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Chelmsford All Town Wind Ensemble to Play at Fenway Park

The Chelmsford All Town Wind Ensemble (ATWE), composed of approximately 70 volunteer student musicians in grades 5-12, has been selected to perform The Star Spangled Banner for the 6:05 p.m. Red Sox game on April 14th, 2015 at Fenway Park. The ensemble was required to prepare a high quality recording of the National Anthem to be considered for this highly publicized event. After an hour-long recording session at an ATWE rehearsal in the McCarthy Auditorium, a new experience for most members, a recording was send to the Red Sox, and was 20140606-ATWE_Summer_Concert-028praccepted!

The students will now work on memorizing their arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner for this performance. Performing members, families, Chelmsford Public School Faculty, and community members are all invited to attend and sit together at the game. Ticket order forms will be available online starting on December 11th, and are due by January 26th.

Elementary students are invited as well! The Red Sox will be giving out a limited number of bobble heads at the game, and these are for children 14 and younger. Please send your ticket order forms to Lacasse/Wright at McCarthy Middle School!

Download the order form for tickets here: Boston Red Sox Chelmsford Order Form April 14

The Chelmsford All Town Wind Ensemble is a spirited group of enthusiastic young musicians enrolled in the McCarthy Middle School, Parker Middle School, and Chelmsford High School Band Programs. These students are dedicated to rehearsing after school hours to play advanced music of high artistic merit. ATWE is co-directed by CPS Music Faculty members Allison Lacasse and Sean Wright.

Listen to ATWE’s audition recording here!

For more information, please contact:
Allison Lacasse & Sean Wright
Co-Directors, Chelmsford All Town Wind Ensemble

ATWE Rehearsal Calendar for the rest of 2014:
Wednesday, December 17, 6pm-8pm, @ McBand Room
Friday, December 19, CONCERT NIGHT! 5:00pm call time for Musicians, Concert at 7pm, @ CHS PAC
CONCERT DAY Information: 5:00pm call for all musicians at the CHS Performing Arts Center. Concert dress is strictly all black. Ladies, if you choose to wear a skirt or dress of any length, you are required to wear full black tights. Gentlemen, as much as we love fun & colorful ties, please opt for a black tie or none at all. Concert is at 7:00pm, and please invite friends, relatives, peers, and neighbors to this great event!
PROGRAM NOTES: We are looking for 4 students to step up and write program notes (descriptive text about our pieces in the program). This should not be more than a paragraph in length. Your name will be listed in the program as author and the audience will appreciate your helping their understanding of the music.

If you need a copy of the 2014-15 ATWE Member Contract, please download it here.

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