Welcome back music students and families. We are excited to be starting a new school year with all of you!
The Mohawk Music Association cordially invites you to a reception for our new middle and high school music director, Mr. Joe Kuhlman. Join us in welcoming Mr. Kuhlman to our Mohawk community.
Thursday, September 21st in the Music Room starting at 5:30 pm throughout the night during Mohawk’s Back to School Night
* meet and talk with Mr. Kuhlman * * meet and visit with other music students and their families * * hear Mr. Kuhlman’s plans for the year * * receive your copy of the music department handbook * * concert attire for high school students will be handed out * * hear about who the MMA is and how we support the music department at Mohawk * * ask questions of Mr. Kuhlman and/or the MMA * * most importantly thank you for the opportunity to meet all of you *
On behalf of Mr. Kuhlman and all of us on the MMA we look forward to seeing you on September 21st.
We are excited to officially welcome our new 7-12th grade music director, Mr. Kuhlman!
Before coming to Mohawk, Mr. Joe Kuhlman served as Band Director for Hall Memorial School in Willington, Connecticut, where he taught band students in grades 5-8 and 6th Grade General Music. Before that, he worked as Graduate Associate for University Bands at Ohio University while also completing a Master’s of Music degree in Instrumental Wind Band Conducting. As such, his duties included assisting with the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, University Concert Band, and the Marching 110 as well as serving as a teaching assistant for undergraduate conducting courses. Prior to this experience, Mr. Kuhlman worked in the public school system, with four years at Federal Hocking Secondary School in Stewart, Ohio, where he conducted the Concert Band, the Jazz Band, the Concert Choir, and the Marching Lancers and one year teaching general music for kindergarten through 8th grade at the Columbus Arts and Technology Academy.
Mr. Joe Kuhlman is a native of Northeast Ohio, and moved to New England in 2015. Mr. Kuhlman plays the trumpet, and is a bass/baritone. As an actor in traditional and musical theatre, he has played characters like George Antrobus in The Skin of Our Teeth, the Voice of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors and most recently, the Beast and Scar in a Disney Cabaret musical revue. He loves running, bicycling, reading, playing video games, spending time with his wife Allison, and playing with his dogs Frodo Waggins, Pepperoni, and Myrtle.
Also, families of Mohawk Music Students, please stay tuned to the MMA website, our facebook page, and your mailbox for information about a mandatory meeting in September when you will get to meet Mr. Kuhlman, find out what plans are in the works for this school year, and to get your performance attire. Thank you! :-)
Have you heard the news? Amazon's third-annual Prime Day is on Tuesday, July 11 and will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the year. We would like to remind our supporters to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Mohawk High Music Association.
Today is the last day of school for students. This summer the MMA will clean all those uniforms, assist in finalizing plans for HXNE, send in our non-profit tax forms, help in the search for a new music director, and kickoff Mohawk's 50th anniversary school year with a potluck reunion of past MMA members. (stay tuned for updates) We hope your summer will be full of wonderful music!
It's brownie sundae night!!! And while you are satisfying your taste buds, satisfy your ears, and your dancing feet if you are so moved. Come and check out which current Mohawk Music students and alumni are playing with the Shelburne Falls Military Band this summer season. Their first concert is tonight. For the full performance schedule see their facebook page.
The MMA would like to congratulate the following Mohawk Seniors on receiving scholarships this year: Sara Paige - $500, Kaylee Kelleher $500, Mahalia Dean $400, Christina Tiberii $400, Sophie Raphael $400, Adam Hallenbeck $400
The MMA would like to congratulate this amazing group of seniors. Thank you for entertaining us over the years. It has been our joy to support you and watch your grow in your talents. Good luck on your new journeys.
The Spring Concert is this Thursday, May 11th at 6:30pm! Please join us for a wonderful program of music ranging from Mozart, Beethoven, Gershwin and Mussorgsky to Aretha Franklin, Adele, Queen and Ed Sheeran. The Middle School Band, Middle School Chorus, Concert Band, Concert Chorus and Select Chorus will all be performing and it’s the farewell concert for our senior musicians. See you then!
Kids in Concert at the Mohawk Trail Regional School. Thursday, May 4th. This is the district elementary school concert. Six school's music programs come together in harmony to form one band and one chorus! The show starts at 6:30, participants should arrive by 6. The Music Association will be providing ice cream for the students after the show.
MMA monthly meeting has been changed to an electronic one so that everyone can be with their families for dinner tonight. So if you have something that you wanted to bring up to the group you can send us a message and we can discuss it electronically or bring it to the March meeting.
Song Grams are coming! Select Chorus members are cooking up some great new arrangements and look forward to selling them for Valentines Day as a field-trip fundraiser.
Wyatt Bandy-Page, Sara Paige and Matthew Taylor had a great experience at the Western District Festival at UMass earlier this month. Matt Taylor has been accepted to the All-State Chorus and will head to Boston in March to sing at Symphony Hall before his trip to the All-Eastern Festival in April. Congratulations, Matt!
Be sure to visit the Music Program Open House during the Mohawk Open House on March 9th for an interactive sampling of our offerings. Hear the Select Chorus, have a free guitar mini-lesson, see all of our music spaces and talk to the students about their experiences in music at Mohawk.
HI everyone, I know that you have been waiting to hear what the out come was with the MS teacher search. It is with a heavy heart that I announce to you all that the position was not able to be filled. Looking forward to the rest of the 2016/2017 school year and into the future- Mr. Demerath will continue to teach both levels of music classes. We are in a transition period now and we need to work on building the program. Student enrollment has gone down so we will be working with Ben on increasing the numbers.