Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Donate Early to May 3 Valley Gives Day

Can donations be made before May 3?

Between April 2 and May 2, 2016, donors are able to make a donation which will be counted towards that participating organization's totals on May 3, 2016. To donate early, a donor must find the organization(s) they wish to donate to (MOHAWK HIGH MUSIC ASSOCIATION) for Valley Gives Day and make a donation to that participating organization page. A user account does not need to be created to make a transaction, however, if multiple donation transactions are being made for Valley Gives Day it is within a donor's best interest to create a user account to access the donation receipts for tax purposes post-event. A donor will receive a donation confirmation email with tax-deductible language and a summary of the transaction when the transaction is complete.

Instructions for donating early:

More questions about donating or Valley Gives Day? See the FAQ page: https://valleygives.razoo.com/giving_events/VG16/faq

Thank you for your support!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

MMA April Meeting

The next Mohawk Music Association meeting is Tuesday, April 26, at 6:30 pm in the Mohawk school library. Please join us and help support the music students at Mohawk.

We'll hear reports from the Music Directors and plan for upcoming events in May:

  • Valley Gives (5/3) 
  • Kids in Concert (5/5) 
  • Spring Concert (5/10) 
  • Six Flags trip (5/14) 
  • Senior events (dinner and a show? Date tbd)

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Music News

From Principal Lynn Dole's April 23, 2016 Newsletter:


High School Music News from Mr. Halligan
Annapolis trip group photo before the National Symphony Orchestra performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
We’re back from Annapolis!  Mohawk High School Band, Chorus, and Select Chorus students had an action-packed adventure!   Below you can find a report on our trip as well as info about our spring events and Valley Gives Day!  
Please attend the upcoming Mohawk Music Association Meetings and get involved!  The MMA will soon be electing officers for the 2016-17 school year!  

Our Spring Concert is Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 pm  - save the date! I hope to see you there!  
Scott Halligan

Mohawk Music Students @ Annapolis Music Festival – April 2016
The Mohawk High School Music Department participated in the Annapolis Music Festival from April 7-10.  Students in the High School Music Department travel to perform in regional music festivals as an essential part of their study of music.  This festival was produced by Worldstrides OnStage, a student travel company which coordinates high quality music festivals in major American cities.  Schools from all over the country came to Annapolis to perform, receive critical feedback and coaching, and to attend concerts and events in the Washington D.C. area.   
Mohawk’s Select Chorus and Concert Chorus each won Silver Awards, and Concert Band received a Bronze Award.  Additionally, Mohawk junior Adam Hallenbeck, a soloist in Select Chorus, won the prestigious Maestro Award for outstanding musicianship.

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 national standards for music education.  This learning experience adds value to the learning that takes place in the classroom before and after the trip.”  

Performances were assessed by professional adjudicators including Dr. Aaron Smith, Director of Musical Activities and Chairman of Music at the U.S. Naval Academy, Dr. Bryce Hayes of James Madison University, and other notable music educators.  Directly after each performance, students received an enlightening 30-minute coaching by an adjudicator on stage.  “I enjoyed hearing how much our sound changed after the short time with one of the adjudicators,” said freshman Andy Robertson.  “The Naval Academy judge for Select Chorus was so articulate; he gave us an analogy about waves and the ocean and we sounded better than I’ve ever heard us,” said senior Zach Arfa.

The performances were recorded with verbal commentary by the adjudicators, and Halligan has begun to 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.

Apart from performances, students took part in many additional activities.  Students attended a brilliant performance by the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.  Sophomore Matthew Taylor said, “My favorite part of the trip was seeing the National Symphony Orchestra.  The symphony was simply breathtaking.”   Following a visiting to the Smithsonian Museums, students visited the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, where concert organist Monte Maxwell gave an impressive demonstration of the power of the building’s historic organ, the largest draw knob organ console in the world (the instrument includes 522 draw knobs, 5 manuals, and 15,688 pipes).  Students also heard a powerful performance in the Chapel by the U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club.  Prior to the concert, students informally performed a song in the Navy Chapel.

