Visual & Performing Arts

 
Melrose Public Schools Award Winning Programs are open to all students!  See our events below!

2015-2016

 

  
MVMMS MIDDLE SCHOOL ART EXHIBIT @ MELROSE PUBLIC LIBRARY
When:   All Summer 2016
Where:  Melrose Public Library
69 West Emerson St., Melrose,  MA 02176
MELROSE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND CAMP
When: Daily the week before school starts in August 2016
Where:  in the Melrose High School Parking Lot
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 ELEMENTARY INSTRUMENT LESSON RENTAL NIGHT with www.Music&Art.com
Purchase Music & Rent Instrument at this event
When:  
September 2016
STRING INSTRUMENTS    6:30 PM – 7:25 PM
BAND INSTRUMENTS   7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where:  Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176


MHS ORCHESTRA – MATTRESS FUNDRAISER
When:
 Saturday, September 19 @ 10AM – 5PM
Where:  Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176

 
ANNUAL MELROSE WINDOW ART WALK
Featuring Visual Art from MHS Students Exhibited in local businesses like the picture above.
When:  Week of October 10 – 24
Where: Downtown Melrose in Main Street Businesses


CITYWIDE BAND NIGHT FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
Featuring Marching Band & Color Guard Open Rehearsal for the Community
When:  
Wednesday, October 14
Where:   MHS Football Field
350 Lynn Fells Parkway in Melrose
FREE & Open to the Public!

 


MHS DRAMA PRODUCTION of NOISES OFF
When:   Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24  @ 1PM & 7 PM
Sunday. October 25, @ 1 PM Matinee Only
Where:   Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Tickets are: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $6 Students at the door

 

 


MELROSE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD
New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) Competitions
When:   
Saturday, November 7 @ NESBA schedule or nesba.org/events.php
Where:  Melrose High School Football Field
350 Lynn Fells Parkway in Melrose, MA

 

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MVMMS VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY PERFORMANCE
 Featuring MS BAND, CHORUS & ORCHESTRA
When:
Monday, November 10 @ 9 – 11 AM during school day
Where:   Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176

 


MVMMS MUSICAL PRODUCTION of ELF, Jr.
When:  Friday, November 20 & Saturday, November 21  @ 7PM
Saturday, November 21 & Sunday. November 22 @ 1 PM Matinee
Where:   Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Tickets are: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $6 Students at the door

 

 MHS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
Featuring Photography from MHS Students
When:  November 2015
Where:   State Transportation Building in Boston

MVMMS CHORAL WINTER CONCERT

When: Tuesday, December 1 @ 7 PM
Where:   Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Tickets are: $5 Adults & $3 Students/Seniors at the door


MHS CHORAL & ORCHESTRAL WINTER CONCERT
When: Wednesday, December 9 @ 7 PM
Where:   Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Tickets are: $5 Adults & $3 Students/Seniors at the door

 

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MVMMS INSTRUMENTAL WINTER CONCERT
When: Thursday, December 15 @ 7 PM
Where:   Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Tickets are: $5 Adults & $3 Students/Seniors at the door

 

These Self-Portraits were created and mounted by Visual Art students at Lincoln Elementary School!

LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WINTER CONCERTS
When:
Wednesday, December 16  for Grades K-2 @ 8:45 AM
Thursday, December 17 for Grades 3-5 @ 8:45 AM including Chorus & Instrumental Music Students
Where:   Lincoln Elementary School
80 West Wyoming Avenue, Melrose, MA 02176

 

WINTHROP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WINTER CONCERT
When:
Wednesday, December 23 @ for Grades K-5 @ 8 AM & 10 AM (same concert)
Where:   Winthrop Elementary School
162 First Street, Melrose, MA 02176
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MHS ORCHESTRA OPEN HOUSE
When:
Wednesday, January 27 @ 7PM
Where:   MVMMS Orchestra Room
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Middle School students encouraged to attend!
Free music & ice cream!  Open to the Public!
MHS WINTER GUARD COMPETITION
When:  Saturday, [email protected] MELROSE PERFORMS @ 5:30PM
Where:   MVMMS Gymnasium
Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School (MVMMS)
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Tickets are: $10 for adults
MHS METG DRAMA MARATHON DAY
These Shining Lives performed by MHS students for METG Drama Festival

