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Please check here often for updates and music department news

Tree Lighting CD Orders

Click here to download a copy of the Tree Lighting CD Order Form

Concert CD's available for purchase

legrandice audio will be professionally recording every major GHS Music Department performance this year. Be on the look out for CD Order forms at all the concerts!

You may also pre-order CD's and save money buy ordering at least three. To download the CD Pre-Order form,

click here

To order a recording after a concert has taken place, go to:

Click on "CD Orders" at the top of the screen & follow the directions to get to the order page.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to where you see the concert you want & click "ADD TO CART"

CD's will be shipped directly to your house--no additional shipping charges apply!


Wind Ensemble & Symphony Orchestra planning trip to

Prague, Vienna & Salzburg

for more here

Photo Gallery!

Judy Barbosa, one of our most loyal Music Booster parents, has a terrific web site with photos of many school events, including most Music Department concerts (going back several years!). You can download the pictures for free, or order prints right from her page. Thank you Judy! Click here to go to this site (You will be leaving the Guilford Public Schools site) Keep checking back on this site for more photos throughout the year!

Woosley Hall Concert 2014

March 14th, 2014

8:00 PM

Woolsey Hall

Yale University

GHS Concert Choir, Concert Band & Symphony Orchestra

To Place an Ad in the Woolsey Hall Program, Click here

To Pre-Order a CD of the performance, Click here

To sign up as a chaperone for the rehearsals or performance, Click here.


7:25 AM Set Up Crew meets in Band Room to load truck
8:30 AM Set-Up Crew Departs for Woolsey Hall
9:25 AM Concert Band Departs for Woolsey Hall Rehearsal
10:55 AM Orchestra Departs for Woolsey Hall Rehearsal
12:15 PM Concert Band Returns from Woolsey Hall Rehearsal
1:45 PM Orchestra Returns from Woolsey Hall Rehearsal
5:00 PM Concert Choir Departs for Woolsey Hall Rehearsal/Concert
6:45 PM Concert Band & Orchetra Depart for Woolsey Hall Concert
8:00 PM Concert Begins
9:45 PM Concert Ends. Students departing via school buses leave for GHS.
10:00 PM Set Up Crew Departs for GHS
10:30 PM Set Up Crew arrives at GHS to unload truck


Permission Slips

To Download a permission slip, click on the appropriate link for each student:

Band Member Only

Concert Choir Member Only

Symphony Orchestra Member Only

Band/Concert Choir Member

Band/Orchestra Member

Concert Choir/Orchestra Member

Orchestra & Band Set Up Crew

Concert Choir Set Up Crew

Directions to Woolsey Hall

Click here

Parking for Woolsey Hall

There is a limited amount of street parking in the Woolsey Hall area—but you will need to feed any meters up until 9PM. Yale parking lots are free and open to the public after 4:30 PM. There are parking garages about three blocks away on Grove Street & Audobon St., but please check the hours of the garage before parking there. The concert will be over around 10PM and some garages may close earlier. For a map of parking options, click here.


GHS Music Department Faculty


Click on the teacher name to send an e-mail. Scroll down the page for teacher web sites and a complete schedule of music department events.

T. Thomas Boates III, Department Chair

Voice Mailbox - 223

Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Music Theory, Music Improv., Basic Musicianship

Kevin Buno

Voice Mailbox - 255

Voices, Voice classes, Concert Choir, Mixed Chorus

Mark A. Gahm

Voice Mailbox - 267

Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Sports Band

Susannah Bryan

Voice Mailbox-223

Repertory Orchestra

Patrick Smith

Voice Mailbox 267

Percussion Ensemble



Links to Music Department Web-Sites:

Mr. Buno's Page

Mr. Gahm's Page

Mr. Boates' page

Ms Bryan's Page

Click here to download Music Boosters Membership Form


GHS Music Department Schedule for 2013-14

Please note: dates and times are subject to change. Please check this web site frequently for changes and additions to the schedule. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at our performances!


Recent changes to the schedule appear in Green

Tentative Dates appear in Yellow. Please check this site later in the year for confirmed dates.



Day Date Ensembles Event Location Time
Sat. 9/21 Concert Band Fair Day Parade Meet @ Page's Hardware parking lot. End @ fairgrounds.

10:00 AM

(Meet @ @ 9:15 AM)

Wed. 10/16 Concert Choir, Voices, Mixed Chorus Fall Concert GHS Aud. 7:30 PM
Wed. 10/30 Wind Ensemble & Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert GHS Aud. 7:30 PM
Sat. 11/16 n/a CMEA Southern Region High School Festival Auditions TBA TBA
Friday 12/6 Concert Choir, Voices, Symphony Orchestra Tree-Lighting Concerts Congregational Church on the green 7:30 & 9:00 PM
Sat. 12/7 Concert Choir, Voices, Symphony Orchestra Tree-Lighting Concerts Congregational Church on the green 7:00 & 8:30 PM
  12/8-12/20 Voices Caroling Various Various
Tue. 12/10 Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble & Repertory Orchestra Fall Concert GHS Aud 7:30 PM
Fri-Sat 1/10-1/11 n/a CMEA Southern Region High School Festival TBA TBA
Thurs. 1/16 Mixed Chorus, Percussion Ensemble & Guilford Town Band Winter Concert GHS Aud 7:30 PM
Tues. 2/4 Wind Ensemble & Adams 8th grade Band Outreach Concert Adams M.S. 7:00 PM
Sat. 2/8 Jazz Ensemble Berklee Jazz Festival Beklee College of Music, Boston All Day
Wed 2/12 Wind Ensemble, Voices, Jazz Ensemble Meals on Wheels Benefit Concert GHS Aud

