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Hello! update from MusicCounts!:
- The CHS teachers did a fantastic job hosting the SEMMEA Senior District Festival Friday and Saturday! It was a great event, assisted by tons of CHS student volunteers (and MC! volunteers, too!) and made possible by the initiative and hard work of Catherine Eckersley and Brian Thomas. Well done!
- The GMS 6th grade concert will take place Tuesday, January 15, 7 pm, at the CHS auditorium. MC! needs a couple parent volunteers to help hand out programs and sell some raffle tickets to benefit music education (a couple great prizes in store!). If you're attending anyway, please consider meeting up at the entryway to the auditorium, at 6:30 pm. You'll be finished with your good deed in time to sit down and enjoy the show! Shoot us an email if you can help.
- and last, join us for the February MC! meeting, Thursday, February 7, 7:00 p.m., in the CHS teachers' lounge.
Thanks! Cindy B (on behalf of the MC! board).
12/27/18 - Canton High Hosts the SouthEast Music Festival Jan 11 & 12!
Southeast Music Festival Jan. 11th and 12th 2019 Morse Auditorium, Canton High School 781-821-5050 January 11th, 12th 2019 (snow day Jan. 13th)
WHAT: The Canton Performing Arts Department is pleased to host the 2019 Southeast District Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) Senior Festival.
DETAILS: The MMEA is an association of music teachers in southeast Massachusetts (there are five districts in the state). Each district sponsors an annual Senior Festival, which is an audition-based opportunity for the best vocal and instrumental music students in grades 10-12 in the district to gather and perform together in music ensembles directed by top-notch conductors. Selected students have received music in advance and have practiced and prepared to play with fellow students. On Friday, January 11, the Southeast District selected students will rehearse with the guest conductors, and on Saturday, January 12, the ensembles will play a concert for friends, family and the public, at CHS’s Morse Auditorium.
CHS PARTICIPANTS: Participation in the SEMMEA Senior Festival is by audition only. Selection is a honor and recognizes the skill and accomplishment of the student musicians who are chosen. This year, eight CHS musicians won a spot: Jonathon Gong, Dana Hurley, Oliver Le, Justin Luk, Colton Mirliani, Kyle McDonough, Kathryn Trerice and Caleb Wolf. Of those, Justin, Kyle and Catherine were chosen to move on to a second round of auditions; they will audition again later this winter against students statewide for a chance to perform in the All-State MMEA Festival at Symphony Hall in Boston.
PERFORMANCES: Concerts are scheduled for Saturday January 12 (snow date January 13)
1:00 Concert Doors open at 12:30pm Jazz Band Percussion Ensemble Chorus
3:30 Concert Doors open following the 1pm concert Orchestra Concert Band
Pre-concert announcements begin 10 minutes prior to the performance time.
Tickets are $10.00; please make checks are payable to SEMMEA. Tickets will be sold in advance and at the door.
12/27/18 - Canton Musicians Chosen for SEMMEA SENIOR Festival
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12/27/18 - Canton Musicians Chosen for SEMMEA Junior Festival
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11/28/18 - A Thank you from the Superintendent
We're proud to share the letter we just received from the Canton Public School Superintendent!
11/04/18 - CantonStock Rocked!
Thank You to all student performers, teachers, volunteers, sponsors, attendees and everyone involved in any way with Cantonstock. Our signature FUNdraising event on 11/3 was spectacular! We sincerely appreciate everyone's support, generosity, and participation. Visit the Cantonstock page to view great pictures from the event!
10/13/18 - Message from MusicCounts!
Hi, MusicCounts! folks! Quick email about some upcoming dates and events, for Cantonstock (November 3, 12 - 4 pm):
Sponsor your favorite student musician for Cantonstock, on or before Thursday, October 18! Easiest way is to do it online at www.musiccountsincanton.org, or, send the form previously sent via email to school with your kid, by October 18!
One of the most fun (lucrative!) parts of the Cantonstock musical arcade is the cakewalk. Kids love it. We need about 150 cakes to make it work. Details below. Bring a cake (or two, or more!) to Cantonstock, and you'll likely take some home again, too!
