Row 1 - Noah Ogden (A Cappella), Jared Bilancieri (Jazz Ensemble)
Row 2 - Olivia Rainville (Wind Ensemble), Gabriel Pimentel (String Ensemble), Emily Friess (Concert Band), Cayman Pacific (Mixed Chorus)
Additional videos can be found on youtube. Search for "Marlborough HS Jazz Ensemble at Solomon Pond Mall 2017"
Row 1 - Emily Mague, Eliana Greenstein Himle, Sophia Chabotte, Joseph LaFollette, Abigail Purches
Row 2 - Nora Tynan, Thomas Redden, Kaley Davis, Noah Ogden, Austin Wise
Row 3 - Matthew Pearl, Timothy Goliger, Dean Moccaldi, Benjamin Simmons
Last update: 6/8/18
Congratulations to MHS Jazz Ensemble and Mr. Gary Piazza for achieving a GOLD medal at the Division 1 State Festival held at Norwood HS on March 18th! Additional congratulations to the following students who were recognized with a certificate in "Recognition of Outstanding Musicianship":
As a result of their GOLD medal performance at the State Jazz Festival, the Jazz Ensemble will have the opportunity to perform in the Gold Medal Showcase. Usually this performance is held at the Hatch Shell in Boston but due to on-going repairs, the concert will tentatively take place at the Berklee Performance Center, Boston, on Sunday, May 13th.
All State Scholars, left to right: Thomas Redden, Kaley Davis, Austin Wise, Joseph LaFollette, Noah Ogden, Timothy Goliger, Abigail Purches
My name is Jim Verdone and I am very excited to be part of the Marlborough Music team. In the process of being hired I learned that Marlborough is a very special place with great support and wonderful opportunities for the students. I am eager to continue the exceptional work that has been going on for years. I wish band camp started tomorrow!
A little bit about me...I have spent the first nine years of my career at Northbridge High School. At NHS I directed the Concert Band, Concert Choir, A Cappella Choir, Jazz Band, and Marching Band. I also advised our chapter of Tri-M, our Link Crew program, and was musical director for our drama productions. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in February 2009 and my Master’s Degree in Instrumental Conducting from The American Band College of Sam Houston State University in August of 2014. In 2011 I was recognized by Yale University as a "Yale Distinguished Music Educator." This honor is given to 50 music teachers in the United States every two years. In 2017, I was named as a semi-finalist for The Music and Arts National Music Educator of the Year. I am married to my wonderful and supportive wife Amanda and we have a six year old chocolate lab named Winston who always keeps us on our toes!
Again, I am excited to be part of the team and look forward to meeting everyone in the coming months!
Congratulations to MHS Jazz Ensemble for achieving a GOLD medal at the Central District MAJE (Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators) Festival. This standing affords the group to continue competing at the state level. The MAJE State competition is Sunday, March 18th at Norwood HS. In addition the following students received "Outstanding Musicianship" Awards at the Central District Festival:
At the District level there is one award that is presented to one student who the judges feel is most deserving. Congratulations to Matthew Pearl who was awarded the Most Valuable Player of Division I at the Central District Festival!
Row 1 - Michael O'Donnell, guitar; Matthew Pearl, tenor saxophone; Brian Oram, tenor saxophone; Kaley Davis, alto saxophone and vocals; Barbara Carlone, flute; Benjamin Simmons, alto saxophone; Jaelyn Kassoy, baritone saxophone
Row 2 - Burnon Chen, piano; Blaine Stanczak, trombone; Maddy Silverman, trombone; Colbe Course, trombone; Molly Downing, trombone
Row 3 - Griffin St. Amour, drum set; Austin Wise, drum set; Allison Lucas, trumpet; Jared Bilancieri, trumpet; Anthony Salemeh, trumpet; Maria Query, trumpet
Missing from picture: Eoghan McCarthy, bass
Conductor Ron Carter
Marlborough Public Schools
Justin Bartlett, alto sax
Matthew Pearl, tenor sax
Additional videos can be found on youtube. Search for "Marlborough HS String Ensemble at Home for the Holidays 2017"
As a result of their Gold Medal performance, A Cappella will have an opportunity to perform at Symphony Hall on Saturday, April 21st. Congratulations to all those who participated in the state's MICCA festival! Click here for the Press Release