Wednesday, May 31, 2017

GHS PEP! Summer and Fall Info

What You Need to Know!

Each year, GHS PEP! kicks off the Fall football season with a Summer mini-camp (August 22-24). During this time we catch-up, meet new friends, prepare new music and revisit our old favorites. The mini-camp also helps us get ready for what usually is a quick start to the Fall season. Any musician entering grades 8-12 are invited and encouraged to get involved with this high-energy group! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Mr. Trombley at You can follow us on Twitter @GHSPEP

Dates to Know

Graduation info for Band 2017

Graduation will be held at the Hanover Theater on Friday June 2nd. The Hanover Theater is an absolutely beautiful venue and we are honored to have the opportunity to play there again this year. 

The schedule for the upcoming graduation rehearsals and ceremony:

Thursday June 1st
 9am Graduation rehearsal in the GHS Auditorium
Band members performing at graduation will be part of this rehearsal

Friday June 2nd
8am Band students will load bus to go to the Hanover Theater for morning rehearsal
Students will return to the school by 11am

4:30pm Band students will load the bus to bring us to the Hanover Theater for the graduation ceremony
At the conclusion of the ceremony, a bus will return us to GHS (approx. 7:45-8PM)

Concert attire is all BLACK!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Arts Night and Spring Concert

The annual Arts Night/ Spring Concert will be held on Thursday May 18th in the GHS Auditorium. The doors open at 6pm and patrons can view student work on display throughout the school. Projects from a variety of disciplines will presented with artists and craftsmen on hand to discuss their work. The Music Department will present the Spring Concert beginning at 7pm. The Chorus, Chamber Choir, Jazz Workshop, Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band will be featured performers.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

We are Going to Disney!

Last night the School Committee enthusiastically supported our proposal for a Disney Trip!

We are excited to offer the opportunity for any and all students enrolled in a performing ensemble for the 2017-2018 school to travel to Disney. We plan on travelling with the Band, Chorus, Jazz Workshop, Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Choir from May 17-21, 2018.

In order to keep costs as minimal as possible, we are starting this process now. Deposits for the trip will be due by Monday June 12th. Our hope is to take advantage of lower air fares by booking early.

There will be an informational meeting on Monday June 5th at 7pm in the band room at GHS. Doug Bennett from Bennett Student Travel will be there to answer any questions about the trip.

I am including the proposal we put before the School Committee. It has the basic overview of the trip, estimated costs (any price changes are expected to be as minimal as possible), payment schedules, and cancellation info.

In the next week or so a more complete packet will contain trip guidelines, student expectations, health and safety info, etc.

Disney Proposal

The initial deposit is $150
All checks are payable to: Bennett Student Travel, Inc.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Memorial Day Parade Information

On Monday May 29th the students of the GHS Band have been given the honor of marching in the annual Memorial Day Parade. Students will meet at the high school at 10:15am. The schedule is as follows:

10:30am: Buses leave the GHS parking lot
11:15am: Groups begin the parade at Norcross Park to the Commons.

After a ceremony on the Commons, the parade continues to the High School.
12:00pm: J.F. Kennedy School Flag Raising

Students will wear khaki pants/ shorts with a green top. 
We will be boarding the busses at 10:30am to go to the staging area at Norcross Park

It is important that band students have their MUSIC memorized or have printed copies and a lyre to hold their music.

Grafton High School Students will be able to: Understand and demonstrate the duties and responsibilities that come with citizenship

Great East Festival 2017!

The Blog has been out of commision for sometime while I explored other methods of communication. I have decided that that returning to this format is going to help me out a lot and I hope you feel the same.

We've got the Great East Festival coming up in just a few short weeks. Here is the itinerary for the day:

Parents, friends, family: You are all invited to watch the performances if you care to take a ride out to Springfield Central High School on the 19th.

Monday, June 13, 2016

GHS PEP! Summer Spectacular!

Let's not let summer get in the way of some music making. GHS PEP! will end the summer with a mini-camp to help get us ready for the 16-17 school year. Check out the info below. All are welcome!