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Performing Arts Newsletter

November 2023

Danvers High School & Holten Richmond Middle School

  • DHS MUSIC TO HAWAII | The DHS Music Department will be traveling to Hawaii at the beginning of December.  Good luck to all of the band and chorus students on this trip as they perform for the Pearl Harbor Anniversary!


  • LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL AT DHS | Rehearsals for the DHS ACTS production of Little Women are in full swing.  The show will be presented November 30th - December 2nd, and tickets can be purchased at


  • FALCON MARCHING BAND | Congratulations to the DHS Marching Band for a successful season of performances at football games, parades, and three NESBA competitions! The Falcon Band received a gold medal at the finals. 


  • HRMS THEATER ANNOUNCES MATILDA THE MUSICAL | HRMS Theater will present Matilda Jr. this March! The show was recently announced to students, and auditions will be held on Monday 11/13 and Tuesday 11/14 with callbacks on Thursday. Contact Ms. Linquata or Mr. Carleton with questions.  


  • NEW PERFORMING ARTS STAFF | The HRMS and DHS Performing Arts Department is pleased to welcome new staff members to the middle and high school theater programs this year: Jessica Linquata (HRMS Drama Teacher & Theater Director), Jill McGinnity (HRMS Theater Choreographer), Michael Barry (DHS ACTS Director), Jon Moriarty (HRMS and DHS ACTS Technical Director), and Ivy O’Connell (DHS ACTS Music Director).  


  • MR. SAETTA AT DHS FOR JAZZ BAND | The DHS Falcon Blues Jazz Band is excited to announce Jason Saetta as its new director to compliment his duties at HRMS. DHS students have enjoyed working with Mr. Saetta again and are looking forward to many jazz performances this year!


  • FALL A CAPPELLA JAM | The DHS a cappella groups, Falconize and Skywave,  recently presented the Fall Jam as their first major performance of the year. Thanks to everyone who attended and helped raise funds for the program! Keep an eye out for many more DHS music and theater department events this year!


  • MUSIC & VETERANS DAY IN DANVERS | HRMS 8th Chorus and Band performed for the school’s Veterans celebrations assemblies on Thursday, November 9th.  The DHS advanced chorus and band section leaders will be performing at the Town Veterans Day events on Saturday 11/11.

Danvers High Spotlight


The DHS Falcon Marching Band traveled to an away game in Salem on a Friday night in September to play in the stands and enjoy time with the Salem band! 

Holten Richmond Spotlight

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This spring, HRMS Theater will present Matilda Jr! Auditions are Monday 11/13 and Tuesday 11/14 with callbacks on Thursday 11/16

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DHS ACTS presents ~ Little Women: The Musical directed by Michael Barry with musical direction by Ivy O'Connell and technical direction by Jon Moriarty.  Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

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