My hope is you and your family will enjoy this beautiful weather and relax, rest up, and be ready to take on the final chapter of the spring semester!
Upcoming Academic Assessments:
Melodic Dictation Thursday, April 18th – Hawk Hour, 4/11, offered for those needing a bit of guidance.
Added Open Mic: Last 2 chances to fulfill that GMEA Standard! 4/12 and 4/26
5/14 Interval Quiz
5/16&17 Senior Finals for those not exempted
5/21&22 Undergrad Finals for those not exempted
Coming May Events:
5/7 Our Spring Banquet Celebration – Be looking for more ticket info from the boosters
5/9 Spring Concert
5/20 Officer Brunch!
It’s been quite a ride these last few weeks!
There have been changes to the orchestra, band and choral programs, and the spirit of the artistic community has been heartening through the process. I want to thank all of you that have so kindly and generously written to the district, myself, and/or emailed the aforementioned regarding the attempt to keep the program at full-time status. Thankfully, our faithful boosters will ease the singer’s transition, continuing the strong vision for the program here at Hillgrove.
I hope to help the newly hired director transition to the position as smoothly as possible, working with Ms Stewart to bring them in throughout the month of May. I have submitted my resignation to the superintendent and we will be moving to San Diego the end of May. I will carry the richness of music made and the kindness of so many of you to the next vocational chapter.
But, MOST importantly, we must keep the focus where it needs to be: finishing strong and celebrating music and it’s impact on our lives culminating in our concert on May 9th. We have LGPE pieces, jazz, pop, sea shanties, a senior operatic duet, and our own Hawkapellas to feature.
Enjoy your break, and I’ll see your students in April, and thank you for your presence and continued support in May as we bring honor to our beloved seniors. We want to pack the house for our celebration and enjoy the beautiful music within and around us!