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December 2009


Marching Band Fall Banquet
The Marching Band Banquet, marking the end of the marching season, will be on Thursday, December 3 at SHHS at 6:00 p.m. in the SHHS cafeteria. Speeches, awards and a slideshow will follow the banquet in the auditorium. All band students and their family members are encouraged to attend this wonderful evening! Dress for this event is semi-formal (no jeans please).

As is tradition, each family is asked to bring the following:
- An entree large enough to feed your family plus two others
A bottle of soda or juice
If your last name begins with A - L , please bring a dessert
If your last name begins with M - Z, please bring a salad or side dish

Adrenaline Premieres at UMass
Adrenaline debuted their 2009 show, 'Rebel Without a Cause', at the Bowker Auditorium at UMass Amherst on November 19. The group was invited to perform as a part of the Marimba Bands & Ensembles Concert directed by Thomas Hannum. "UMass has a special connection with South Hadley High as we have alumni teaching there and each year a number of our students come to UMass from that music program," said Hannum. The show choir wowed the crowd and proved that the best is yet to come!

TigerPride Special Performance a Hit!
The TigerPride Marching Band held a special performance of their 2009 field show 'Rush and Roll' on November 21. Over 100 family members and friends packed the bleachers at SHHS to enjoy the show. In attendance were School Superintendent Gus Sayer and School Committee member Christine Sweklo, as well as a surprise appearance by the school mascot! "This was a phenomenal idea," said Elena Lamontagne,SHMPA president, "and we hope the music department can make this an annual event!"

SHMPA Planning Meeting
Our next meeting is on Monday, December 7, 2009 in the chorus room at South Hadley High School from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. We will review our budget, upcoming events and more. Please plan to attend!

Dec 3
Marching Band Banquet 3 more volunteers needed.
Sign up now!
Dec 4 Village Stroll
Dec 7 SHMPA monthly meeting: 6:30 p.m. - SHHS Chorus Room All are welcome!
Dec 4,12,15
Jan 15,23,24

Program sales at UMass Hockey games
(we get 25% of proceeds and you get to see the game!)

2 volunteers needed
for each date:
Sign up now!
Dec 11
Jan 6,20,30

Program sales at UMass Basketball games
(we get 25% of proceeds and you get to see the game!)

2 volunteers needed
for each date:
Sign up now!

Dec 18

Winter Concert

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Connie Flachs '10
 has lent her musical talents to the Concert Choir for the last four years and to Vocal Roar for three. "I really like being a part of the music department because everyone there is so supportive," she says. Another big part of Connie's life is dance. She has studied ballet for four years and plans to audition with dance companies in New York and Boston in the coming year. Her future plans also include attending Mt. Holyoke College as a dance major. Her favorite subject is psychology and in her spare time she likes to bake, knit, and act.

Mackie Godbout '10 is a multi-talented brass musician who performs with the Marching, Jazz and Concert Bands, as well as Winter Percussion. Her instruments include trumpet, tuba, flugle and auxiliary percussion. "I like the way we sound and the power we project as a group," says Mackie. Her favorite class is music theory and she hopes to attend to Norwich University after high school. Outside of the music department, Mackie plays goalie for the lacrosse team and has achieved the rank of Gunnery Sergeant in the Young Marines. She enjoys listening to country and Irish punk rock music.



Many thanks to the volunteers who gave a helping hand this past month
(if we missed your name, please let us know!)

Parents: Students:
Cheryl Moriarty Austin Rioux
Paul Kellogg Jonathan Jamroga
Linda Jamroga Julia Lamontage
Al Lukasik Chris Lukasik
Mike Lamontagne Marissa Kellogg
Debbie Troie
Ray Rioux

Many thanks to the following groups for their support:

Friendly's Ice Cream and everyone who came out to our Family Fun Night!

South Hadley Music Parents Association
PO Box 63, South Hadley, MA 01075

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