10 Mar

76 Trombones! – Come See NHS Drama Perform the Music Man!

The following article by Peter D. Kramer appeared in today in LOHUD “…Nyack, a theatrical maverick that in recent years has staged memorable productions of “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Parade,” “Big River” and “Aida,” raised some eyebrows when director Joe Egan announced this year’s musical: “The Music Man,” about as traditional music as you’ll find. Egan calls it “a perfectly written show” and cast a dozen Nyack Elementary kids as River City children. Playing con-man Harold Hill is Nyack standout Evan Rocco, Egan’s go-to leading man for four years, making his final big musical appearance. Nyack senior Sydney Aherne plays Marian the Librarian, who aims to expose the conning, cunning traveling salesman, only to fall in love with him. 8 p.m. March 13, 14, 20, 21; 2 p.m., March 21—$12, $7 students; seniors free—845-353-7100; nhsdramaworks.wordpress.com. (Read the full story, see photos and a video here.)

12 Jan

Come Hear Chamber Orchestra at Nyack Library Carnegie Room! Saturday January 17th, 2015

In 1912 English composer Gustav Holst wrote the beautiful St. Paul’s Suite in tribute to the school in England where he was music director. Now, more than 100 years later, the Nyack High School Chamber Orchestra will perform the piece in preparation for a competition in London this spring. Along with St. Paul’s Suite,the students,under the direction of Mr. Matt Lucero, will also perform Tchaikovsky’s classic Serenade for Strings, works of the great Friedrich Handel and various popular tunes. Before they embark on their international tour this spring, you’re invited to hear them perform in Nyack. The young musicians who comprise the select Chamber Orchestra look forward to sharing their music with their community. Over the years, Chamber Orchestra has received numerous awards, such as the distinguished National Orchestra Cup. They have performed nationally in
prestigious concert halls including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and internationally in Prague and Vienna. This year’s Chamber Orchestra keeps the fine tradition alive with an appearance at Nyack Library:
Carnegie Concert Series, Saturday Jan 17 at 7:30pm.
Ticket prices—in advance: general $20, seniors & students $18, members $15. At the door—general $25,seniors & students $22, members, $18

14 Dec

Come Hear the Advanced Chorus Celebrate the Season

The sounds of caroling will be filling the air next week.  Be on the lookout for Nyack High School’s Advanced Chorus in and about town:

Friday 12/19 from 4-6pm
Saturday 12/20 from 1-3pm
Sunday 12/21 from 2-4pm
7 Dec

Indoor Street Fair and Holiday Gift Gallery Set for Sunday, December 14th at Nyack Center

While finding the perfect gift for everyone on their holiday lists, shoppers will enjoy the sounds of the season offered by the widely recognized Nyack High School Chamber Orchestra. These award-winning teen musicians have routinely placed among the top schools in the country in national competitions and festivals. The event organizers are delighted to bring their beautiful music to this unique shopping experience. Written by Donna Schmidt Nyacks Hamlet Hub.com

Nyack News & Views has posted a piece about the performance on Sunday at the Indoor Street Fair at Nyack Center: http://www.nyacknewsandviews.com/2014/12/indoorstreetfair201412/

25 Nov

Liberty Elementary Tradition

Liberty Update
The Second Grade students at Liberty Elementary will be caroling at Tolstoy Foundation and Nursing Center on Monday, December 22, in the morning. This is a Liberty tradition-the children walk down the road and sing for the residents at Tolstoy Center. This is a great tradition that is kept up by the dedication of the Liberty staff enriching the lives of many in our community.

20 Nov

More Chamber Concerts! Come See Them Play

Sunday November 23, 2014 1:00pm
Chamber Orchestra to perform at Macedonia Baptist Church in Piermont for their Annual Fellowship Dinner.
Sunday November 30, 2014 
Chamber Orchestra to perform at Palisades Center Mall! 
Friday December 12, 2014 7-10pm
Members of the Nyack High School Chamber Orchestra to perform at the Nyack Field Club Winter Holiday Party
Saturday December 13, 2014 7:00pm
Nyack High School Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the Nyack Library’s Carnegie Room!
Sunday December 14, 2014 
Nyack High School Chamber Orchestra will be performing at Nyack’s Indoor Street Fair
28 Oct

Upcoming Fall 2014 Concerts

Sunday October 26th
Nyack High School Red Storm Marching Band to compete in Syracuse at NYSFBC.
Tuesday October 28th
Sunday November 2
Chamber Orchestra @ Senator Carlucci’s Veteran’s Memorial Breakfast @ Nyack Seaport, 11:00am
28 Oct

Nyack Music Teacher in top 25 semifinalist for Grammy Educator Award

Mr. Michael E. Smith has been nominated for the 2nd year in a row and has made it to the top 25 semifinalist. Mr. Smith is one of the few to be nominated and make it to the semifinals two years in a row!

28 Oct

High School Student’s Mentor Program

Students from the High School Instrumental Music Ensembles have been volunteering their time on Tuesday’s (Strings) and Thursday’s (Band) to help assist our Middle School Staff with their advanced after school music ensembles. The High School Student presence has boosted attendance and the excitement of the program and we are so glad that our Middle School students have the opportunity to play alongside our talented High School students. Our Advanced Middle School Ensembles are led by Ms. Ann Winze (Strings), Ms. Kristen Johnsen (Strings), and Mr. Michael Humphrey (Band).
19 Oct

Claudette Jimerson named Interim K-12 Music Liaison

On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 the Board of Education appointed Claudette Jimerson as the Interim K-12 Music Liaison. Mrs. Jimerson has a long term association with the Nyack School District as a music teacher, parent, and BOE member/president. Due to the immediacy of Joe Piccirillo’s departure, the decision was made to ensure that our music program can continue to prosper as we search for a replacement.

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