Month" dated Thursday, March 1, 2012