Students Reflect on their Experience
Following the trip, students have had opportunities in the classroom to reflect on their experience.  Senior Erin Townsley described her experience this way: “As always, the music trip was fun and educational.  This year feels like the most beneficial to me, and I feel like I really learned a lot of new musical techniques to help me further my musicianship.”  This appreciation for the new musical skills and knowledge gained on the trip was echoed by junior Sara Paige: “Trips like this are amazing opportunities to learn new vocal exercises, techniques, and sounds that you’ll use your entire life.  This trip in general has made me a more professional vocalist.”

Reflecting on the trip, students also commented on their personal growth.  “I learned that I have more potential than I realized with singing,” said freshman Myracle Renaud.  Senior Kylee Cole said, “Being on this trip allowed me to grow as a performer and a person.”  Sophomore Sadie Kudlay wrote, “If there is one thing this trip has taught me, it’s to just express yourself and have fun with whatever you do.  Music has definitely brought people together and on this trip we got to show how well we are as a school and as a music family.”
After the four intense days of traveling together and performing together, many students expressed strong feelings of belonging.  Sophomore Anna Morin put it succinctly: “When we’re at school, we feel like a community, but on this trip we felt like a family.”  
For seniors, this was their last high school music trip.  Senior Lexxey Boron Smith reflected on the trip and her high school music experience with appreciation: “I can’t express how beautiful and unique this experience was.  From the music we made together, to the long hours of deep talks and the adventures we shared, I can’t express how much the people in this department have changed my life, and I thank them all.”  Isaac Paige wrote, “The music trip was truly incredible.  The limits that I thought we couldn’t get to were reached with the assistance of the adjudicators.  This trip made me realize why I enjoy singing, and that I should have joined the music department so much earlier, because this experience was the best out of my entire high school experience yet.”  Eli Wickland-Shearer said, “As a senior and a returning person on these trips, I can say that these experiences are the kinds that inspire students and stay with them forever.”
No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds
“The goal for this year’s trip was to include as many students as possible, and for students to be able to participate regardless of their families’ ability to pay,” said Halligan.  In order to ensure that every interested, eligible student could participate, stakeholders combined their efforts to reduce the cost to families and provide scholarships to those who needed them.  
The Mohawk Trail Regional School District made a major financial contribution to defray the cost of transportation.   The Mohawk Music Association and the Mary Lyon Foundation also provided generous support.  Students participated in fundraisers and obtained sponsorships from dozens of local businesses.  Local Cultural Councils, the Shelburne Grange, the Shelburne Falls Women’s Club, the Charlemont Senior Center, and anonymous donors also made significant contributions.  “Thanks to this remarkable and heartening support,” says Halligan, “one hundred percent of our interested and eligible students were able to participate in the trip.”
This program is supported in part by grants from the Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont-Hawley, Colrain, Cummington, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne 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.   
Spring Music Events – Mark Your Calendars!
·         May 3, Valley Gives Day
·         May 5, Kids in Concert, 6:30pm, Mohawk Auditorium
·         May 10, Spring Concert, 6:30pm, Mohawk Auditorium
·         May 14, Music in the Parks, Middle School Band and Chorus
·         May 30, Memorial Day, High School Marching Band in Ashfield (10am) and Plainfield (1pm)
·         June 2, Senior Awards Night, 6:00pm, High School Concert Band, Mohawk Auditorium
·         June 5, Graduation, 1pm, Football Field
·         Elementary School outreach tour, dates TBD
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, April 26, 6:30pm, High School Library
Plan for the May events:  
  • Valley Gives (5/3)
  • Kids in Concert (5/5)
  • Spring Concert (5/10)
  • Six Flags trip (5/14)
  • Senior events (dinner and a show? Date tbd)

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)
  • Tri-M induction (date tbd)
  • Elementary school outreach by bands and choirs (dates tbd)
Tuesday, June 14, 6:30pm, High School Library
Election of officers, schedule the summer potluck meeting.  

