South Eastern District Competition results (Junior and Senior)

Congratulations to all of the students!!  The senior district festival and performance are coming up this week January 6th and 7th.

Junior Districts

Band

Robyn Jones – Trumpet
Owen Nee – Clarinet
Jessica Delli Carpinin – Flute
Aristiedes Koktsidis – Horn
Mea SanGiacomo – Clarinet
Casey Smith – Trombone

Mixed Chorus

Claire DeSouza – Soprano
Joseph DiBlasi – Bass

Orchestra

Carolyn Ferris – Oboe
Leah Hall – Bassoon
Priscilla Zhang – Flute
Kalee Hansen – Cello
Amalya Labell – Violin
Laura Maloney – Oboe

Chorus

Kristen Campbell – Alto
Jennifer Ciarletto – Soprano
Khushi Shar – Alto
Jayda Taylor – Soproano

Senior Districts

Band

Carolyn Ferris – Oboe
Gabriel Labell – Snare Drum
Mark Larrivee – Mallets
Michael MacDonald – Trombone All State Rec.
Tom O’Malley – Trumpet
Emili Serratore – Clarinet
Erin Walsh – Alto Saxophone*

Chorus

Liana Aspinwall – Soprano
Amanda Ciarletto – Alto*
Julia Kiley – Alto*
Jessica Maldonado – Soprano
Katherine McDonough – Alto
Anthony Petruzzelli – Tenor
Giovana Rodriguez – Alto*
Brady Sheehan – Bass
Allison Silletti – Soprano*

Orchestra

Celeste McGinty – Cello
Matthew Murphy – Cello*
Erin Ryan – Viola
Carissa Turner – Viola*

Percussion Ensemble

Jason Amis – Mallets*
Greyson Griffey – Mallets*

* Recieved a score high enough to warrant an All State Recommendation.  These students will go on to compete for slots within the All State groups.

SEMMEA Composition Competition 2017

Congratualtions to Michael MacDonald – Senior – Norwood High School

For ataining 2nd Place in the competition with “Song for Ashley” For Piano

See and hear all of the composer results on the SEEMEA web sit HERE

The 2016 Norwood High School Marching band

This group was able to come in second this year in the NESBA competition and won a Platinum meddle for their show ” Turning the Tables”.

PMA Meeting Minutes November 9, 2016

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:05 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, PMA President

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Terry MacDonald (Vice President), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Stacey Lane (Secretary),  Kim Beaudet (Ways & Means), Ed Ferris, Phyllis McDonaugh, Cathy Moen, Jim Butler

1.      Approval of Meeting Minutes:  Stacey Lane

Motion made and seconded to accept the Minutes of October 12, 2016: Approved

2.      Approval of Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

Motion made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report of October: Approved

Receipts for music camp truck and bus rentals have not been reimbursed by NPS.  C. Moen to investigate. E. Ferris has submitted original receipts for MB truck rentals to be reimbursed by the treasurer.  The PMA will then submit an invoice with original receipts to the NPS for reimbursement.

There is an outstanding invoice from Reading for the Jazz Classic (Feb. 2016). A second invoice will be sent.

Motion made and seconded to reimburse Ed Ferris $274.43 for materials purchased for the Marching Band props: Approved

3.      Vice President:  Terry MacDonald

Time to start planning the Fine Arts Semi and look at available dates in February.  Jazz Night will be scheduled once we receive available dates from Four Points.  Jazz Classic will take place 2/16/17.

4.      Ways & Means:  Kim Beaudet

Merchandise:  Purchased PJ Pants to sell at the holiday concerts

Music Note Fundraiser: To be sold at CMS Parent Open House on 11/17.  MICCA Ensemble (Trio) has been invited to perform that evening.

Cookies with logo:  Discussed ordering sugar cookies with a music logo from wickedgoodcookies.com to sell at events.

