Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hershey/ New York Proposal and Sign-off form

Thank you to those who came out for the informational meeting on our planned trip to Hershey and New York. I hope you were able to get any questions you may have had answered last night. If any other questions come up, or you were unable to attend, please don't hesitate to send an email:

The initial $100 deposit is due by Thursday October 15th.

Please remember that any checks should be made out to Bennett Student Travel, Inc.

I am including a link to the Trip information that was handed out last night. This packet has a sign-off page (last page) that will be sent in along with the deposit payment by the 15th.

Hershey information and Sign-off form

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Message from the GHS Music Boosters

GHS Music Boosters is a parent run organization which raises money to support the music programs and education at GHS. Via bake sales at concerts throughout the school year and concession sales at home football games as well as the yearly Music Districts Auditions hosted by GHS each November we are able to raise enough funds to assist with the cost of transportation for music competition trips such as the trip to Hershey in spring 2016, provide private lesson scholarships to Apple Tree Arts and award scholarships to graduating GHS seniors who choose to pursue a degree in Music. 
Please consider donating a hour or two of your time to help at the various concession sales, perhaps a few baked goods or even join with other parents “behind the scenes” to keep the Music Boosters an active and productive organization so we can continue to benefit the wonderful music programs at GHS and the students who enjoy them. 

Your commitment can be as much or as little as you may choose. Many hands make light work and it is a lot of fun!

Please contact GHS Music Boosters at to join our email list. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Hershey Trip a Go! Informational meeting scheduled for Sept. 23rd.

The school committee recently approved the planned GHS Music trip to Hershey PA, therefore we are set to move forward.
The first step will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 23rd. 7pm. in the GHS Auditorium. Doug Bennett from Bennett Student Travel, Inc. will be at the meeting to answer questions related to the trip. Ceil Thurber our school nurse will always be at the meeting to discuss any medical related concerns about the trip.
It is our goal that all GHS Music students participate in what hopes to be a memorable experience in the Spring.

I am attaching the proposal that was approved by the school committee. You will be able to get a good sense of the trip as the itinerary is included along with some projected pricing.

Hershey Proposal

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Auditioning for Central Districts

The process for auditioning for Central Districts is a great way to grow as a musician. The music is challenging and the auditions can be nerve-wracking but all I can say is sometimes you have to push yourself to get where you're going. I encourage everyone to give it a try.

Please let me know if you are interested in auditioning for Districts. The auditions are on November 14th (right here in Grafton) and we send in our audition lists at the end of September. The audition fee is $7 (so you'll have to skip a day of Dunkin Donuts...) and is due upon sign-ups.

You can see the audition lists, scales and audition forms on our music resources page. I will also be posting the audition pieces in the coming week or so. If you want to take get your hands on the music more quickly, please see me.