Recognition for Outstanding Student Achievement in Visual Arts
The Visual Arts Department is very pleased to announce that Freshman Art Foundations student Julia Gaudette's mixed media self-portrait was selected by the Massachusetts Art Education Association to represent Grade 9 from our state in an exhibition of student work at the upcoming National Art Education Association convention in San Diego on . The MAEA chose one artwork from each grade K - 12 from the 644 pieces now on display at the Youth Art Month exhibit at the Massachusetts Transportation Building in Boston. Julia and the 12 other young artists whose work will travel to the national convention will be recognized at a reception at the Youth Art Month Family Celebration on Sunday, March 23. Congratulations Julia!
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A Night of the Arts at GHS
On Thursday May 17th, Grafton High School will be filled with the sights and sounds of the arts. The annual Arts Night and Spring Concert will bring together the visual and performing arts as well as many projects and interactive displays from various academic departments. The doors will open at 6pm and give visitors a chance to browse the displays and visit with the student artists and presenters. At 7pm the music department will present the Spring Concert which will feature various ensembles performing an eclectic blend of musical styles. Groups scheduled to perform include the Chamber Choir, Chorus, the jazz workshop and the Concert Band. Please join us in celebrating the artistic achievement of these talented GHS students. Admission is free and all are welcome.
In an attempt to bring together all that our switch to Google apps has to offer, we've moved our online band presence to a new location.
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Private Lesson Scholarships
Once again the GHS Music Boosters are offering private lesson scholarships through Apple Tree Arts.
Applications are due by January 14th.
Click here for an application
Great East Festival!
The GHS Music Dept. will be heading to the Great East Festival in the spring!
Details about the trip and a permission slip can be found by clicking HERE
GHS PEP Rehearsals Wednesday Nights 6:30-8:30pm
GHS PEP will rehearse on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30pm.
Group members should be downloading or printing parts to all music in the GHS PEP music folders on the website.
Audio clips of all our music can also be found on the site.
The fall football schedule is posted on the website.
Here is the video retrospective of the trip to Hershey PA.
Enjoy the memories...
Chorus at Make-a-Wish
Thank you to the members of Chamber Choir who participated in Macy's National Believe
Day. They performed for a young lady as part of her Make A Wish wish. They also wrote
letters to Santa to help support the Make A Wish Foundation.
Max Arnold wins Gold Key Award
What is the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers?
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, identifies
teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work
to a national audience through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Alliance provides
recognition, exhibition and publication opportunities, and scholarships to further its
mission of identifying, motivating and validating the next generation of artists and
writers. Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 regional affiliates across
the country to bring the program to local communities. Teens in grades 7 through 12 can
apply in 29 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have
their works exhibited or published.
The Submission Process
Students submit their works to regional programs of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and its Regional Affiliates.
Students can earn opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarships.
Across the country, more than 165,000 works will be reviewed by our panels of arts
professionals. More than 50,000 students will earn Honorable Mention, Silver Keys and
Gold Keys in regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2011. Works designated as Gold
Keys will be forwarded for national-level review in February 2011.
Gold Key: The highest level of achievement on the regional level. Gold Key works are
forwarded to New York City for national adjudication.
The Gold Key and Silver Key exhibit at the State Transportation Building will be hanging
from Monday, February 14 to Thursday, April 7, 2011. The hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00
a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. There are not Saturday hours or
Holiday hours (2/21/2011). Groups planning to visit the exhibit need to call the office
to arrange an assigned time.
See the piece that won Max the Gold Key in the slide show found below.