NDS Concerts

2017-2018 New Durham School

Concert Dates

Thursday, December 14, 2017      6:00pm     K-6 Holiday Concert
**The K-6 Holiday Concert will be held in Wolfeboro at the Kingswood Arts Center this year!**

Thursday, May 10, 2018      6:30pm      4-6 Spring Concert
**The 4-6 Spring Concert will be a combined concert with the performing groups of Tuftonboro Central School and will be held in Wolfeboro at the Kingswood Arts Center!  YAY!!**

NDS K-3 Performance Q & A

What should my child wear?
For the K-3 performance in December, students and parents should refer to special notices sent home as the performance approaches, as dress requirements change each year depending on the program we choose.

What time does my child need to arrive for the concert?
  • ALL K-3 STUDENTS should arrive at the Kingswood Arts Center at 5:45.
The programs we select from year to year are all unique, and thus, usually have unique requirements.  Please keep an eye on the newsletter starting around the end of October for announcements about this year's K-3 program.

NDS 4-6 Concert Q & A

What should my child wear?
For the 4-6 performances, 4-6 students need to dress up very nicely for the performance; it is a dressy event.  We suggest a skirt, dress, or nice top/slacks for girls, and a collared, button-down shirt – tie optional – and nice pants/slacks for boys.  Though not mandatory this year, a white top and black bottom is always acceptable and sharp-looking!  Please also remember that the school dress code does also apply to concert attire.  Thank you for understanding.

What time does my child need to arrive for the concert?
  • BAND members need to arrive between 5:20-5:30 for the Holiday Concert at the Kingswood Arts Center, and between 5:45-5:50 for the Spring Concert at the Kingswood Arts Center.
  • CHORUS members and 4TH GRADERS (not in chorus) need to arrive by 5:45 for the Holiday Concert at the Kingswood Arts Center, and by 6:15 for the Spring Concert at the Kingswood Arts Center.
Does my child have to perform in the concert?

Yes.  Band and chorus members rehearse for 4-5 months prior to a performance and put a lot of hard work into preparing their music.  Band and chorus are performance ensembles, and the performance is the culmination of these months of hard work.

The 4th grade recorder unit is at the heart of the 4th grade music class curriculum, and teaches the students valuable skills in the areas of music literacy, fine motor development, and learning to be a performer.

If transportation to the concert is an issue, please make arrangements ahead of time for your child to carpool with another family to the concert - thanks!  If performance anxiety is an issue, I'm happy to consult with students and their families on an individual basis.

SPORTS:  We work hard to coordinate with the New Durham Recreation Department and other area leagues to make sure that concert dates are left unscheduled so there are no conflicts with sports schedules.  I recognize that we probably cannot reach out to all other types of leagues in our area, but band, chorus, and recorder-playing are school commitments, and school commitments need to come first.  I only ask for your child's attendance for 2 evenings out of the year, and the dates are available months ahead of time.  Thank you for your support and understanding.

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