Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

Wow!  That was one fast and furious summer!  Despite its brevity, we sure did manage to pack a lot in, and I hope you all did, too!  Ethan is 3 and an endless bucket of energy.  This summer he enjoyed quite a few "firsts," and those ended up being the highlights of the last couple months.  We took Ethan on his first camping trip, his first (day) trip to Boston, his first jet ski ride (ours, too!), and his first trip to Portland to see his first live musical show.  We also spent plenty of time down at our beach and spent lots of cherished time with extended family, too.

Alas, the changing leaves and cooler nights remind me that summer doesn't last forever (sigh), and that the time to once again make music together is upon us. Remember that this blog is primarily a point of reference for you, my NDS and TCS students and parents.  With as much time as we all spend online these days, I figured it would be helpful to have a place online where you could check for important information at whatever time is convenient for you!  I have updated much of this blog with current information, and will continue to do so as the school year begins. 

Click on the tabs above to navigate to the information you are looking for.  If you think of a question that would be helpful to have answered on this page, or if there's information you are looking for that is not already posted here, please feel free to email me at kjohnson@govwentworth.k12.nh.us.  I check this email multiple times a day during the school year, and because I'm in two buildings during the week, it's often the easiest way to reach me!

Looking forward to a another great, music-filled year!

Kristin Johnson
NDS/TCS Music Teacher

P.S. If any of you participated in, were following, or were interested in what happened with Eric Whitacre's first Virtual Youth Choir (see this post from back in May for details), the finished product premiered on July 23rd in Glasgow, Scotland during the opening ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games on a 100-meter-long screen!  The official released version of the video/song is here.  (For some reason, it wouldn't let me post the video right here on the page.

The live premiere/performance from when it premiered at the Commonwealth Games is below.  Very, very cool!  I will let everyone know if and/or when Eric decides to do Virtual Youth Choir 2!

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