Friday, April 12, 2013

Feliz viaje (Have a good trip), Nipmuc Travelers!

We wish Mr. Pezzote and his ten student-travelers the best as they embark on a week-long trip to Spain. Beginning in Madrid and working their way south, our students will have the chance to experience Spanish culture, try new foods, enjoy an evening of flamenco, and create memories that will last forever. For those students who have come through the Spanish immersion program or who have studied Spanish at Nipmuc, the trip also provides a wonderful way to put their knowledge of the language to use.

Good luck, Mr. Pezzote and his students. We hope you have a wonderful trip! 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Award Winning Performance at the MICCA Festival

Band Director Michael Morel and junior
Rachel Plante displaying the award from today's performance.
Once again, the Nipmuc band deserves a round of applause for another stellar performance. After several weeks of practicing and refining its playing, the band took the stage earlier today at the annual Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) concert festival. The results didn't disappoint. The band scored 39 out of a possible 45 points, earning a silver medal - only two points shy of a gold medal performance.

Under the direction of Mr. Michael Morel, the band has worked hard over the course of the past few weeks to get ready for the event. They first performed the concert program at a pre-festival concert held at Nipmuc on March 27. The group followed this performance with two evening rehearsals held last week to further ready the group for this exciting event. Congratulations to all of our students and Mr. Morel for their well-deserved success.