Music & Performing Arts


To provide every student an opportunity to participate in music education by creating, performing, and responding including music from diverse cultures that will provide a lifelong enjoyment and appreciation of music.

K-12 Music Department Supervisor

Kimberly Quinn
(860) 258-7721, ext 22107


Kimberly Quinn: Chorus

James Shuman: Symphonic Band/Jazz Band/Marching Band


Ann Sawamura: Band/Jazz Band/General Music

Kimberly Quinn: Chorus/Select Chorus

Elizabeth Selig: General Music


James Shuman: Band

Betty Jo Stevens: General Music/Chorus


Magdalena O'Brien: General Music

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Glen Nelson: General Music

Upcoming Performances


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High School Chorus Seasonal Sounds

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Department & Student Recognitions

All-State Music Festival

Favour Amayo was selected to the 2022 Connecticut All-State Choir.  The All-State Choir performed as part of the CMEA State Conference held March 31- April 2 at the Connecticut Convention Center.  Favour was also selected to sing a solo in the Cantate Domino during the concert.  Congratulations Favour!

Northern Region High School Music Festival  

Chorus students Favour Amayo and Jasmine Edmunds and Band student Tristan Black were selected to the 2022 Northern Region High School Music Festival.

Twelve 7th and 8th grade students from Griswold Middle School were selected to the CMEA Northern Region Middle School Music Festival.  The Festival was held on Saturday, March 12th at The Masters School in Simsbury.  Students participating included:  Band - Anushka Jani, Swapnika Kotra, Isabela Proko, Filbert Abraham Joseph Faniel Joseph.  Chorus - Anvi Bose, Benjamin Massicotte, Navya Sharma, Harichandana Challa, Violet Collins, Isabella Loffredo, Aubrey Sasinouski, Swetha Sundara Raman


CAS Award 

Emerson Maddock was recently honored at the 2022 Connecticut Association of Schools(CAS) Arts Award banquet.  This award honors outstanding seniors who excel in the Performing and Visual Arts and exhibit scholarship and leadership within the school community.  Emerson sings in the Chamber Choir and Concert Choir, was Drum Major for the 2021 Marching Band, Serves as Treasurer of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, and is an active member of the RHHS Drama Club.


Emerson CAS Award

Concert Dates for 2021-2022








11th - Chorus Cabaret - RHHS Auditorium 6:00pm




3rd - GMS 6,7,8 grade Chorus Concert - 6:30pm - GMS Gymnasium

5th - GMS 6,7,8 Band Concert  - 6:30pm - GMS Gymnasium

12th - High School Band Concert - 7:00pm -  RHHS Auditorium

25th - Chorus Concert - RHHS Auditorium 7:00pm