MICCA 2015 INFORMATION:
Our Performance Date is Sunday, March 29, 2015.
Buses will transport us back and forth. Drop-off and pickup will be at McCarthy Middle School Back Parking Lot.
12:00pm depart McCarthy MS Parking Lot
1:00pm arrive Hopkinton High School
6:00 (approximate) arrive back to McCarthy
Students should bring spending money for food/refreshments, or bring a bagged lunch.
The performance will be at 3:00pm. The awards ceremony will be at 4:00PM.
It is vital that every member of the ensemble is there to play his or her part. It is expected that all members are present for this important festival performance.
We know that this will be a rewarding and fun experience for our bands. We invite all parents to attend this event with us. The tickets are $8.00 at the door, and if you pay once, it gets you into any MICCA event that weekend (so, if you have children competing at any other festival times or locations, you can see every performance for the price of one ticket).
Hopkinton High School: (88 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748).
If you have volunteered to carpool, thank you! We will be at McCarthy at 11:00am loading up. Please meet us anytime between 11:00-11:30 and we’ll help to load your vehicle with equipment and/or students.
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 accepted!
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
If you need a copy of the 2014-15 ATWE Member Contract, please download it here.