Notes from the TMA — January 10, 2016

Read the original archived newsletter here.

Happy New Year! 

In this issue:

  • Music-a-thon 2016
  • TMA Meeting Wednesday January 13
  • Tantasqua Music Apparel Store
  • HS Winter Concert
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events

Music-a-thon 2016

Saturday January 23  9a-9p 

Everyone should have received a packet with information, pledge forms and permission slips for this wonderful event.  The Music-a-thon is a major fundraiser for the TMA.  We need your help.  Start getting sponsors, and start preparing for a day of fun and music.

All documents and forms are available on the TMA Music-a-thon web page.

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

TMA Meeting

Wednesday January 13  6:30p 

in the Tantasqua Regional Junior High Library

TMA meetings are a great opportunity to learn about the TMA and to support our student musicians through your involvement. All are welcome to attend.

On Wednesday January 13th we plan to discuss:

  • Changes to TMA funding policies
  • Planning our next fundraisers:
    • Music-a-thon
    • US National Indoor Archery Tournament Concessions
  • The Tantasqua Music Apparel Store

Tantasqua Music Apparel Store

The Tantasqua Music Apparel Store got off to a rocky start.  We had some technical problems and then ran into some issues in delivering the items.  Fortunately everyone now has the apparel they ordered.  We’re sorry for all the confusion.

We’re hoping to re-open the store soon. However, we’re sad to announce that Brenda Cibien has resigned as our Apparel Coordinator.  Her knowledge and enthusiasm made the creation of our Apparel Store possible.  We’re grateful for all she did to help the TMA.  She’s offered to continue helping whomever steps in as our new coordinator.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering to become the TMA Apparel Coordinator should contact Becky Celuzza.

High School Winter Concert

The High School music students gave us a wonderful winter concert on Thursday December 17.

There were excellent performances from the Percussion Ensemble, the Choraleers, the Jazz Ensemble, the Concert Band and Concert Choir.

The event was a great success for the TMA and we raised more than expected from our concessions and raffles. 

Thank you to everyone who volunteered.

Volunteer Opportunities

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

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

Monday Feb 22 TBD Saint Mary’s Chamber Singers

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 – vacant


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.

We would love to have more input from the students and families.  Please share your concert and practice photos, your feedback and your ideas.

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Winter Concert

Percussion Ensemble


Jazz Ensemble

Concert Band

Concert Choir

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.