Friday, October 31, 2014

Sign-up to be a Central District Student Volunteer!

To volunteer to help at Central District auditions.

Date: Saturday November 15th
Time(s): Between 7:30am and 5pm (see sign-up form to choose availability)
Place: GHS

Sign-up Here!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Costume Concert at GHS!

On Wednesday October 29th, the GHS music program will be presenting a Halloween Costume Concert. There will be music and costumes and special treats for all the youngsters who come to the concert. The audience is invited to come in their costumes for this fun and none too spooky evening. The bands and choruses at the high school will provide a showcase of music. GHS Music Boosters will be hosting a bake sale, so you can stock up on some goodies. We look forward to seeing you at this family friendly event. Tickets are $2 per person and the concert begins at 7pm in the GHS auditorium.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Music Booster Bake Sale Needs Your Support!

The GHS Music boosters will be holding the annual Costume Concert Bake Sale on Wednesday Oct. 29th during the Costume Concert. The boosters are an incredibly important part of what we do as a music program. The advocacy and financial support they offer the program and the students is invaluable. Please consider supporting this bake sale by offering up a baked good. You can volunteer your goodies by signing-up HERE.

Thank You for your support!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Purchase Your Citrus Online Now!

You may have noticed the banner above the blog posts and the one embedded in this post. This portal will allow you to begin ordering citrus for your music student immediately!
We will begin the 1:1 sales on the 27th of October but the website is up and running and can accept orders from friends and relatives across the country.

When ordering online, you have two options:
  1. Have your fruit shipped to GHS
  2. Have your fruit shipped to your door.
Most orders will come via option 1. Once the fruit is delivered to the school, families will collect the order and distribute it themselves to friends and relatives. This option gives the maximum profit for the students as it cuts down on additional shipping and handling costs.
For friends and relatives who want to lend support from far off lands, then option 2 will ship the fruit directly to their door with additional shipping and handling costs.

The fruit is expected to be delivered during the first 2 weeks of December. As we get closer to the delivery window we will receive more specific delivery information.

More info to come as we gear up for the big sale!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Great East Festival!

The GHS Music program will again be participating in the Great East Festival this year. The festival is a great experience for our performing ensembles and a wonderful end-of-the-year bonding opportunity. Students prepare and perform for excellent clinicians, receive feedback, and earn awards for their accomplishments. The day is capped off by an extended stay at Six Flags in Agawam.
We encourage all of our students to participate, however the Great East Festival is not a required performance.

  • The cost of the festival is $50. 
  • A $10 deposit is due along with a permission slip by Friday October 24th
  • The school nurse will be accompanying the trip along with additional faculty chaperones
  • A citrus fundraiser will be held between Oct. 27th and Nov. 7th

Friday, October 3, 2014

Food Bank Shelves Nearly Empty

The GHS Fine Arts Dept. will be helping the local Grafton Food Bank by holding a food drive the week of Oct. 6-10. Canned goods and non-perishable items can be dropped off in any of the Music or Art classrooms throughout the week. This drive is a response to the call for community service and the situation facing the Grafton Food Bank.

(From the Grafton News)

The Grafton Food Bank is looking for food donations as its shelves are almost
empty. With donations diminishing recently, the Food Bank has been forced to
purchase much of the food it distributes to the families it serves. Canned goods
and non-perishables of all kinds are needed. They may be dropped off at the
open shelves outside the Town Clerk’s office at the Grafton Municipal Center.

Thank You!


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