5.      Marching Band Classic:  Tracey Jones

It was very successful event. Merchandise sales were strong with $525.30 in sales.  Two bands have not submitted their payment. Gate was down from last year, but we had some small bands and one less band than usual in attendance.  Concessions sales were lower, but a lot less money was spent upfront.  The amount of food was on target with very few left overs. T. Jones acknowledged all the wonderful, hard working volunteers.

6.      Music Camp:  No Report. C. Moen to look into dates for next year.

7.      Choral Updates:  Phyllis McDonaugh

Madrigal Banquet:  December 2, 2016 at the Elks. Tickets on sale now. There is a $500 rental fee.

P. McDonaugh inquired about a member rate and was told that is the discounted rate.  A check is needed to purchase the poinsettias

8.      Instrumental Updates:  

Concerts: CMS 7th & 8th grade instrumental 12/15, CMS choral 12/20, NHS Winter Concert 12/21 and CMS 6th grade concert 1/12/17

9.      Publicity:  Ed Ferris

Inform Ed of any activities or events that need to be publicized, such as the Madrigal Banquet and Madrigal/Celtic Strings Holiday Tour on 12/22.

10.  Director of Fine Arts:  Cathy Connor-Moen

April Vacation Trip:  Has been cancelled due to lack of interest. The trip conflicts with the Drama Festival that Norwood is hosting over April vacation. Deposit checks will be returned. Need to start planning now for next year’s trip.  Fundraisers are needed so students can raise money for their student accounts to pay for the trip.  C. Moen suggested a raffle with a cash prize. Discussed that students have not been very active participants in fundraising events over the past few years.  Now that the fundraiser is for a trip, students may feel differently about it.

Student liaison to PMA:  Freshman Rep, Robin Jones, will attend the December meeting. She will speak to the other reps about rotating to attend a portion of the monthly PMA meetings.

Auditorium Seat Fundraiser: The seat dedication fundraiser is being offered once again.  There was not a strong response from the business mailing. Spread the word to new members of the PMA.

James Hayden, Supt. of Schools to retire:  C. Moen has applied and has been accepted to be on the selection committee.

President:  Paul Campbell

Still do not have power in the MB shed to provide a charging station for the golf cart.

Other Business:  New England Financial Annuity

Purchased an annuity in 2002 with a fixed, guaranteed interest of 3%.  It is owned by the PMA, but is attached to Ann Cirillo.  It dissolves in 2050 or upon the death of the name holder.  Discussed dissolving the annuity and investing in a Municipal Bond (interest not guaranteed).

11.  Action Items:

Quorum: 2016/2017 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members.  In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.

NEXT PMA MEETING:   December 14, 2016, 93 Casey Street (Paul Campbell), 6:30 PM

15 . Adjournment at 8:30 pm.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Stacey Lane.

PMA Meeting Minutes October 12, 2016

PMA Meeting Minutes

October 12, 2016

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:05 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, PMA President

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Terry MacDonald (Vice President), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Stacey Lane (Secretary),  Kim Beaudet (Ways & Means), Ed Ferris, Phyllis McDonaugh, Diane Coard, Beverly Murphy, Cathy Moen, Steve Conant, Claudia Maldanado,

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes: Stacey Lane

Motion made and seconded to accept the Minutes of September 14, 2016: Approved

  1. Approval of Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones

The merchandise line item will roll over to the next budget year in order to provide funding to replenish merchandise as it is needed.

Motion made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report of September: Approved

 Vice President: Terry MacDonald

Time to start planning the Fine Arts Semi and look at available dates.  MAJE State Finals to be held in Norwood on March 18, 2017 with a snow date of March 19, 2016.

 

  1. Ways & Means: Kim Beaudet

Merchandise:  Purchased MB/CG sweatpants and 12 blankets. Will order PJ Pants with pockets to sell at the holiday concerts

Mattress Sale: September 24, 2016 at NHS.  Sold 30 mattresses with 16 student referrals raising $3650 for the PMA.  Thank you to the numerous choral students who volunteered.

