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​​​​


  • Monday, April 2nd, 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


  • 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.

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​​

Additional videos can be found on youtube. Search for "Marlborough HS Jazz Ensemble at Solomon Pond Mall 2017"

Senior Districts


  • 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.

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: 3/19/18

Upcoming Performances


  • ​Friday, March 23rd, MICCA, MHS Wind Ensemble, Hopkinton HS, 7pm
  • Friday, March 23rd, MICCA, 7th/8th Orchestra, 6:30pm, 7th/8th Concert Band, 7pm, King Phillip RHS
  • Saturday, March 24th, MICCA, 7th Grade Chorus, 9:20, MHS Mixed Chorus, 10:40am, 8th Grade Chorus, 11am, MHS A Cappella, 11:20am, Westborough HS
  • Saturday, March 24th, MICCA, MHS String Ensemble, Hopkinton HS, 10am
  • Sunday, March 25th, MICCA, MHS Concert Band, Hopkinton HS, 2pm
  • Friday, April 6th, 7pm, Saturday, April 7th, 7pm, Sunday, April 8th, 2pm, Spring Musical: Anything Goes​, Whitcomb
  • ​Friday, May 11th, Spring Sing, Voices ReChoired and other HS and college A Cappella groups, Whitcomb, 7pm

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

Current Volunteer Opportunity


  • The Music Association's Coat Check Fundraiser for our General Fund is happening March 23rd through March 25th. This is for the Paradise City Arts Festival being held at the Royal Plaza Trade Center. We are looking for adult volunteers on March 23rd 12pm to 5pm, March 24th 9:45am to 6pm and March 25th 10:45am to 5pm. If you can help, please email Marlene Manell at Click here for the Paradise City Arts Festival website.

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.

Labor Day Parade

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