Category Archives: Music

TODAY: Join us for the 8th grade play!

The eighth graders are putting on a play, “Into the Woods,” as a gift back to the school. It’s an annual tradition at Manhattan Country School. The students have been working on it for two months in a special drama … Continue reading

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Join us for Big Night Out! on May 5th

You’re invited to BIG NIGHT OUT! to benefit MCS on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at The Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street Cocktails Dinner Dancing Auction Special MCS Video Alumni … Continue reading

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Sound Science with 6-7s and 7-8s

By Susan Harris Lower School Music Teacher Stop by a Lower School music class most Mondays and Wednesdays if you want to hear and see enthusiastic singing, square dancing and percussion accompaniment.  Once a year, however, the 6-7s and 7-8s … Continue reading

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7-8s attend Bomba y Plena concert

The following letter was composed by the 7-8s class in order to share their exciting Bomba y Plena experience with the MCS community. Dear Parents, Last month, we went to a Bomba y Plena music concert at the Julia de … Continue reading

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Students learn about music, culture of Native Americans

By Debbie Weiss and Hilary Davis 8-9’s Head Teacher and Student Teacher  Students from the 8-9s, 7th and 8th grade had the opportunity to meet with Tiokasin Ghosthorse on Tuesday, January 25th.  He is a Lakota flute maker/player, speaker, and … Continue reading

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MCS Sings to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me ‘round, Turn me ‘round, turn me ‘round, Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me ‘round, I’m gonna keep on a-walkin’, keep on a-talkin’ All the way to Freedom Land Today, Manhattan Country School students, teachers … Continue reading

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MCS celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January brings many ways to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parents are invited to attend the following events: Friday, January 13 – MLK Assemblies in the Music Room 9:15 a.m. – Lower School, 4-5s … Continue reading

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Highlights: Winter Assembly 2011

Manhattan Country School’s winter assembly was held on December 16 at the New York Academy of Medicine. Students from the Lower and Upper School gathered with parents, teachers and staff to usher in the holiday season and sing songs celebrating Hanukkah, … Continue reading

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Winter Assembly is tomorrow! Dismissal is at MCS

Please join us for Manhattan Country School’s Winter Assembly at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 16 at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue on the south corner of  103rd Street. The entrance is on 103rd Street, which is … Continue reading

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Join us at the Winter Assembly this Friday!

Please join us for Manhattan Country School’s Winter Assembly at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 16 at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue on the south corner of  103rd Street. The entrance is on 103rd Street, which is … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Assembly DVDs available for purchase

Thanksgiving is always a special time of year and with it brings Manhattan Country School’s first holiday assembly of the school year. You now have a chance to savor that special memory by purchasing a Thanksgiving Assembly DVD. Hint: this … Continue reading

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Highlights: First Upper School Assembly of the school year

By Jamie Evans MCS Parent On Oct. 19, MCS held its first Upper School assembly of the school year. Here are some highlights: For the first time the fifth graders have “mentors” from the eighth grade. A mentor is someone … Continue reading

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MCS alumnus Ezra Gale performs at Farm Festival

Where did the time go? It seems like Farm Festival was just yesterday. If you didn’t attend, you missed a special performance by Manhattan Country School alumnus Ezra Gale, class of 1985, with his band Super Hi-Fi. Watch our video. … Continue reading

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MCS alumna, activists educate a community through music

MCS alumna Marika Hughes ’85 has been working with a group of young artists/activists who use the performing arts to educate their own community about HIV/AIDS testing, prevention and treatment. They are making an album of original and traditional songs. … Continue reading

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MCS alumnus, creator of Super Hi-Fi to perform at Farm Festival!

Super Hi-Fi, led by bassist and Manhattan Country School alumnus Ezra Gale ’85, will be one of the featured musical acts performing at Farm Festival on Saturday, October 15. With an ensemble of trombones, guitar, bass and drums, the band’s … Continue reading

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MCS Farm Camp Update: Instrument World

By Miles MCS Farm Camper If you play guitar or dulcimer and you don’t want to miss out on practice, you can ask a staff member at MCS Farm Camp and grab one and play! We have been playing guitar … Continue reading

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This Wednesday: Lower School Sing Along

By Susan Harris Lower School Music Teacher/Afterschool Director The 4-5s through 7-8s classes are participating in a Sing Along this Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. in the Music Room at Manhattan Country School. Families and friends are invited. It’s a time to sing together … Continue reading

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PBS to air documentary on former MCS teacher Chris Iijima

“A Song for Ourselves,” a documentary about former Manhattan Country School teacher and activist Chris Iijima by filmmaker Tad Nakamura, will be broadcast on multiple PBS affiliate stations now through May 15. Check your local listings. The film is an … Continue reading

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Thank you for supporting Big Night Out!

Dear MCS Community, Big Night Out! was a thrilling evening, inspired by two alumni honorees reflecting on the impact Manhattan Country School had on them. Their comments told a bigger story too, the ripple effect of ideas formed at MCS … Continue reading

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Español on display for Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day

Manhattan Country School teachers Maria-Tere and Aimee and students in the 7-8s class share their morning meeting en Español. They are discussing the date, weather and schedule in Spanish. Manhattan Country School students sing about animals in the El Yunque … Continue reading

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VIDEO: MCS Farm Festival 2010

Did you know? Manhattan Country School’s Farm Festival was filmed for a special video! Watch MCS parents, alumni, and staff enjoy our annual outdoor event on East 96 Street and listen to the sounds of Marika Hughes ’85, an alumni rep … Continue reading

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Let’s rally for peace

Sing, clap, stomp, shout and get a chance to make history at the largest organized musical performance rally in the world in an effort to promote peace in the community.

MCS parents and staff are invited to attend and support this worthy cause organized by Upper School Choral Director Donavan Soumas, his organization H.E.R.I.T.A.G.E., Inc. and Plainfield City Mayor Sharon M. Robinson. Continue reading

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