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Hello students and families.  I would like to introduce myself to you all.  My name is Kris Bisson and I began my teaching career here at Marshwood Middle School in 1993.  In 2003, I decided to leave classroom teaching to start my family and returned in the spring of 2012.  I have many fond Marshwood 
memories and I am very excited to be back in the classroom.  There are numerous opportunities to share music in our school, our communities, and beyond.  

Please use the tabs at the side or bottom to select the area of interest in our Music Programs.  

Should you have any questions, please contact me at kris.bisson@rsu35.org or call the school, (207) 439-1399. Thank you for supporting the music program at Marshwood Middle School and throughout our district. I look forward to sharing our hard work with you all.

Kris Bisson
Director of Choruses
Marshwood Middle School

                                                                                              
Parent and Chorus Singer letter for 2016 - 2017 school year:



Coverage from our 2016 Veterans Day Assembly
click on the link below to see an amazing collection of photos taken from The Portsmouth Herald's own
Thank you, Mr. Beauchesne, for another wonderful online photo album highlighting all of the students and guests we were fortunate to share the day with.







This is an example of an actual MMS Chorus / Band polo shirt! All of our performers purchase an embroidered white shirt that is worn the entire concert season. Order forms will be coming home in October. 
Stay tuned!





 SELECT CHORUS
has begun rehearsing. Come join us if you would like to: 

* sing every Tuesday after school
* learn more challenging music
* sing in a smaller chorus
* have a lot of fun!
* come join us!

September 20 - December 6, 2016
 Complete a BLUE form in the MMS office if you would like to join us. New singers welcome until October 24.

See Mrs. Bisson for more info.


Selections from our upcoming WINTER CONCERT, MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 7PM, MARSHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL:

YouTube Video:Dear Santa-David Hamilton, NZ

The Chorus has been given permission to perform 
"Dear Santa", written by a wonderful composer in New Zealand, Mr. David Hamilton. 


 

YouTube Video:Text me Merry Christmas-Straight No Chaser



And a really fun piece about holiday
times in the "digital age". :)


UPCOMING 2016 - 2017 MUSIC ROOM EVENTS:

VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY 2016

NOVEMBER 9, 9-11 am

Grade Six, Seven, and Eight Chorus members
will sing "Hymn to Freedom" by Oscar Peterson
as our offering this year. 
Over 250 guests - veterans, first responders, 
family, friends, and community members will 
join our students in celebrating the sacrifices 
that these Americans give selflessly.

[all chorus singers should wear a white shirt and black pants]



GUITAR INTRAMURAL

Mon,Wed, Thu:
Nov. 14, 16,
17, 21, 28

PIANO INTRAMURAL:
Mondays & Wed, 2:30-4pm
Feb. 1,22,24, Mar. 2,7,9,14,16,21

Just fill out a blue intramural activity form from the office and return to Mrs. Bisson.
Instruments provided.


OUR ANNUAL TALENT SHOW PROGRAM 2016:



                         CONCERT INFORMATION:  SCHEDULE                                           CONCERT DRESS FOR EVERY PERFORMANCE:
 




  






Congratulations to our Honors Chorus students!  
On February 6 & 7 the following 11 students will be represented our Chorus for the
York County Music Festival  held at Kennebunk Middle School.  
Congratulations students on all your hard work and effort!  
GRADE EIGHT:  Sarah A, Caylie CP, Connor G, Nicole M, and
GRADE SEVEN: Noah C, Kyleigh D, Alaina S, Audrey S, Megan T, Olivia W, Lilly W;
representing in the Orchestra: Abby K.
Well done, singers!
Connor, Lilly, Alaina, Noah, and Megan pictured with members of the 120 voiced
YORK COUNTY FESTIVAL CHORUS
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
District Choral Workshop
Thursday, February 12
11:15 am - 1:30 pm
A celebration of our students and  
the art of choral singing
*Permission slips sent home 1/30. Please return by Tuesday 2/10*

Almost 400 students in grades 4 - 12 will join together to rehearse, perform, and participate in skill building activities.




Thank you to our directors:
Janice Mauro, MGWS
Kris Bisson, MMS
Tanya West, MHS








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FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017
GRADE SEVEN AND EIGHT CHORUS 
 
FESTIVALS IN THE PARK, 
Old Orchard Beach    
Chaperones needed!
More news soon!!!



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WINTER AND SPRING CONCERTS ARE HELD  AT KENNEDY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, MARSHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
Come join us for songs of the season.  We have several soloists and student narrators to share their talents and hard work at our concert.
6:30 p.m. Singers report in MMS Music polos and black skirts/pants, shoes to the MHS Band Room
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Concert
All singers remain in the auditorium for the duration of the entire concert
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE CHORUS PERFORMANCES: 
NOVEMBER 8, 2013: VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY

Veterans Day performance of Homeward Bound, Marta Keen



Held at Marshwood Middle School, 8:30 am greeting Veterans and special invited guests
Grade Seven and Eight Chorus singing "Homeward Bound"
Select Grade Eight Chorus singing "Star Spangled Banner"
Grade Six Chorus leading sing-along of "God Bless America"

Here is the Fosters coverage:

and Seacoast Online:

Over 250 veterans, emergency responders, and their guests joined the entire Marshwood assembly.
Be sure to check out the wonderful coverage from Seacoast online's
1. related video of our guests processing into the gym and...
2. the "Seen on Scene" gallery of 31 photos Deb Cram took of our celebration.  
Thank you, Deb, for sharing Marshwood Middle School's message to our veterans and to our community.

It truly takes a village.
Many thanks to all.

The National Anthem, sung by Select Grade Eight Chorus





Check the Chorus Page for the grade level you wish.