Quarterly Newsletter, Fall 2022

Supporting the Fine Arts at Ipswich Middle and High Schools

IMADA, the Ipswich Music, Art & Drama Association, is a 501(c)3 volunteer charitable organization that partners with the Ipswich, Massachusetts public middle & high schools to support and promote fine arts education and appreciation. Our mission is to advocate for the fine arts as an integral part of secondary education, enhance performing and visual arts education experiences, and help ensure that all students have access to the highest quality arts education.

Ipswich Arts in the News!

Below please find two recent articles that ran in the Ipswich Local News, with updates about our district arts teachers!

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Photo Credit: Ella Niederhelman, Ipswich Local News

IMADA Welcomes New Treasurer

Earl Powers has agreed to take on the role of Treasurer for IMADA, effective October 2022. Earl is the father of IHS graduates Jeremy and Melanie, as well as Joey (class of 2024) and Mya (class of 2027), and he is the principal French Horn player for the Cape Ann Symphony! We welcome Earl to the team, and we sincerely thank Peg Heretz for her years of service in her role as IMADA treasurer.

Fall - Winter 2022-23 Arts Dates for Your Calendar

Saturday, November 5, 8:15 - 9:45 a.m. Bel Canto sings at Vets Breakfast

Saturday, November 5, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Crane Estate Student Art Show Reception

Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Bel Canto/Chamber Singers with Cape Ann Chorus

Friday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. IMS Theatre Presents: Shrek, Jr!

Saturday, November 19, 8:15 a.m. Senior District Auditions

Saturday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. IMS Theatre Presents: Shrek, Jr!

Sunday, November 20, 2:00 p.m. IMS Theatre Presents: Shrek, Jr!

Saturday, November 26, 12:15 p.m. Bel Canto/Chamber Singers Concert with Holiday Pops Cape Ann Symphony

Thursday, December 1: England Trip Registration Due

Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 p.m. High School Small Ensemble Concert

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. Middle School Winter/Holiday Choral Concert

Thursday, December 8, 7:15 p.m. IHS Chamber Performs at Heard House

Friday, December 9, 7:00 p.m. Jazz Band Performs at Castle Hill

Saturday, December 10, 11:00 a.m. Bel Canto Performs at Castle Hill

Saturday, December 10, 12:30 p.m. Chamber Singers at Castle Hill

Monday, December 12, 6:00 p.m. MS Holiday Instrumental Concert: 6:00 p.m. Art Show in the Lobby, 7:00 p.m. Concert in DPAC

Wednesday, December 14, 6:00 p.m. IHS Winter Art Show

Thursday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. IHS Large Ensembles Concert

Thursday, December 15: Final England Trip payment due

Sunday, December 18, 1:00 p.m. IHS Chamber Orchestra Performs at Castle Hill

Friday, December 23, 7:45 - 11:00 a.m. Ensembles Tour to retirement facilities

Wednesday, January 4 - Saturday, January 7 Senior District Festival (tentative)

Wednesday, January 10, 6:00 p.m. IMS Winter Art Show

Friday, January 27, 7:30 p.m. IHS One Act Play Festival

The Cast Prepares for Shrek Jr!

Come and Join Us!

All parents are invited to participate in our meetings, which take place on the second Tuesday of the month, during the school year. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Please join our zoom meeting and hear more about what we’re about! Email to receive an invite.

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