Sunday, May 8, 2016

Music News

From Principal Lynn Dole's May 8, 2016 Newsletter:

 High School Music News from Mr. Halligan
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.  Also, please mark your calendars for the year’s final meetings of the Mohawk Music Association.  The MMA will be electing officers for next year.  Please be involved!
I hope to see you at our Spring Concert on May 10!  Bring your friends and family – it will be a great evening of music!
Scott Halligan
Band performs at Kids in Concert
Kids in Concert Recap
Last Thursday at Mohawk, elementary school musicians came together to get a taste of performing before a packed house in a big auditorium!  Students from 4th, 5th, and 6th grades performed together in a combined chorus and a combined band.  Heath Elementary School String students also performed.  Congratulations to all of the students and adults who participated in Kids in Concert!
Tuesday May 10, Spring Concert – 6:30pm, Mohawk Auditorium
Middle School and High School Bands and Choirs will perform, plus High School Strings.  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.
Student artwork will also be on display!  We will have a slide show of photography by all High School Art students!
You can also come early to complete the Mohawk School Climate Survey in the Library.  MTRSD is conducting a survey of students, parents, and staff in order to gather data for the purpose of improving our schools.  Computers will be available for parents who would like to complete the survey at that time.   
May 30, Memorial Day Ceremonies
The High School Marching Band will be performing in parades and services in Ashfield (10am) and Plainfield (1pm).  Our students play an important role in these meaningful public ceremonies.  Ceremonies will take place rain or shine.
June 2, Senior Awards Night – 6:00pm, Mohawk Auditorium
High School Concert Band will provide processional music to honor the graduating class.
June 5, Graduation – 1:00pm, Mohawk Football Field
The High School Concert Band will provide processional and recessional music.  The High School Chorus and other music students will also perform.
Valley Gives Day Recap
Thank you to everyone who supported us on Valley Gives Day!  The Mohawk Music Association received $400 in donations.  On behalf of our music students, thank you!
Mohawk Music Association Meetings – Please attend!
Here are dates and agenda items for MMA meetings for the remainder of the year.  Please attend and contribute to this important group!

Tuesday, May 17, 6:30pm, High School Library
Nominate officers and plan for the end of year events:  
  • Memorial Day (5/30)
  • Step Up Day (6/3)
  • Senior events: Awards Night (6/2), Graduation (6/5)
  • Elementary school outreach by bands and choirs  
Tuesday, June 14, 6:30pm, High School Library
Election of officers, schedule the summer potluck meeting. 

7th and 8th Grade Band and Chorus with Mr. Page
Band and Chorus students have been working hard to prepare music for the Spring Concert in May and the Six Flags Music Festival on Saturday, May 14th. All students are expected to participate in both events. If a student is unable to attend, please write a note or email me at Happy practicing!