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HOLIDAY PARADES

The Red Raider Marching Band will be participating in two holiday parades this year. 

The first is this Saturday December 3rd in Portsmouth. Call time is 3PM at the high school where we will do a short rehearsal, dress, and load the busses. Step off is at 6PM in downtown Portsmouth. 

The second parade is our very own Rochester Holiday Parade on Sunday December 4th. Call time at the high school is 1:30 PM and step off is at 3 PM from in front of SHS. The parade ends at the Commons and students will need to walk back to the high school to change afterwards

Pease come out and support the students!


SHS MUSIC PRESENTS OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY VILLAGE: 
CHRISTMAS UNDER THE SEA

Join us for a celebration of the season featuring our many musical ensembles as they explore Christmas Under the Sea with some old familiar friends and explore our carefully crafted Village scenes before the performance and at Intermission! Concessions will be available. 

Performing ensembles will include:
CONCERT BAND
CHORUS
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
SELECT SINGERS
JAZZ BAND
HANDBELL CHOIR
COLORGUARD

Performances will be held:
FRIDAY DECEMBER 9TH AT 7:00 PM
SATURDAY DECEMBER 10TH AT 1PM
SATURDAY DECEMBER 10TH AT 7PM

Tickets are priced at $7 for Adults and $5 for Students and Senior Citizens.

Hope to see you there!


VILLAGE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Our annual holiday village is rapidly approaching and we need all the help we can get to put on the best show possible! Below is a list of Village-related events where help is needed. If you can contribute in any way please e-mail Kate Hayward at your earliest opportunity. Thanks!

Wednesday December 7th, 6:30 PM - Tree and Set Building
Thursday December 8th, 6-10 PM - Decorating
Friday December 9th, 7 PM - Performance
Saturday December 10th, 1 PM & 7 PM - Performances


2017 NHBDA/NHMEA 
ALL-STATE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

More good news for members of our Music Department family! We have received word that the following five individuals have been invited to perform at the All-State Chamber Music Festival on Saturday January 7th at Timberlane Regional High School. There will be a full day of rehearsals topped off by a 6PM concert of all the ensembles. More information to come.

Congratulations go out to:

Brass Choir
Devin DiBernardo

Percussion Ensemble
Colleen Shannon
Spencer Wiles

Female Vocal Ensemble
Abigail Tapley

Male Vocal Ensemble
Patrick Stanley

NH ALL-STATE RESULTS

Please join us in congratulating the following nineteen individuals who were accepted to perform in the 2016-17 NH All-State Music Festival:

Band
Madi O' Donnell - Bass Clarinet
Emily McCollum - Trumpet
Devin DiBernardo - French Horn
Spencer Wiles - Percussion (Snare)
Colleen Shannon - Percussion (Mallets)
Chloe Molinaro - Percussion (Mallets)

Mixed Chorus
Abigail Tapley
Caroline Dillon
Alexa Gagne
Corin Molinaro
Shea Taylor
Shannon Stanley
Ben Laine
Patrick Stanley
Jeremiah Richardson

Treble Chorus
Sophie Adams
Alexa Connelly
Megan Gallagher
Lexi Taylor



ALL NEW ENGLAND BAND FESTIVAL

On Monday November 21st SHS Music students travelled across the state to perform alongside students from all over the New England area in the 2016-17 All New England Band Festival hosted by Plymouth State University. Intensive day-long rehearsals culminated in an evening performance featuring the two ensembles.
Symphonic Band students under the direction of renowned composer Johan de Meij. Students representing SHS include: Owen Price - Oboe, Jenna Hartwick - Bassoon, Molly Stanley - Clarinet, Noah Trueworthy - Clarinet, Madeleine O'Donnell - Bass Clarinet, Grace Rouleau - Trombone, 
Patrick Stanley - Tuba, Spencer Wiles - Percussion.

Concert Band students under the direction of arranger/composer Travis Weller. Students representing SHS include: Jeremy Lang - Tenor Sax, Devin DiBernardo - French Horn, Emily McCollum - Trumpet, Jeremiah Richardson - Trombone, Nicole Halliday - Euphonium, Michael Perez - Euphonium, Colleen Shannon - Percussion.


SHS MUSIC AT NH ALL-STATE AUDITIONS
We had a pretty big contingent of vocalists and instrumentalists representing Spaulding Music at the 2016-17 NH All-State Auditions (held at Manchester Memorial High School on Saturday Nov. 19th). Congratulations go out to all the students who auditioned. These folks worked tirelessly to achieve their goal and regardless of the outcome we're certainly very proud of them!! 

IMPORTANT CALENDAR UPDATES
(as of 11/7/16)

Our annual Holiday Village (Christmas Under the Sea) is fast approaching, and with that comes a number of extra rehearsals that are necessary in order to put forth the best performance possible from all of our ensembles. Please check the Calendar for the latest schedule, which should now correspond with the hardcopy handout that was distributed last week.

Please note that while we do everything in our power to give as much notice as possible about changes to the schedule there are sometimes circumstances beyond our control that require last minute changes. Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this might cause. Thanks for your support!

SPAULDING "WILDCATS"

SPAULDING "WILDCATS"
Some of our recent Spaulding grads who are now performing with the UNH Wildcat Marching Band, as well as some current Spaulding students considering enrollment at UNH for the future! This was taken at the October 29th UNH Band Day / Wildcat for a Day event.


NE COLLEGIATE MARCHING BAND FESTIVAL
Some Spaulding students, past and present, that attended the NE Collegiate Marching Band Festival hosted at UNH on September 16th.

GROUP & PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM
The Fall Semester Lesson Program will be starting this Thursday, September 29th! Lessons will be taught at SHS by candidates for degrees in Music Education at the University of New Hampshire. Students have been placed in small groups by ability level whenever possible. Group assignments, lesson times, and tentative locations have been posted in the Music Department and a link to a temporary electronic document was sent to the Remind lists earlier this week. 

Payment of either half or full tuition is due on or before October 6th with the other half being due in early November.

Fall lessons will be taught on the following Thursdays (with one possible exception). Check the schedule posted in Music Department for your lesson time and location:

September 29th

October 6th

October 13th

October 20th

October 27th

November 3rd

November 10th (Early Release Day)

November 17th

December 1st

December 6th (Tuesday), or

December 8th (Village Rehearsal Day)


Download the Informational packet for more information about the program. Mr. Goodwin can answer any additional questions you may have. 

Join the Remind text notification list for the group and private lesson program to keep up to date on the latest news, cancellations, etc.

FLORIDA TRIP
Be sure to check the Florida 2016-17 Trip Page for more information and updates!

STUDENT FEES
A breakdown of required student fees is available for your review.

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!