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Please direct questions or comments to Mr. Judd.
 
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call the Music Office at NRHS at 744-6006, Ext. 1301.

 
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            Six students from Newfound Regional High School will be participating in the 2017 Plymouth State University All-New England Choral Festival.  The festival, to be held on Thursday, Nov. 2, will feature performances by the PSU Chorale, and the Festival Honors Chorus, consisting of 200 students representing high schools from across New England.  The conductor for the festival is Dr. Dan Perkins, Choral Director at PSU, who will be conducting “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” with a full orchestra accompaniment.

            The students representing NRHS are: Sopranos- Deanna Martin, Makayla Pixley, and Makayla Coffin; and Altos- Madison Martin, Emma Woodbury, amd Julie Costigan    

The students were nominated for the festival by NRHS Music Director, Edward Judd.

            Tickets for the festival concert, which will be held in the All-Well North Center, may be obtained by calling the Box Office at 535-ARTS. Anyone wishing further information is also welcome to call the Music Office at NRHS at 744-6006, Ext. 1301.

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             Two students from Newfound Regional High School have been selected to participate in the 2017 Plymouth State University All-New England Band Festival.  The festival, to be held on Monday, Nov. 20, will feature performances by a  Concert Band and a Symphonic Band made up of students representing high schools from across New England. 

            Representing NRHS will be James Shokal, a senior who plays trumpet with the NRHS Band and Jazz Band, and Victoria Roman , a senior who plays clarinet with the NRHS Band, and tenor sax with the NRHS Jazz Band. 

They were nominated for the festival by NRHS Music Director, Edward Judd.

            The festival concert, which will be held in the Silver Center for the Arts, will begin at 7pm, and is open to the public.  However, seating will be reserved.  Tickets may be obtained by calling the Box Office at 535-ARTS. Anyone wishing further information is also welcome to call the Music Office at NRHS at 744-6006, Ext. 1301.

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NRHS WINS MUSIC FESTVAL SWEEPSTAKES AWARDS

The NRHS A Cappella group "Blended Melodies" and the NRHS Jazz Band have been named Sweepstakes winners by Music Showcase Festivals for 2017.  The Sweepstakes award is given by the Music Showcase Festivals organization to the year's highest scoring music groups at each of their festival locations. All five of Newfound's performing ensembles attended one of the Music Showcase Festivals at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson NJ in May.  At the end of the festival season, the Music Showcase Festivals organization determined that of the three festivals that were held at Great Adventure in 2017, that the Newfound Jazz Band and A Cappella Choir were the highest scoring instrumental and choral groups of all three Great Adventure festivals.  The addition of these two awards brings to 13 the number of awards that were presented to Newfound for their performances at the Jackson, NJ festival.  In an email to Mr. Edward Judd, Music Director at NRHS, Ron Simmons, Executive Director of Music Showcase Festivals said " I know your school community, parents, and administration will all be proud of your ensemble's accomplishments. I know you are proud of your students as well"   
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NRHS WINS 11 AWARDS AT NEW JERSEY FESTIVAL

The Newfound Regional High School Band and Chorus returned from their recent spring trip to New Jersey winning a total of 11 awards, a school record.  The students participated in the Music Showcase Festival held in Jackson, NJ.

The Festival, for which students had been raising funds to attend since last fall, featured high school music groups from New Hampshire, Maryland, and New York.  Each group was evaluated in performance by a panel of judges.  The Newfound students were evaluated in the Mixed Choir, Select Choir, a Cappella Choir, Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band categories, and were awarded trophies in each.

The Concert Band performance featured the “March from Symphony #2” by Tchaikovsky, and “Aria and Fugue” by Handel.  The Choir performed “Kyrie” from the Schubert Mass in G, and “Sound the Trumpet” by Purcell.  The NRHS Jazz Band was named “Highest Scoring Instrumental Group” of the Festival, while  the NRHS a cappella group, “Blended Melodies” was named the “Highest Scoring Choral Group”.  NRHS soloists were awarded four of five outstanding soloist awards, including Jillian Buchanan for flute solo, Ethan Pruett for alto sax solo, Jacob Pfister for baritone horn solo, and Josh MacLean for piano solo.    

The students will now focus on end of the year music performances.  The Chorus will perform at the NRHS Baccalaureate Ceremony on June 16, while the Band will perform in the Memorial Day Parade, and NRHS Graduation.

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Calendar of Events                                                  

Oct. 17           -Combined Band - 3rd

Oct. 18           -All-State Coaching - 3pm

Oct. 19           -Combined Chorus - 1st                        -                    -Select Choir - 3:30pm

Oct. 21           -Jazz All-State Auditions                        -                     -Variety Show

Oct. 25            -Jazz Band - 3pm

Oct. 26            -Select Choir - 3:30pm

Oct. 27            -A Cappella Festival in Concord

Oct. 31               -All-State Coaching - 3pm

Nov. 1                -Jazz Band - 3pm

Nov. 2                -New England Choral Festival at PSU

Nov. 7                -Jazz Band - 3pm

Nov. 14                -Combined Band - 5th                     -                         -All-State Coaching

Nov. 15                -Jazz Band - 3pm

Nov. 16                -Combined Chorus - 2nd                 -                         -Select Choir - 3:30pm

Nov. 18                -All-State Auditions in Manchester

Nov. 20                -New England Band Festival at PSU

Nov. 29                -Jazz Band - 3pm

Nov. 30                -Select Choir - 3:30pm

Dec. 5                    -Dress Rehearsals 1,2,3,5

Dec. 6                    -Jazz Band - 3pm

Dec. 7                    -Select Choir - 3:30pm                  -                            -NRHS Winter Concert  -7pm









For a full calendar of music events, click here.