Music Note Fundraiser: Too late to sell at NHS Parent Open House, but will sell at CMS on 11/17

 

  1. Marching Band Classic: Tracey Jones

October 16, 2016: Eight bands will be attending. The menu was approved (hotdogs, pizza, nachos, apple crisp, hot chocolate, coffee, soda, water, candy).  Concessions will be located behind the bleachers. A volunteer is needed to pick up donated hot chocolate at Mr. Franks at noon. Roche Bros has donated $150 for the purchase of the hotdogs and rolls. Numerous volunteers will make apple crisp and chili.  Jackie Smith will be the announcer. The judges (10) will need lunch and coffee. The NHS MB/CG students will have Mac & Cheese made by Mrs. MacDonald at 12n in the café.

  1. Music Camp: No Report
  1. Choral Updates: Phyllis McDonaugh/ Claudia Maldanado

Madrigal Banquet:  December 2, 2016 at the Elks. There is a $500 rental fee. Will see if they offer a member rate. The OCC will cater the event $21.95 pp plus 20% gratuity.  Need to purchase candles, poinsettias and other supplies.

  1. Instrumental Updates: Steve Conant

MIT has invited a limited number of NHS music students to participate in the MIT Wind Ensemble Prism Concert on 12/2/16 at Kresge Auditorium from 8-10pm.  Admission is $5.

More information to come.

  1. Conant will invite the CMS students to play with the MB/Pep Band at a future game.
  1. Publicity: Ed Ferris

Inform Ed of any activities or events that need to be publicized.  Send him pictures for the PMA website.

  1. Director of Fine Arts: Cathy Connor-Moen

PMA scholarships: Received thank you notes from scholarship recipients: Shannun Carey, Katie Kohlsatt, Mikayla Metcalf and Amber Chisholm.

April Vacation Trip:  Down payments due 10/15/16. Not much student interest to date.

SE District Festival:  Norwood was asked to host District’s on January 6-7, 2016.  The host school receives $1000 and any money raised through concessions, flower sales, and merchandise sales.  The SE Districts receives the gate.  A hospitality room will be needed for the Directors (paid by SE District).

Will need help from the PMA and college students home on break.

Student liaison to PMA:  C. Moen would like to have student liaisons (one choral & one instrumental) attend a portion of the PMA meetings to provide input and take back information to music students.  There is a Fine Arts Representative on the Student Council.  If the music students are involved, it may help students take ownership of the program and become more involved in fundraising and other activities.

President:  Paul Campbell

McAvoy Fundraiser:  Singer-songwriter, Mary McAvoy, PMA fundraiser concert took place on Friday, September 23, 2016. Ms. McAvoy generously donated her proceeds to the PMA.

Discussed donating a music sweatshirt and other items for a basket to be used as a raffle to benefit the F.F. Fay Scholarship.

Motion made and seconded to donate a music sweatshirt and other items to the FF Fay Scholarship Fundraiser: Approved

Other Business:  Steve Conant

Lawrence Marching Band Field has been destroyed and will not be available for MICCA and NESBA shows.  The NESBA Finals have been relocated to Medford Hormel Stadium.  The MICCA Finals have not been confirmed, but may take place at Plymouth North High School.

  1. Action Items:

Quorum: 2016/2017 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members.  In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.

NEXT PMA MEETING:   November 9, 2016, NHS Library, 7PM

15 . Adjournment at 8:50 pm.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Stacey Lane.

Proposed Music Trip for HS students

Unfortunately this trip has been cancelled.   Anyone who sent in a deposit will get their check back.  The timing for this did not work out well with the start of the new school year.  Mrs. Moen is looking into options for the following year.

 

This proposed trip to Nashville & Memphis has been a long time coming and is sure to be a great trip.  Its not set in stone yet but it’s planned for this coming spring given enough interest from the students.  If you are instested in going or learning more about the trip you can contact Mrs. Connor-Moen at the high school.

