Welcome to the Spaulding High School Music Department Boosters
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.

(WEEK OF 9/26/16)
 MONDAY 9/26 D-Block Review Performance Videos
 TUESDAY 9/27 D-Block
 2:30 - 4:30
 Regular Rehearsal: Americano
 Percussion Rehearsal
 WEDNESDAY 9/28  D-Block
 Regular Rehearsal: Firestorm, House of the Rising Sun
 THURSDAY 9/29       D-Block  Regular Rehearsal
 FRIDAY 9/30 D-Block - 4:30
 (Note Time Change)
 Extended Rehearsal (Mandatory)

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. 

Click below to view information on the first graded assessments of the year for both instrumentalists and colorguard. These are crucial to keeping our halftime preparations on track. These must be completed and turned in NO LATER THAN Monday September 13th and will be coupled with playing assessments taking place throughout this week and next:

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 Calendar Updated (as of 9/18/16)!
Important dates for the 2016-17 academic year have been updated on the website calendar.
Don't forget to provide this information to employers of students so that time off can be arranged!

Specific call times for concerts and events (if not factored in on the calendar already) will be announced in class and via Remind as the event nears.

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. 

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!