Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Break


Mashpee Students - I hope you all have a wonderful holiday break!

I want to inform you of some updates and share some links with you regarding Spring and festival repertoire.
I'm in the process of updating all the reference video links on the right.  Please check these out over the break.  Listen through these songs to get familiar with them.  That list should give you a general idea of some of the music we will be looking at in the vocal ensembles this spring!


 Be looking over and practicing your music during the break.  It is very important that we go to these festivals prepared.  When we come back from the break -- we will start having after school practices to prepare the festival music.  Senior District and All-Cape Treble Choir students should be using Youtube to look up their music.  All-Cape SATB Singers -- use this link to access reference recordings
I also have .MP3 Files of almost every song for all three festival groups -- if you would like them, please email me: , and I will send them out to you!

 (Mark your calendars!)

 January 10-11 Southeast Senior District Festival
January 15 Mashpee Band Night
January 23 Mashpee Chorus Night
January 25 All-State Auditions
January 30-Feb 1 All-Cape Music Festival
Feb 8: Berklee Jazz Festival
Feb 12: All-Cape Jazz Auditions
February/March TBA: Vocal Jazz/Chamber Choir to Quashnet
March 7-8: Southeast Junior District Festival
March 11: All-Town MIOSM Concert
April/May TBA: Mashpee Vocal Jazz performs at Barnstable Jazz Night with Barnstable High School
April 9: All-Cape Middle School Vocal 
April 11-12: Cabaret Night
April 29-30: All-Cape Jazz (Mashpee Vocal Jazz Performs)
May 10: Great East Festival (Six Flags -- Chamber Choir and Vocal Jazz)
May 20: MHS Band and Chorus Concert
June 11: MMS Band and Chorus Concert

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Junior District Results

Great job everyone at Junior District Auditions.  
Congratulations to the following students who were selected for this year's Junior District Festival:

Ashley Acksen - Alto
Kylie Howard - Soprano
Krista Signs - Soprano 

Congratulations to everyone who tried out.  If you didn't make it this year, don't be discouraged!  Everyone received a respectable score, and you should be proud of the work you put in.  These festivals are challenging to get accepted to and for most of you, this was your first ever audition. Having this experience will help you in preparing for future auditions.  I will have your score sheets for you on Monday if you would like to stop by the chorus room.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend! --Mr. Raymond

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Junior District Auditions


Great job today at Junior District Auditions!  I am very proud of all the hard work you have put in preparing for these auditions.  All of you represented Mashpee at a high level, and I hope you will all learn from this experience.

At the moment, I am still awaiting results.  When I find out the results, I will post them here!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

--Mr. Raymond

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Junior District Auditioners:
Important updates and reminders:

Meeting at Saturday 7:45AM out in front of the high school.  Audition time is set for 9:15am then we will take the bus right back afterwards.

Remember to bring in your forms this week!  I need the med form, field trip permission, and $15.

Dress nice -- it is important to set a good impression!

Have fun...remember, this is a learning experience and no matter what happens, I am very proud of you all!

Any further questions leave a comment below, see me in class, or email me:

--Mr. Raymond

Monday, December 2, 2013

Junior District Week


High School -- There will be a Full Vocal Jazz Rehearsal Tuesday 3-4:30pm

Middle School --

This week is all about preparing for Junior District Auditions --- Saturday Dec 7th

Some important audition notes --
-  Make sure you turn in your 1) Med Form  2)  Money  3)  Permission Slip
-  After School Practices Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday -- Come to as many as you can!!

On Saturday:
- Dress Formal!
- Meet at the School: 7:45AM
- We will take the bus together up to Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, then we will get registered, warmup (9:00am), and auditions will begin at 9:15am
We should get back around 11am 
- I will say this again on Saturday but nobody is allowed to bring a photocopy of the music into their audition...I will have hard copies for you!

Any questions come see me or email me at

GOOD LUCK!!  I am very proud of you all!!

--Mr. Raymond