Friday, May 29, 2015

The Breakfast Club: A Stage Production

Come see the Breakfast Club, a stage adaption of the prominent 1985 cultural teen film, on May 29 and May 30 at 7:00 pm, in the Mohawk auditorium While this is not a musical, many of our music students are involved in this production. Support the Arts at Mohawk!

Cast photo:  Rebel, Jock, Princess, Nerd, Janitor. Missing: Basketcase, Mr. Vernon

Student director Laura Purington reports that the cast has been working hard at rehearsals in anticipation for the show.
  • Senior Andrew Doty plays Bender (The Rebel)
  • Junior Sequoia Lebreux plays Claire (The Princess)
  • Junior Zach Arfa plays Andrew (The Jock)
  • Sophomore Adam Hallenbeck plays Brian (The Nerd)
  • Senior Hannah Monohon plays Allison (The Basketcase)
  • Junior Amar Abbatiello plays Mr Vernon
  • Senior Noah Blakeslee plays Carl (The Janitor)
Admission is by donation. All proceeds go to Mohawk Arts Education Council. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS MATURE CONTENT IN THE SHOW. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED.

More information and photos at  https://www.facebook.com/events/1569503853331204/

We hope you will come out and enjoy the show.

The Breakfast Club  (1985) movie poster

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Music News

From Principal Lynn Dole's May 25, 2015 Newsletter:

Mohawk Middle School Band participating in the Memorial Day ceremony at the West Branch Cemetery in Colrain.

High School Music News from Mr. Halligan
This is a busy time of year for students in the music department!  Below you can find infornation about our recent Spring Concert, a visit we had with Dr. Kathy Bullock, the Senior Music Banquet, Memorial Day Ceremonies, Student-run Workshops, Senior Awards Night, and Graduation.  Applications for Tri-M and registrations for Band Camp are due June 1.
Scott Halligan

Spring Concert video is online!
Thanks to everyone who came out to our Spring Concert on May 14 in the Mohawk Auditorium!  If you missed it, or if you want to see it again, you can watch it online!  Falls Cable has posted video of the concert on their website.  Here is a link: http://fallscable.com/?portfolio=mohawk-spring-concert-may-14-2015
This was a very special night.  Feel free to forward the link to friends and family near and far.  Thank you Falls Cable! More Mohawk videos on Falls Cable: http://www.mohawkmusicassociation.org/2015/05/mohawk-performance-videos-on-falls-cable.html

Special Assembly with Dr. Kathy Bullock
On May 21, Mohawk was privileged to welcome back a very special guest, Dr. Kathy Bullock.  Professor of music at Berea College and expert in African American Music, Dr. Bullock visited Mohawk to work with our singers, and then with our entire student body, on the freedom songs of the Civil Rights Movement.  With the recent commemorations of the Bloody Sunday March, the movie "Selma," and the recent tragedies involving law enforcement and black Americans, this chapter of American History has become especially meaningful of late.  Dr. Bullock's visit to Mohawk provided our students with an opportunity to engage in our history, and our current moment in America, in a fresh way.  An all-school assembly featured the Concert Chorus performing “Glory” (from the film “Selma”) by John Legend and Common.

Senior Music Banquet
The Senior Music Banquet took place on May 22!  The Mohawk Music Association treated members of the graduating class to dinner and a concert to celebrate their graduation and their time in the music department.  Dinner was at Pizza Paradiso in Northampton, and the concert was Whitehorse plus Lindy Vopnfjord.

May 25, Memorial Day Ceremonies
The High School Marching Band will be performing in parades and services in Ashfield (10am) and Plainfield (1pm).  Middle School Marching Band will perform in Colrain (10am).  Our students play an important role in these meaningful public ceremonies.  Ceremonies will take place rain or shine.

Student-Run Workshops: Theater, and Select Chorus Audition Prep
Members of Tri-M will be offering a theater workshop afterschool on Tuesday to help students prepare for the upcoming Monologues production, “All Talk.”  Also that afternoon, members of Select Chorus will be offering a workshop on audition prep for students interested in trying out for Select Chorus.  The Select Chorus audition date is June 3 after school.

June 4, Senior Awards Night – 6:30pm, Mohawk Auditorium
High School Concert Band will provide processional and recessional music to honor the graduating class.
June 7, Graduation – 1:00pm, Mohawk Football Field
High School Concert Band and members of the Middle School Concert Band will provide processional and recessional music.  The High School Chorus will also perform.
June 8, 11, Elementary School outreach tour
Middle and High School music students will perform at elementary schools to connect with the junior members of our Mohawk community.