7:30 PM

Tues. 2/25 Juniors/Seniors GHS Honors Recital GHS Aud. 7:30 PM
Fri. 3/14 Concert Band, Concert Choir, Symphony Orchestra Woolsey Hall Concert

Woolsey Hall,

Yale University

8:00 PM
Tues. 4/1 Symphony Orchestra & Repertory Orchestra Strings Festival GHS Gymnasium 7:00 PM
  4/9-4/17 Wind Ensemble & Symphony Orchestra Europe Tour Prague, Salzburg & Vienna  
Wed 5/21 Voices, Concert Choir & Mixed Chorus Spring Concert GHS Aud 7:00 PM
Mon. 5/26 Concert Band Memorial Day Parade Meet @ Town Hall 10:00 AM (Meet @ 9:15 AM)
Wed. 5/28 Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble & Repertory Orchestra Spring Concert GHS Aud 7:00 PM
Sun. 6/1 Jazz Ensemble Strawberry Social Guilford Green TBA
Tues. 6/3 Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert GHS Auditorium 7:00 PM
TBA TBA Wind Ensemble Graduation Guilford Green 6:00 PM (Meet@ 4:15)


GHS Voices Caroling

To Schedule a GHS Voices caroling group- to perform at your event, please contact Mary Ellen Wettemann at

Carolers are available to perform from December 1st through December 20th.

Book now! Times are filling up quickly!

Europe Trip Sponsorship Drive

If you are participating in the Sponsorship Fundraiser for the 2014 Europe Trip, follow these steps:

1. Click here to download the Letter & Form

2. Personalize the letter. The more personalized you make it, the better you success will be!

3. Mail, e-mail, or hand deliver your personalized letter along with the Sponsor Form to as many people as you can think of.

4. Make sure you thank your sponsors once the donations have come in.

That's it!

Good Luck!


Fruit Sale

The 2013 Fruit Sale has begun!

Student have been given all the sale materials. All Forms due back Nov. 21st.

Want to buy Fruit online? Click Here

Want to sell fruit using the online sales page? Feel free to cut/paste/edit the letter below, and send it to all your friends and family!

Dear (Insert name of friend, relative, etc. here)

               I hope this letter finds you well! As a member of the Guilford High School Music department, I am participating in a fundraiser run by the GHS music boosters to benefit our school’s student musicians. To raise much needed funds for equipment and travel, we are selling high quality fruit through a well established fundraising organization, Pee Jays Fresh Fruit. A portion of the proceeds will go to the music boosters who support all branches of the GHS music department, but the majority of the profits will benefit me directly by defraying the cost of any travel that I do at GHS with the music department. (This year, Concert Choir & Voices are travelling to Wahington DC, and in past years, GHS music groups have travelled to Italy, New Orleans, Disney World, Baltimore, New York City and Williamsburg.)

               If you would like to support the GHS music department by purchasing fruit, it is easier than ever! Simply go to our fundraising page:

               When you are in the process of completing your order, be sure to select my name from the menu so that my teacher knows that I am the one who will deliver the fruit to you, and so that I get credit for the sale. (Important:  If you live close to Guilford, I will be hand delivering this fruit to you after it is delivered to my school. The fruit will not be shipped to you directly.  If you live far away, you will need to select one of the items marked: DIRECT DELIVERY ONLY).

               Pee Jay’s is committed to providing only the highest quality fruit, and they guarantee 100% satisfaction. They have many products to choose from, and the fruit will be arriving at a perfect time for holiday gifts (the tentative delivery date is the week of December 9th).

               Thank you for supporting a great cause with your purchase!

Sincerely,  (your name here)



Ned Taranino Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students studying music over the summer. This includes private lessons, summer camps, master classes etc.

To apply for a scholarship, click here to download the application, and submit to Mr. Gahm or Mr. Boates by June 7.


GHS Music Boosters


Next Music Boosters Meeting:

Monday October 21@ 7:30 PM in the Band Room.

All are welcome!!


Click here to download the Music Boosters Membership Form



Music Boosters is a non-profit organization involving parents, friends and teachers dedicated to enhancing the GHS musical experience. 

Members often:

  • Participate in monthly meetings
  • Volunteer at parades, special events and concerts
  • Organize fundraisers, trips, graduating senior parties and get-togethers
  • Video tape concerts, special performances, etc
  • Assist with programs and advertising.


Recently, members have:

  • Raised funds to rent Woolsey Hall for the Music Department’s annual concert in March
  • Raised Funds to purchase a set of new steel drums for the percussion ensemble           
  • Raised funds for Composer-in-Residence John Frantzen to rehearse his compositions with Concert Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble.
  • Helped to defray the cost of Smart Music subscriptions for all music department students
  • Given out over $2000 in scholarships to graduating seniors.
  • Purchased a new computer and recording equipment for the band/orchestra room which is connected to the audio system in the room.
  • Purchased an internet camera installed in the auditorium so that students can watch performances without taking up seats in the auditorium.
  • Assisted the Music Directors in connection with Woolsey Hall and Tree-Lighting Concerts.
  • Gave scholarships to take private lessons on the Tuba.



Last Updated March 4, 2014