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Visual and Performing Arts Department

2017-18 Event Calendar


Michelle Hiscavich, Director of Visual and Performing Arts

Sept. 4 Marching Band at Newtown Labor Day Parade Newtown


9 Marching Band Mini Band Camp & Picnic NHS
9 Marching Band Competition (USBands) Bethel
15-16 Newtown Arts Festival Newtown
16 Marching Band Competition (USBands) Brien McMahon
23 Marching Band Competition (USBands) New Milford
30 Grasso Festival (Marching Band) NHS

Oct. 6-8 Marching Band Competition (Yamaha Cup) Univ. of Delaware/Philadelphia


14 Marching Band Competition Norwalk
21-22 NMS Scarecrow Exhibit NMS
21 Marching Band Competition (USB) TBD
29 Marching Band USB New England Championships CCSU

Nov. 3 Homecoming Newtown


4 Marching Band - NE States Regional Championships New Britain
10 NHS Veterans Day Ceremony NHS
11 Western Region High School Festival Auditions Brien McMahon HS
11 Marching Band National Championships Met Life Stadium, NJ
14 Marching Band Banquet TBD
TBD NMS Art Paint and Snack, 5:30-7:00 p.m. NMS
16-19 Fall Drama (Th-Sat @ 7:00 p.m. & Sun @ 2:00 p.m.) RIS
26-29 NAfME National Honors Ensemble Festival Orlando, FL
Dec. 2 Western Region Middle School Festival Auditions Ponus Ridge MS, Norwalk
4 NMS 8th Grade Concert, 7:00 p.m. (snow date Jan. 3) RIS
5 NMS 7th Grade Concert, 7:00 p.m. (snow date Jan. 4) RIS
6 NHS Orchestra and Jazz Improv Class Concert, 7:00 p.m. (snow date Dec. 20) RIS
7 Hawley 3rd and 4th Grade Chorus, 7:00 p.m. (snow date Dec. 21) RIS
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7 SH 4 Grade Chorus, 7:00 p.m. (snow date Dec. 21) SH
11 NHS Chorus Concert, 7:00 p.m. (snow date Dec. 18) RIS
12 NHS Band Concert, 7:00 p.m. (snow date Dec. 19) RIS
15 NHS Singers Holiday Show, 7:00 p.m. NHS

Jan. 3-4 Fairfield County String Festival Auditions TBD


5 Gala Concert NHS Auditorium Grand Opening (snow date Jan. 8) NHS
10 HOM 4th Grade Chorus, 7:00 p.m. (snow date Jan. 16) HOM
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11 MG 4 Grade Chorus Concert, 7:00 p.m. (snow date Jan. 16) RIS
12-13 Western Region HS Music Festival (snow date Jan. 20-21) Staples HS
TBD NHS Art Portfolio Class Exhibit Booth Library
TBD Scholastic Art Show (M-F 10-4; Weekends 12-4) Silpe Art Gallery, Hartford Art School
17 RIS 5th Gr. Band Concert, 7:00 p.m. (snow date Jan. 22) RIS
18 RIS 6th Gr. Band Concert, 7:00 p.m. (snow date Jan. 23) RIS
24 RIS Gr. 5 & 6 Orchestra, 7:00 p.m. (snow date Jan. 29) RIS
25 RIS Gr. 5-6 Chorus Concert, 7:00 p.m. (snow date Jan. 30) RIS
27 Winter Guard and Winter Percussion Competition TBD
27 All-State Auditions (snow date- Feb. 3) North Haven HS

Feb. 3 Winter Guard and Winter Percussion Competition TBD


5 SNOW DATE #2 RIS
10 Winter Guard and Winter Percussion Competition TBD
17 Winter Guard and Winter Percussion Competition TBD
24 Winter Guard and Winter Percussion Competition TBD
Mar. 2-4 NMS Musical NMS
(F @ 7:00 p.m., Sat @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., Sun @ 2:00 p.m.)

3 Winter Guard and Winter Percussion Competition TBD


9-10 Univ. New Hampshire Jazz Festival NMS Jazz Band Univ. of NH
10 Winter Guard and Winter Percussion Competition TBD
22-25 NHS Musical Les Miserables NHS
(Th-F @ 7:00 p.m.; Sat @ 2:00 & 7:00 p.m.; Sun @ 2:00 p.m.)

16-17 Western Region Middle School Music Festival Wilton HS


17 Winter Guard and Winter Percussion Competition TBD
22 RIS Art Show, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (snow date-Mar. 28) RIS
24 Winter Guard and Winter Percussion Competition TBD
26 RIS Music Expo, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (snow date Mar. 27) RIS

Apr. TBD Winter Guard Competition Championships TBD


5 RIS Chamber Concert, 7:00 p.m. RIS
3-23 District Art Show Newtown Municipal Ctr.
19-21 All-State Music Festival/CMEA Conference Hartford
24 NMS Student Showcase, 6:00 p.m. NMS
25 NHS Composers Concert, 7:00 p.m. NHS
27-28 RIS Musical (Fri @ 7:00 p.m., Sat @ 6:00 p.m.) RIS
27-28 Fairfield County String Festival (Gr. 6-9) Trumbull HS
May 2 HOM 4th Grade Chorus Spring Concert, 7:00 p.m. HOM
2 Hawley 4th Grade Chorus Spring Concert, 7:00 p.m. Hawley
3 SH Chorus Spring Concert, 7:00 p.m. SH
7 MG 4th Grade Chorus Spring Concert, 7:00 p.m. RIS
8 NMS 7th Grade Concert, 7:00 p.m. NHS
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9 NMS 8 Grade Concert, 7:00 p.m. NHS
8 Hawley Art Show, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Hawley
10 MG Art Show, 5:30-7:00 p.m. MG
10 Newtown Night of Jazz, 7:00 p.m. NHS
14 RIS Gr. 5 & Gr. 6 Orchestra, 7:00 p.m. RIS
16 RIS 6th Grade Band Concert, 7:00 p.m. RIS
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17 RIS 5 Grade Band Concert, 7:00 p.m. RIS
19-20 Unified Theater Production (Sat @ 6:00 p.m. @ Sun @ 2:00 p.m.) NHS
TBD HOM Art Show, 5:30-7:00 p.m. HOM
21 NHS Chorus Concert, 7:00 p.m. NHS
22 NHS Band Concert, 7:00 p.m. NHS
23 NHS Orchestra Concert, 7:00 p.m. NHS
23 SH Art Show, 5:30-7:00 p.m. SH
24 RIS Gr. 5-6 Chorus, 7:00 p.m. RIS

June 1 NHS Chorus Cabaret, 7:00 p.m. NHS


6 Town-wide Band Festival, 7:00 p.m. NHS

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All students will create, perform, respond and connect with understanding to all of the arts, including visual arts, music, theatre, and dance.
Students will develop in-depth skills in at least one art form, appreciate the importance of the arts in expressing human experiences,
and be prepared to apply their arts knowledge and skills throughout their lifetime.