Notes from the TMA — December 15, 2015

Read the original archived newsletter here.

In this issue:

  • Music-a-thon 2016
  • Junior High Winter Concerts
  • HS Winter Concert
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events

Music-a-thon 2016

It’s official now.  The popular and fun-filled day of practice and music and community building known as the Music-a-thon will be held on:

Saturday January 23

All day at TRHS   

Mark it on your calendar.  Look for our flyer in the next week.  Start finding sponsors for your student(s).  All High School and Junior High music students are invited.

Please contact Mary O’Coin for more information, to volunteer your time or talents or to make a donation for this fabulous event.

Junior High Winter Concerts

The Junior High Choral Winter Concert was held on Wednesday December 9th and was a great success.  The students showed off the skills they’ve been working on this year under the direction of Mr. Eric von Bleicken.  Our congratulations to all the singers on their fine performances.

The Junior High Instrumental Concert was held on Monday December 14th and was another chance for the community to enjoy the musical talents of our Junior High students.  Mrs. Lucy Colwell led her bands through a range of selections designed to entertain and impress the audience, and to challenge the student.  A hearty “Well done!” to all involved.

High School Winter Concert

This Thursday evening the High School Choral and Instrumental groups will entertain the community with a wide variety of holiday music.  The evening will close with the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.  All Tantasqua alumni are invited to join the choir on stage in a Tantasqua tradition.

The TMA is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks including handing out programs, selling raffle tickets before the concert and during intermission, and selling concessions during the intermission.  Seats will be reserved for volunteers, and everyone will be seated in plenty of time for the concert.  

We also need donations of all varieties of baked treats (cookies, brownies, bar type cookies, cake) and drinks (soda, water) to be sold during intermission.  Drop off at 6:00p with your performing student.  Please do not cut brownies/bars as we will portion them appropriately. Note goods with allergy info  (i.e. nuts). Click here for more info and to sign up.

Volunteer Opportunities

The High School Winter Concert, the Music-a-thon and the Archery Tournament are coming up and we’re looking for volunteers and food donations. Please click here, to learn more or contact:

Upcoming Events

Thursday Dec 17 7:00p Winter Concert

Sunday Dec 20 4:00p Christmas Cabaret

Wednesday Jan 13 6:30p TMA Meeting

Saturday Jan 16 4:00p District Festival

Saturday Jan 23 all day Music-a-thon

Wednesday Feb 3 6:30p TMA Meeting

Friday Feb 19 all day USA Indoor Archery

Saturday Feb 20 all day USA Indoor Archery

Sunday Feb 21 all day USA Indoor Archery

Friday Feb 26 7:00p Show Choir Showcase

Visit our Upcoming Events page for more event dates.

Join the TMA

Our members are our most important resources. Please support the TMA by becoming a member today.




President – Becky Celuzza

Vice President – Sue Davey

Treasurer – Michelle Ewing

Secretary – Rom Portwood

IT/Website – Lindsay Ewing

Social Media – Jamie Olander

Membership – Cheryl Reeve

Sponsorship – Jen Jones

Apparel – Brenda Cibien


The social media aspect of the TMA serves several functions:

  • to share information regarding upcoming events
  • to share notes and photos from these events
  • to share volunteer opportunities and information pertinent to the members

The social media platforms are a quick and easy way to reach our membership.

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JH Winter Choral Concert

JH Winter Band Concert

TMA Reception

Click HERE to send us more photos and videos for the website, Facebook, Twitter and newsletter.  Photos and videos from all events, including practices, are welcome.  We want to share the fun of the Music Suites with everyone.