Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jazz Night Tickets will be sold at the door

The music boosters will be selling tickets for the Jazz Night Concert at the door on Monday night.
Tickets are $5 each with a family cap of $15.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jazz Night Ticket Order Forms Due Tomorrow (Wednesday 2/27/13)

Students must turn in order forms and payments for Jazz Night tickets by Wednesday. The ticket order form is found in the links section to the right of this post. The Jazz Night concert is on Monday March 4th at 7pm.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Jazz Night Rehearsal at 6pm on Monday

Members of the band will rehearse with the Hot Cat Jazz Band at 6pm on Monday night 3/4/13 before the start of the concert. We will begin rehearsing at 6pm. This means students will be in place, ready-to-play at 6pm. Concert attire is black and white.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

GHS course registration closes on Friday 2/15

Be sure to register for course requests by this Friday 2/15. You will need your Powerschool log-in to complete your course selections. Please see guidance if you have any questions.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Jazz Ensemble to rehearse on Monday 2/11

Jazz Ensemble will meet during advisory on Monday. We will be reading a classic Miles Davis piece called "Boplicity".

Saturday, February 9, 2013

GHS PEP! Library now available in new location!!!

I have attempted to consolidate and simplify the GHS PEP! music library. You can now have access to GHS PEP! parts and audio clips in one place. Please visit the GHS PEP! music library on the new GHS PEP! blog space. We will continue to grow and add to our new home in the coming days and weeks.

Friday, February 8, 2013

GHS PEP! finishes up season on Friday 2/15

The final game of the GHS PEP! season will be on Friday 2/15 at 7pm. We have invited any and all student musicians to come out and join the band for the final game. If you are interested in sitting in with GHS PEP! for the final game, please see Mr. Trombley or send him and email at We will be posting a folder with much of the music we will play during the course of the game on the GHS PEP blog site!


Hot Cat Jazz Band returns for GHS Jazz Night

We are once again excited to announce that the Hot Cat Jazz Band will be our guest artists for Jazz Night. The Connecticut based band will perform a set of traditional and big band style jazz on Monday March 4th at 7pm. Along with the Hot Cats, there will be performances by the Jazz Workshop, Chamber Choir and a combined performance between the Concert Band and the Hot Cats.

Tickets for this event will be pre-sold by students. Information and ticket order forms can be found in the links section of the blog. Tickets are $5 per person with a family cap of $15.

We are grateful to the GHS Music Boosters for once again sponsoring our Jazz Night concert.

4-year schedule templates for Concert Band immersion

The core performing ensembles at GHS are the Concert Band (instrumental) and Concert Choir (vocal). These courses are unique in that they are designed around a 4-year immersion. Students can (and are encouraged) to participate in these ensembles throughout their high school careers.

Often there are schedule restraints that can make choosing a course like Concert Band problematic. I have included a link to sample 4-year schedule templates that can help in the schedule planning process. Students will always have to make choices when generating a schedule, but being able to see options and possible solutions to potential scheduling issues may help. These templates offer a variety of schedules that reflect a range of student interest and academic aptitude.

I encourage students and parents to be advocates for their schedules as this is the daily routine for the high school student. The work day should be rigorous, enriching, and rewarding for each student. An immersion in the Arts offers students continuous opportunities to be challenged, engaged, enriched and rewarded.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Urinetown Cast List

Urinetown: Cast List
Thank you to all who auditioned. This is a very talented group so we had to make some difficult decisions but we are excited to work with you! If you find your name below, you have been cast in the production. If your name is not posted here, then we regret to inform you that you were not cast in this year’s musical but we encourage you to audition again in the future.

BOBBY STRONG – Jake Sandakly
LITTLE SALLY – Rachel Iafolla
DR. BILLEAUX – Adam Smith
MR. MCQUEEN – Chris Gagne
OFFICER BARREL – Teddy Kiritsy
HOPE CLADWELL – Noelle Scarlett
TINY TOM – Austin Bailey
SOUPY SUE – Kat Resker
CALDWELL B. CLADWELL – Christopher Cuzzupe
HOT BLADES HARRY – Henry Edwards
BILLY BOY BILL – Owen Edwards
(please note that (*) denotes “Caldwell’s Staff when the ensemble is split between “rich” and “poor”)
Aoife Croucher, Chelsey Deranian*, Lauren Donaldson*, Michael Dow*, Kelsey Foran, Lauren Guertin*, Amelia Murray*, Renee Shattuck, Ashley Scarlett, Whitney Valeri.

Grafton High School Music: GHS PEP Upcoming Games!!!

Grafton High School Music: GHS PEP Upcoming Games!!!: GHS PEP will be playing at the following upcoming basketball games...Tuesday 2/05/13  Friday 2/15/13

GHS Music Booster Scholarships Awarded

Congratulations to Traci Debatis '15 and Amelia Murray '16 on being the recipients of the GHS Music Booster private lesson scholarships. Traci and Amelia will each receive a semester of private lessons through Apple Tree Arts. The music program is continually grateful to the boosters for the support they provide. Good luck and good music making to Traci and Amelia.