Valley Gives Day – May 3!
Mohawk Music Association is one of the hundreds of nonprofits participating in the Valley Gives Day scheduled for May 3, 2016. Valley Gives Day is an innovative online fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite charities in just twenty-four hours. Throughout the day, donors will be randomly chosen and your gift may be amplified with a Golden Ticket adding $500 or $1,000 in support of our organization. Please mark your calendars and help us win! Thank you.

Please see our Support page for details about the financial support the Mohawk Music Association has provided in recent years to music students and programs of the Mohawk Trail Regional School District. Your donation to Mohawk Music Association on Valley Gives Day will help us continue this important work!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Spring Music Events – Mark Your Calendars!


May 3, Valley Gives Day - Please support the Mohawk Music Association on Valley Gives Day!

May 5, Kids in Concert, 6:30pm, Mohawk Auditorium

May 10, Spring Concert, 6:30pm, Mohawk Auditorium

May 14, Music in the Parks, Middle School Band and Chorus

May 30, Memorial Day, High School Marching Band in Ashfield (10am) and Plainfield (1pm)

June 2, Senior Awards Night, 6:00pm, High School Concert Band, Mohawk Auditorium

June 5, Graduation, 1pm, Football Field

Elementary School outreach tour, dates TBD

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mohawk Music Students at Annapolis Music Festival – April 2016

The Mohawk High School Music Department participated in the Annapolis Music Festival from April 7-10.  Students in the High School Music Department travel to perform in regional music festivals as an essential part of their study of music.  This festival was produced by Worldstrides OnStage, a student travel company which coordinates high quality music festivals in major American cities.  Schools from all over the country came to Annapolis to perform, receive critical feedback and coaching, and to attend concerts and events in the Washington D.C. area.   
 
Mohawk’s Select Chorus and Concert Chorus each won Silver Awards, and Concert Band received a Bronze Award.  Additionally, Mohawk junior Adam Hallenbeck, a soloist in Select Chorus, won the prestigious Maestro Award for outstanding musicianship.  

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 national standards for music education.  This learning experience adds value to the learning that takes place in the classroom before and after the trip.”  

Performances were assessed by professional adjudicators including Dr. Aaron Smith, Director of Musical Activities and Chairman of Music at the U.S. Naval Academy, Dr. Bryce Hayes of James Madison University, and other notable music educators.  Directly after each performance, students received an enlightening 30-minute coaching by an adjudicator on stage.  “I enjoyed hearing how much our sound changed after the short time with one of the adjudicators,” said freshman Andy Robertson.  “The Naval Academy judge for Select Chorus was so articulate; he gave us an analogy about waves and the ocean and we sounded better than I’ve ever heard us,” said senior Zach Arfa.  

The performances were recorded with verbal commentary by the adjudicators, and Halligan has begun to 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.  

Apart from performances, students took part in many additional activities.  Students attended a brilliant performance by the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.  Sophomore Matthew Taylor said, “My favorite part of the trip was seeing the National Symphony Orchestra.  The symphony was simply breathtaking.”   Following a visiting to the Smithsonian Museums, students visited the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, where concert organist Monte Maxwell gave an impressive demonstration of the power of the building’s historic organ, the largest draw knob organ console in the world (the instrument includes 522 draw knobs, 5 manuals, and 15,688 pipes).  Students also heard a powerful performance in the Chapel by the U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club.  Prior to the concert, students informally performed a song in the Navy Chapel.
 
Students Reflect on their Experience
Following the trip, students have had opportunities in the classroom to reflect on their experience.  Senior Erin Townsley described her experience this way: “As always, the music trip was fun and educational.  This year feels like the most beneficial to me, and I feel like I really learned a lot of new musical techniques to help me further my musicianship.”  This appreciation for the new musical skills and knowledge gained on the trip was echoed by junior Sara Paige: “Trips like this are amazing opportunities to learn new vocal exercises, techniques, and sounds that you’ll use your entire life.  This trip in general has made me a more professional vocalist.”  

