Don't forget Learn to March for all new members of the Marching Black Knights! This will be held behind .the Stoughton High School in the parking lot near the tower!
We will be meeting up on August 12, 2022 at 5;30 PM. Bring plenty of water!
You will learn the steps needed to march and will meet the Drum Majors and Team Leaders. Also a great time to meet other members
Dear SHSMB and Parents/Guardians,
Can you believe July is almost half over already?!
Please see the attached newsletter with some important initial information about our upcoming 2022 season. This newsletter will also be posted to www.stoughtonfinearts.org and the Marching Band Google Classroom later on for your convenience.
Also attached is a flyer for ordering your very own Marching Black Knights 24oz aluminum water bottle!! At Band Camp this year we will be greatly reducing our consumption of donated cases of bottled water (our new high school now has state-of-the-art water bottle filling stations, and we want to do our part to reduce our program’s plastic use!). The deadline to pre-order your water bottle is Wednesday, July 20th – order yours today!!
Hope you're having an excellent summer!
Summer Newsletter #1
Marching Band Water Bottle Flyer
Ms. Sarah LaBrie will be performing on tour in Spain this summer! The Labyrinth Choir will be performing at St. Oscar Romero Parish, 700 Washington Street Canton, MA on Saturday June 18, 2022 at 7:30PM.
Come and see Ms. LaBrie and the Labyrinth Choir before they start their tour in Spain
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On Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 5:30 - 7:30 PM in the SHS Band Room!
Meet members of the 2022 SHSMB and try out some of the music for our 2022 show!
The Annual SHS Music Banquet will be held on Wednesday June 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM in the SHS Cafe` and Auditorium.
All Stoughton High School music students and their families are invited to attend. Students will receive Superlatives, scholarships, and Senior Music Plaques will be awarded to attending seniors
The evening will conclude with the years Music Department video created by the Seniors!
7th and 8th grade students who participated in the High School ensembles (Marching Band) are also welcome to attend.
Seats must be reserved by Friday June 3rd
Cost is $5.00 per person for underclassmen and their families.
The banquet is free for Seniors and their families!
POPS is catering the the main dish and we ask students to bring dessert (store bought is fine) and bottled water.
Please don't forget to make your reservation by Friday, June 3, 2022!
Attached is the Itinerary for the Memorial Day Parade!
Busy day May 26th, 2022 for rehearsing, Drum Major auditions and the night ends with a preview of next year's show in the SHS Band Room!
SHS Choral Concert will be held on Friday May 20, 2022 at the Stoughton High Auditorium beginning at 7:30 PM.
The following pieces will be directed by Ms. Sarah LaBrie and accompanied by Eric Mazonson
The Concert Chorus will sing the following selected pieces:
Bella Ciao - Traditional Italian Folk Song arr. Jerry Estes
I Dream a World André Thomas
Hala Lala Laya - Traditional Lebanese Folk Song arr. Audrey Snyder
Soloist: Huan Ly
Good News! Traditional Spiritual arr. Roger Emerson
The Treble Chorale will sing the following three selections
City Called Heaven Josephine Poelinitz
Soloists: Emilia Lada, Lila Silver, Caci Jenkins
O Love Elaine Hagenberg
Wau Bulan - Traditional Malaysian arr. Tracy Wong
The Jazz Voices will sing the following selected pieces:
The Gospel of John Hurt Ungar-Hamilton, Newman, and Green arr. Kerry Marsh
I’m Glad There is You Dorsey and Madeira arr. David Kampene
L-O-V-E Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler arr. Kirby Shaw
The Symphonic Choir will sing the following selected pieces:
Sing Out My Soul Marques A.L. Garrett
Shine on Me - Traditional Spiritual arr. Rollo Dilworth
Estrella é Lua Nova - Brazilian Macumba arr. Heiter Villa-Lobos
Soloists: Phoenix Hannaford, Angelina Carrara, Nadia Prokopiuk, Remi Sylla
Son de Camaguey - Traditional Cuban Folk Song arr. Stephen Hatfield
MLK - U2 arr. Bob Chilcott
Soloists: Guyhathan Saintil, Sandra Awad
Wangol - Traditional Haitian Folk Song arr. Sten Källman
The Combined Choirs will perform the following piece:
Faithful Over a Few Things Glenn E. Burleigh
Come and enjoy a great evening of music.
Mr. DeFrias and Mr. Conant will be conducting auditions on June 9, 2022 beginning at 2:30
SHS MARCHING BLACK KNIGHTS PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT MATCHING AUDITIONS 2022
DATE: THURSDAY JUNE 9, 2022 IN THE SHS BAND ROOM
TIME: BEGINNING AT 2:30 PM
SIGN UP SHEETS AND PACKETS ARE AT BAND ROOM DOORS.
Questions: Mr. DeFrias firstname.lastname@example.org
You will find a packet for rehearsal audition music for the 2022 Marching Black Knights percussion section attached.
Each member, no matter the grade level, needs to audition in order for us to place you on an instrument that will be comfortable for you and help the overall performance of the group.
Any members playing other instruments such as piano or guitar should bring their own music to show off their abilities.
The packet has the music for drumline auditions and for the mallet auditions.
It’s time to begin assembling the 2022 SHS Marching Black Knights! The marching band is a competitive ensemble open to students entering Grades 8 through 12 (or Grade 7 by invitation from an OMS band director). This year the band will be performing BREAKING FREE, a show featuring the music of Dmitri Shostakovich, Elton John, Sarah Bareilles and Beyonce Knowles! The band plans to compete in two circuits: The Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA), and USBands. More info is available on the FamilyID registration page. We can't wait to get started!!
Register to be a 2022 Marching Black Knight here: https://www.familyid.com/stoughton-performing-arts