Thursday, August 21, 2014

GHS Music Update 8/21/14

The school year is upon us.
To reiterate from my last post, it is important that band students are set to go with a working instrument and any necessary accessories (reeds, valve oil, etc.).
Band students are also encouraged to begin previewing the music we will be playing throughout the coming school year. Some of the parts are already available by following this link.
In particular, the piece Toccata for Band will be used as a playing assessment to help assign students into appropriate parts and chairs within the band.

I wanted to also point out some more of the features of the blog tools that will help in communication throughout the school year.

  • I can be reached via email at:
  • Additionally, you may opt to subscribe to this blog (see subscribe bar to the right of this post). Once you are subscribed you will receive updates when a new post goes up.
  • You can follow GHS Music on twitter @GraftonBAND (I use and follow twitter on a regular basis)
  • The GHS Music Calendar can be found in the pages section of the blog (upper right corner)
  • Another valuable communication tool is the Remind (formerly Remind101) texting service. This is explained in more detail in a previous post but you can sign-up to receive text messages here.
In coming posts, I will discuss concert protocol, and our planned trip for the spring.

See you soon!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gearing up for the coming school year

As you review your back-to-school needs, don't forget your musical needs. Instruments need to be in good working order for the start of school. Students in band need to be ready to go from day one. Use these remaining summer weeks to get any cleanings or minor repairs taken care of.
Start checking out the links section of the blog to get familiar with music for the 14-15 school year. The GHS Pep library continues to grow. If you are planning to play or interested in joining, take a look at what we are playing. 
I will be posting a good deal of information over the next couple of weeks so stay tuned. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Receive Text Alerts from GHS Music!

If you would like to receive text alerts and reminders from GHS Music you can do so by following this link to the Remind service.

Phone numbers are always kept private so that teacher-student-parent communication is 100% safe and
I also like this service, because I never need to see your phone number and you don't have to see mine.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Grafton High School Music: GHS PEP Means Summer Fun!

Grafton High School Music: GHS PEP Means Summer Fun!: GHS PEP will have a summer session that run August 12-14th from 9am to noon. This summer session helps us to prepare for the upcoming fall f...