Consider volunteering at Cantonstock. Fun, easy, great way to meet fellow music parents, feel free to schedule around your kid's performance. We especially need adults at the musical arcade - it's easy - you'll be keeping an eye on the CHS kids who will run the games. Claim your spot now - sign up through the MC! website or directly at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084ea5af2ca31-adult
And, our next MC! meeting is October 15, 7 pm, CHS teachers' lounge. As always, thank you so much for all you do to make this fundraiser a success!
CAKEWALK! Cantonstock’s coming up – Saturday, November 3, 12 – 4 pm! One of the features of our Cantonstock musical arcade is the cakewalk. This is a really easy way to make money and kids just love it. For those of you who are not familiar, each kid pays a ticket, and then they walk around numbered squares while music plays. When the music stops, the kids stop and then a number is drawn. The kid standing on the corresponding numbered square wins a cake.
We need about 150 cakes! If you can, bring some with you to Cantonstock! To make 2 cakes, you will need a package of (nut-free!) cake mix and 2 disposable aluminum (round or square) cake pans. Bake the cake in the 2 pans. You do not need to take the cake out of the pans. Simply frost and decorate the top. The key here is to make it delightfully goopy. Top it with tons of sprinkles, gummy worms, you name it! Be creative! Bring your cakes with you to CHS on November 3. If you are planning on baking, email us at CantonMusicCounts@gmail.com and tell us how many you can bring, so we can get a rough count. Your culinary efforts are much appreciated!
10/12/18 - Message from Canton Performing Arts Coordinator
Canton Families: Cantonstock is only 3 weeks away! This fun-filled day is SaturdayNovember 3rd from 12-4pm at Canton High School. It is a great opportunity for the whole community to come together to celebrate with music, games, food, auctions, or more! Admission is $1 per person. Stop by to play guitar golf, hear some jazz music, win a cake, meet some characters from Alice in Wonderland (upcoming CHS show), or bid on your favorite item! To sponsor a student click this link: https://www.musiccountsincanton.org/sponsor-or-donate.html All students who get $50 sponsorship by 10/18 will receive a T-shirt to wear on the day of the event!
Can't wait to see you all there! Catherine Eckersley Performing Arts Coordinator email@example.com 781-821-5050 X2105
9/1/2018 - School Year and Cantonstock Kick-Off!
2018-19 School Year kick-off!
Hello from MusicCounts!
Cantonstock, our biggest fundraiser of the year, is approaching before you know it - Saturday, November 3, 12-4 pm! This is a quick update on upcoming events, deadlines and ways you can help. You'll find this info on our website, too. We'll update on volunteer opportunities at Cantonstock in coming weeks.
First - our next meeting is Monday, October 15, 7:00 p.m., in the CHS teachers' lounge. Join us if you'd like to pitch in or have a great idea for Cantonstock!
Second - student sponsorships. If you know a student musician who will be playing at Cantonstock, then you know a kid who needs a 2018 Cantonstock t-shirt! Every kid who has a sponsorship in any amount is eligible for a prize drawing; every kid who collects at least $50 in sponsorships gets a Cantonstock T. Sponsorship form is attached, and you'll find the online donation form on the “SPONSOR OR DONATE” section of the website. Deadline is Thursday, October 18. We love to see those t-shirts dashing around at Cantonstock and all year long!
Third - raffle and silent auction items. The raffle and silent auction takes center stage for our fundraising! If you have items for a raffle or auction prize, let us know. Think everything from small items that kids love (games, Legos, sports team swag) to beautiful gift baskets or gift certificates, on up to terrific experiences - we'd love to find concert tickets, a weekend at a vacation house, a golf foursome ... maybe you know someone who can offer an interior design consult, a dinner party cooked in-house, a music performance, yard clean-up, a spa day ... Pass on raffle and auction ideas by October 10 so we can recognize donations in the program. If you know a business who'd like to sponsor MC! with a donation or a raffle/auction prize, let us know.
Aside from all of this - there are a lot of new music teachers at the schools this year - find your kid's teacher and say hi!
Thanks so much, and contact us with any questions, comments, ideas! Cindy Baran