Reflecting on the trip, students also commented on their personal growth.  “I learned that I have more potential than I realized with singing,” said freshman Myracle Renaud.  Senior Kylee Cole said, “Being on this trip allowed me to grow as a performer and a person.”  Sophomore Sadie Kudlay wrote, “If there is one thing this trip has taught me, it’s to just express yourself and have fun with whatever you do.  Music has definitely brought people together and on this trip we got to show how well we are as a school and as a music family.” 

After the four intense days of traveling together and performing together, many students expressed strong feelings of belonging.  Sophomore Anna Morin put it succinctly: “When we’re at school, we feel like a community, but on this trip we felt like a family.”  

Seniors
For seniors, this was their last high school music trip.  Senior Lexxey Boron Smith reflected on the trip and her high school music experience with appreciation: “I can’t express how beautiful and unique this experience was.  From the music we made together, to the long hours of deep talks and the adventures we shared, I can’t express how much the people in this department have changed my life, and I thank them all.”  Isaac Paige wrote, “The music trip was truly incredible.  The limits that I thought we couldn’t get to were reached with the assistance of the adjudicators.  This trip made me realize why I enjoy singing, and that I should have joined the music department so much earlier, because this experience was the best out of my entire high school experience yet.”  Eli Wickland-Shearer said, “As a senior and a returning person on these trips, I can say that these experiences are the kinds that inspire students and stay with them forever.” 

No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds
“The goal for this year’s trip was to include as many students as possible, and for students to be able to participate regardless of their families’ ability to pay,” said Halligan.  In order to ensure that every interested, eligible student could participate, stakeholders combined their efforts to reduce the cost to families and provide scholarships to those who needed them.  

The Mohawk Trail Regional School District made a major financial contribution to defray the cost of transportation.   The Mohawk Music Association and the Mary Lyon Foundation also provided generous support.  Students participated in fundraisers and obtained sponsorships from dozens of local businesses.  Local Cultural Councils, the Shelburne Grange, the Shelburne Falls Women’s Club, the Charlemont Senior Center, and anonymous donors also made significant contributions.  “Thanks to this remarkable and heartening support,” says Halligan, “one hundred percent of our interested and eligible students were able to participate in the trip.”  

This program is supported in part by grants from the Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont/Hawley, Colrain, Cummington,  Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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For photos and video from the trip, visit here on the MMA website.  

Friday, April 8, 2016

Annapolis Trip Photos & Videos

Check out the MMA Facebook page for photos of Mohawk's music students enjoying their Annapolis trip:  off to the symphony, at the Kennedy Center, Seniors, gorgeous sound, Concert Band, Concert Band.

Video of the Chorus performing Run, Freedom, Run! click here

Video of flash mob song at a rest stop on the way home click here

 
Group photo before the National Symphony Orchestra performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Music Students Depart Thursday for Annapolis Heritage Festival


Mohawk High School Band,Chorus, and Select Chorus members will be traveling to Annapolis, MD on April 7-10, 2016 for the Annapolis Exhibition Music Festival. Students will participate in the festival, visit some Smithsonian Museums, and attend concerts at the Naval Academy and the Kennedy Center.

Overview

Worldstrides Heritage Performance is renowned for their high quality festivals, which are held each year in major American cities (as well as some destinations in Europe). Schools from all over the country will be coming to participate. We will be competing with schools that have fewer than 600 students, and we will hear the work of many others. 

On the day of the festival, each of our groups will have warm-up and performance time. Performances will be assessed by professional adjudicators (usually faculty members of Universities and Conservatories of Music). Directly after the performance, groups will receive coaching from adjudicators on stage. Performances will also be recorded, and we will receive copies of the recording with adjudicators' comments.

