20+ years of experience.
Lessons held at my home studio on Bungay Rd. Seymour
203 305 4114
Operating as usual
Hey folks. I'm checking in. If anyone needs anything please let me know. Be safe. Follow me on Spotify and we can listen to the same tunes. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3e9piTxmuGDXx60z5UAQlM?si=oTgkA67ySdyo0NItPaT4Qw
GOMS Corona Playlist, a playlist by Brandt Schneider on Spotify For studying/working/listening
This week I resigned from my position at Seymour Public Schools. I want to take a minute and thank everyone for the last 14 years of teaching, coaching, and living. I have watched my daughters grow up along with you, cried at funerals, laughed in the coach’s office, taken a few 911 rides, and spent countless hours on the way to festivals and track meets contemplating the meaning of it all.
Some of my favorite memories include:
-The “Time Trial Bridle Trail Bee Swarm Episode”
-Putting the hammer down in the 4x200m. Sheer power.
-The unbridled student joy of the second HALO win
-Kinder faces in Oz
-The parents who shared the vision
-“My kids” who have gone on to throw in college, sing in choir, appear in plays, or at the minimum know who Yo-Yo Ma is.
I want to thank you all, but especially those who looked after me. The coaches who would check in before they leave for the day if they saw my car. The ladies at CLS and SHS who are always asking me how I am feeling. My “partners in crime”; Stephanie and Darlene. The students who would lend a helping hand. Of course, above all Kasey, Claudia, and Molly. We shall say a small prayer that my new journey will be one where nobody has to worry.
Chorale Concert tonight! 7pm SHS Auditorium.
Tomorrow: Graduation. Congratulations to all that are moving on. Please remember to drop a line and invite me to your concerts. I'll miss you.
I will leave this page open for the "next chapter" at SHS and I hope it is filled with lots of great news by the fall. Thank you for sharing the journey with me!!
We had a fun time at our ice cream party with the kinders today.
Spring Concert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGOqurkg_Ug
Spring 2018 Concert Seymour High School, CT
Will miss singing with these girls.
courtesy Seven Angels.
Halo Lobby photos-Wednesday Night
by Gary Rosengrant
Monday 2pm-4pm: Chorale
Tuesday 2pm-330pm: Chorale
Friday 2pm-3pm: Kinder Graduation at Bungay (optional: walk or get a ride).
Friday 7pm: Concert (630pm dressed call)
Possible Monday 6/11 215pm-3pm: Ice Cream with Kinders at Bungay (walk or get a ride)
Halo Photos-Wednesday Night
Halo Photos-Wednesday Night
Halo Photos-Wednesday Night
courtesy Seven Angels.
Best Hair and Make-up: Mireli Ramos: Wizard of Oz
Best Sound: Rachel Moon, Eliana Arroyo, Brooke Sheehan, Kayla Pollman: Wonderful Life
Best Classic Play: Wonderful Life
Student Director: Abby Andrade
NYC Studio Dance Scholarship: Taylor Dauphinais
There is nothing as exciting and thrilling as winning one of these. You will never see teenagers jump so fast and smile so big. Pure joy.
No school won more than Seymour.
No words suffice for our staff who work selflessly and tirelessly. I can't tag them all: Stephanie Ciccone, Darlene Keeffe, John McCasland, Courtney Leahy, Jeehyun Rachel Kim, Stefanie Slie, Nicole Yustin, Gina Caporale Kindt, Courtney Parsons, June Tema, Joe Perrucci, Emily Spear, Alex Nizet (I think I got everyone....).
Photos from Seven Angels Theatre's post
Best hair and makeup!! First halo. Yeah Mireli.
Followed by best sound!! Brooke, Kayla, Eliana and Rachel!!!!
I am really proud of how we have grown from a bunch of freshman doing Seussical to a legit drama/musical program with 14 nominations. Tonight we will celebrate the amazing progress we have made. We are bringing 80 people to the HALOs!!
It has been a good ride.
HALO reminders (wednesday):
Dress nice. Any questions: see me.
Bus leaves 530pm from SHS. All students ride the bus.
Some of you owe me a medical form. I will give that to you tomorrow.
I expect to be back between 1030pm-1115pm. Late night.
Parents/family if you ordered tickets pick up at Will Call at Palace.
This is the adapted schedule:
May 27: Seymour Parade (with kinders)
May 29: Chorale 2pm
May 30: HALOS
June 4: Chorale 2pm
June 5: Chorale 2pm
June 8: Kinder graduation 2pm
June 8: HS Concert 7pm (630pm call).
I have cancelled the Chorale concert/reception. If we can find a day when I can get everyone there we will have it.
Here are our HALO nominations:
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Sophia Fioretti as Clara in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
BEST COMIC MALE PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL: Aidan Loock as City Guard in The Wizard Of Oz
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Anna Peel & Stephanie Perez for It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
BEST HAIR AND/OR MAKEUP DESIGN: Mireli Ramos for The Wizard Of Oz
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN AND/OR EX*****ON: Rachel Moon, Kayla Pollman & Brooke Sheehan for It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
BEST SOUND DESIGN AND/OR EX*****ON: Rachel Moon, Eliana Arroyo, Kayla Pollman & Brooke Sheehan for It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
BEST SCENIC DESIGN AND/OR EX*****ON: Anna Peel & Stephanie Perez for It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play/The Wizard Of Oz
BEST INCIDENTAL OR ORIGINAL MUSIC IN A PLAY: Rachel Moon & Eliana Arroyo for It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
BEST CHOREOGRAPHER: Taylor Dauphinais for The Wizard Of Oz
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY: Evan Webb as Mr. Potter in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Anna DeJarnette as Violet in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A COUPLE OR DYNAMIC DUO OR MORE IN A PLAY: Michael Starkey & Shyanne Gonzalez as George & Mary in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY: Michael Starkey as George Bailey in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Shyanne Gonzalez as Mary Hatch in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
BEST CLASSICAL PLAY: It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Hi everyone. I hope everyone is coping OK with the storm. Our house is doing OK but we have about 20 trees down. We have left for cousins house and power.
A few updates:
1. HALO nominations are out. Congratulations to all. A new record in nominations for us -- we had 10 last year.
2. The Chorale party will be rescheduled tentatively to 5/31. I know that is the day after HALOs. I am open to other ideas. I need to check with everyone.
3. Please practice!!
Halo nominations are out. 14! Proud of everyone. Will be posted on halo site shortly.
The date we were given for HALO nominations to be announced is May 16. I haven't heard anything in a while, so who knows if they hold to that date. Remember there are two HALO show announcements so don't get confused . I will let you know as soon as I have an official announcement. Yes, I am excited too.
This is still my favorite moment of the year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpYV8V-RrYg&t=2s
Wizard Quick Change Wizard of Oz Seymour High School Quick Change
I just bought 77 tickets for HALOs.
A few things:
1. Watch the plays again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-wwT3rVE4Q&t=4065s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9xyz6Wc4xk&t=1581s
2. I am told nominations will be out next week.
3. We are the WEDNESDAY show (there are two).
4. It is a dress up night. Wear the suit, find a dress.
5. It is a long night. Eat before you go.
Parents: if you bought tickets they will be under your name/school at Will Call.
I wish the kinders could go. They would love it.
Wizard of Oz: Friday Wizard of Oz: Friday Performance at Seymour HS
Parents: if you want to go to HALOs send me an email. I have 22 parent tickets so far. It is a fun night (long night). There are a few stragglers with students. I hope to place my order on Monday.
Lindberg might be the best trombone player in the world and this is a great video that can apply to all of our lives.
1. Have a passion.
2. Get organized.
Worth the time!!
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