Tri-M – Applications are being accepted through June 1
Is your student interested in joining Tri-M?  Mohawk’s Chapter of Tri-M Music Honor Society is accepting new members!  Tri-M is the international music honor society for high school students.  It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel in music and leadership. Through more than 5,500 chartered chapters, Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world. Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education. For more information about Tri-M, click here.

Mohawk Warriors Band Camp – August 10-14, 8am-noon – Register by June 1
This summer, concert band students entering grades 9-12 are welcome to sign up for a week of Band Camp!   The registration form and additional information are available at https://sites.google.com/a/mohawkschools.org/high-school-music/mohawk-warriors-band-camp
Registration deadline is June 1!
Cost:
$100 per student
Students who qualify for reduced lunch: $50
Students who qualify for free lunch: $0

Middle School Music News from Ms. Glover

It’s been quite a busy spring in the music department! On May 2nd the MS Band and Chorus performed in the Music in the Parks festival at Six Flags New England. These performances were held at Holyoke High School and both groups had the opportunity to perform and watch a few other schools! Then we headed to Six Flags where we spent the rest of the day riding rides. Students also had a dinner together with other schools and then an awards ceremony where the Band received a 1st place “good” and the Chorus a 1st place “excellent” rating!

The next day many of these same students performed at the Mary Lyon Lyonnaise at the Buckland Shelburne Community Center. It was great to see so many dedicated students at this event! Thank you to all who participated!

This past Thursday students in both ensembles performed at our annual Spring Concert. In addition to the MS and HS, we had several special guests from the 6th grade district band and chorus’. It was wonderful to have these students perform with us and we certainly hope that this creates a welcoming relationship to those students who will be arriving next year. The 6th graders who did participate felt very “at ease” with the middle school band and chorus students and are excited to join the ensembles next year!

So what’s next?
Memorial Day: Students in the 7th and 8th grade band will be taking part in the celebration at West Branch cemetery in Colrain once again. We will meet at the cemetery at 9:00a.m., lining up at 9:30 for a 10:00 start. This parade usually ends at about 11:00. Students have already begun practicing their marching skills outside at Mohawk. This is a mandatory performance!
The following is the information that has been sent home with your child, and is also on my Class Pages under: Daily Announcements:

Memorial Day reminders!
The following are a few last minute reminders for this weekend as well as directions to West Branch cemetery in Colrain.
*We are performing at the Colrain Memorial Day celebrations at West Branch Cemetery on Monday May 25th.
*Students should arrive at 9:00a.m. at the cemetery.
*Students should wear: black pants/shoes, and a PLAIN white shirt.
*Students will need to bring their instrument to the cemetery. They should bring them home on Friday, as they might not be able to get into the school on Monday morning.
*I will bring all lyres, flip folders (with music) and percussion
*This is a mandatory event and all students are expected to participate.
*The parade/ceremony will be over at app. 11:00a.m. at which point students are free to go enjoy the rest of their day off.
**In the event of rain we will be performing at the
First Baptist Church
81 Foundry Village Rd, Colrain
**West Branch Cemetery address:
West Branch cemetery is off of Adamsville Rd in Colrain
West Branch Cemetery sets between Adamsville Road and Foundry Village Road.
Thank you for your participation in this important community event!

Chorus:
In class chorus students are working on group projects. Each group has selected a song to learn together, and eventually perform. They are also exploring their creativity by adding instruments, solos and harmony. We will be working on this project from now until the end of the year, with the final project graded as the performance portion of their final exam.

Finals:
Speaking of finals, each class will be taking a final exam this year. This will consist of a performance portion, as well as a written exam. Please see details and dates below so that your child can plan accordingly. We will also do some work in class. I will be posting all terms, policies and rubrics online, as well as a link to the quizlet, from which I will be taking the exam questions. Please see my Class Pages!

Chorus Final: June 9th
Performance: group work (50 points)
Written: 20 terms (15 for grade 7)

Band Final: June 10th
Performance: (sight-reading, salute to freedom: individual)
Written: 20 terms (15 for grade 7)

Elementary performances:

Both HS and MS ensembles will be performing at our district elementary schools. These performances will be during school on June 8th and June 11th. Students are not required to wear concert dress, however should wear nice clothes, following school dress code guidelines. The performances will be as follows.

