Welcome to the Spaulding High School Music Department
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Spring Semester of our popular 
Group & Private Lesson Program! 
The program will be offered on Tuesday evenings this semester with select lesson groups potentially meeting on alternate days depending on instructor availability. The final schedule will be announced here and via the Remind Lesson list as soon as it is available, but these are the dates we're targeting:

January 31st

February 7th

February 14th

February 21st

March 21st

March 28th

April 4th

April 11th

May 2nd

May 9th

Meeting times will be announced and posted prior to the first meeting once instructors have been confirmed and students have been scheduled into the appropriate groups.


As with the Fall Semester the rates will be $70 for a block of 10 group lessons or $200 for a block of 10 private lessons. Private lessons are available on a case-by-case basis depending on availability of both student and instructor.

The Lesson Program Packet & Student Enrollment/Commitment Form has all the details and is now available for you to download and print. Hardcopies will also be made available to students on Tuesday January 17th. Commitment forms are due by Tuesday January 24th ... it is important that this deadline be met so that instructors can be hired to start the following week. The first payment will be due Monday January 3oth.


We're very pleased to announce that Disney Performing Arts has scheduled us for the following WDW performances!!

Band: Sun. April 23rd, 2:30PM - Disney Festival of Fantasy Pre-Parade, Magic Kingdom

Chorus: Mon. April 24th - Special Presentation - Time and location to be determined

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


Casting is complete and rehearsals have begun for our annual March musical production. Be sure to visit the Drama Club page for more information, rehearsal schedules, etc. for this year's production.

A PDF of the current CAST REHEARSAL SCHEDULE and a TECH SCHEDULE are now available. Please sign up for the Remind listS below for up to the minute schedule changes due to weather or other conflicts.

Those students participating in this year's production of Beauty and the Beast" should sign up for the Remind lists below in order to be sure to get up to the minute announcements and information on rehearsals, schedule changes, cancellations, etc.

Click here to sign up for THE TECH CREW Remind List

(as of 1/11/17)

Drama season is quickly approaching, and with that comes a whole slew of rehearsals for both cast & crew. Please check the Calendar for the latest schedule, which should now correspond with the hardcopy handout that was distributed last week.

A PDF of the current CAST REHEARSAL SCHEDULE and a TECH SCHEDULE are now available as well. As always, last minute schedule changes will be announced via the various Remind Text Lists. You can sign up for these on the Ways We Communicate page.

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!

is pleased to congratulate Ms. Mariah Goulet, our very talented saxophone group lesson instructor, on her recent winning of the UNH Music Department Concerto Competition. Ms. Goulet will be performing as a featured soloist with the UNH Wind Symphony in Johnson Theatre at the Paul Creative Arts Center on February 28th, 2017 at 8PM. Whether a student of hers or not, please consider attending as a show of support as well as to hear some excellent musicianship!

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.

130 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 

(603) 332-0757
ext. 2162 

Joanne Houston, chair
Cheryl Richardson
Ron Goodwin

Kate Hayward

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

Remind Text Sign-Ups
E-Mail List Sign Up

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.

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!