Welcome to the Spaulding High School Music Department
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR NEW
SMARTCELL FUNDRAISER!


Dear Parents,

We are VERY excited to announce that this Fall, we have partnered with SmartCell Fundraising to use their amazing Stocking Stuffer Fundraising Program. 

This Program:

·      Is 100% Online & ecommerce based

·      Requires no “selling” and minimal time from you

·      Allows you, your family, and your friends to purchase highly sought after Android and Apple-Certified tech accessories from top-branded manufacturers—at or below retail prices!

·      Provides a great selection of items that make excellent holiday gifts for everyone—especially those small Stocking Stuffers

·      Ships the items direct to your door!

Now besides offering great holiday gifts at great prices, our organization will receive 50% of the purchase price.  Let me share that with you again:  We get 50% of each saleThis program allows us to raise a substantial amount of money for our organization by doing what we all do during the holidays:  Buying gifts for our friends and family.  What could be easier for us! 

Please go to www.smartcellfundraising.com from 10/16/2017 until 11/30/2017 and enter in our unique  School Code: ROCH and your student’s name.  You will be taken to a landing page which provides more information.  Please don’t be shy and share the code with friends and family so that they can also purchase great gifts, and help our organization at the same time.

Please contact me with any questions.  Let’s make this an amazing fundraiser for our organization!

Happy Holidays!

Kate Hayward
hayward.k@rochesterschools.com
Rochester Music Boosters


EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
HONORS/ENRICHED CREDIT 
FOR 
BAND & CHORUS

For those looking for information on what requirements must be met to qualify for honors or enriched credit. Please note that this information was distributed to students both verbally and in written form.

HONORS CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
  • Must attend ALL rehearsals and performances.
  • Must exhibit proper behavior and rehearsal procedures with full preparation and with all music present and prepared for rehearsal.
  • Will be tested prior to the end of the semester one and semester two in a jury format with the directors grading your musicianship progress.
  • Enrollment in and regular attendance at one or more of the following additional musical experiences:
    • SHS Group & Private Lesson Program
    • Private Lessons w/ 3rd Party Instructor - preferably weekly (evidence must be provided)
    • SHS Select Chorus (by audition), NH Youth Band, Strafford Wind Ensemble, Seacoast Wind Ensemble, or equivalent
  • Must audition for the NH All-State Music Festival and thoroughly prepare all materials prior to the application deadline. The audition date is November 18th at a time TBD. (Credit is not contingent upon acceptance to the festival, but rather on good-faith preparation and the process of auditioning.)
  • Performance in the June Honors Recital is expected, however an advance audition with the directors will be the final determining factor.
  • Chorus students must have all of their music prepared and memorized well in advance of a performance so that they are able to lead sectionals and help others.
  • Band students must devote time to leading student sectionals and helping others learn their music. Will always have their own music 100% learned and memorized for marching band and 100% playable for concert band no later than two weeks prior to the concert or performance.
  • Instrumentalists (Band) must be able to play all the notes on your instrument, with the exception of the bottom two or top two for semester 1. All notes must be playable for semester 2.
  • Instrumentalists must be able to play ALL concert flat scales by the end of semester 1 and ALL concert major scales (including the sharp scales) by the end of semester 2.
ENRICHED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
  • Must meet ALL of the above requirements EXCEPT the NH All-State Audition. Also, performance in the Honors recital is NOT expected, but students may audition for a slot with the directors in advance.


IT'S TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE
2017 FALL LESSON PROGRAM!

We are starting the fifth year of our popular group and private lesson program held in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire Department of Music! Interested students can enroll in group, or in some cases private, lessons with students majoring in music at UNH. 

All lessons are held at Spaulding High School on Tuesday afternoons and evenings (exact times TBD). The dates for this fall are: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, and 12/12. The cost is $63 for 9 group lessons ($7 each) or $180 for 9 private lessons. 
Students must make a commitment to the entire semester. 

This is a great way for your student to advance their skill set much faster than they otherwise might while also realizing a substantial savings when compared to lessons offered through other programs. 

Students will be receiving an informational packet and commitment form. The form must be completed, signed, and returned by Tuesday September 19th. The first payment is due no later than Monday October 2nd. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Goodwin for details.

Once your student is signed up be sure that both you and they stay up to date on any changes, cancellations, and announcements by signing up for our



KEEP INFORMED ...
SIGN UP FOR OUR REMIND LISTS!

Be sure to sign up for the following Remind lists for the upcoming school year in order to keep up to date on the latest news, schedule information, etc. Students are required to be signed up for the lists of the ensembles in which they participate. Parents may also join these lists, but there will also be a separate Parent-only list. In some cases eligible participants from this year's lists have already been ported over, but if in doubt just sign up again. More lists will be coming online soon, so please check back!

Sign up for the 2017-18 BAND Remind List 
Sign Up for the 2017-18 PERCUSSION Remind List
Sign up for the 2017-18 COLORGUARD Remind List
Sign up for the 2017-18 CHORUS Remind List

Sign up for the 2017-18 PARENTS/MUSIC BOOSTERS Remind List 
(Students should NOT sign up for this list)

ALUMNI ONLY: Sign up for the SHS Music Alumni Remind List



VIDEOS FROM OUR 2017
WALT DISNEY WORLD PERFORMANCES

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our 2017 trip to Orlando so much fun and such a success!!

Spaulding HS Chorus, Disney Springs 2017



Spaulding HS Marching Band, Magic Kingdom 2017




Important Ways We Communicate Information
We use several methods to communicate important information to our students and their parents. 

For information on the ways in which we communicate official information to both students and parents as well as for instructions on how to sign up please visit our Ways We Communicate page or click on the tab in the menu above.
CONTACT INFORMATION
SPAULDING MUSIC
130 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 
03867

(603) 332-0757
ext. 2162 

DIRECTORS
Joanne Houston, chair
Cheryl Richardson
Ron Goodwin

ADMIN. ASST.
Kate Hayward

Website maintained by the SHS Music Dept.
for more info. contact:
Ron Goodwin

Remind Text Sign-Ups
E-Mail List Sign Up
ONLINE COMMUNICATION REMINDER

STUDENTS:
Please, be extra careful when you are communicating with people via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Sometimes what we say online can be misinterpreted when there is no facial expression or body language present to reinforce our meaning. Emojis and emoticons only do part of that job for us. 

Poorly worded messages can hurt feelings and get unsubstantiated rumors started.


 EQUIPMENT CARE REMINDER
STUDENTS: We have spent an extreme amount of money for the resources we use on a daily basis. This includes instruments, music, electronics, infrastructure, etc. For example, the drumline battery cost us over $15,000, tubas cost $4,000/each, baritone horns $1,800, French horns $1,500, Baritone Saxophones $3,000 ... and the list goes on!

We cannot afford to be careless with all of the wonderful things we have worked to own!

Please be gentle and careful with the equipment and our area. Pick up after yourselves and make the space cleaner for the next person. Always put instruments in cases and lockers when not in use. Make the area presentable for guests.

We are fortunate that we have this space and equipment to share, DON’T ABUSE THE PRIVILEGE, or you will LOSE IT!