8 Students from the Mt. Everett Choral Program auditioned for and were accepted into the Senior Western District Honors Choir. This year the enemble is direction of Dr. Sandra Howard of Keene State University. Students who participated were Sarah Markham, Elisabeth Enoch, Mickey Masters, Devon Wagner, Jeremiah Tomascak, Jake Martin, Micah Ketchen, and Jake Martin.
On Thursday, December 19th, The Mt. Everett Madrigals and Jazz Band participated in a tour to local community area. We started with New Marlborough Central School, performing for all the students there. Then, we traveled to Connecticut and performed at Geer Retirement Village. Finally, we traveled back to Sheffield and performed at the Sheffield Senior Center.
On October 11, 2019 Mount Everett students created a shadow performance after their dance/art workshop with Berkshire Pulse teaching artist, Tom Truss and multi-media performing art group, Cave Dogs. They performed their piece at Simon's Rock as part of the Daniel's Art Party. This workshop was generously funded in part by the Eagle Fund.
8 Mt. Everett Senior High School students were accepted make into the Senior Western District Honors Choir. They auditioned November 2nd at Westfield State Saturday, and they will rehearse and perform at UMass Amherst on January 11th. The Western District of the Massachusetts Music Education Association extends from Belchertown to Berkshire County. Students accepted were Sarah Markham, Elisabeth Enoch, Mickey Masters, Devon Wagner, Jeremiah Tomascak, Andrew Haiss, Micah Ketchen, and Jake Martin (not pictured).
Mt. Everett Choral Students joined with singers from Grace Church in Great Barrington to sing at the WEB Dubois Centenary Celebration, held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the dedication of his homesite. After performing, students were able to listen to discussions of race and the WEB Dubois legacy by a panel including Craig Harris, Guy Harris, Joanna Haigood, and others.
The Mt. Everett Madrigals are preparing for the holidays! Here is a video of them singing The Nutcracker March in the atrium.
Middle school art students have been practicing illustration and working with concepts in Quarter 1 Art. They will be exhibiting their work this Friday, October 11th at Simon's Rock as part of the Berkshire Middle School Arts Festival funded in part by the Eagle Fund. The festival consists of a series of lessons, events, and installations intended to connect our middle school students with the art community in the Berkshires and beyond. Their work explores "water" as a concept and will be displayed at the shadow production of "Liquid States" by performing art group, Cave Dogs. Mt Everett students will also be displaying their talents as the opening act to this production as part of a residency with Cave Dogs and Berkshire Pulse teaching artist, Tom Truss.
Please join us this Friday - October 11 - 7:30 - Bard College at Simon's Rock - Daniel Art Center
The High School Chorus is at full stride with 66 students enrolled for the class this year! That many students creates some logistical issues, such as fitting those students into the chorus room, the heat of 66 bodies working together, and the higher cost of ordering music. Now, we all know that numbers do not equal quality, but I am happy to report that the quality is just as high as you have come to expect from the Mt. Everett Choral Program. Stay tuned for concert dates!