When: Wednesday, February 24 @ 8AM – 1PM
Where:   Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA FESTIVAL
These Shining Lives performed by MHS students @ Preliminary Round
When: Saturday, February 27 @ 3 PM
Where:  Brookline High School
115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA 02445
Tickets are: $10 at the theater door


SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS
Congratulations to Eight Visual Art students from Melrose High School who were honored and recognized this year!
When: The winners names and awards were published in the Boston Globe on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

 

MELROSE PUBIC SCHOOLS BAND NIGHT 
Featuring performances by: Melrose High School Concert & Jazz Band, MVMMS Band and MPS Youth Band
When: Thursday, March 17  @ 7 PM
Where:  Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium

350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Tickets are: $5 Adults, $3 Students & Senior Citizens
Missed the Concert?  Click on the link below to see the You Tube Video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mde8S2J2ig&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA FESTIVAL
What: These Shining Lives performed by MHS drama students @ SEMI FINALS!
When: Saturday,  March 19 @ 9:30 AM
Location:
Hamilton-Wenham High School
775 Bay Road, South Hamilton, MA  01982
Tickets are: $10 at the theater door
Congratulations to MHS Drama who earned 5 Awards @ METG SEMI-FINALS!

 

MELROSE TRIVA BEE
Featuring Visual Art from MHS Visual Art Students
When: Saturday, April 19, 2016
Location: Melrose Memorial Hall, Main Street in Melrose
This community weaving was created by Hoover Elementary Visual Art students in partnership with MAAV!
HOOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT
When: 
Thursday, March 24 @ 7PM
Where: Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT
Featuring Students in Grades K-2 @ 5 PM & Students in Grades 3-5 @ 7:15 PM
When: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Where:   Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176


MHS ORCHESTRA @ MICCA COMPETITION – Congratulations on winning SILVER Medal!
When:  
Friday, April 1, 2016 @ 4 PM
Where:  Lexington High School
251 Waltham Street, Lexington MA 02421
Tickets are: $10 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors at the door

 


BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA YOUTH CONCERT FIELD TRIP
** For students in grades 4 – 8 ONLY ** Who register before Friday, March 18, 2016.
When:
 Wednesday, April 27 @ 8AM Departing from MVMMS,  Returning to elementary schools by Noon
Where: Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston, MA

 


MHS MUSICAL Production of LES MIZ!
Featuring Melrose High School drama students and a few small middle school roles! 

When:  Friday, April 29 @ 7PM
Saturday, April 30 @  1 PM & 7 PM
Sunday, May 1 @ 1 PM Matinee
Where:  Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Tickets are: $15 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors at the door

 


Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAMA FESTIVAL
Featuring MVMMS drama students! 
What: The Suessification of Romeo & Juliette one act play performed by our Middle School Students
When:
Saturday, April 30 @  10 AM
Location: Bromfield School , 14 Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard, MA
Tickets are: $10 at the theater door and good for a full day of 40 minute one act plays

 


MELROSE PUBLIC SCHOOLS CITY WIDE ANNUAL VISUAL ART SHOW April 11 – May 2, 2016
Featuring Visual Art Created by Students in Grades Pre-Kindergarten – 12!

CELEBRATE THE ARTS NIGHT RECEPTION
When:
  Thursday, April 14 @ 5 – 8:30PM
Where: 
Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School (MVMMS)
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Free Family Friendly Event & Open to the Public!
**The exhibit will be on display Monday, April 11 through Monday, May 2, 2016 **

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MVMMS DRAMA SUESSIFICATION ONE ACT SHOWCASE
Featuring MVMMS Drama Students! 
What:
The Susessification of A Mid Summer Nights Dream & The Suessification of Romeo & Juliette
When:  Friday, May 6 [email protected] 7 PM
Location: Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Tickets are: $5 Adults & $3 Students/Seniors at the door

 


MHS & MVMMS  SPRING CHORAL CONCERT
When: Wednesday, May 11 @ 7 PM
Where:  Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Tickets are: $5 Adults & $3 Students/Seniors at the door
Missed the concert?  Click on the Youtube video below to see and hear it! 