Itinerary
Thursday, April 7:
5:30 AM: Arrive at Mohawk (cafeteria door) and load bus
(Yup. 5:30 in the morning. This is not a misprint!)
6:00am departure. Stops en route for lunch/snacks
3:00pm: Hotel check-in, prepare for evening out
4:30pm: Dinner at Golden Corral
6:30pm: Arrive at KennedyCenter
7:00pm: NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Nikolaj Znaider conducts a program that includes Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27,
featuring pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, and Mahler's Symphony No. 1. Performance
held in the Concert Hall, running time 1 hour, 40 minutes.
9:00pm: Return to hotel

Friday, April 8:           
8:30am: Breakfast at HardRock Cafe
After breakfast, depart for Smithsonian Museums
            Mid-day: Lunch on-own
            3:30pm: depart for US Naval Academy in Annapolis
            5:00pm: ORGAN DEMONSTRATION IN THE NAVAL ACADEMY CHAPEL
Performance by premier concert organist Monte Maxwell on an instrument important
to the academy's history. The Main Organ Console, which was paid for by a gift from
the Naval Academy Class of 1951, is the largest drawknob organ console in the world. Its specifications include: 268 ranks plus percussion and traps, 522 drawknobs, 796 total controls, 15688 pipes and 5 manuals.
6:30pm: Dinner on US Naval Academy grounds
7:30pm: PERFORMANCE BY THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY WOMENS GLEE CLUB
Under the direction of Cindy Bauchspies
9:00pm: Return to hotel

Saturday, April 9: 
7:00am: Buffet Breakfast at hotel
8:00am: DEPART FOR INSTRUMENTAL ADJUDICATION SITE:

109 Burns Crossing Rd.
Severn, MD 21144
8:50: Concert Band Warm Up
9:20: Concert Band Performance
10:45: DEPART FOR CHORAL ADJUDICATION SITE
            Northeast Senior High School
AUDITORIUM
1121 Duvall Highway
Pasadena, MD 21122
11:15am: Panera Bread lunch delivery
12:10pm: Concert Chorus Warm Up
12:40pm: Concert Chorus Performance
            1:50pm: Select Chorus Warm Up
2:10pm: Select Chorus Performance
            4:00pm: Depart for hotel for down time and change for Medieval Times Banquet
            6:00pm: Arrive at Medieval Times for Banquet Dinner and Awards Ceremony
            9:30pm: Return to hotel

Sunday, April 10:
9:30am: Room Check, Check Out, Load Bus and Depart for home 
            Stops en route for lunch/snacks.
6:00 PM (Approx) return to Mohawk, unload bus, parent pick-up.

Scott Halligan
Music Director
shalligan@mohawkschools.org
625-9811 x1317

Look for updates and more information on Mr. Halligan's Mohawk High School Music website: https://sites.google.com/a/mohawkschools.org/high-school-music/annapolis-trip

38 students in Concert Band, Concert Chorus, and Select Chorus will be participating in the Annapolis Music Festival.  Our ensembles will be adjudicated by a panel of distinguished music educators, and will each receive a 30 minute clinic with one of the judges.  Additionally, students will attend a National Symphony Orchestra concert at the Kennedy Center, a Women’s Glee Club concert at the US Naval Academy, visit the Smithsonian Museums, and attend concerts by other schools from across the country.
Thanks to donations, scholarships, community support, and fundraising, the per-student cost for this trip has come down from the September estimate of $365. It is now $284!  
The school district transportation budget, the Mohawk Music Association, Local Cultural Councils, and the Mary Lyon Foundation have all made significant contributions.  The Mary Lyon Foundation has provided scholarships for over a dozen students.  We also received a significant donation from a community member.  Several local businesses have sponsored our students, and we have received valuable contributions from the Shelburne Falls Women's Club, the Shelburne Grange, and the Charlemont Senior Center.  Dozens of individuals supported our students by purchasing our fundraising items, Florida citrus and Western Mass coupon books - and of course several parents and members of the MMA have offered vital support in terms of planning and logistics. 
Thanks to this support, we will be taking 100% of eligible students who want to participate!

