Franklin Music Boosters News

March 2019

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Scholarships Awarded

Franklin Music Boosters is proud to have funded approximately 40 student scholarships which were awarded in December for a total of $7,000 to be applied to private music lessons. 30 of these scholarships were awarded to our middle school musicians. Congratulations to all of the students that were awarded these scholarships!

Districts, All State and All Eastern

Our FHS students were very successful at this years Sr. CDMMEA (Districts) this year - we had 21 accepted and 10 All State recommendations! The Districts ensembles rehearse three times in preparation for the music festival that took place on Jan 19th at Mechanic's Hall, Worcester. The money for the transportation comes out of the music gate account that you generously donate to at each of our concerts.

Three FHS students were accepted into the 2019 All State Music Festival, which is held in Boston. Students stay in a hotel in Boston during rehearsals leading up to the festival. The cost for each student to participate is $325.00. The money for this comes out of the music gate account.

Our middle schools had 63 musicians audition for Jr. CDMMEA on February 2nd and 29 students were accepted! These students will rehearse three times with other students from central Massachusetts and they will perform on April 27th at FHS. The money for the transportation comes out of the music gate account.

More than 780 of the most musically talented high school students in the Eastern region of the United States have been selected to perform in the 2019 All-Eastern Honors Ensembles, and two of our very own FHS students will be participating! Franklin Music Boosters has donated to each student $595 for their registration fees.

Fundraisers

Plainville Park Terrace donated a pool membership to Franklin Music Boosters, our silent auction took place 2/1- 2/15. This was an unexpected fundraiser that helped us raise funding for the equivalent of 4 - 6 scholarships.

Upcoming Events

MICCA Showcase concerts will take place on two evenings at FHS starting at 6 PM for all of the schools:
  • 3/12 for Orchestra and Chorus (snow date 3/19)
  • 3/14 for Band (3/21)
This is a wonderful concert to see both Middle Schools and FHS ensembles perform. We encourage all ensembles and their families to stay for the entire concert that evening. There will be an opportunity to donate the the gate as well as the Music Boosters hosting a bake sale during intermission. As a reminder all gate proceeds help with transportation to music festivals. April 5-6th will be MICCA Festival and over 25 buses will be hired bringing all of Franklin's ensembles to their respective locations for their performances.

JR CDMMEA Festival -On April 27th, Franklin is hosting the JR CDMMEA Festival. Approximately 500 middle school students, their music teachers, and guest conductors will be at FHS for the day for dress rehearsals and afternoon performances. Franklin Music Boosters is hosting. We are thrilled to showcase FHS and give all a warm welcome. Save the date and keep a lookout in a future email as to how you can help us welcome the musicians.

Come Check Us Out!

This year has been exciting and we have accomplished so much this year! Launching a new logo gave way to rebranding our website and leveraging social media. We introduced a new fundraiser that blew away our expectations -thanks to all of the students and families that supported it! We are about to embark on welcoming 500 students in the spring, and the planning has been a joy working along side other parents that have great ideas and connections - looking forward to a great Festival and showing off Franklin. It has been such fun and satisfying working with an amazing group of parents giving time and talent to the Music Boosters. Some of our ranks will be changing this year....if you want to work with a cohesive, fun and successful group of people for a good cause - this is the organization to join! It will be worth your time!