Marlborough Public Schools

Music Association

Additional videos can be found on youtube. Search for "Marlborough HS String Ensemble at Home for the Holidays 2017"

Justin Bartlett, alto sax

Meeting Announcement​​​​

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  • Tuesday, May 29th, MPS Music Association General Meeting. All parents & students are welcome to attend. MHS Chorus Room, 7pm

Matthew Pearl, tenor sax

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

MAJE Central District Senior Jazz Festival


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:

  • Kaley Davis - vocal
  • Benjamin Simmons - alto sax
  • Austin Wise - percussion​​


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!

Symphony Hall, All State Scholars

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  • On January 20th, 10 MHS music students auditioned for the Massachusetts All State Concert. Those students selected had the honor of playing at Boston Symphony Hall on March 3rd. Congratulations to all who auditioned! Click here for the Press Release.

All City String Night (Whitcomb May 10, 2018)

MICCA Festival Results


  • ​Whitcomb MS 7/8 grade Orchestra, Bronze
  • Whitcomb MS 7/8 grade Band, Bronze
  • ​Whitcomb MS 7th grade Chorus, Bronze
  • Whitcomb MS 8th grade Chorus, Bronze
  • MHS String Ensemble, Silver
  • MHS Concert Band, Bronze
  • MHS Wind Ensemble, Silver
  • MHS Mixed Chorus, Silver
  • MHS A Cappella, Gold


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

Newport Jazz Festival


  • As part of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association All State Jazz Ensemble, Justin Bartlett (2017 MHS graduate) and Matthew Pearl (MHS Junior) were invited to play at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 6th. Click here for the Community Advocate interview.

Thanksgiving Day Football Game vs Hudson​​

​​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"

Senior Districts

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  • On November 18th, 34 MHS music students auditioned for the Central District Senior Festival. Congratulations to all who auditioned! Click here for the Press Release.

Spring 2019 Music Festival

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  • Next year’s out-of-state music competition festival trip has been approved by the School Committee.  The location will be Washington DC/Virginia area and the approved dates for next school year are from Thursday, April 11, 2019 through Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
  • Since the trip was recently approved we have no further information at this time – we do not have a cost or any other information.  The approval now allows us to start the process of planning the trip. We will have more information to you in the fall.

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: 5/14/18

All City Jazz Night (Whitcomb May 4, 2018)

Upcoming Performances

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  • ​Monday, May 28th, Memorial Day Parade, MHS & Whitcomb Marching Bands, 10am
  • ​Wednesday, May 30th, 7th/8th Grade Spring Concert​, Whitcomb, 7pm
  • ​Tuesday, June 5th, 6th Grade Spring Concert, Whitcomb, 7pm
  • Thursday, June 7th, 5th Grade Spring Concert, Whitcomb, 7pm
  • ​Sunday, June10th, MHS Graduation, MHS Wind Ensemble & A Cappella Choir, 2pm

MAJE State Jazz Festival


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":

  • Kaley Davis - vocals
  • Matthew Pearl - tenor saxophone
  • Benjamin Simmons - alto saxophone


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

Music at Solomon Pond Mall​​

Home for the Holidays

Band Camp Cookout


  • After a week of learning the football half-time show, it was time for some fun at the Band Camp Cookout.

MAJE Gold Medal Showcase (Berklee Performance Center May 13, 2018)

Labor Day Parade


  • The Marlborough HS Marching Band participated in the annual Labor Day Parade​​​ on Monday, September 4th.