This program is supported in part by grants from the Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont/Hawley, Colrain, Cummington,  Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Music News

From Principal Lynn Dole's April 2, 2016 Newsletter:

High School Music News from Mr. Halligan
Happy Spring!  Below you can find a summary of what students are learning in high school music classes.  You can also read about the MICCA Festival, the Franklin County Honor Band concert, and our upcoming trip to the Annapolis Music Festival!  Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Spring Events!
Scott Halligan
What’s Happening in the Music Room?
Here is a summary of what Mohawk Music students are currently working on:
Concert Band students are participating in the MICCA Festival (more info below), where they will perform for a panel of adjudicators and receive coaching by distinguished music educators.  Concert Band students will take what they learn at MICCA and apply it to their performances at the Annapolis Music Festival.  In Concert Chorus and Select Chorus, students are polishing up several pieces for the Annapolis Music Festival.  Students in strings class are progressing with their work on an original arrangement of “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay, and are also studying music based on Japanese folk music, traditional American fiddle tunes, movie themes, and original pieces.  Rock Band students are playing in small groups and taking turns being the guitarist, bassist, and drummer.  Beginners have completed “Free Fallin” by Tom Petty, and experienced rockers are working on “Float On” by Modest Mouse.  Music Technology students are using Mixcraft digital audio software to create original soundtracks for movie trailers and other visual media.
Concert Band at the MICCA Festival – April 2
Concert Band will participate this weekend in the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Festival.  The festival will take place at Belchertown High School on Saturday, April 2, and the band’s performance will be at 8:30am.  The performance will be followed by an informative 30 minute clinic with one of the judges.
Next week in the classroom, Concert Band students will take time to listen to a recording of their performance and read the adjudicators’ comments and suggestions for improvement.  This is a very important formative assessment for Concert Band, and we look forward to the opportunity to reflect on critical feedback as we aspire to higher levels of performance.
Franklin County Honor Band – Free Concert, TFHS, 3pm on April 2
Several students in Concert Band are participating in the Franklin County Honor Band!  Jennifer Boyle, Zach Arfa, Mahalia Dean, Morgan Young, Cassie Kudlay, and Julia Ussailis will be representing Mohawk!  Our students will perform in a large ensemble side by side with students from Greenfield, Turners Falls, Frontier, Pioneer, and Mahar.
Students will rehearse at Turners Falls High School on Wednesday evening, March 30, from 5-8pm, and Saturday morning, April 2, from 11-2pm.
The Franklin County Honor Band will perform a free concert at Turners Falls High School at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 2.
Special Thanks to the Mohawk Music Association for paying the participation fee for the Franklin County Honor Band!
Annapolis Trip – April 7-10
This year’s music trip is just a few days away!  38 students in Concert Band, Concert Chorus, and Select Chorus will be participating in the Annapolis Music Festival.  Our ensembles will be adjudicated by a panel of distinguished music educators, and each ensemble will receive a 30 minute clinic with one of the judges.  Additionally, students will attend a National Symphony Orchestra concert at the Kennedy Center, a Women’s Glee Club concert at the US Naval Academy, visit the Smithsonian Museums, and attend concerts by other schools from across the country.
Please find details about the trip, a packing list, itinerary, departure procedure, rules of travel, and a permission slip HERE.
Thanks to donations, scholarships, community support, and fundraising, 100% of our eligible students who want to participate will be going on this trip!

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The Annapolis trip is supported in part by grants from the Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont-Hawley, Colrain, Cummington, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Spring Events – mark your calendars!
Mohawk Music students are entering a busy season of events.  Parents: please review the events calendar carefully and mark your calendars!  

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 rpage@mohawkschools.org . The total $50 payment for the festival and permission-slip are due by Wednesday, April 6th. Happy practicing!