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Fenway Itinerary – April 14, 2015

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

 

Morning:

  • All students arrive at school at the normal time.
  • All students are dressed in their Fenway attire (ATWE Plays Fenway shirt, jeans, sneakers).
  • All students will have the following items:
    • Instrument
    • Heavy jacket and layers for under the T shirt (it’s going to be COLD once the sun goes down)
    • Bagged lunch (ALL STUDENTS & CHAPERONES must have a lunch with them. This is different from the permission form due to timing of afternoon activities)
    • Spending money for dinner in the park (we recommend at least $15-20 because of high food prices)

 

Bus to Boston for Sound Check:

  • Bus 1 and 2 pick up students starting at McCarthy at 8:30, CHS at 8:40, Parker at 8:50
  • 9:00am Depart for Boston
  • 10:30am Arrive in Boston – Gate C Lansdowne Street (Buses may stay on street)
  • 11:00am Sound Check in Fenway Park
  • 11:20am Sound Check Ends, instruments back on buses.

 

MUSEUM GROUP:

  • 11:30am Bus 1 transports MUSEUM GROUP to Museum of Science (1 Science Park, Bos)
  • 11:45am Group eats bagged lunch in cafeteria space
  • 12:30pm Group enjoys Museum.
  • 2:30pm Bus 1 transports group to Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Ave) for tour

 

DUCK TOUR GROUP:

  • 11:30am Bus 2 transports group to Prudential Center (115 Huntington Ave, Boston)
  • 11:45am Group eats bagged lunch in cafeteria space
  • 12:30pm Group enjoys Duck Tour
  • 2:00pm Duck Tour arrives back at Prudential Center
  • 2:30pm Group walks to Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Ave)

 

SYMPHONY HALL TOUR:

  • 3:00pm ALL students and chaperones enjoy a tour of Symphony Hall (301 Mass Ave)

 

FENWAY:

  • 4:00pm Bus 1 and 2 will meet us at Sym. Hall to bring us to Gate C (Lansdowne St)
  • 4:15pm Unload your instrument cases, 2 buses will have parking passes for the Brookline Avenue Lot (not far from Gate C)
  • 4:30pm ALL performers will gather at Gate C with instrument cases
  • 5:00pm Fenway Ambassador will assist us with performance
  • 6:00pm-ish National Anthem Performance
  • 6:15pm Students store instrument cases back on the buses and enjoy game as a group
  • 9:00pm Depart Fenway Park
  • 10:00pm Arrive at McCarthy Middle School Parking Lot
  • 10:30pm Go to bed and dream of your once-in-a-lifetime day in Boston!

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!

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
Lacassea@chelmsford.k12.ma.us
Wrights@chelmsford.k12.ma.us
508-978-251-5122

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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