Posts Tagged ‘Carol Clark’

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Gray-New Gloucester High School

May 22, 2020

Zoom connection

Carol Clark, Instrumental Music Director at Gray-New Gloucester High School, recently shared a wonderful story about a zoom meeting that she arranged with someone many of you music educators may know. Below is the exciting story in Carol’s own words. Thank you Carol for sharing!

World renown composer, conductor and lecturer, Dr. Bruce Pearson, joined the Gray-New Gloucester High School Concert Band via Zoom. Although he lives in Minnesota, Dr. Pearson has had considerable impact on our students’ musical development, as many learned from his instrumental music methods. In our high school band, we typically began our class sessions with his Technique & Musicianship exercises and chorales. Now, during remote learning, they continue to work with this method at home. Dr. Pearson spent an hour talking to our students, answering questions about his life, music and the creative processes of composing and arranging. We all had a great time learning from such a kind, knowledgeable and creative teacher!

Here is a link to his website:  http://brucepearsonmusic.com/about-bruce/

From our students:
*  It was good to be able to hear Dr. Pearson’s answers to our questions. I think hearing his story and a bit of his composing process was helpful. It was also just really cool to be able to hear what he had to say, since he wrote the books that we’ve been using in band since 5th grade. Thank you.
*  I found this class interesting and informative, and I’m so glad we could do it! It was fun to hear from someone on the other side of the music we play in band, and to have some ideas and direction for approaching composing, which is something I have been interested in recently. Thank you for the opportunity!
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All New England Band Festival

December 3, 2014

Gray-New Gloucester High School

McCutcheon, Brown, Brann, Stickney

Russell McCutcheon, Kelcie Brown, Morgan Brann, Dr. Mark Stickney

On November 22nd, Gray-New Gloucester High School students Morgan Brann and Kelcie Brown represented SAD15 at the All New England Band Festival, held at Plymouth State University, in Plymouth, NH.  Their band director, Carol Clark, is very proud to work with students so dedicated to their art. And being selected as among the best in New England is proof of their commitment.

Concert Band

Concert Band

Morgan, who plays french horn, performed in the ANEBF Symphonic Band, directed by Dr. Mark Stickney, Director of Bands at Plymouth State.  Kelcie, a bassoonist, played in the ANEBF Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Russell McCutcheon, Director of Bands at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Congratulations to Kelcie and Morgan, who inspire the school district’s musicians to reach for the stars!

ANEBF Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band

 

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Conrad Hutchings

May 26, 2013

Such pride!

Carol Clark is a music teacher at Gray-New Gloucester High School. Every so often we have those moments in our careers that we are reminded of why we do what we do. Carol had one of those moments last week when a former student sent her a YouTube video. Carol’s student Conrad Hutchings played the trombone in the concert band and he sang in the chamber choir. He graduated from high school and went to USM and studied music. Conrad is presently the Music Director at the Daegu International School in South Korea. In the video below he is directing the SKAC All Conference Orchestra. In Rightfully so, Carol is very proud. And in Carol’s words: “My heart’s bursting!” A great big Congratulations Carol!

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