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Wreaths Arrive on December 2!

posted Nov 24, 2015, 2:07 PM by Towson High Music   [ updated Nov 24, 2015, 2:09 PM ]

Hello Music families.  We will be sorting and distributing wreaths throughout the day on Wednesday, December 2.  Meet us in the auditorium lobby between 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM to help out.  Please sign up via the VolunteerSpot link.  Thank you!   Students and parents should plan to pick up their wreath orders in the afternoon and plan to deliver them to your customers that evening or the very next day.  If you must store your wreaths overnight before delivering them, please keep them away from heat.  Storing outdoors in a protected area is best.  If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Paulis at 443-421-6049.
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Music Department Wreath Sale Information

posted Oct 29, 2015, 12:20 PM by Towson High Music

Dear THS Music Students and Families,

The annual Music Booster Wreath Sales have begun!  Attached you will find your order form with information about the sale.  Selling is optional; however, for each wreath you sell, you will earn $7 towards your music account to help pay for music department related expenses such as our upcoming Disney trip, band camp, performance attire, etc.  Wreaths will be sold for $29.  ALL MONEY SHALL BE COLLECTED AT TIME OF ORDER and returned with your order form no later than Friday, November 13, 2015.  Checks should be payable to THS Music Boosters.  Wreaths will be delivered to school on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.  Students will need to pick up their wreath orders at the end of the school day, no later than 6:00 PM.  Your order form will be returned to you when you pick up your wreaths.  You are responsible for delivering your wreaths to your customers.  These beautiful wreaths will be supplied to us again by White House Nursery in Upperco, MD.  They have been lovely to work with in past years.  Happy selling!

Nancy N. Paulis

Wreath Chairperson (

Note: You can download the attached flyer at the bottom of this page. 

Concert Attire Fittings: Help Needed

posted Oct 19, 2015, 2:16 PM by Towson High Music   [ updated Oct 19, 2015, 2:17 PM ]

Do you enjoy interacting with students?  We are in need of parents to help during the school day to fit students for tuxedos and dresses so that our students will look sharp for their musical performances this year.  Please sign up here: 
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Towson High Winter Music Concert Schedule, December 2015

posted Oct 16, 2015, 5:40 AM by Towson High Music

Wednesday, December 16, 2015: Orchestras
Thursday, December 17, 2015: Bands, Percussion Ensembles, Jazz Ensemble
Tuesday, December 22, 2015: Choral Ensembles

BCPS Honors Results

posted Oct 16, 2015, 5:17 AM by Towson High Music

Congratulations to all of the students who were accepted into BCPS All Honors Band, Chorus, and Orchestra! Accepted students should return the permission slip to their music teacher asap. This form is due back to the BCPS music office by Friday, October 23rd.

Parade Results

posted Oct 14, 2015, 8:43 AM by Towson High Music

Congratulations to the Towson High School Marching Band, "The Marching Generals," for 1st place in the 2015 Columbus Day Parade in Baltimore, Maryland. 

2015 Remaining Season Schedule:

-Saturday, October 24, Home football game, 1 PM

-Sunday, October 25, BCPS Showcase of Bands, Woodlawn high school, 4 PM. 

-Saturday, October 31, Home football game, 1 PM; Alsatia Mummers Halloween parade Hagerstown, Maryland, 6 PM. 

Senior All State Workshop for Strings at Towson University

posted Oct 7, 2015, 7:19 AM by Towson High Music

I am very pleased to announce that the String Area at Towson University will again be hosting the 2015 TU Senior All State Audition Workshop for Strings on Friday, October 16 in the Center for the Arts at Towson University. 

comprehensive, one-day clinic will help students prepare for all aspects of the Senior All State auditions, and will include Group Instruction of Excerpts, Mock Auditions, Scale and Technique preparation, and a Solo Masterclass!  Please encourage your students to attend.  There is No School on Oct. 16(In most Districts).  The fee for the day is only $75, and this includes lunch

Come to Towson and get prepared early. 
See attached Postcard and Application for more info.  Please note the deadline to apply is Oct. 2!  Late applications will be considered depending on enrollment.  Feel free to forward this email to interested students/teachers or to send your questions to my attention. 

Thank you, and all best, JH


Dr. Jeffrey Howard,
Associate Professor of Violin, Towson University
Office: 410-704-2837

Peabody Bass Works

posted Oct 7, 2015, 7:10 AM by Towson High Music

Good afternoon,


Peabody Bass Works has been expanding its summer camp for the last five years and creating a reputation of being one the nation's leaders in double bass pedagogy and performance opportunities for bassists of all ages and abilities.


Approaching quickly is Maryland's All State Orchestra auditions.  Bass Works is offering an audition workshop for all interested Junior and Senior bassists.  Now in its third year, this workshop gives students the opportunity to have group classes on audition material, receive feedback from mock auditions, and offer up audition strategies.  Our faculty, comprised of National Symphony Orchestra members, Peabody Institute Faculty and Alumni, private teachers, and public school teachers, will give students a wide array of advice on how to improve their playing and have successful auditions. 


The workshop will be held on Sunday October 18th from 10am-1pm in Griswold Hall at Peabody Conservatory.  Registration is $40, cash only please, and will begin at 9:30am.  There is no need to pre-register, but any questions can be directed to


Thank you for passing this on to any interested bassist that is auditioning!  




The Peabody Bass Works Faculty

Shepherd University Honor Band

posted Oct 7, 2015, 6:52 AM by Towson High Music

We would like to invite your most talented students to Twelfth Annual Shepherd University Honor Band. Please note that again this year, instead of requesting written recommendations from Band Directors, we are requesting that you endorse the students by signing their registration forms before they are mailed to us. Seating and ensemble assignment will be based upon auditions when they arrive on campus for Honor Band weekend in January. Again this year, students have the option to also audition for our Honor Jazz Band.


Attached is more detailed information and the student registration form and waiver in a pdf format. Please print out the forms and give them, or forward them electronically, to your recommended students. The form is also available online at if you would prefer to direct them to download and print out the forms themselvesPlease let them know that they must obtain your signature before they mail in their registrations. We will not accept any unsigned registration forms. The deadline for the students to register for the Shepherd Honor Band is November 1, 2015.


We will also be sending this information to you in hard copy by mail. 


We look forward to having your students join us in January!


Esperanza Alzona

Operations Manager
Shepherd University Department of Music

Concert Attire Fittings: Help Needed

posted Oct 5, 2015, 8:36 AM by Towson High Music   [ updated Oct 5, 2015, 8:45 AM ]

Do you enjoy interacting with students?  We are in need of parents to help during the school day to fit students for tuxedos and dresses so that our students will look sharp for their musical performances this year.  Please sign up here: 
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

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