Welcome to Foxboro Music Association

The Foxboro Music Association (FMA) is a volunteer based, non-profit organization dedicated to the support and enrichment of students enrolled in the Foxboro Music Program.

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Congratulations to FMA Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to the following students on their placements for the FMA Scholarships:

Junior Division, Grades 5 & 6
David K Grade 6 String Bass First Place
Samantha C Grade 5 Piano Second Place
Juliana P Grade 6 Violin Third Place
Katherine A Grade 6 Piano Fourth
Sumner B Grade 6 Voice Honorable Mention
Bo C Grade 6 Cello Honorable Mention
Cooper H Grade 5 Voice and Piano Honorable Mention
Emilia L Grade 5 Cello Honorable Mention
George P Grade 5 Voice Honorable Mention
Alexander S Grade 5 French Horn Honorable Mention

Junior Division, Grades 7 & 8
Naomi P Grade 8 Flute First Place
Grace M Grade 8 Tenor Saxophone Second Place
Mary Clare E Grade 7 Oboe Third Place
Marcela K Grade 8 Violin Fourth Place
Amy C Grade 7 Flute Honorable Mention
Anya D Grade 8 Voice Honorable Mention
Marguerite M Grade 7 Violin Honorable Mention
Chiara P Grade 7 Clarinet Honorable Mention
Sarah P Grade 7 Viola Honorable Mention
Thomas Van D Grade 8 Cello Honorable Mention

Senior Division, Grades 9-11
Molly C Grade 11 Viola First Place
Kayla P Grade 10 Flute Second Place
Caroline W Grade 11 Tenor Saxophone Third Place
Cindy L Grade 9 Violin  Fourth Place
Mitchell G Grade 11 Percussion Honorable Mention
Anny N Grade 9 Cello Honorable Mention
Sophie P Grade 11 Violin Honorable Mention
Meagan S Grade 10 Viola Honorable Mention
Hunter S Grade 10 Trombone Honorable Mention

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Foxboro Wind Ensemble with MIT Wind Ensemble

Thanks to Scott Hall …

March 14, 2015 Foxborough High School Wind Ensemble participated in Continuum 2016: Celebrating Lifelong Music-Making with the MIT Wind Ensemble (Fredric Harris, Dir.) and the Metropolitan Wind Symphony (Lewis Buckley, Dir.). The link below is a youtube video of Foxborough and MIT Wind Ensembles playing Confluence, composed by FHS alum, Kurt Bacher. Enjoy! (handheld from iPhone)

 

 

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Congratulations to our Jazz Bands

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Congratulations to the members of the Foxboro High School Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Bands on their outstanding performances at the State Finals of the Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators (MAJE) Annual Jazz Band Festival. This year’s finals were held at Norwood High School. A total of 23 Jazz Bands from the state were invited to the State Finals as a result of winning Gold Medals at five regional festivals held around the state two weeks ago.

The Jazz Ensemble was awarded a Gold Medal in Division I by the judges, and the Jazz Lab band received a Silver Medal in Division II. Foxboro was one of only two schools in the state with two separate jazz bands invited to the State Finals.

Most Valuable Player citations in the Jazz Lab Band were awarded to: Kayla P on flute and alto sax, the entire Rhythm Section, and Hunter S on trombone.

Most Valuable Player citations in the Jazz Ensemble were awarded to: Tommy W and Kyle M on trombone, Mario S on guitar, and R.J. S on Bass.

Both of these outstanding FHS jazz bands can be heard locally at the annual FMA Spring Jazz Fest on Wed, May 4th at 7pm in the FHS Auditorium. Special Guest Artist will be Doug Olsen on trumpet. This concert will also serve as a send-off performance for the Jazz Ensemble, as they leave the following day for the Essentially Ellington Festival Finals in New York City. The Jazz Ensemble has been selected via audition for the EE Finals for 17 of the last 21 years!

Congratulations to the Foxborough High School Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band on their outstanding performances at the Southeast District Jazz Band Festival and Competition sponsored by the Massachusetts Jazz Educator’s Association (MAJE). The Festival was held on Thursday evening March 4th at King Phillip Regional High School. Both Foxborough Bands were awarded Gold Medals by a team of expert judges.

As a result of this recognition, the two Foxborough Bands have been invited to the MAJE State Finals, which will be held at Norwood High School on Saturday March 19th.

Outstanding musician citations were awarded to:  Jazz Lab Band – Kayla P – Alto Sax and Flute, Corey H – drums, and Will P – trombone.

Jazz Ensemble – Brenden J – trumpet, Tommy W – trombone, and Mitchell G – drums.

In addition, Tommy W was selected by the judges as the Most Valuable Musician from all of the bands in Division I.

 

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Faces of Foxboro Music Photo Series

Photos of freshmen through seniors in concert band, concert choir and string orchestra are posted for the Foxboro Music Association Facebook group. Join the group now to see photos of our student musicians and view information about upcoming events in Foxboro Music.
Freshman Band

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Congratulations to our Vocal Jazz Ensemble!!

FMA is incredibly proud of our vocal jazz ensemble students! The group captured First Place at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival which was held on February 6 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.  They also obtained perfect scores from two out of the three judges, as well as an outstanding musicianship award for Hannah K!

Watch the performance here —

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Congrats FHS Jazz Ensemble!

Congratulations to the Foxboro High Jazz Ensemble for being one of the 15 finalist bands that will compete in the 21st Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival!

 

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Check Out Fall Jazz Concert

Check out the performance of our great Jazz groups with Guest Artist, Kurt Bacher!

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Shop Amazon, Help FMA!

This holiday season support the Foxboro Music Association when you shop online. Go to smile.amazon.com, read all about Amazon Smile, and use your existing Amazon account to choose us as your charitable organization. Shop at smile.amazon.com, and we’ll receive a donation for every eligible purchase made. No extra cost to you and a great benefit for our music program!

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Jazz Album For Sale

The FHS Jazz Choir (2014-15) has just released an A Cappella Album! This recording was made possible by Robert Kraft’s generous donation of sound equipment worth $10,000. CDs cost $10 each, and all proceeds will go back to the FMA. Contact Colleen Macdonald at colleenmac701@gmail.com to place an order. CDs will be available at the Fall Jazz Concert on November 12.

Jazz Choir Album

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