GHMS Music Department

Rhonda Anderson, Chorus Director (

Eric Loring, Band Director (

Angela Loring, General Music (

After school band and and chorus classes will not meet during remote learning.

See the Wreath Sale page for information about how the music boosters will be running this year's wreath sale.

After School Band Classes are Currently Suspended

These are optional after school band classes your child may elect to take part in. Two types of classes are being offered.

  • Drumming Only class - this class is open to ANY 5th grader and ANY 6th-8th grade band student. It is NOT for percussionists only. Because they are drumming only, students can wear masks for the duration of the class. Students will be socially distanced around the band room. Students will use drum sticks to play on buckets and chairs as well as being taught body percussion grooves. This class meets on Monday or Wednesday: 1:00-1:35 for 7th/8th graders, 1:40-2:15 for 5th/6th graders.

  • Small Group Band class - this class is open to ANY 6th-8th grade band student. Students will wear their masks until it is time to play. Once all students are in their socially distanced spot and have their instruments assembled, students will remove masks for the duration of rehearsal. Students will put their masks back on when rehearsal is done before they pack up their instrument and leave their socially distanced spot. This class meets on Tuesday or Thursday: 1:00-1:35 for 7th/8th graders, 1:40-2:15 for 5th/6th graders.

Please see the rosters below for days students should come. Please look carefully. Some students are only coming on certain days. Even if you said your child was available multiple days, they may only be coming one day. If you do not see your child on the roster, please email Mr. Loring ( Drumming class is listed first. Band classes are listed below.

Attention parents of Remote Learners - remote students are welcome to come to school for the after school band classes if you so desire. You will drop them off at door 9 (JDS Gym) entrance where they will receive a temp check and health screening. They will then come to the band room for their band class.

Pick up of students - students will be pick up at the middle school entrance (door 1) when their class is done. Please DO NOT arrive before 1:35 p.m. to pick up your child. K-4 dismissal runs until about 1:30 and traffic around the school is crowded until then.

Drumming Classes
Small Group Band Class