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Band Camp Week of August 17-21

Torrington High School Band Camp will be held at Torrington High School week of August 17-21.

Monday August 17 9:00am-3:00pm
Drumline Only

Tuesday August 18 – 9:00am-3:00pm

Drumline, New Students and Seniors

Wednesday August 19 12:00pm-8:00pm
EVERYONE!

Thursday August 20 12:00pm-8:00pm
EVERYONE!

Friday August 21 12:00pm-8:30pm
EVERYONE!
5:00pm-6:00pm Band Party
6:00pm-7:00pm 59 Minute Cookie Dough Fundraiser
7:15pm-8:30pm Students/Parent/Guardian Meeting in Little Theatre

Any questions contact Mr. S WSplettstoeszer@torrington.org

Follow us on Twitter @TorringtonHSmus

Students/Parents can sign up for Band Remind Texts
Text the number 81010 with the message @mrspletts

 

THS Band surprises Camp Moe!

 

TORRINGTON >> It was just a normal day for campers and staff at Camp Moe Wednesday afternoon. That is, until Torrington High School’s band came marching down the path to surprise campers with a performance.

As part of trying to do more “surprise activities” for campers, camp Director Katherine Marchand-Beyer contacted the band’s director, Wayne Splettstoeszer, and asked if the band would be able to surprise the campers for a day.

Because many of the band members have ties with Torrington’s popular summer camp, Splettstoeszer kept the performance a secret from the high school students as well.

THS senior Steven Hintz said he didn’t know he was playing at Camp Moe until Wednesday morning.

“(Splettstoeszer) just told us we were going to play somewhere, but we didn’t know where until this morning,” he said.

Hintz said he enjoyed playing with the members of the band around town for different events. Although Hintz had no idea he would be playing for Camp Moe, he said he was happy to be there playing for the kids.

“The kids are happy, so we’re happy,” he said.

Campers were able to enjoy their lunches while the band played a variety of songs. The band first marched around the entire campsite and campers came running to see what the source of the music was. The band then came to a stop and performed a few more songs, including a beat where campers were able to chant, “Go Camp Moe!

The kids were then given a chance to test out a few instruments and many lined up to try their hand at playing the trumpet and the drums.

The high school students encouraged the young campers to get involved with music and to learn how to play an instrument.

“The kids here love, love music,” said Marchand-Beyer. “We have music classes and I thought it would be a great opportunity for the kids to see what a band is all about and hopefully it will stem more of an interest in music involvement.”

Senior Chris Karpeichik plays the trumpet for the school’s band. After playing a few songs for the kids, he said he enjoyed seeing the kids get excited about the music and was happy to bring a surprise to the camp.

“I think it’s a great environment for the kids,” he said.

Camp Moe is named in honor of Emil “Moe” Renzullo, who died in 2010. The camp is offered for children with and without disabilities and offers a way for children with different needs to interact without setting anyone apart.

Uniform & Instrument Returns

All THS Band uniforms and instruments are due Tuesday June 9, 2015 before 8:00pm.

If your uniform and/or school instrument is not returned by 8:00pm on Tuesday June 9, 2015 your name will be turned over to administration.

Any questions or concerns please see me.

 

THS Students selected for CMEA Youth Honor Band

Congratulations to the following THS Band students on their selections to the Connecticut Music Educators Association Youth Honor Band .

CMEA YHB will be held on Thursday April 30, 2015 at Newington HS.

Flutes
Emma Andrighetti
Rosemary Meinert

Clarinet
Ashley Civelli
Hannah Offerdahl
Kellyn Richard

French Horn
Segal Jones

Tuba
Marissa Chase

March is Music In Our Schools Month!!!

March is Music In Our Schools Month in the Torrington Public Schools!


Music In Our Schools Month or “MIOSM” is a the National Association for Music Educators annual celebration during March with engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools!

The Torrington Public Schools will be celebrating MIOSM with a month long Concert Series! Please support the hard working students and faculty of the Torrington Public Schools Music Department by attending some of the outstanding performances in March. TPS at St. Jude’s Telethon, Beginning Elementary Concerts, Live Jazz from the Midwest at THS and more! Attached is a flyer for your classrooms.

The Torrington Public Schools have been listed as one of the “Best Communities for Music Education in America for 2014″.  Torrington has received this national designation Fourteen times since 2000!

Thank you for supporting Music Education in Torrington!

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