Monday, September 22, 2014

Junior Select Chorus Reference Links

Junior Select Chorus:

Someone links to videos of songs that we'll be singing Wednesday.  Check them out!

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

Bastille - Overjoyed

Gabrielle Aplin - Salvation

There will be more songs to come, but these will get us started. 
We will also be learning the Junior District Audition song: found on this website: Audition Piece Link

See you all Wednesday: 2:15-3:30pm

-Mr. Raymond

Friday, September 19, 2014

Junior Select Chorus

Thank you to everyone who tried out!  We had a great turn-out!  Unfortunately, due to the high amount of students who auditioned, I wasn't able to accept everyone.  Please know that if you weren't selected this fall, there may be openings in the spring, and you will definitely have opportunities to join in the future.  Auditioning is a learning experience, and I am very proud of all the students who turned out to audition!

Please note: Rehearsals start next Wednesday and go from 2:15-3:30pm.  We may have occasional rehearsals on other days to accommodate fall athletes.  When fall sports are over, it is very important that everyone is at all the rehearsals.  If you can't make a rehearsal you must let me know in advance!  Skipping rehearsals will cause you to be out of the group.  Additionally, it is equally important to be focused in rehearsals with a positive attitude.
Mashpee Junior Select Chorus 2014-2015

Soprano 1
Adrianna Briggs-Mitrokostas
Geovanna Pereira
Krista Signs 
Alyssa Johnson
Kaya Carey
Maddeline Cross
Samantha Hennessey

Soprano 2
Remi Shea
Krista Murray
Alison Landry
Kylie Harrington
Kylie Howard
Hannah Shields

Ambrosia Ward
Kaylee McCarthy
Kelley Skantz  
Natalia Rimple
Megan Pons
Sophia Ortiz

Shane Barros

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Vocal Jazz Songs

MHS Vocal Jazz Ensemble:

I am posting videos and download links to the music we are working on.  Please listen to these tracks often and practice with them!

Download MP3 Links: (click on the title)

Up From New Orleans

California Dreamin

Takin it to the streets



Monday, September 15, 2014

Busy Week Ahead

MHS and MMS Students and Singers:

We have a busy week ahead!  

TUESDAY: FIRST VOCAL JAZZ REHEARSAL: 2:30-4:15pm --- Please be on time ready to go!

 WEDNESDAY: JUNIOR SELECT CHORUS AUDITIONS: 2:15pm - first come first serve!  You must audition by the end of the week to be part of the group

Two Important Date Changes**
Coffeehouse: October 17th: 6pm (originally October 24th -- now moved ahead one week)
Cabaret Night: April 10th: 6:30pm (originally March 28 -- now moved back into April)

Have a great week -- see you all at rehearsals and auditions!
-Mr. Raymond 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

2014-2015 Mashpee High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble


Rehearsals will start: Tuesday September 16: 2:30-4:15pm (Singers)

Please click the following link below for an mp3 file of "California Dreamin".  
Click the download link to put the mp3 on your phone/laptop.  

Links for our other songs for practicing will be posted to the right.

2014-2015 MVJE ROSTER

Maria Costa
Madison Clifford
Eliana Falleur
Miranda Martone (soprano/alto)

Alto 1
Sierra Donovan
Ashley Welch
Kiana Lopes

Alto 2
Elaina Lavigne
Kendall Scott
Brynne Santos

Chris Hatch
Stephen Ross
Christopher Cardosi (tenor/bass)

James Boyd
Eric McKelvey

Rhythm Section
Drums – Ryan Sander
Guitar – Jeff Demanche
Bass -- Robbie Viera

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Welcome Back!

Welcome all new and returning Mashpee Middle/High School student musicians!

If you have not done so...make sure you enter in your email address over to the right in the box that says "Follow by email".  This will allow you to get emails about all the updates and posts on this website.

We have an exciting year ahead!  Please make sure to check the calendar on the website and make note of all the performances, auditions, festivals, and other events.  I am working on getting links to music we are doing in all the choir ensembles.

If you have not done so yet please write your name down on the signups for High School Vocal Jazz, Middle School Select Choir, and for honors festival auditions.  Audition information, including dates, will be posted here soon.

If you have any questions/comments please feel free to email me or stop by C117 and see me at any time.

Looking forward to an exciting school year!

-Mr. Raymond