Welcome to the Spaulding High School Music Department
   NEWS & UPDATES
OPEN HOUSE UPDATE
(3/15/17)
The open house performance, which was postponed last week due to the blizzard, has been re-scheduled for Wednesday March 22nd from 5:30-7:30PM. Call time will be 5PM. We will approach the show as an open rehearsal of specific scenes since all of our rental inventory will have been returned by that point. Thanks for your understanding! Sorry for any inconvenience.

THANKS SO MUCH

FOR AN EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL RUN OF

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

Whether you were members of the cast and crew, parents who helped with costumes or sets, corporate sponsors, teachers and administrators, alumni, or members of the general public attending or supporting one of our performances we want you to know that we couldn't have done it without you! We're very proud of everyone's achievements and anxiously await the 2018 season (after a well deserved break, of course)!



GROUP & PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM
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 afternoons/evenings this semester with the exception of Flutes & Oboes which will meet Monday afternoons at 3:30. 

SCHEDULE HAS BEEN UPDATED - 1/29/17 - PLEASE CHECK YOUR LESSON TIME

The groups, times, and meeting locations are now available for download.

 

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. The first lesson payment is due by Tuesday 1/31.


Be sure you are signed up for the GROUP AND PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM Remind List




FLORIDA TRIP UPDATE
PERFORMANCES SCHEDULED!!

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!
AND, be sure you are signed up for the SHS DISNEY TRIP Remind list in order to get updates, especially when we are in Florida and in the Parks!



IMPORTANT CALENDAR UPDATES
(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!


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!