Thursday, January 9, 2014

"give a little back"

The Mohawk Music Association is excited and proud to welcome Tom Mahnken back for Trailer Park's second performance at Mohawk!

Tom Mahnken performing on Mohawk's stage in 2012. Photo credit: Trailer Park's Facebook page
Trailer Park's bassist and vocalist Tom Mahnken graduated from Mohawk in 1986. In an article in today's Recorder (Sounds Local: Trailer Park brings the party to Mohawk) about the benefit concert at the school on Friday night he said 
“I was very involved in the music program, playing in the jazz band and concert band and in the several school musicals,” Mahnken said. “I loved all my music time at Mohawk. It gave me a lot of opportunities in different types of music. A lot of exploring! I welcome the opportunity to give a little back.”

According to Mohawk Music Director Scott Halligan, another way Tom is "giving back" is by coming to Mohawk on Friday to meet with the Rock Band students during their class time. He'll play some music with them, and talk about his experiences as a professional musician.

The Recorder, 1/9/14. pg D1
The Recorder, 1/9/14. pg D5

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Get the word out to all your friends and family:  the place to be this Friday night is in the auditorium at Mohawk, rocking to the great sounds of Trailer Park and the Mohawk Rock Band!

Mohawk Music is kicking off 2014 with a very special, student-produced Benefit Concert!

Featuring:  Mohawk Rock Band students - and special guest - Trailer Park.

Friday, January 10, 2014 at 7pm
Mohawk High School Auditorium.
Suggested contribution:
$10 adults, $5 children, Mohawk students free!
Proceeds benefit the Mohawk Music Association.

 This concert is being produced by Mohawk sophomore Julian Diamond.
For student rockers, this concert will be the culmination of their semester working together collaboratively and will feature performances of classic rock songs, modern rock songs, and original songs.

Trailer Park is a professional rock band that has logged over 700 shows throughout New England. Trailer Park performed on the Mohawk Stage in 2012's Alumni Concert, and we are delighted to have them back for this Benefit