June 8th
9:00 - BSE
10:00 - Hawlemont
11:00-Rowe

June 11th
9:00 - Heath
10:30 - Sanderson

**All students must have a signed permission slip in order to attend.

***Please see my new “photos” link in my Class Pages to see pictures from our Six Flags and Lyonnaise performances!


The Arts at Mohawk

The Breakfast Club on May 29 and May 30
Student director Laura Purington reports that the cast has been working hard at rehearsals in anticipation for the show, which is May 29th and 30th at 7:00 pm. Senior Andrew Doty plays Bender (The Rebel), junior Sequoia Lebreux plays Claire (The Princess), junior Zach Arfa plays Andrew (The Jock), sophomore Adam Hallenbeck plays Brian (The Nerd), senior Hannah Monohon plays Allison (The Basketcase), junior Amar Abbatiello plays Mr Vernon, and senior Noah Blakeslee plays Carl (The Janitor). Admission is by donation.  We hope you will come out and enjoy the show.

All Talk on June 12 and June 13
This year’s spring drama showcase is entitled “All Talkand includes a variety of pieces that examine the theme of communication. The production includes dramatic pieces by notable writers from Ernest Hemingway to David Sedaris, and also features the work of some of the most celebrated authors of ten-minute plays. “All Talk” endeavors to illuminate how we use language and how we, well… all talk.   Performances will be held in the Mohawk Auditorium on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th at 7:00 pm. For more information, please e-mail Leanne Blaszak at lblaszak@mohawkschools.org. We’ll see you there!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Mohawk Spring Concert Video

 
Mohawk Spring Concert - May 14, 2015 from Falls Cable on Vimeo.

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Spring Concert on May 14 in the Mohawk Auditorium! If you missed it, or if you want to see it again, you can watch it online! Falls Cable has posted video of the concert on their website. Here is a link: http://fallscable.com/?portfolio=mohawk-spring-concert-may-14-2015 

See this MMA post for more Mohawk student and alumni performances from Falls Cable.

Mohawk Performance Videos on Falls Cable

A wonderful collection of performances at the Mohawk auditorium by Mohawk students and alumni are available on the Falls Cable website. The videos are easy to access in their own album:  Mohawk Student Productions - Concerts and Shows and Plays.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Ceremonies


On Memorial Day, our students gain the experience of playing a significant role in meaningful public ceremonies. This year the High School Band will participate in the ceremonies in Ashfield and Plainfield, and the Middle School Band will participate in a ceremony in Colrain.

Ceremonies will take place RAIN OR SHINE. In the event of inclement weather, ceremonies will take place indoors.

High School Schedule


The Ashfield Memorial Day parade on Monday begins at 10 a.m. in front of Town Hall, proceeds to Plain Cemetery and to the Veterans Memorial and Civil War Memorial, then back to Town Hall. There will be featured speakers and music as well.

The Plainfield Memorial Day parade on Monday begins at 1 p.m.

More information here.


Middle School Schedule 


Colrain’s Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday will begin with a parade that starts from the back of West Branch Cemetery at 10 a.m. and follows the roads around the cemetery to the bridge over West Branch River. There will be a ceremony on the bridge, followed by a parade into the cemetery for the main ceremony.

More information here.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Senior Music Banquet 2015

The Senior Music Banquet is on Friday, May 22! It's a celebration of their upcoming graduation and time in the music department!

Music Department Seniors will meet Mr. Halligan for dinner at Pizza Paradiso on Crafts Ave in Northampton. After dinner they will walk over to the Iron Horse for a concert with Whitehorse (plus Lindy Vopnfjord) at 7pm.

Dinner and concert tickets are provided courtesy of the Mohawk Music Association.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mohawk Music Students Visit Williamsburg, VA – April 2015

