Since being hired in Millbury, I have created and maintained my own website for the school Music Department. I personally own the domain, and currently use Word Press. This website has become an important tool to students, parents, and myself as a means for communication and work. From my website, students can link out to complete work, listen to selections/rehearsals, download materials, and even practice along with recordings as well as access our Music Department Calendar and stay current with news from our blog.
Throughout my career I have been involved in our school Drama Club in many different ways, ranging from simply booking/performing/directing the orchestra, to fully producing and directing the entire show. When I first started teaching in Millbury, the Drama Club was run by two teachers outside of the Music Department. The entire Drama Club sustains itself without contributions from the school department, and is funded solely by ticket sales and fundraising efforts.
The following 3 years I produced, directed, conducted, designed and constructed sets and performed in the following shows:
2013 “Young Frankenstein”
2011 “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown Revised”
2007 “Once Upon a Mattress”
2008 “Back to the 80s”
2009 “Bedside Manor”
2010 “City of Angels”
2014 “Man of La Mancha
2015 “South Pacific”
2016 “Songs for a New World”
2017 “Sister Act”
2018 “Mary Poppins”
Music Department Trips/Festivals
The following are the music festivals and competitions that I have brought student ensembles to:
Marching Band: 2006-Present MICCA Marching Band Competitions- Routine Bronze/Silver Medals
Jazz Ensemble: 2008 Jazz District Festival- Silver Medal
Music Department Trips:
Each of the following trips I traveled with 40+ students overnight to the following locations
Spring 2018- Music in the Parks- Philadelphia, PA
Spring 2016- Music in the Parks- New York, NY
Spring 2014- Performing Arts Consultants- Toronto, Canada
Spring 2012- Performing Arts Consultants- New York, NY
Spring 2010- Performances- Washington, DC
Spring 2008- Music in the Parks- New York, NY
Music Parents Association
Marching Band Uniforms
Our old Marching Band uniforms we purchased in the early nineties and are in great disrepair. Since starting in 2006 I have been constantly working towards the goal of purchasing new uniforms. I am excited to say that this year we finally moved forward and are expecting new uniforms for our 2018-2019 Season. We roughly are splitting the final bill 50/50 with the School District. Below is the final proof of our uniform design through DeMoulin Brothers.
Scholarship- “Petal’s of Brittany Scholarship”
Stand With Shawn
Unfortunately in August of 2015, our Millbury School and Community lost a great man, friend, and custodian to Esophageal Cancer. Shawn Savoie was the night custodian that handled the area of the school that our music and athletics could be found. He was always there for our faculty and students.
When we was diagnosed, we started a group of students that stayed after school every day to help Shawn complete part of his job. This enabled him to work a little longer than he would have be capable of. Each day we would help him complete tasks from his job from doing trash, to mopping the kitchen floor in the cafeteria. We also managed to raise some money in a concert benefit concert in his honor. I created a successful GoFundMe Campaign that raised over $5000 to help his family with medical expenses.
Over the summer of 2015, sadly Shawn passed away. In his honor I helped raise the funds necessary to create a memorial outdoors on our school campus.
As a music teacher, we are always looking for creative ways to raise money. I have raised money for equipment, scholarships, memorials and trips. I have done it all from selling magazine subscriptions, to food, to poinsettias. Some of the more interesting fundraisers that I am the most proud of are as follows:
Paint Night (in house)
Floral Design Night
Cake Decorating Class
Other Administrative Duties:
- Work with Music & Arts and David French Music
- Hosted the Ohio State University Percussion Studio for a concert and night 2013
- Hosted the Hanscom Air Force Band of Liberty 2007
- Established a local Tri-M Music Honor Society Chapter 2006
- Maintain equipment inventory and budget
- Maintain repair account
- Handle all Music Department Building Use/Field Trip paperwork
- Grant Writing
- Establish and Write Curriculum
- Oversee Winter Color Guard