Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quebec, Hiatus and School Daze

Spring vacation is OVER! 

Mrs. B and I have just returned home from a short  hiatus after the Quebec Music Department trip.
Quebec was fantastic!  The weather may not have cooperated to the fullest but the fun and excitement  was never dampened. Once again, Rhythms International Festival  along with CSL Tours of Hudson did a "superior" job with the organizational aspect of our trip.  Did I write "superior"? YES, as this was the rating received by all of our performance groups -  Concert, Symphonic Bands along with the B Naturals, Treble Choir and Jazz Band.  I would like to thank all our chaperones for their time and dedication to the music students on this trip and to our student musicians for their focus, tenacity and demeanor. Once again, you made Alvirne and the Hudson Community very proud!

I would like to remind everyone that this Thursday May 3 is the FOM general meeting.  Also, if anyone is interested in running for an FOM E Board position please let the nomination committee know.
On May 10 there will be a special presentation in the music room by Mrs. Maria Griggs. Parents who shop online maybe interested in finding out about this easy fundraiser that could help with your child's trip scholarship account and also the general FOM Fund.

The following is a quick listing of upcoming performances.

May 17 - Jazz Band and B Naturals at the Castleton Function Facility  (Mr. Bell's Retirement party)
The Jazz Band and B's will be performing from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  I will be looking for an FOM Chaperone as I will not be returning with the bus to AHS. If you are interested please email me for specifics.
May 19 - Jazz Band Performance @ Upper Village E. Derry Hall  This is a 3:00 p.m. performance. The Jazz Band will leave AHS @ 2:00 p.m. and return no later than 5:00 p.m.
May 23- Elias Brody Memorial Instrumental Spring Concert (7:00 p.m.)
May 24 -Elias Brody Memorial Choral Spring Concert (7:00 p.m.)
May 28 - Memorial Day Parade - This is a graded event with the report time  at 12:30 p.m. (AHS) the parade steps off at 2:00 p.m. We should be returning to AHS by 3:30 p.m.
June 2 -  ICS Chili Cookoff
June 14 - Graduation  (Look for a separate blog and mailer).


Mr. B