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JEFF COFFIN CLINIC
SPONSORED BY YAMAHA


On Tuesday November 28th, the Spaulding High School Music Department was extremely happy to welcome back one of its greatest musical success stories as he presented a clinic, performed, and critiqued the jazz and concert bands. Three-time Grammy award-winner and 1983 graduate of Spaulding High School, Jeff Coffin -  saxophonist with the Dave Matthews Band and formerly with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - returned to his alma mater on a mission to "give back." Accompanied by a number of representatives from the Yamaha Corporation, whose saxophones Mr. Coffin regularly uses and endorses, the artist shared words of wisdom with the students on being both a better musician and a better person. As sponsors of the event, Yamaha was also very generous in its support of our program and surprised the students with some very special gifts, among which were over $1000 worth of woodwind mouthpieces, ligatures, and reeds along with a brand new Yamaha xylophone! Students were also each given posters and a $20 gift certificate they can use to contribute towards other music programs in need through the donorschoose.org website! Clearly, both Yamaha and Jeff Coffin care deeply about supporting the cause of Music Education and have gone above and beyond in support of the Spaulding Music program. We're very appreciative of everything they've done for us and look forward to putting their gifts to use right away!




 



NH ALL-STATE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL!

One more piece of good news before we head off to Thanksgiving break! We were just notified that the following individuals were selected to perform at the NH All-State Chamber Music Festival on January 13th! It's been a great few days for our program!!

Nathaniel Trueworthy, Alto Sax - Sax Octet
Patrick Stanley, Bass Voice - Male Vocal Ensemble
Madeleine O'Donnell, Bass Clarinet - WW Choir
Chloe Molinaro, Percussion Option 2 - Mallets - Percussion Ensemble
Corin Molinaro, Soprano Voice - Female Vocal Ensemble
Kyla Lepine, Percussion Option 2 - Mallets - Percussion Ensemble
Gabriel Lapolla, Baritone TC - Brass Choir



NH ALL-STATE VOCAL RESULTS!


And, the good news keeps coming. Please congratulate the following fourteen individuals for being accepted into All State Vocal ensembles!


TREBLE CHOIR

Alexa Connelly

Colette Sevey

Shannon Stanley


MIXED CHOIR

Molly Dunning

Alexa Gagne

Camryn Gallagher

Megan Gallagher

Adrienne Hebert

Ben Laine

Corin Molinaro

Jeremiah Richardson

Hallie Scott

Patrick Stanley

Lexi Taylor



NH ALL-STATE INSTRUMENTAL RESULTS!

On Saturday November 18th, nine instrumentalists from Spaulding topped off months of hard work and preparation by traveling to Manchester Memorial HS to audition for a spot in the 
2018 NH All-State ensembles. We're very pleased to announce that the following individuals have been accepted to perform in this year's All-State Band:

Sophie Adams - French Horn
Gabe Lapolla - Euphonium (2nd highest score for euphoniums)
Kyla Lepine - Percussion, mallet option (2nd highest score for mallets)
Chloe Molinaro - Percussion, mallet option (top score for mallets)
Maddie O'Donnell - Bass Clarinet (2nd highest score for bass clarinets)
Nate Trueworthy - Alto Sax (5th highest score for altos)

Congratulations to all who auditioned for their hard work and dedication to the pursuit of excellence, and to those accepted for their extraordinary and well-deserved achievement! 


ALL NEW ENGLAND BAND - 2017!

Please congratulate the following individuals who will be performing in the All New England Band Concert November 20th at Plymouth State University: Patrick Stanley, Connor Stevens, Nathaniel Trueworthy, Noah Trueworthy, Chloe Molinaro, Madeleine O'Donnell, Jeremiah Richardson, Kol Spielvogel, Sophie Adams, Megan Gallagher, and Gabe Lapolla. The Symphonic Band is under the direction of renowned composer Willam Owens and PSU's own Mark Stickney will be conducting the Concert Band.




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!