Welcome to the Spaulding High School Music Department Boosters
Thursday 10/20/2016 - 5PM
There will be a special masterclass for double reed students (oboe and bassoon) this Thursday evening October 20th starting at 5 PM. I've asked students to hold their schedules open until 8 PM. Janet Polk and Margaret Herlehy, bassoon and oboe studio teachers at the University of New Hampshire, will be presenting a session for our students to help them better tackle the intricacies of their instruments. Students should arrive 15 minutes early and be prepared to listen as well as play during their time in the masterclass. There will be no group oboe lesson that evening and this masterclass will take the place of that lesson. There will be no additional cost to participate in the masterclass! Contact Mr. Goodwin with questions or for more information.

Week of 10/20/16 Only

Due to a performance conflict at UNH the start times of the following lesson instructors' blocks are being pushed back by a half hour this week only. The following instructors and their students will be affected: Kelli Minelli, McKenzie Larsen, Emily Silva, Shannon Lundin, Eustaquio Dones. Their first blocks will be starting at 4:45 (instead of 4:15) and each of their subsequent blocks will be pushed back as well. In addition there will be no regular oboe lessons this week due to the special double reed masterclass starting at 5PM that night. Everyone else's lesson blocks will remain the same as they have been. An updated schedule has been posted on the Music Library door ... please double check it and see Mr. Goodwin with any questions. Thanks!

(WEEK OF 10/10/16)
 TUESDAY 10/11 D-Block
 2:30 - 4:30 PM
 Review Salem Videos
 Percussion Rehearsal
 WEDNESDAY 10/12 D-Block
 THURSDAY 10/13       D-Block  Outside: Show Run-Throughs, Clean
 FRIDAY 10/14 D-Block

 Outside: Show Run-Throughs, Clean
 There is NO afternoon/evening rehearsal!
 SATURDAY 10/15  4:00 PM Call
 5:30 PM
 6:00 PM
 8:25 PM (approx.)
 10:00 PM (approx.)
 Dover Band Show
     Arrive at Show
     Show Begins
     Spaulding Takes the Field
     Arrive Back at SHS

IMPORTANT: Make Sure you have dots, dotbooks, charts, music, instruments, supplies, and a pencil at EVERY rehearsal. Dress sensibly when you know we will be outside on the field. For your safety you should NEVER wear flip-flops or sandals. Instead bring sneakers or other supportive footwear into which you can change. You cannot march barefoot!

PLEASE NOTE: Everything is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. We strive to always give students and parents ample warning so that plans can be made or adjusted, however sometimes we just don't have that warning ourselves. 

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.

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

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

2016-17 All-State Audition Information
This year's NH All-State information has been posted near the entrance to the Music Department. Please take note of the method book name as well as etude and page numbers. Scales may be photocopied from the folder near the audition information. See Mr. Goodwin if you have any questions. Audition information can also be accessed on the NHMEA All-State Website.

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

Directors' Messages

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!