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Earn Community Service Credits

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An exciting new opportunity for Music Students!

Now available --- Friends of Music Community Service Credit!

Every student at Needham High School must complete two, 30-hour community service projects to satisfy the Community Classroom Learning Program graduation requirements.  However, music has never been well represented in this program because it is difficult to accumulate 30 hours of credit on a single music project. 

FOM has worked with Mrs. Gretchen Ayoub (coordinator of the CCLP) to come up with a "FOM Community Service" umbrella with this goal:  To share your musical talents with the community outside of NHS.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 September 2009 09:22 Read more...
 

a cappella

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Fermata Nowhere is an all-female a cappella group at Needham High School. It is the only group at NHS that is not audition-based; any NHS girl who likes to sing can join! The group rehearses on Friday mornings at 7 AM in the NHS Chorus room and performs at A Cappella Go! in November, Vocal Support in March, and other events in the Needham community during the year.  Any questions can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2011 19:39
 

Student Scholarships

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NHS Friends of Music – Awards and Scholarships

Did you know… almost half of FOM’s budget returns to music students in the form of awards and scholarships?  Read on for further information about FOM awards and scholarships which you may be eligible to receive.
• Diane Panich Scholarship ($750 for one graduating senior)
• Friends of Music Award (up to $1000 each for up to five graduating seniors in the music program or in Tech/Crew)
• FOM Senior Awards (Gifts to all graduating seniors enrolled in a music performance class)
• FOM Spotlight Awards (Gifts awarded to four or five underclassmen from each grade)
• Achievement awards (up to $100 each for students selected to participate in music festivals such as All State, MENC All-Eastern, and National ACDA Honors Chorus)
• Individual Enrichment Awards (for students participating in outside enrichment opportunities)

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 20:56 Read more...
 

Marching Band and Color Guard, No Experience Necessary

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All students are welcome to join the NHS Marching! Have fun, enjoy music, try a new instrument if you’d like, make new friends in all grades. Open to 8th through 12th graders.

Click here for more information.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 15:16
 

Students Acting to Make a Difference - SAMD

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This student activity was started in 2007 by a group of students who wanted to used their love of musical theater to do good in the community. Each fall, 75+ cast and crew members perform a musical and donate the proceeds to a charity selected by the students. To date, SAMD has donated over $20,000. Sign-ups for auditions are announced in the spring at NHS and Pollard. Rehearsals begin in September and the show is performed November.

Past shows include: 2007 Grease, 2008 Into the Woods, 2009 Anything Goes, 2010 Thoroughly Modern Millie, 2011 Footloose, 2012 West Side Story.

Some past charities supported by SAMD include: Joplin High School Theater Arts Program, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Needham Coalition for Suicide Prevention, and New England Center for Homeless Veterans.

"Thank you so much for your donation of $8000. It was so wonderful that you used your theatrical talents to support rebuilding the theatre program of the Joplin Schools! We are touched by your generous hearts. On behalf of our students, teachers and staff - Thank You!"  Sincerely, Joplin Schools

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 22:03
 
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