March is Music in Our Schools Month! Hopkinton Music Groups Perform Spring Concerts

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Mon, March 5, 7 p.m. at HMS: Middle School Orchestra

Tue, March 6, 7 p.m. at HMS: Middle School Chorus

Wed, March 7, 7 p.m. at HHS: Hopkins School March Concert

Tue, March 13, 7 p.m. at HMS: Middle School Band

Wed, March 14, 7 p.m. at HHS: High School Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Chorus, and Orchestra.

March 23 - 25, 2018, Hopkinton High School is one of the host sites for the Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) 2018 Concert Festival. The public is welcome at all evaluation sites. The one-time admission is valid at all choral and instrumental sites throughout the weekend. All sites will have refreshments for sale as well. For more info, go to

Check out the Hopkinton Music Association website at

(from the website): It is the purpose of the Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductors Association to encourage and support high performance standards by high school, middle school, and elementary school musical organizations. MICCA Concert Festivals encourage the improvement of a group’s musical standards by providing musical adjudication by highly qualified adjudicators. Attendance at a festival also affords organizations an opportunity to hear performances by other groups and experience the presentation of a wide variety of musical literature.

(from the website): What is MIOSM®?

March has been officially designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®), the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation.
MIOSM began as a single statewide celebration in 1973, and has grown over the decades to encompass a day, then a week, and then in 1985 to become a month long celebration of school music. The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that schools is where all children should have access to music. MIOSM is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community, and to display the benefits that school music brings to students of all ages.