High School Elementary Musicianship Mentoring Association (HEMMA) board members said this week that applicationsare available online for elementary school-aged students to sign up to take part in the program, which will start running in January.
“It’s a fantastic program,” said HEMMA President Richie Sadlon, a senior at Newtown High School.
The Newtown Marching Band & Guard will honor all 32 of its graduating seniors this Saturday, October 18, when the school hosts the 18th Annual Joseph P. Grasso Music Festival at the high school’s Blue & Gold Stadium.
Tightly gripping the First Place Class V Open trophy, Newtown High School drum major Rachael Fuchs was beaming after the NHS marching band and guard’s win at Cheshire High School on Saturday, October 11.
“This is great!” the Rachael said, as she and fellow drum major Humza Hashmi congratulated the 136 musicians and guard members.
Applications for elementary students to participate in this year’s High School Elementary Musicianship Mentoring Association (HEMMA) program are now being accepted.
HEMMA President Richie Sadlon said the deadline for elementary students to apply to the program is November 7.
HEMMA connects elementary students with high school-aged music mentors. Each of the high school students involved in HEMMA receive community service hours in return for mentoring the elementary school-aged musicians.
Parents with college-bound children gathered in Newtown High School’s cafetorium on October 8, to hear a presentation by Valark Financial Services advisor and registered principal Charles Wareham, hosted by the high school’s counseling office.
Over the past decade, an increasing public awareness about treating and preventing concussions, especially among younger rec league, school, and college athletes, has brought the issue out of emergency rooms and into living rooms. It now concerns not just coaches, but whole communities.
Weeks before UConn’s starting quarterback Casey Cochran made national headlines announcing he was leaving the team because of repeated concussions, the Newtown High School sports department scheduled a student-parent forum on concussions.
With the 2014-15 school year underway, school clubs have begun meeting and planning activities for this school year. Each school has a few clubs in particular that seem to grow larger every year and do not fail to allure members.
Newtown High School’s Best Buddies club has more than 150 students, according to Jill Gonski, advisor to the club. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
TRUMBULL — The Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard increased its previous Musical Arts Conference (MAC) competition score by eight points to take second place at the Trumbull Classic, held on Saturday, September 27, at Trumbull High School.
In what many consider the first “real” competition of the season, performed outdoors on school’s football field under clear skies, Newtown gained ground on rival Norwalk High School and is now just four points behind the defending National Open Class champions.
Lightening and heavy rain forced the Newtown High School Marching Band and Guard indoors for the past two Saturday afternoons, but last Saturday, September 13, the band finally had the opportunity to perform their new show “Arachne,” a tale of black widow spiders spinning their web of intrigue.