Tuesday, December 20, 2016

News from the Music Program:

It's been a busy fall semester for our musicians. Mahalia Dean, Kaylee Kelleher, Sara Powell and Julia Ussailis played with Franklin County Honor Band. Kaylee Kelleher and Mahalia Dean are also members of the Pioneer Valley Youth Orchestra. Singers Wyatt Bandy-Page, Sara Paige and Matthew Taylor were accepted to the Western District Festival Chorus. Matt Taylor will have the honor of joining the All Eastern Mixed Chorus next spring in Atlantic City, New Jersey - quite an achievement! Congratulations to all on their accomplishments this year!
On Wednesday evening December 14, Select Chorus sang for the School Committee on their way to a performance for the Shelburne Falls Womens Club. Finally, the Winter Concert on December 8 was a success and we'd like to thank everyone in the Mohawk community for their wonderful support of the music program.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Parent Information for selct perfomance on 12/14/16

Information for parents of Select Chorus Students regarding Wed. performances.
We are meeting in the Mohawk Music room at 6:30pm (an hour later than normal to allow for the later performance time) to warm-up. We have a quick 7pm appearance at the the School Committee meeting to sing a couple of numbers before we head over to the Women's Club, arriving at 7:20. We will perform a 40 minute program there at 7:30pm followed by some time for refreshments so my hope is to have us finished by 8:30pm. Dress for this is casual.

This is certainly a carpool opportunity and any help with transportation would be appreciated.

Mohawk Select Chorus performs Wednesday, 12/14/16

The Mohawk Regional High School Select Chorus, directed by new Music Director Ben Demerath, will perform Wednesday at the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center in Shelburne Falls.
Demerath said the program will be eclectic, ranging from classical to pop, along with some holiday music. About 20 students from Mohawk will be performing. “I’m thrilled to be the new high school music director at Mohawk and working with these incredibly talented students,” said Demerath.
Demerath comes to Mohawk with 20 years of teaching experience, most recently as music director at The Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, according to the Mohawk Music Association. He has a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University with a major in music and a minor in oboe performance. He also received a master’s in music from UMass Amherst with a concentration in ethnomusicology/conducting.
The music program will immediately follow the regular December business meeting of the Shelburne Falls Area Women’s Club. The meeting begins with a social time at 6:30 p.m. A short business meeting will be conducted at 7 p.m. The music program will follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.
All are invited to attend the free program. Guests are also welcome at the club’s social time and business meeting.

The Shelburne Falls Area Women’s Club was founded in 1925 and continues to serve the community by sponsoring many community projects, including overseeing the Bridge of Flowers, providing annual scholarships to local college students, helping to serve community meals and sponsoring regular programs for members and the community at large. Annual dues are $20 and new members are welcome. Those interested in membership may join at any meeting.