Friday, June 20, 2014

Year End Financial Summary

Treasurers Report 
Year End (2013-2014) Summary 
 June 10, 2014

Year to date:

1. Total income from all our fundraising efforts this year to date $10,423.72

2. Total value of asset donations to the MMA $539.80

3. Total given to students (scholarships, trips, food, etc.) $6562.82

4. Total value of assets donated by the MMA to Mohawk $419.75

5. All other expenses to date $35.88

6. Net profit for the year to date $3945.07

7. Added to what we have left over from previous years, we currently have a bank balance of $13,257.88 and assets of $3985.62

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Please join us for our annual summer meeting/potluck supper at Sherry & John's home (RSVP by email staylor@mohawkmusicassociation.org) on Tuesday, August 12 at 6:00 pm. Add your voice to the conversations about next year's fundraising efforts to support the music students at Mohawk!

Monday, June 9, 2014

"Two Roads" - June 13th and 14th


Program cover

Download a copy of the program (6 page pdf file.)

Join us for the Mohawk Arts & Education Council's production of "Two Roads." Performances will be held in the Mohawk Auditorium on Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th at 7:00 pm. Admission is free.

An intriguing blend of monologues, poetry, and short plays, "Two Roads" examines the themes of decision and consequence. This innovative collection of dramatic works features the writings of literary greats such as Susan Glaspell, David Sedaris,and Robert Frost, as well as original student-written monologues.

For more information contact Leanne Blaszak, Director, at lblaszak@mohawkschools.org
 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Arts at Mohawk


From Principal Lynn Dole's June 8, 2014 Newsletter:


MAEC presents “Two Roads”
Join us this June for the Mohawk Arts & Education Council's production of "Two Roads."
An intriguing blend of monologues, poetry, and short plays, "Two Roads" examines the themes of decision and consequence. This innovative collection of dramatic works features the writings of literary greats such as Susan Glaspell, David Sedaris, and Robert Frost, as well as original student-written monologues.  Performances will be held in the Mohawk Auditorium on Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th at 7:00 pm.  We hope to see you there!

Music News
Students interested in trying out for Select Chorus can audition on Monday, June 16th after school. You will need to learn a dance routine for the audition. Dance practices will be held after school on Friday, June 13th. Stop by the music room and speak with Mr. Halligan for more information.

Upcoming performances:
Friday, June 13th: MS/HS ensembles perform at BSE, Colrain and Sanderson
Monday, June 16th: MS/HS ensembles perform at Heath, and Hawlemont/Rowe

Mohawk Music Association
Just a reminder that the next MMA meeting is coming up Tuesday, June 10th.  We will be meeting at 6:30 in the library at Mohawk.  This will be our last meeting for this school year.  We will be wrapping up the year, hold election of officers, and begin thinking about our plans for next year.

We would love to see you at the meeting to give us your input.  These are some of the activities the Mohawk Music Association plans for the coming year and ways that you can get involved:
· Helping at Open House - Fall and Spring (take a turn at the MMA table)
· Helping at our annual pie sale at the Booster Day Game (organize, work, bake pies, line up workers and/or folks to bake pies)
· Helping at our annual Baked Potato Sale at the Ashfield Fall Festival (organize, work, bake potatoes, line up folks to potato bakers and/or work, set-up, take-down)
· Organizing a fundraising booth at Moonlight Magic
· Helping with refreshments at music events - Holiday concert, All-School Musical, Kids in Concert and Spring concert (line up workers and/or bakers, work at the table, set-up, take-down)
Thank you for all you may have done to help the MMA this year.  Remember, "many hands make light work" and we look forward to your hands helping us next year.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

MMA Meeting June 10th

An email meeting invitation from Sherry Taylor, President of the MMA:
Just a reminder that our next MMA meeting is coming up Tuesday, June 10th.  We will be meeting at 6:30 in the library at Mohawk.  This will be our last meeting for this school year.  We will be wrapping up the year, hold election of officers and begin thinking about our plans for next year.
We would love to see you at the meeting to give us your input.  If you are unable to attend, please respond to this email to let us know your thoughts about the current year and what you would be interested in helping us with next year:
  • Helping at Open House - Fall and Spring (take a turn at the MMA table)
  • Helping at our annual pie sale at the Booster Day Game (organize, work, bake pies, line up workers and/or folks to bake pies)
  • Helping at our annual Baked Potato Sale at the Ashfield Fall Festival (organize, work, bake potatoes, line up folks to potatoe bakers and/or work, set-up, take-down)
  • Organizing a fundraising booth at Moonlight Magic
  • Helping with refreshments at music events - Holiday concert, All-School Musical, Kids in Concert and Spring concert (line up workers and/or bakers, work at the table, set-up, take-down)
Thank you for all you may have done to help the MMA this year.  Remember, "many hands make light work" and we look forward to your hands helping us next year.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Music Scholarships Awarded

The following music scholarships were awarded at Mohawk's Senior Awards Night on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

 Mohawk Music Association Scholarship Awards
These scholarships are awarded based on the following requisites (in order of importance): 1. Musicianship.  2. Student must have been a member of the Mohawk Music Department for a minimum of two years, including his/her graduating year.  3. Dependability, commitment, and merit within the Music Department and/or the Association.  4. A student planning to major in music in college will be given priority.
$500 - Tyler Andrews
$500 - Tess Burdick
$500 - Ashley Robertson
$500 - Emma Taylor

Shelburne Falls Kiwanis Club Stan Smithers Scholarship
Stan Smithers was Music Director at Mohawk for many years and composed our school’s Alma Mater.

Ashley Robertson