Friday, October 20, 2023

World-renowned jazz band coming to Colchester High School!

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is putting on a concert at Colchester High School on Monday November 13, 7pm. Be transported back to the 30s and 40s with famous songs of the Swing Era, and the CHS jazz band gets to join them at the end! This is a great opportunity for students to listen to professional jazz musicians, and it's right at the high school! Make it a memorable Monday, and come check it out! This is a fundraiser event for Friends of Colchester Music. Click the link for ticket info:

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Open House is Thursday, October 5, 2023

If you are planning to attend Union Memorial School's Open House, please stop in and visit the Music and Art Room here at Union Memorial School. Ms. Kait Jewett (Ms. "J") and Ms. Martie Mutz will both be here and we look forward to seeing you! 

Welcome to Music Class 2023-2024!

It is marvelous to see everyone again and meet new students to Union Memorial School. Our 2023-2024 school year is off to a great start!  This music blog will share highlights of student learning, so please check back here often to see how music is experienced at Union Memorial School. And please plan ahead to attend our whole school performances February 20-21, 2024. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

BUNNIES! A Hopping New Musical... A HUGE Success!

Union Memorial School students performed their whole school musical on April 19 and April 20, 2023. These performances were so special because they were the first ones we have been able to do since before Covid. The last performance done was Feb. 2020 "On With the Snow", and NO CURRENT UMS STUDENTS WERE IN THAT SHOW!!!  So EVERYONE up there on the stage was having a "first" performance, and I could not be more proud as their music educator. Wow. Such fun. I am including below just a couple quick stage shots before the performance actually began. I invited the audience to come close to the stage, take pics, hoot and holler. Then I asked everyone to take their seats so we can begin. The audience was well-behaved but there were a few screaming babies in the crowd on Thursday night! Vocalizations at an early age give this music teacher a preview into future UMS Champs! I hope everyone enjoyed the performances!