SOUNDWAVES perform at the Hamilton Community House

SOUNDWAVES performed along with eight other college, high school, professional, and local a cappella groups at an A Cappella Fireside Benefit Concert at the Hamilton Community House.

On November 20th  the  SOUNDWAVES performed at an A Cappella Fireside Benefit Concert at the Hamilton Community House.  They performed along with eight other college, high school, professional, and local a cappella groups.  The SOUNDWAVES gave an excellent performance and enjoyed the evening hearing other groups of all ages.  It was a great opportunity and fun experience for both the  performers and the audience. 

SOUNDWAVES:  Back (L to R):  Emmett Snyder,  Sam White, Tatiana Lyne, Jodi Dewitt, Nick Bouwer, Caroline Wood, Leanne Ciccone, Ian Gillis.

Front (L to R): Connor Hoff, Savannah Repucci, Ariana Jackson, Laurel Barrie, Piper Browne, Morgan Kennedy.

Photo courtesy of Donna O’Neill

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A Night of Stars showcases MERSD talent

The Spaulding Education Fund hosts “A Night of Stars”

Photos by Dana Filias

“The Spaulding Education Fund is proud to present “A Night of Stars”! We would like to thank all of our amazing performers for sharing their talents with you, along with the countless volunteers who made tonight possible. We thank you for your support.

Individual and business donations as well as fundraisers like “A Night of Stars”, fund grants that boost student achievement in core subjects such as math, reading, writing, science, foreign languages, music, art and physical education in the Manchester Essex School District. Thank you for your continued support.”

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Fifth graders keep the beat

Students in music teacher Anne Wood’s class take part in a hand bells lesson.

Photos by Dana Filias and Alex Filias

Students in music teacher Anne Wood’s class take part in a hand bells lesson. They played a simple two measure repetition of 16 notes. Groups of two or three students were given one or two notes to play. When Wood pointed to their designated note, they would ring their bell. The goal of the lesson was to teach kids how to play the hand bells, as well as practice rhythm and keeping the beat.

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MS students get dramatic

Students from Manchester-Essex Regional Middle School attend a drama workshop on the half day after school.

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Students raise money for Afghani girls with music

The Barakat Club hosted an Acoustic Afternoon to raise money to put Afghani girls through high school.

Photos by Rachel Jones

The Barakat Club hosted an Acoustic Afternoon on Sunday, October 17th from 1-4pm at Masco Park. The school club raises money for the larger Barakat organization and is used to put Afghani girls through high school. The cost is five hundred dollars a year, and two thousand dollars for a full high school career. The group was very successful after their first fundraiser and was able to put one girl through high school. Bands and high school students performed the entire afternoon for the public. Entrance was free of charge, and the only profit was made through a raffle and donations. Many students, families, and locals attended, sitting in chairs and on blankets enjoying the performances.

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Local actors instruct drama club workshop

Photos by Kaitlin McDonagh

Students participating in the drama club had the opportunity to work with local actors in order to learn acting tips and gain experience.

Photos by Kaitlin McDonagh

Students participating in the drama club had the opportunity to work with local actors in order to learn acting tips and gain experience. Drama club advisor Gloria Tanner asked a local actor from Danvers, Brendon Powers, and an actress who has appeared in the popular show “Burn Notice,” Rachel Buttram, to work with students in a variety of activities.

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