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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Nessacus Concert Features Literary Theme: "Music from Books"

The Central Berkshire Music Department has a history of producing themed concerts in March and April to celebrate Music In Our Schools Month. Recent, memorable high school productions have featured a concert of Pink Floyd's album The Dark Side of The Moon, an 'Irish Music' Concert, a 'Creepy/Spooky' Music Concert and The Beatles's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band Album (being reprised this year on March 16 and 17).  Recent Nessacus programs have included, Music from Films, Broadway, Music in America (student projects) and 2016's "ROCK Concert". 

This year at Nessacus students are preparing for a production (on April 11th at 7pm) that loosely has the theme "Music from Books/Literature".  As many films are based and books, there's a pretty good pool of music to pick from. Finding and arranging music that is playable by young musicians is the challenge. Music currently being rehearsed by the grade level bands includes:

  • Music from Willy Wonka (book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  • A "tone poem" based on Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart (which 7th graders study)
  • Music from the Wizard of Oz
  • A musical representation of "The Jabberwocky" from Alice in Wonderland
  • Music from Harry Potter
  • Music from Twilight
  • Music from the Hunger Games
There will  also be choral selections to round out the programming. We are looking forward to presenting this concert and hope you'll mark your calendars for the night of April 11th, 2017 for MUSIC FROM BOOKS.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Nessacus Music Project Blog for BROADWAY 2015

This is the Nessacus Project Blog for BROADWAY- our music program theme for Music In Our School's Month 2015.  Student Projects on the topic of 'BROADWAY' are linked or displayed here.

The intent of this blog is for the students to gain a wider audience for their work to make it feel relevant and engaging.  It is our hope that the community at large also has an opportunity to learn from Nessacus students and/or gain some entertainment and pleasure out of viewing their work.

Comments are welcome as long as they are respectful and appropriate.




Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Chorus Line Blog by Autumn Sheldon

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Jerome Robbins by Nathaniel A.

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Cinderella Poster by Emily F.

Wicked Slideshow by Talia W. and Gabby O.

Les Mis. Poster by Paige L.

Cats Poster by Deana W.

Sweeney Todd Poster by Kevin H.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lion King Poster by Isabelle V.

Phantom or The Opera, Hairspray and Cats by Annalise C.

Google Doc Report on Phantom of the Opera

Damn Yankees by Abby W. and Serena B.

Broadway and Irving Berlin by Gracie G.

Cole Porter by Holden N.

To see Cole Porter by Holden N. Click the picture below.

Broadway and the Sound of Music by Madeline N. Catherine B.

STOMP by Robert A.

Robin Williams by Anthony C.

Cats Poster by Brooklyn P.