PMA Meeting Minutes September 14, 2016

PMA Meeting Minutes
September 14, 2016
Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:05 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, PMA President

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Terry MacDonald (Vice President), Tracey Jones (Treasurer) Maureen Dimitriou (Past Treasurer), Stacey Lane (Secretary),  Kim Beaudet (Ways & Means), Ed Ferris, Phyllis McDonaugh, Diane Wilson, Sheri McLeigh, Cathy Moen, Steve Conant, Claudia Maldanado, James Butler, Phil McAvoy, Mary McAvoy

  1. McAvoys: Singer-songwriter, Mary McAvoy, and her father, Phil McAvoy, in attendance to plan for the upcoming PMA fundraiser concert on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7pm to 9pm (with intermission) in the NHS auditorium.   PMA will help with promotion and selling tickets ($10). Concert information has been posted on the PMA website and on Facebook. Posters will be hung-up at schools. C. Moen suggested putting a poster on an A-frame. Concessions will be sold (water ,candy).  Conant to work sound system. Discussed selling General Admission tickets at door and advanced ticket sales through “Event Bright”. In addition, students should be given tickets to sell to family and friends. Discussed advertising at the Cinderella musical this weekend. P. Campbell will hand out flyers at the musical.
  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes: Stacey Lane

Motion made and seconded to accept the Minutes of June 8, 2016: Approved

Motion made and seconded to accept the Minutes of August 25, 2016: Approved

  1. Approval of Treasurer’s Report: Maureen Dimitriou/Tracey Jones

Scholarships have been dispersed to recipients.

“Truck and Trailer Expenses” line item will have a name change to Marching Band Expenses since it pays for general marching band expenses.

Camp Tapawingo, Sweden Maine-August 14-20, 2016: The PMA subsided $160.14 per student for a total of $11,209.90 leaving a negative balance of ($4,479) in the Music Camp Fund line item.

Motion made and seconded to transfer $3500 from the general fund to the music Camp Fund Activities to balance out the budget:  Approved

Motion made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report to close out the fiscal year (June-August): Approved

There are numerous boxes of old papers/documents that we no longer need.  Discussed disposing of the documents we no longer need.

Motion made and seconded to shred any old documentation prior to 2009: Approved

  1. Ways & Means: Kim Beaudet

Concerts on the Common/Summer Fest:  Does not raise a lot of money and it a lot of work.  It does provide visibility for the music program. More volunteers are needed over the summer.

Merchandise: Sold merchandise at Norwood Day.  Sold out of music sweatpants. Will need to order more before the MB MICCA Classic

Mattress Sale: September 24, 2016 at NHS.  Marching Band students and parents will not be available to help since there is a show that day.

Lunch Trampoline:  Fundraiser information provided.

Motion made and seconded to spend up to $1100 to purchase merchandise: Approved

  1. Marching Band Classic: Tracey Jones

October 16, 2016: Tracey would like to keep the menu simple (hotdogs, pizza, nachos, apple crisp,

hot chocolate, coffee, soda, water, candy). We do not have a hospitality volunteer. S. Conant needs

a copy of the menu to send out to the music directors. Discussed placement of concessions and the possibility of having it in the café.  S. Conant advised against having concessions inside and will help Tracey find the best location.  A police detail is needed. Student volunteer sign-up will be posted.

Discussed sending an email to the Athletic Director to invite the football team and cheerleaders.

  1. Director of Fine Arts: Cathy Connor-Moen

Cinderella Musical:  Opens this weekend, September 15-18th.  Robert McDonaugh has done an incredible job with the production.

Pops Night:  May 13, 2016. It was a great success. The music teachers have met and will announce the theme of this year’s concert soon.

PMA scholarships: Received thank you notes from scholarship recipients, Alexandra Dimitiou and

Julia Ragusa.

April Vacation Trip:  A parent informational session will be scheduled to plan for the trip to Memphis.

Instrument Registration:  Took place at elementary schools and CMS.  Very pleased with turnout.

