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NBHS Band Weekly Sheet 3/31-4/6

posted Mar 31, 2014, 10:22 PM by Eric Drew   [ updated Apr 1, 2014, 6:19 AM ]

It's festival time.

Dear Whalers,

This week is one of the most exciting weeks of the school year with our All-City Band Festival tomorrow night, and then the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors' Association on Saturday.  Times and further information for both events is included on the attached weekly sheet.  For students who have never attended a MICCA festival before, here is a short itinerary:

6:00am - Arrive at NBHS
6:15am - Depart NBHS for Hopkinton HS
7:30am - Arrive Hopkinton HS and unload
8:00am - Warm-up time
8:30am - Perform for adjudication
9:00am - Clinic time
9:30am - Pictures
10:00am - Reload the busses
10:30am - Return to auditorium to hear other bands
12:00noon - Awards
12:45pm - Visit concessions
1:30pm - Depart Hopkinton HS 
2:45pm - Return to NBHS
3:00pm - Students Dismissed

For anyone who is new to the idea of Concert Band Festivals, let me explain that “MICCA” is the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors’ Association, and that organization runs several events each year geared specifically to serve the needs of student musicians. At the Festival our students will be critiqued by high caliber judges, one of which will also be directing the band in an educational clinic after the performance. Also, the band will get the chance to hear great performances by other high school groups from around Massachusetts. This is an incredible educational opportunity. 

Students are welcome to bring snacks for the bus rides, but their will be a concession stand available at the festival for any student who returns the attached food form.  Please have it signed by parents and returned to me at your earliest convenience. 

Your weekly sheet for this week is included below and was sent out by email. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  Let's make this Saturday one more day when it feels great to be a Whaler!

Yours in music,
Mr. Eric Drew

Eric Drew,
Mar 31, 2014, 10:37 PM
Eric Drew,
Mar 31, 2014, 10:22 PM