Concert Chorus performs in Williamsburg, VA on April 24.
The Mohawk High School Music Department participated in the Worldstrides Heritage Performance Festival and Competition in Williamsburg, Virginia from April 23-26.  Students in the High School Music Department travel to perform in regional music festivals every year as an essential part of their study of music.  Worldstrides coordinates high quality festivals which are held each year in major American cities.  Williamsburg, VA is one of their most popular destinations on the East Coast, and schools from all over the country came to participate.  
Mohawk’s two choirs performed at the Kimball Theater in Colonial Williamsburg, adjacent to the College of William and Mary.  Concert Band performed at nearby Heritage High School in Newport News.  All three groups won Silver Awards. 
Additionally, six Mohawk student musicians won the prestigious Maestro Award for outstanding musicianship: Kaylee Kelleher for flute solos; Adam Hallenbeck, Sam Harris-Fried, Sara Paige, and Matthew Taylor for vocal solos; and Zach Arfa for conducting.  This award is conferred at the discretion of festival adjudicators, and according to festival coordinator Wendy Watros, there are usually only a few given out at each festival. 
“This is a great achievement for our students, and a very proud moment for our school,” says Scott Halligan, Mohawk High School’s Music Director.
Concert Band performs in Williamsburg, VA on April 24.
Performances were assessed by professional adjudicators, many of whom are faculty members of Universities (George Mason University, Old Dominion University, and William and Mary, among others).  Directly after the students’ performances they received coaching by adjudicators on stage.  The performances were recorded with verbal commentary by the adjudicators, and Halligan will review these recordings in the classroom with his students.  “This process of performance and reflection is at the heart of what we do in the music program,” says Halligan.  “There is always more to learn as one aspires to grow and improve their craft – and that goes for not just the students and their musicianship, but for me and my teaching as well.”  
Apart from performances, students participated in many additional activities in the Williamsburg area.  Students attended a bittersweet, deeply moving concert at the Great Hopes Plantation on the development of African American music, and also attended the Virginia International Tattoo, a showcase of traditional military bands from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Finland, Denmark, Australia, and Korea.  Students also learned about the history of the Virginia Colony with a guided tour of the historic Jamestown Settlement, and a late night guided walking tour of Colonial Williamsburg with ghost stories.  Students also had additional time to explore Colonial Williamsburg, which is set up as a “living museum” where visitors are welcome to enter buildings and gardens and speak with costumed interpreters who describe the circumstances of life in the Virginia Colony.  
Opportunities to travel and participate in music festivals have become a significant part of the student experience in the Mohawk Music Department.  “These field trips are extremely valuable in terms of curriculum and assessment and have tremendous impacts on student learning,” says Halligan.  “When our music students take a field trip to a music festival, they partake in a rich learning experience that connects to the state and national standards for music education.  This learning experience adds value to the learning that takes place in the classroom before and after the trip.”  
“These students are bringing home more than just awards,” Halligan continued.
Group photo after breakfast on April 25.
Junior Sarah Malone described her experience this way: “I always thought that bigger schools meant better.  But we moved so many people to tears and had schools twice our size say that they aspired to be more like us.  They wanted our passion… they wanted our fearlessness, and they wanted our [sense of] family.  And it just completely humbled me and changed how I thought of us.”  

This trip included many special moments.  After a rainy afternoon at Busch Gardens amusement park, and prior to the awards ceremony for the festival, Mohawk student singers engaged in an impromptu “Riff-Off” (like in the movie “Pitch Perfect”) with students from Dover High School in Delaware.  “Yeah, I don’t think they’ve stopped snapchatting ever since,” said Halligan.  “Mohawk is a relatively small school, but we have a big presence and I think the kids from Dover were drawn to us like kindred spirits.  They had an instant connection through music, and they made something special together that night.” 

Junior Erin Townsley recounted another especially meaningful experience on the trip.  After lunch at a restaurant, the singers in the group launched into “Long Time Traveler” by The Wailin’ Jennys, which is a hymn-like song about death and saying goodbye.  A member of the family sitting next to the group approached Halligan tearfully to say thank you, explaining that her family had just lost one of their loved ones.  “My favorite moment [of the trip] was singing at the restaurant and hearing about the woman who had recently lost someone and about how we touched her so much,” said Townsley.
“It was a wonderful experience and I got to experience things that will stay with me for a lifetime,” said Junior Cassie Kudlay.  “From the riff-off with Dover High to the group bonding that happened on the bus.  If I could do it over I wouldn't change a thing.” 
The cost of the trip for families was significantly defrayed thanks to the support of the Mohawk Music Association, the Mohawk Chapter of the Tri-M Music Honors Society, the Mary Priscilla Howes Fund, the Trail Toc Diner, First Congregational Church of Shelburne, Moe’s Fudge Factor, Blackmer Insurance Agency, Smithers & Son Silversmiths, Hilltown Tents, The Optician, Hair by the Lake, Titan Roofing, Clear Point Acupuncture & Naturopathy, and Local Cultural Councils.  This program is supported in part by grants from the Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont/Hawley, ColrainHeathPlainfield, and Rowe Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



For photos and video from the trip, visit the MMA website: http://www.mohawkmusicassociation.org/p/williamsburg-va-trip.html 
And the Mohawk Music Department Facebook page:

Contact:
Scott Halligan
Music Director
Mohawk Trail Regional High School
26 Ashfield Road
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
(413) 625-9811 x1317
shalligan@mohawkschools.org

Friday, May 15, 2015

Spring Concert Photos

[Update 5/25/2015: Mohawk Spring Concert – May 14, 2015 video posted on Falls Cable website.]

