Thursday, December 23, 2021

CCHS Music, CCHS Theatre, Tori Postler, Anyuu Inomoto Fong, & Audrey Mirak

It is with great pleasure that I share my last blog of 2021 featuring highlights from our talented students; however, before I do, I feel compelled to acknowledge that we all suffer from some form of COVID exhaustion. 

Still, recent events compel me to reiterate the importance of simple safety measures intended as an antidote to the inevitable relaxing of our senses that accompany two years of COVID mandates. 

Wearing a mask is now a mode of consciousness that has become instinct, but the proper wearing of a mask (fully covering mouth and nose) lacks needed consistency. Also, I reiterate the importance of cleaning your personal space when arriving at a desk. 

The nightly news spreads plenty of fear and anxiety.  To counter pockets of grim, I encourage everyone to spreads a bit of joy more liberally than division and fear. If nothing else, the holidays should bring kindness; lest one not forget, often the shortest distance between two people is laughter, even if covered by a mask. 

I sincerely hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday break. I look forward to 2022 with great optimism that our future will be better than our past.  Come what may.  

Michael J. Mastrullo

Concord-Carlisle freshman takes first prize in state violin competition

Congratulations to Anyuu Inomoto Fong for winning first prize in violin at the Massachusetts statewide competition. She will represent the state as she competes against delegates from other states in the northeast region. 

Read the story here!

Calendar and Schedule Information

Below you will find a calendar with some important dates (coordinated assessment days, no assessment days, reading days, exams, etc) and also the mid-year exam schedule:

CCHS Music

The CCHS Orchestra, Jazz Band A, Repertory Band, Concert Band, Combined Chorus, Melodies, Bel Canto Singers, Men's Chorus, and Select Choir recently held indoor concerts, the first since December of 2019. Despite the challenges of last year and the continuation of distancing, masks, and bell covers, the student musicians put on polished and professional performances that were well received by the limited capacity audience.

Close to 200 instrumentalists and singers performed over the course of two concerts and students were excited to finally share their music with an audience; a luxury taken for granted no longer, as live performances were missed by all. Thank you to the CCHS community for your support and to our music families for making these nights so special for all involved.  Congratulations to Deb, David, and to all those who make the event possible.

Click Here to hear a clip of the CCHS Orchestra

Click Here to hear a clip of the Select Choir

- David Gresko, Director of Bands and Orchestra

- Deborah Smith, Director of Choirs

PRISM Concert

​This unique concert was a non-stop surround sound musical kaleidoscope, showcasing the talented student musicians of the Concord-Carlisle High School Bands and Orchestra. A variety of musical styles and ensembles were on full display throughout the performance.  The students were so impressive.  

CCHS Senior, Tori Postler, Commits to Northeastern

Tori Postler signs the National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play field hockey at Northeastern. The NLI is a binding NCAA agreement for Division 1 student-athletes. 

Tori’s parents, Mike and Theresa, and brother Zach (2025 - football player) were in attendance. Jacqui Turner, our field hockey coach, and members of the team were also there. Congratulations Tori!

CCHS Senior, Audrey Mirak, Commits to UNH

Senior Audrey Mirak signed her National Letter of Intent to play D1 lacrosse at the University of New Hampshire. Audrey led the team in scoring last season with 64 goals and 18 assists in 14 games and is a team captain this spring. She was also a mentor on the Unified Basketball Team this fall. Congratulations Audrey!

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream 

CC Theatre proudly performed William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on our beautiful outdoor stage under the stars on October 21-23.  With over 70 students in the cast and crew, including numerous student leaders in charge of stage management, carpentry, props, lighting, sound, costumes, hair, makeup, scenic art, graphic design, house management, and accessibility, we sold out our final two performances.  Congratulations to all students in the cast and crew!  Stay tuned for details about our spring musical!

Friday, December 10, 2021

PRISM Concert - CCHS Instrumental Music, December 11 at 7:00 pm

PRISM ​is a non-stop, surround sound musical kaleidoscope, showcasing the talented student musicians of the Concord-Carlisle High School Bands and Orchestra. A variety of musical styles and ensembles will be presented throughout the performing space, creating an interactive experience for the audience. You have never seen a concert like this!

We have approximately 50 additional tickets now available to the public for our popular Prism Concert on Saturday, December 11th at 7 PM. Please visit to get your tickets today! These seats are general admission ($12/$8) and seats will be assigned and available at check-in.  

-David Gresko, Director of Bands and Orchestra