Welcome from the Friends of Old Rochester Music
F.O.R.M. 's 2018-19 gifts
F.O.R.M. is pleased to announce the purchase of two significant musical instruments for the ORR Music Programs: a chime set for the Junior High School and tympani drum for the High School arrived in late Spring. The addition of these two instruments will enhance the students' music education and experience for years to come. Thank you to our many supporters, sponsors, advertisers, and volunteers; your generosity has made these gifts possible!
Friends of Old Rochester Music (F.O.R.M.)
NEW MEETING Location: ORR JHS Community Room
F.O.R.M. meetings TBA 2019-20 Season
All are invited to attend!
Enter through Junior High School main doors.
What do F.O.R.M. Volunteers do?
Volunteers are needed to help at ORRHS/JHS concerts by handing out concert programs and flyers. We plan fundraising events (Concert Program Advertisers and Sponsorships, Caroling at Kenny's, Mini-Golf, Brunch at The Inn & F.O.R.M. Choral and Instrumental Concerts) that bring our music students out into the community to perform. By removing from the music classroom the distraction of selling merchandise, our students can focus on music. Together we celebrate and embrace the abundant talent developed through dedication and commitment to our Old Rochester Regional Music Programs.
Please join us at the next meeting and learn about the many ways you can make a difference.
Your help is needed.
The ORR School District has been designated one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. We are one of 14 communities in Massachusetts to be honored. The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.
A big thank you to all of FORM for being such an important part of our music education community! ~ Richard Laprise, ORRJHS Band Director
Friends of Old Rochester Music (F.O.R.M.) is the non-profit, booster group for music students in the Old Rochester Regional School District. We are an all-volunteer organization raising funds to provide scholarship awards to graduating music students, support performance opportunities, and purchase additional equipment and supplies beyond the regular school budget.
ORR district’s elementary school music students participate in the annual F.O.R.M. Choral and Instrumental Concerts, along with music students from the junior and senior high schools. These concerts showcase the talent and dedication of our music students and directors, culminating in a district-wide grand finale performance that simply takes one’s breath away!
At the junior and high school levels, F.O.R.M. works directly with the music directors, providing volunteer and financial support to supplement the music programs. Being a F.O.R.M. volunteer provides parents, guardians, and friends an integral role in their student’s musical education experience.
Your active participation is vital to F.O.R.M.’s mission to ensure that our talented student musicians have the resources they need to flourish and continue to enrich our community with music.
We invite you to learn more about this dynamic organization. Please join our monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in ORRJHS’ Music Room or as otherwise noted.
- President - Kathleen Kvilhaug
- Vice-President - James Igoe
- Treasurer - Gracinda Knox
- Secretary - Tracy Fiore
OLD ROCHESTER REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
- Mr. Mike Barnicle - Chorus, A Cappella, Concert Band, Jazz Band email@example.com | ORRHS Music Program
OLD ROCHESTER REGIONAL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
- Mr. Richard Laprise - Band firstname.lastname@example.org | Instrumental Music Website
- Ms. Angie Vaughn - Chorus & Music Tech email@example.com | Chorus Website and Music & Technology Website
CENTER SCHOOL & OLD HAMMONDTOWN SCHOOL
- Ms. Willow Dowling - Choral Music firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Cara Kinney - Instrumental email@example.com
ROCHESTER MEMORIAL SCHOOL
- Ms. Susan Audette - Choral Music firstname.lastname@example.org | Website
- Ms. Chris Williamson - Instrumental email@example.com | Website
Event Dates 2018-2019
Dates are subject to change. Please check your school's calendar or Principal's email to be sure.
10/26 Fri 6:00 pm-10:00 pm - Kool Kone // Mini-Golf Fundraiser (NEW DATE) ✓
12/12 Wed 7:00 pm - ORRHS Auditorium // ORRHS Holiday Concert ✓
12/19 Wed 7:00 pm - ORRJHS Auditorium // JHS Holiday Concert ✓
12/21 Fri TBA - ORRJHS Auditorium // School time Holiday Concert ✓
1/27 Sun 11:00 am-2:00 pm - The Inn on Shipyard Park // F.O.R.M. Brunch Fundraiser ✓
3/5 Tues 6:30 pm - ORRHS Gymnasium // F.O.R.M. Choral Concert ✓
3/12 Tues 6:30pm - ORRHS Gymnasium // F.O.R.M. Instrumental Concert ✓
4/11 Thurs 7:00 pm - ORRHS Auditorium // A Night of Jazz ✓
5/8 Weds 7:00 pm - ORRHS Auditorium // ORRHS Spring Concert ✓
5/21 Tues 7:00 pm - ORRJHS Auditorium // JHS Spring Concert ✓
5/24 Fri TBA - ORRJHS Auditorium // Music Festival ✓
Congratulations to the 2019 F.O.R.M.Scholarship Recipients:
Mariana Katherine Hebert
Lily Pearl Poirier
MATTAPOISETT - May 8, 2019 Old Rochester Regional High School' Music Director, Michael Barnicle presented awards to the following Class of 2019 students::
National School Chorus Award: Mariana Hebert
John Philip Sousa Band Award: Victoria Kvilhaug
Louis Armstrong Jazz Band Award: William Garcia
Stan Ellis Jazz Award: Janey Rego
ORR Music Director’s Awards: Victoria Kvilhaug/William Garcia