A few snapshots from last night's Spring Concert.

Framed artwork by music students was for sale in the lobby

MMA members Maryellen and Emily greet the arriving guests

Middle School Band

High School Band

Mohawk Music Department alumna Rachel and Kaitlin volunteering at the concession table

End of the evening at the art sale table

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spring Concert

[Update 5/25/2015: Mohawk Spring Concert – May 14, 2015 video posted on Falls Cable website.]

Thursday, May 14, 6:30pm
Mohawk Auditorium
Free Admission

High School Band performs in Williamsburg, VA
Middle School and High School Bands and Choirs will perform, plus Strings, Jazz Band, and Select Chorus.  Refreshments will be available in the lobby, and donations will be accepted to benefit students in the music department.

Middle School Band and Chorus perform at the Music in the Parks Festival
Our music students have reached a very high level of musicianship this year!  Come to hear their amazing work, celebrate their achievements, and share in what is sure to be a very special night. 

Also, student artwork will be on sale at the concert! 
Students have made dozens of one-of-a-kind pieces out of vintage sheet music, watercolors, and inspirational quotes.  Pieces will sell for $8-$12, and all proceeds will benefit the music department.  You will definitely want one (or two) of your own! 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Music News

From Principal Lynn Dole's May 10, 2015 Newsletter:

Sample of the student artwork on vintage sheet music that will be available for sale at the Spring Concert on May 14.

High School Music News from Mr. Halligan
Happy Spring!  This a meaningful time of year for Mohawk Music students, who are reflecting on their achievements over the course of the year and preparing to share the fruits of their labor with the community in a series of important concerts and ceremonies.  Below you can find info about our springtime performance schedule, the activities of the Tri-M Music Honors Society, and Summer Band Camp. 
I hope to see you at our Spring Concert on May 14!  Bring your friends and family – it will be a great evening of music!
Scott Halligan
shalligan@mohawkschools.org  

Thursday, May 14, Spring Concert – 6:30pm, Mohawk Auditorium
Middle School and High School Bands and Choirs will perform, plus Strings, Jazz Band, and Select Chorus.  Refreshments will be available in the lobby, and donations will be accepted to benefit students in the music department.
Our music students have reached a very high level of musicianship this year!  Come to hear their amazing work, celebrate their achievements, and share in what is sure to be a very special night.
Also, student artwork will be on sale at the concert!  Students have made dozens of one-of-a-kind pieces out of vintage sheet music, watercolors, and inspirational quotes.  Pieces will sell for $8-$12, and all proceeds will benefit the music department.  You will definitely want one (or two) of your own! 
  
May 25, Memorial Day Ceremonies
The High School Marching Band will be performing in parades and services in Ashfield (10am) and Plainfield (1pm).  Middle School Marching Band will perform in Colrain (10am).  Our students play an important role in these meaningful public ceremonies.  Ceremonies will take place rain or shine.

May TBD, Senior Music Banquet
Members of the graduating class who have taken at least four music classes (including their graduating year), and at least two semesters in a performing ensemble are invited to the Senior Music Banquet!  We will go out to dinner and attend a concert to celebrate their graduation and their time in the music department.  Date is TBD – invited seniors will be voting on the date this Monday. 

June 4, Senior Awards Night – 6:30pm, Mohawk Auditorium
High School Concert Band will provide processional and recessional music to honor the graduating class.

June 7, Graduation – 1:00pm, Mohawk Football Field
High School Concert Band and members of the Middle School Concert Band will provide processional and recessional music.  The High School Chorus will also perform.

June 8, 11, Elementary School outreach tour
Middle and High School music students will perform at elementary schools to connect with the junior members of our Mohawk community.

Additional Info for Families of Music Students
Mohawk Music students have taken home information about these events.  The info is also available here.  Parents, please read the information carefully, note the requirements for attire, mark your calendars, sign and return ASAP!

Lyonnaise Recap
Select Chorus performed recently at the Mary Lyon Foundation’s “Lyonnaise” event.  The event included a showcase of student work that was supported by the foundation.  Select Chorus had received financial support from the foundation in order to work with a guest artist on a piece of 16th century opera, “With Drooping Wings.”  Thank you, Mary Lyon Foundation!  For pictures, please visit the MMA Website.

