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 Devon Nelson (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
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2019-2020 Ensemble Schedule
6th Grade Band – Day 3 & Day 6
7th & 8th Grade Band – Day 1 & Day 4
Orchestra (grades 6-8) – Day 2 & Day 5
6th Grade Chorus – Day 3 & Day 6
7th & 8th Grade Chorus – Day 2 & Day 5
Mostly Brass (Jazz & Pop Band)– All grades welcome Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. in 138
Acappella – All grades welcome Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 a.m in the Auditorium.
2018-2019 Music Calendar
Brown Music Information Meeting: Monday, September 24, 3:15pm (parents & guardians only…no students)
South High School Feeder Concert: Wednesday, January 9
Snow date: TBD
MMEA Junior District Auditions: Saturday, January 12
Snow date: January 13
Band/Mostly Brass Concert: Tuesday, January 15
Snow date: January 17
Orchestra/Chorus: Wednesday, January 16
Snow date: January 17
Choir Fest: Wednesday, January 23
Brown Musical Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, February 9
Brown Musical Performances: Monday-Wednesday, February 11-13
Snow date: February 14
MMEA Junior Districts Festival: Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9
Snow date: March 10
Showcase Concert: Tuesday, March 26
Spring Concert – Mostly Brass/Band Tuesday, June 4
Spring Concert – Orchestra/Chorus: Wednesday, June 5
Our concert uniform is as follows
- A white, formal shirt or blouse (long-sleeved for button down shirts) with a conservative neckline.
- For collared shirts, students are required to wear a royal blue bow tie, which they can acquire for themselves or purchase from Mr. Bailey-Adams for $5. Students without a collar should wear a royal blue accent (hair-tie, headband, scarf, necklace, etc.)
- Black formal bottoms (pants, long skirt) with a black belt where appropriate. If a student wishes to wear a full dress, it must be black and white.
- Black dress shoes with black socks or equivalent where appropriate.
Mostly Brass ensemble members should wear black tops instead of white on the night of their concert.
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). Parents are also asked to provide supplies for the post-concert celebration. For more information please email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.