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 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

Visit often to stay up-to-date!

2018-2019 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 – TBA
Acappella – TBA

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 19
Snow date: March 20
Spring Concert – Mostly Brass/Band Tuesday, June 4
Spring Concert – Orchestra/Chorus: Wednesday, June 5

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. This year, the music PTO seeks a coordinator for post-concert parties. The organizer creates signups for volunteers and post-concert parties for band, orchestra, and choir; accepts, arranges, and helps clean up food and drink on the actual evenings. The PTO is also seeking someone to coordinate choir/orchestra/band  pizza parties during the school year. These celebrations are an important part of your student’s experience. Please help them flourish! Email Gena Hooper if interested or you have questions!

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 please 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