UPCOMING EVENT: A CAPPELLA NIGHT 2015 – Thursday, April 30th at 7:00 PM

A CAPPELLA NIGHT 2015 – Thursday, April 30th at 7:00 PM – MERHS Auditorium

The SoundWaves perform with and host: Boston University’s AFIX (with alumna Leanne Ciccone); Pingree’s Specttrum Highlights; Marblehead’s Jewel Tones; Marblehead’s Luminesence; and Hamilton-Wenham’s Kings of the Beach. 


Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 28th.


$5.00 students, faculty and senior citizens; $8.00 general public.

Proceeds to benefit the MERHS Class of 2015.



MUSIC – Upcoming Events

March 20-22nd  –  HS Band trip to Montreal

 March 21st    All-State Concert (Tucker Evans and Sara Rhuda, members),  Symphony Hall,  1:00 PM – tickets in advance only.

April 10th  –  SoundWaves  perform in “Sing Off” at Peabody HS – 7:00 PM  All proceeds go to charities of each participating school’s choice.   We welcome some spirited fans to cheer us on!

 April 16th  – HS SPRING CONCERT – 7:30  – featuring the Band, Chorus and SoundWaves.

April 30th –   A CAPPELLA NIGHT – 7:00 PM –  SoundWaves host and perform along with are groups from  Boston University, Pingree, Marblehead and St. John’s Prep.  Ticket proceeds to benefit the class of 2016.



Tucker Evans (’15) and Sara Rhuda (’16) both made the 2015 All-State Chorus after receiving recommendations to audition while at Northeast Senior Districts.  This will be Evans’ fourth year in a row and Rhuda got in after her first time auditioning for All-States.  Evans and Rhuda will be representing Manchester-Essex Regional High School in a three-day festival in Boston which concludes with the All-State Chorus Concert at Symphony Hall on March 21st.


Five students accepted to Northeast Senior District Music Festival

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Five students from MERHS  accepted to the 2015 Northeast Senior District Music Festival this year.  Last Saturday, November 15th nine students from band and chorus auditioned for the Northeast Senior Districts.  Representing MERHS from the Band is Alexi Goldsmith-Solomon who will be first chair snare drum player in the Festival Orchestra.   Chorus members Jenny Duff, Tucker Evans, Sara Rhuda and Joshua Ward will be representing MERHS in the Northeast Districts Festival Chorus. 

 Tucker Evans, Alexi Goldsmith-Solomon and Sara Rhuda also received All-State recommendations and will be auditioning for All-States in January.




The High School Chorus will be visiting Boston’s Symphony Hall on Thursday, November 20th to have a pre-rehearsal talk with cellist, Yo Yo Ma.  Following the talk students will watch an open rehearsal with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Yo Yo Ma.


SoundWaves open for Gordon College’s Spring A Cappella Concert

SoundWaves peform at Gordon College on May 10, 2014
SoundWaves peform at Gordon College on May 10, 2014

SoundWaves were invited to open for  the Gordon College’s Scotsmen’s Spring Concert on Saturday, May 10th.   They started off with Smiling Face featuring soloist Tucker Evans,  followed by Parting Glass and ending with the Plain White T’s 1,2,3,4, arranged by Lindsey Duff (class of 2014).    The Scotsmen, an all-male a cappella group, were wonderful hosts and are a very talented and enthusiastic group of musicians.  The concert was packed and a huge hit! The SoundWaves and Gordon College’s Scotsmen gave excellent performances.