• HEMMA Board Members Announce Applications Available For Elementary Students

    High School Elementary Musicianship Mentoring Association (HEMMA) board members said this week that applications are 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.

  • HEMMA Returning To NHS, Applications Open For Elementary Students

    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.

  • Music Mentoring Program Kicks Off Second Year At NHS

    Newtown High School sophomore Dawson Goodrich, right, helped Sandy Hook School fourth grader Michael Spanedda during the first day of this year’s High school Elementary Musicianship Mentoring Association (HEMMA) program.

  • HEMMA Slates Student Recital, Local Bands Performance

    HEMMA (High school Elementary Musicianship Mentoring Association) has scheduled a Sunday, June 9,  event for a student recital, dinner, and performances by local bands in Newtown High School’s cafetorium.

    According to Grace Clark, a junior at Newtown High School who started HEMMA as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award this school year, the event will start with the student recital from 2 pm to 5 pm, the dinner will be available between 5 pm and 6 pm, and the performances by the local bands will happen between 6 pm and 9 pm.

  • NHS Student Creates Music Mentor Program

    Grace Clark, a junior at Newtown High School, said she always knew she would want to apply for her Girl Scout Gold Award when the time came, but did not know until last year that her project would create a music mentoring program between high school students and elementary school students.

    On Monday, March 25, the first day of the new program was held, and Grace said it was a success.