Friday, June 7, 2019

Nessacus Music Calendar 2019-2020

Nessacus Music Calendar 2019-2020

Friday, November 8th          DANCE Fundraiser- Chaperones needed
Thursday, December 12th   Nessacus Winter Concert
Saturday, December 14th    Light Up the Holidays
(Dalton- 7th and 8th grade volunteers)
Thursday, March 26th         Music In Our School’s Month Concert
Monday, May 25th               Memorial Day Parades
                                             (Becket and Hinsdale- 7-8 Band)
Beginning of June TBA           6th plays for Grade 5 Step Up Day

Thursday, May 28th            Spring Concert 7pm

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Music In Our Schools Month Concert Recordings

Recordings of  music performed at the Music In Our School's Month Concert on March 27, 2019 are available at the link below.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Winter Concert December 13, 2018 Recordings are Posted

Recordings of all music performed at the Winter Concert on December 13, 2018 are available at the link below. 


Great Winter Concert!

Thank you to all students who played an excellent Winter Concert!
The audience was also very respectful and attentive. 
Thank you, Parents, Grandparents and Friends!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

New Schedule Starts Wednesday, October 10 2018

The school schedule is changing as of Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  The school will now be on a 6-day schedule. The Lesson and Band Schedule has changed as a result. The new schedules are posted to the right on the instrumental music website and will be distributed in band and lessons. It is also posted on the band room door. 

1-All band student lessons will be accommodated in the 6 day schedule. This is good news as some of our 7th and 8th grade students had a lesson every 8 days with the old schedule. Students will always have their lesson on the same DAY (for example, Day 5). There will be a rotation just so students don't miss the same class every time.  
2-There is no longer a conflict for students wanting to take Band and Chorus. Those will meet at different times.
3. Some lesson groups had to be combined and beginner lessons that were scheduled during Flex will meet during a regular class period as a pullout.
4-Students who were attending Flex on Day 3 as a part of a Jazz Lab will no longer have that block available. We will plan an after school Jazz Band to begin after the Winter Concert.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Welcome Back to Nessacus, Music Students!

Welcome Back to school. We're looking forward to another great year of playing and singing.  No instruments needed on the first day as we'll do some getting (re)acquainted activities. Below is the planned calendar for the year for your convenience. 
Band is scheduled every other day for each grade. For students who also want to sing, we will work out a sharing schedule.
Lessons will begin the week of 9/10.  See everyone soon!

The UMASS Field Trip is October 19th. Permission Slips will be given out in band and can be found here.


Friday, October 19th- UMASS Field Trip

Saturday, December 1st- Junior District Auditions (Select students)
Saturday, December 8th- Light Up The Holidays 6:15pm at the Dalton Library
Thursday, December 13th- Winter Concert 7pm
Wednesday, March 27- Music In Our School’s Month Concert
Monday, May 27th- Memorial Day Parades (Dalton) 7th and 8th Grade
May22- Spring Concert
June TBA- 6th Grade Plays for 5th Graders
June TBA-7th Grade Band plays for Graduation

Friday, June 15, 2018

Why We Go to the UMASS Multiband Concert Every Year

In order to be responsible, you have to respond. You have to respond with enthusiasm, excitement, energy, excellence, and intensity.
-George Parks, UMMBand 1977-2010

It has become a tradition that each year all Nessacus Band students attend the Multiband Concert at UMASS, Amherst. Which raise the questions: What is the Mutiband Concert and Why do we go?

The Multiband Pops Concert is an annual concert that showcases many of the performing organizations housed under the Department of Music and Dance at the University of Massachusetts. We go so that students may experience Excellence and be inspired. We go so they can witness the highest level of musicianship, teamwork, collaboration, discipline and artistry.  All of the performances are nothing less than inspiring and there's "a little for everyone".  

Groups that perform are multiple Jazz Ensembles, Vocal Ensembles, Marimba and Percussion ensembles, the University Dancers, Symphony Band, Brass and Wind Ensembles.  The highlight after intermission is the 200 member strong Minuteman Marching Band dubbed the "Pride and Class of New England" and winners of the Sudler Trophy.  It is an understatement to say that the band brings energy to the event.  Each year, they play highlights from their current Field Show and the Drumline is also featured.  

The performance always ends with their signature: playing and singing of Frank Sinatra's 'My Way'.  This is a tradition that was started under the late and great George Parks who inspired tens of thousands in his 30+ years as director of the group. Indeed, their way is rare: aspiring and striving for personal and technical excellence at all costs-sublimating personal needs for the needs of the group and the music. In a 'selfie world', we need more examples like this. Every few years a CBRSD music student attends UMASS, Amherst and becomes a UMASS Marching Band member partly because they were motivated and inspired in middle school after attending this field trip. That's when the seed to become a musician/music teacher was planted.  We are very proud of these alumni. For those that may be interested in seeing the show, there is a performance Friday night.