Steve Conant:  MAJE State Finals to be held in Norwood on March 18, 2017 with a snow date of March 19, 2016.

President: Paul Campbell              

Discussed getting a PMA debit card, credit card or prepaid Visa to be used to rent the UHaul for MB Shows.  P. Cambell to investigate which one would be best for the organization (cash back incentives).  In the meantime, C. Moen will use her charge card to rent the UHaul Truck.

Secretary of State Change of Officers Form to be sent to the Secretary of State as required.

  1. Action Items:

Quorum: 2016/2017 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members.  In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.

NEXT PMA MEETING:   October 12, 2016, NHS Library, 7PM

15 . Adjournment at 9:05 pm.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Stacey Lane.

PMA Meeting Minutes August 25, 2016

PMA Meeting Minutes

August 25, 2016

Norwood High School, Cafe

Call to Order:            7:02 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, PMA President

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Terry MacDonald (Vice President), Maureen Dimitriou (Treasurer), Stacey Lane (Secretary), Ed Ferris, Lisa Silletti, Steve Conant, Claudia Maldanado, James Butler, Tracey Jones, Becca Jackson, Paula Labell, Larry Labell, Kristen Serratore, Amy Campbell, Diane Wilson, Sara Steele, Thomas Steele, Patricia Souza, Cathy Maloney

PMA meeting called to discuss:

  1. Reimbursement of $35 fee to camp counselors for required fingerprinting
  2. Cost for materials (Approx. $750) to build the props for this seasons show “Turning the Tables”
  3. Reimbursement of $467.69 for repairs to the golf cart computer

Fingerprint Fee for Camp Counselors

Superintendent of Schools, James Hayden, has implemented a new policy to require the fingerprinting of music camp counselors effective August 1, 2016 (2016 Music Camp).  Since the policy was made after the counselors were selected, Cathy Moen thought it was unfair to have the counselors (mostly college students) pay the $35 fingerprinting fee.  The counselors were informed that the PMA would reimburse them for the charge.

The PMA has not seen the new policy and would like to have a copy in order to share it with counselors next year.  Moving forward, counselors will be informed that they are responsible for the $35 fingerprinting charge.

It was pointed out that this year was costly because all the counselors needed fingerprinting.  Next year, many of the same counselors may return and will not need to be done again.  Only new counselors would need fingerprinting.  Teachers and staff are responsible for paying for their fingerprinting.

Discussed concerns that the policy may expand and require fingerprinting of chaperones and other music volunteers.  The PMA does not want to be responsible for paying fingerprinting charges.  The expense may become too burdensome.

Discussed sending a letter to Jim Hayden, requesting a copy of the policy and informing him of the PMA’s concerns.

Motion made and seconded to reimburse the counselors $35 for the cost of fingerprinting: Approved

Motion made and seconded to send a letter and invoice to James Hayden, Superintendent of Schools, requesting the PMA be reimbursed for counselor fingerprinting fees:  Motion failed

Marching Band Show Materials

The Marching Band show “Turning the Tables” needs a 12 foot, functioning turntable. The turntable needs to be strong enough to hold students while slowly turning.  Also, it will have to be portable.

  1. Ferris requests the help of parents to build the set, donate supplies and help move the set onto the field during shows. The building of the set will take place starting next week (Labor Day weekend) in the lot near the MB storage shed. James Bowers has offered to help. Two (26 ft.) trucks will be needed this year to travel to competitions.

Ed Ferris withdrew his email motion made on August 18, 2016 for the PMA to fund $700 for material costs for the turntable project for the marching band show.

Motion made and seconded to spend up to $750 to purchase materials to make the set/props for this season’s marching band show, “Turning the Tables”:  Approved

Golf Cart

The marching band golf cart battery was failing to hold a charge.  It was discovered to be a problem with the golf cart computer and not the battery.  Ed Ferris paid $467.69 to have the repairs made by Extreme Cart.   Ed had conversations with two possible sponsors: Extreme Cart and Bobby’s Auto which may defray a portion of the repair expense.

