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call the Music Office at NRHS at 744-6006, Ext. 1301.

 
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NEWFOUND BAND AND CHORUS WIN BIG IN ALLENTOWN

The Newfound Regional High School Band and Chorus returned from their recent spring trip to Allentown, Pennsylvania winning a total of 10 awards.  The students participated in the Music Showcase Festival held at Dorney Park in Allentown.

The Festival, for which students had been raising funds to attend since last fall, featured high school music groups from New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania 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, and Concert Band categories, and were awarded 1st Place trophies in each.

 The Concert Band performance featured the “Adagio” by Tomassini, and “Majestia” by Swearingen.  The Chorus performed “Ave Maria” by Caccini, and “Skye Boat Song” arranged by Rodgers.  The NRHS Select Choir performed “Gavotte” by Bach and “Route 66” by Troup.  Besides their trophies, all three groups were awarded Gold Medals, symbolic of a “Superior” rating.  The NRHS Chorus received a judges citation award for “Outstanding Baritone section”, which was a well earned award for NRHS Baritones Mason Martin and Duncan Farmer.  The Select Choir received a similar award for “Best Alto Section”, which consisted of Madison Martin, Cheyenne Reilly, and Rachel Manita.  In the band awards, individual awards were given to Autumn Braley for oboe, Jillian Buchanan for flute, and Connor Downes for trumpet.  However, the highlight of the festival occurred for Newfound when the Band was awarded a perfect score of 100 points by one of the judges.  As a result, the NRHS Band was named “Highest Scoring Instrumental Group” of the Festival, while the NRHS Select Choir was named the “Highest Scoring Choral Group”.  


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SOLO/ENSEMBLE RESULTS

Three musicians from Newfound Regional High School were recently awarded Superior and Excellent ratings at the New Hampshire State Solo and Ensemble Festival.  The annual festival, sponsored by the New Hampshire Music Educators Association, and held this year at Plymouth State University, provides for adjudication settings for soloists and small groups. 

Madison Martin, who sang“Vittoria Mio Core”  by Carissimi received a “B” (Excellent) rating, while Autumn Braley earned an “A” (Superior) rating on flute for her performance of the Berceuse by Koehler.  A flute duet of Autumn Braley and Devin Hershberger were awarded an “A” (Superior) rating for their performance of “Allegro and Menuett” by Beethoven.

            All of the students performed before a Master Teacher, who evaluated and rated the performances.  

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23 NRHS STUDENTS IN LAKES REGION FESTIVAL;

The music department of Newfound Regional High School is pleased to announce that 23 students have been selected to participate in the Lakes Region Music Festival, scheduled for January 19 to be hosted this year at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro.  The festival is open to the most outstanding band and choral students from throughout the lakes region.  The NRHS students were nominated for the festival by their Music Director, Mr. Edward Judd 

The students accepted to the Concert Band are: Jillian Buchanan and Kassandra McClay, Flute; Madison Gould and Zach Goudreau, Clarinet;  Madison Royea, Bass Clarinet;   Autumn Braley, Oboe; Logan Glidden, Ryder Downes and Connor Downes, Trumpet; Joshua Bucklin and Hunter Pease, Baritone Horn; Kasey Basford, Tuba.  Newfound students in the festival jazz band will be Matt Libby, Alto Sax; and Jakob Beshta, Tenor Sax.  In the festival chorus, Newfound will be represented by Makayla Coffin, Deanna Martin, Sabrina Alan and Kaylin Parker, Sopranos; Cheyenne Reilly, Rachel Manita and Madison Martin, Altos; and Duncan Farmer and Mason Martin, Tenors.

 The festival concert is scheduled for 4pm, on Saturday, January 19, at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro.

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 NEWFOUND SINGERS ACCEPTED TO PSU CHORAL FESTIVAL

            Four students from Newfound Regional High School will be participating in the 2018 Plymouth State University All-New England Choral Festival.  The festival, to be held on Thursday, Nov. 1, 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.

            The students representing NRHS are: Sopranos- Deanna Martin and Makayla Coffin; and Alto- Madison Martin, and Tenor- Duncan Farmer   

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

            Tickets for the festival concert, which will be held in the Silver Center for the Arts, 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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NEWFOUND BAND MEMBERS TO PLAY IN PSU BAND FESTIVAL

Two students from Newfound Regional High School have been selected to participate in the 2018 Plymouth State University All-New England Band Festival.  The festival, to be held on Monday, Nov. 19, 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 Matt Libby, a senior who plays alto sax with the NRHS Band and Jazz Band, and Madison Gould, a senior who plays clarinet with the NRHS Band, and soprano 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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Calendar of Events                                                       


August 28                   -1st Day of School

Sept. 17                        -Combined Band - 5th

Sept. 19                         -Combined Chorus - 2nd

Sept. 21                        -Homecoming Football Game

Sept. 25                          -Jazz Coaching - 3pm

Sept. 26                            -Select Choir - 3:30 pm

Oct. 2                                -Jazz Coaching - 3pm

Oct. 3                                -Select Choir - 3:30pm

Oct. 5                                -Band at NH Marathon

Oct. 9                                -Jazz Coaching - 3pm

Oct. 15                                -Combined Band - 3rd

Oct. 16                                -Jazz Coaching - 3pm

Oct. 17                                -Combined Chorus - 1st  -                                        -Select Choir - 3:30pm

Oct. 19                                -Jazz All-State Auditions


                                     









                             










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