 

 


This Paul Klee inspired art was created by Horace Mann Elementary visual art students!
HORACE MANN ELEMENTARY SPRING CONCERT
When:  
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 6:30PM
Where:   Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School (MVMMS) Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Free and Open to the Public!
Missed the concert?  Click on the Youtube video below to see and hear it! 

 


This Paul Klee inspired art was created by Horace Mann Elementary visual art students!
HORACE MANN ELEMENTARY SPRING CONCERT
When:  
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 6:30PM
Where:   Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School (MVMMS) Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Free and Open to the Public!



ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY Visual Art Student Exhibit @ Barnes & Noble in Saugus
Featuring  Select Visual Art from Students in Grades K-5
Where:  
Barnes & Noble on Route 1 in Saugus, MA

 

SPRING “POPS” CONCERT (“Pops” style means tables, food, wait staff and great music! )
Featuring HS Jazz Band, HS Concert Band & Youth Band
When: Thursday, May 19 @ 7:15 P.M.
Where: Memorial Hall on Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176
Tickets are: General Admission $5, Table Seats $10
Students & Children 18 and under are FREE!

 


SPRING ORCHESTRA CONCERT
 Featuring MELROSE YOUTH ORCHESTRA, MVMMS ORCHESTRA, MHS ORCHESTRA
When:
Wednesday, May 25  @ 7 PM
Where:  Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School (MVMMS) Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Tickets are: $5 Adults & $3 Students/Seniors at the door
Missed the concert?  Click on the Youtube video link below to see and hear it!

 

 

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MVMMS MEMORIAL DAY ASSEMBLY PERFORMANCE
 Featuring MS BAND, CHORUS & ORCHESTRA
When:
Friday, May 27  @ during school day
Where:  Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School (MVMMS) Auditorium
350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176


MHS MARCHING BAND @ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE in WASHINGTON, D.C.
MHS Marching Band representing the State of Massachusetts @ the National Capitol
When: Memorial Day Weekend  – Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 30, 2016
Where:  Washington, D.C.

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MELROSE YOUTH ORCHESTRA ANNUAL TOUR DAY to Winthrop & Lincoln Elementary Schools
When:  
Friday, May 31  @ 8 AM – 2 PM
Where:  Departing from Melrose HS Front Parking Lot and touring Winthrop & Lincoln Elementaries
360 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176

 
 HOOVER ELEMENTARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC CONCERT
When:  Wednesday, June 8  @ 8:30 AM
Where:    Hoover Elementary School Stage
37 Glendower Road in Melrose, MA 02176

 

MASSACHUSETTS EDUCATIONAL THEATER GUILD MUSICAL AWARDS CEREMONY IN BOSTON
featuring 17 of our students who were nominated for Acting, Music and Technical Theater Awards! 
When: Monday, June 13 @ 7PM
Where: Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston

 

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PRESENTATIONS from Visual & Performing Arts Director K-12, Deborah DiFruscia, M.Ed.
Contact Deborah by email:[email protected]
Phone: 781-462-3262
Follow Us on Twitter @MelroseVPArts
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Visual & Performing Arts Vision for MHS– This Visual & Performing Arts Vision for Melrose High School was created by Ms. Deborah DiFruscia, M.Ed. She presented her vision at the Melrose High School PTO on Monday, April 6, 2015.  There is information on the work accomplished during school year 2014-15, plans for next school year 2015-16 and how to grow our Visual & Performing Arts Programs for the future.   Ms. DiFruscia  will present a Vision & Mission for all of the Melrose Public Schools for the MPS School Committee.

V&P PP OCT 2014 FINAL– This presentation was created and given by Ms. Deborah DiFruscia, M.Ed.  This is an overview of the MPS Visual & Performing Arts Program presented to the MPS School Committee in October of 2014.  Ms. DiFruscia gives an At A Glance overview of the arts programs.

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