Motion made and seconded to reimburse Ed Ferris $467.69 for the cost of repairing the golf cart computer:  Approved

Upcoming Events:

Paul Campbell made an appeal to the membership asking for volunteers to assist with numerous upcoming events.  He also requests volunteers to help build the marching band show props/set

PMA Fundraiser Concert: Mary McAvoy

Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7pm in the auditorium.  Mary will have a clinic with the choral groups and they will sing a cover with her.  PMA will help with promotion and selling tickets ($10). The event is posted on the website.  Posters will need to be made and placed around town.  Discussed selling General Admission tickets at door and online.

Norwood Day Booth:

September 10, 2016.  Volunteers are needed to man the table, sell merchandise and promote the music program. A volunteer sign-up sheet was distributed.

Mattress Sale:

September 24, 2016 in the NHS gym.  The marching band students and parents will be at a MB show that day.  The mattress company has staff for set up and sales.  In the past, MB students/parents sold music merchandise and greeted customers.

15 . Adjournment at 8:30 pm.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Stacey Lane.

 

 

A day in the life – Music CAMP 2016!

  • Morning, Time to get some food and get to work.

Music Camp Reminders!

***Camper’s medications should be individually dosed in envelopes with day and time for administration and include original package or container with pharmacy label or campers name on it. All placed in one gallon ZIPLOCK style bag with you camper’s name.

*Please remember to send a fitted sheet for the cot mattress, even if your child uses a a sleeping bag. (and pjs, flannel pants & tshirt)
*Each camper should have a pillow with two pillow cases
*Flip flops or suitable sandal for shower
*Travel case (or ziplock style bag) for toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush, deodorant)
* TWO TOWELS – one for shower, one for beach
Raincoat, poncho, rain boots – dress for the weather!

Label your student’s belongings! They are responsible for their belongings. Electronic devices are allowed, but discouraged as the campers are busy with rehearsal and need their sleep. We have a strict lights out policy so that everyone gets enough rest. (There is no WIFI)
Please do send more than $20.00 the only opportunity to spend it will be on the ride home at the rest area.
Please let me know of any Senior night reservation changes as soon as possible.

The camp mailing address
Camper’s Name – Norwood Music Camp 2016
Camp Tapawingo
166 Tapawingo Road
Sweden, Maine 04040

The camp has a website – http://www.camptapawingo.com/
See you Sunday morning!
My best,
Lisa SIlletti
Music Camp Coordinator

Preseason Marching Band Uniform information

Hello Everyone,

I know we are all preparing for Band Camp this weekend and looking forward to a great season this fall.  I am preparing to outfit all the kids for the season and will start as soon as they return from camp.

Three things that need attention:

1.  Attached you will find an order form for T Shirts, Shoes and Gloves.  Please complete this form and return it by August 29th as I need to place the order.

T Shirts:  Every student needs at least one.  I  recommend two, as they must be worn every time the student is in uniform. ON weekends with a show on Saturday and Sunday it is helpful to have a clean one ready to go.
Shoes:  There are a limited number of shoes available without charge.  I can not guarantee we will have a pair for your child, although I will make an attempt to fit your child with what we have.  If you wish to order your own pair, this form will cover that.
Every student needs at least one pair of gloves.  New students need to order a pair, exiting student will know if theirs need to be replaced.
2.  Fitting your child for a uniform.  I will begin this process after they return from camp.  If either you or your child is uncomfortable with me measuring them for their uniform, please complete the attached form and either email it back to me or have your child bring it to practice after band camp.

3. Volunteers Needed:  After the start of the school year, I will begin to seek volunteers to help chaperone the shows.  Please let me know if you would like to be included in the requests.  Also, if anyone is available to help with the uniform fittings, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.  It is going to be a great year!

Diane


Diane Wilson

Marching Band Order Form Word document

Marching Band Order Form PDF document

Uniform Measurement Form