Music

Music at Brown

Brown is very fortunate to have a rich and vibrant  tradition of music, led by our dynamic duo of Music teachers: Matthew Bailey-Adams (General Music Gr. 6 & 7, Chorus, and the Brown Musical) and Amanda Trimpey (General Music Gr. 8, Band, Orchestra, and Brown Musical Pit Orchestra Director).

Sign-ups for Band, Orchestra or Chorus take place in the fall. Rehearsals take place in extension time during the school day, and there are many opportunities to perform throughout the year at school concerts and district festivals. For information about a Cappella or the Mostly Brass ensemble, please email Mr. Bailey-Adams.

Incoming 6th graders who are interested in signing up for a music elective, please click here.

More information is available on the following websites:
Mr. Bailey-Adams: http://www2.newton.k12.ma.us/~MATTHEW_BAILEY-ADAMS

Ms. Trimpey: https://sites.google.com/newton.k12.ma.us/mstrimpey/home

Visit often to stay up-to-date!

2017-2018 Ensemble Schedule

6th Grade Band – day 1 & day 4
7th & 8th Grade Band – day 2 & day 5

Orchestra (grades 6-8) – day 3 & day 6

6th Grade Chorus – day 1 & day 4
7th & 8th Grade Chorus – day 3 & day 6

Mostly Brass – Tuesdays, 7:30 am
Acappella – Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7:30 am

2017-2018 Music Calendar

Brown Music Information Meeting: Wednesday, September 13, 3:15pm
Joint Winter Concert – String Orchestra, Chorus, Band, and “Mostly Brass”: Tuesday, January 23, 7:00pm 
Snow date: January 24
Chorus Festival: Thursday, January 25
MMEA Junior District Auditions: Saturday, January 27
Brown Winter Musical: February 13 and 14, 7:30pm
Snow date: February 15
MMEA Junior District Festival: March 9 and 10
Snow date: March 11
Showcase Concert: Thursday, March 22, 7pm
Spring Concert – Band and “Mostly Brass” Ensemble: Thursday, May 24, 7:30pm
Spring Concert – String Orchestra and Chorus: Wednesday, May 30, 7:30pm

Concert Attire

Girls: white short or long sleeved blouse with a conservative neckline, black pants or skirt, dark or nude hosiery/socks, and dark shoes.
Boys: white long sleeved collared shirt, royal blue bow tie, black pants, dark socks and shoes.
Mostly Brass ensemble members should wear black tops instead of white on the night of their concert.

**Sneakers, jeans, tank tops, midriffs, mini-skirts, leggings and shorts
are NOT acceptable concert attire.**

Volunteers Needed!

Our music teachers rely on parent help with concert logistics and to provide a well-earned celebration after the performance. Volunteers are needed to act as pre-concert chaperones (helping students get ready and keep quiet), and to help with concessions sales before the concert and during intermission. Parents are also asked to provide supplies for the post-concert celebration. For more information and to sign up, please click on the appropriate link below, or email brownmusicpto@gmail.com.

Support Music at Brown!

We need your help!
Building the Brown Music community and providing the most opportunities for students to succeed musically here at Brown is made possible by the continued support of parents and guardians, as volunteers and through donations. The NPS music fees do not cover all the costs of instruments, sheet music, equipment, printing, field trips, etc. Our teachers rely on funds raised by the PTO Music Committee to supplement these expenses.

Please click here to make a donation to the Brown Music Fund.

If you would like to join the Music Committee, we would love your help! Please  email brownmusicpto@gmail.com.

Music Ensemble Documents

Chorus Handbook