Briar Chapel Supports Local Schools With "Music in May"

Groups from Northwood High School and Woods Charter School to Perform

May 08, 2013, 17:02 ET from Newland Communities

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Briar Chapel, a new home community in Chapel Hill, NC, this weekend will host student music groups from the community's two local schools for performances and a celebration of the musical arts. The second annual "Music in May" will raise awareness of Chatham County Schools well-known music programs.

Music in May will take place Saturday, May 11 from 1 – 4:30 p.m. in Briar Commons Park, and will feature performances by bands and choruses from Northwood High School and Woods Charter School. According to U.S. News and World Report, Northwood is ranked the 6th best high school in North Carolina, with Woods Charter – which is located on-site at Briar Chapel – rated among the best charter schools in the U.S. Ice cream refreshments from local favorite Tar Heel Creamery will help make the day even sweeter.

"We're proud to support Chatham County Schools, whose strong arts and music programs help give young Briar Chapel residents an excellent, well-rounded education," said Kristen Gucwa, Regional Marketing Director at Newland Communities. "Briar Chapel is lucky to have such excellent schools right in its backyard."

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Briar Chapel is owned in a joint venture between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the US business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, Ltd, Japan's largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and NEWLAND REAL ESTATE GROUP, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. It is one of 30 assets the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the US.

About Briar Chapel by Newland Communities®
Briar Chapel is a new home community in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As the largest green community in the Triangle, Briar Chapel offers a healthier way of life through 900 acres of preserved space, 24 miles of hiking and biking trails, two community gardens, and over 20 parks. Briar Chapel fosters neighbor interactions through its design and amenities, including the LEED Silver certified Briar Club, pools and a waterpark, fitness facilities, outdoor art, and two on-site schools. The Briar Chapel Information Center is located at 16 Windy Knoll Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Learn more about Briar Chapel by following us on Twitter and Facebook, visiting us at, or calling us at 888.249.9429.

About Newland Real Estate Group, LLC
Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and over 40 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range of real estate. The company's mixed-use development business, Newland Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states.

NASH was established in 2010 as the U.S. business operations unit and a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan's largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer since 1960. SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD. has built more than two million houses to date and expanded its operations to Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S.  NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability-conscious master planned communities across the US. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

SEKISUI HOUSE is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

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SOURCE Newland Communities