Sippican School Festival Band
THE FESTIVAL BAND meets at 8AM on Wednesdays. This band takes on extra challenges in music and has extra performances. We plan to play at AHA! night in December 7, and we will perform at the Music in our Parks Festival in the spring (with a trip to 6 Flags after our performance). Festival Band also performs at a variety of school and community functions. In the past the band performed at the Sippican Lands Trust fair and at a retirement home in Falmouth. Any hard working 6th grader is welcome to participate, and capable 5th graders also join the group.
The FIRST Festival Band rehearsal is on September 20 at 8AM.
Sign-up with the form below by September 20th. Paper copies are also available in the Band Room.
LAST YEARS DETAILS BELOW - This year we are booked for JUNE 1, 2024 - That is a SATURDAY
MUSIC IN THE PARK FESTIVAL
Sippican School FESTIVAL BAND & CONCERT CHOIR TRIP to the
MUSIC IN THE PARKS FESTIVAL
Friday, May 26th, 2023
The Festival Band & Concert Choir have been accepted to participate in this year’s “MUSIC IN THE PARKS FESTIVAL.” The Band will perform and be judged on May 26th at 11:20 at Holyoke High School and the Concert Choir at 12:40 at the United Congregational Church of Holyoke. We then travel to Six Flags Park (arriving around 1:30) for an afternoon and evening of fun! The schedule for the day:
8:00 – Leave Sippican School
10:50 - Arrive at Holyoke High School
11:20 –Festival Band performs in the Auditorium
12:40 - Concert Choir performs at the United Congregational Church of Holyoke
1:00 – Reload buses and head for Six Flags, Agawam, MA
1:30PM – Arrive at Six Flags for an afternoon/early evening of FUN
6:00PM – Awards Ceremony at Six Flags
6:30PM – Leave for Sippican
9:00PM – Back at Sippican School
Cost: $80.00 for the Park Pass, Band Performance & Clinic.
Make checks payable to: Sippican School Music Account.
There are funds available for folks who need assistance – contact me (HTCM) directly.
We need at least 12 adults willing to join us. Ideally, I would like 1 adult responsible for 6 (or fewer) children in the park. Adult passes for the Park are $40.
Please return the permission slip and payment by April 14, 2023.
More details will be coming your way soon! Also, visit the Music in the Parks website: https://www.musicintheparks.com/
Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns.
FESTIVAL BAND PERFORMS AT AHA! NIGHT
Custom House Park
5PM on Thursday, December 14, 2023
Be there ready to play by 4:45.
Bring your instrument, band book & music stand (if you have one)
This will be SO MUCH FUN!!!
Festival Band AHA! Night Performance Details
DATE: December 14, at 5PM.
WHERE: Custom House Park, corner of Williams Street and 21 Barkers Lane, New Bedford,
BRING: Your instrument, Band Book & a foldable music stand if you have one.
WEAR: Warm, festive holiday clothes.
SET-UP: I will be packing my truck after school, leaving Sippican by 4PM. I will be setting up at the Park by 4:30. Any and all help welcome.
TRANSPORTATION: Families are in charge of getting their child to and from the performance. I know this may be hard with work schedules – car pool can be a good solution. Let me know if you need help connecting with a family to help you out.
There will be hot chocolate, cookies, a fire pit and lots of Holiday activities going on.
CAN’T MAKE IT? : Be sure to let me know. I can manage most things, but surprises (no shows) throw us all for a loop!
Let me know of any questions or concerns.