Tri-M – Applications are being accepted through June 1
Is your student interested in joining Tri-M?  Mohawk’s Chapter of Tri-M Music Honor Society is accepting new members!  Tri-M is the international music honor society for high school students.  It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel in music and leadership. Through more than 5,500 chartered chapters, Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world. Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education. For more information about Tri-M, click here.

Mohawk Warriors Band Camp – August 10-14, 8am-noon – Register by June 1
This summer, concert band students entering grades 9-12 are welcome to sign up for a week of Band Camp!  Students will receive registration forms next week.  The registration form and additional information is also available here.  Registration deadline is June 1!
Cost:
$100 per student
Students who qualify for reduced lunch: $50
Students who qualify for free lunch: $0

Middle School Music News from Ms. Glover
 **Please see my class pages for up-to-date information including permission slips! https://sites.google.com/a/mohawkschools.org/middle-school-music/
Upcoming Performances:
Thursday May 14th: Spring Concert: Mohawk auditorium: Band and Chorus
5:30p.m. – arrival and rehearsal with 6th grade students
6:30p.m. – concert begins
Students will need: instrument, music and concert dress

Monday May 25th: Memorial Day Parade: West Branch Cemetery: Colrain: Band only
9:00a.m. – arrival at West Branch
9:30 a.m. – parade and ceremony
10:30.m. – pick up at cemetery
Students will need: a ride to West Branch, instrument, music
Dress is as follows: Black pants/shoes, white polo shirt

Monday June 8th & Thursday June 11th: Elementary School Performances: Band and Chorus
Monday June 8th:
8:00a.m. departure from Mohawk
performances in Rowe, Hawlemont, & BSE – Lunch at Mohawk

Thursday June 11th:
8:00a.m. – departure from Mohawk
performances in Heath & Sanderson – lunch at Mohawk

For both trips students will need: permission slip, music, instrument. (dress TBA)

 ***If you have any questions about any of these events please contact me at 413-512-0042 or at gglover@mohawkschools.org

Sunday, May 10, 2015

MMA May Meeting

The next Mohawk Music Association meeting is Tuesday, May 12, at 6:30 pm in the school library.

Agenda:
I. Treasurer's report
II. Minutes from last month
III. Director's report
     a. Scott
     b. Gina
IV. Spring Concert
V. Step-up day

Reminder: the scholarship sub-committee will meet at 5:30 pm in the school library prior to the MMA meeting.



1977 - "Hotel California" earned a gold record for the Eagles.



Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mary Lyon Foundation Lyonnaise

Mohawk musicians helped the Mary Lyon Foundation celebrate 25 years of support of local education at their annual Lyonnaise. Select Chorus had received financial support from the foundation in order to work with a guest artist on a piece of 16th century opera, “With Drooping Wings.” Thank you, Mary Lyon Foundation!

The Mohawk Select Chorus performs near the entry to the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center to welcome arriving guests.
See more photos on the MMA facebook page.


You are Invited
to attend the 
Annual Lyonnaise
A Celebration of Excellence in Local Education
 Sponsored by the Mary Lyon Foundation
  
Sunday, May 3, 2015
2-5 PM

Shelburne-Buckland Community Center 

Main Street, Shelburne Falls 
  
Meet Dr. Jeffrey Shea
2015 MA Teacher of the Year 

Refreshments, Exhibits
Awards, Music, Demonstrations
Plus a Special Announcement!
  
Please join us for this FREE event 
 to celebrate excellence in local education.
The following awards will be presented:
Spirit of Adventure Award ~ Gabriel Coler
Business Award ~ Baker Pharmacy
Career Award ~ Melinda Gougeon, Ed.D.
Mohawk Outstanding Graduate Award ~ Brendan Lattrell 
  

INNOVATIVE SUPPORT OF LOCAL EDUCATION

Music in the Parks Festival Photos

From our MMA facebook page:

Congratulations to the Mohawk Middle School band and chorus for receiving 2 trophies at the Music in the Parks festival today. 1st place good for the band, and 1st place excellent for chorus. Great job everyone!!
 Click the following links to see more photos of the performances

 

and awards ceremony.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mmm, Ice Cream

The elementary school musicians were treated to ice cream after the 10th anniversary Kids in Concert performance.


The table wss loaded with chocolate and strawberry sundae cups as the students streamed into the cafeteria after the concert finale.

Mohawk Music Association volunteers Maryellen, Laura, and Emily welcomed the excited musicians.



Mmm, mmm, good!