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

Betty Jo Stevens
(860) 258-7771, ext 71145


 Keith Traver: Chorus

James Shuman: Symphonic Band/Jazz Band/Marching Band


Ann Sawamura: Band/Jazz Band/General Music

Keith Traver: Chorus/Select Chorus

Elizabeth Selig: General Music


James Shuman: Band

Betty Jo Stevens: General Music/Chorus


Magdalena O'Brien: General Music

West hill-

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


September 24     HS Marching Band Home Show - 6:00pm



October 28   PBIS Celebration at Stevens School

October 29         HS Marching Band New England Championships



November 11  Stevens School Veterans Day Celebration



December 4         The Residence at Ferry Park - HS Chamber Choir 10:30am

TBA           Festival of Trees - HS Chamber Choir – Wadsworth Atheneum

December 5         Moser School 5th Grade Winter Chorus Concert - 6:30 pm 

December 12                Moser School 5th Grade Winter Chorus Concert - 6:30 pm, snow date

December 13  High School Band, Chorus – 7:00 pm

December 14  High School Band, Chorus – 7:00 pm  snow date

December 20  GMS all vocal and instrumental concert - Time TBD

December 21  GMS all vocal and instrumental concert - Time TBD - snow date

December 23                PBIS Celebration at Stevens School



January 25      GMS Band Hartford Wolfpack Performance Grades 6-8

TBA   Stevens School PBIS Celebration



March 9    Library performance RHHS Jazz Band

TBA   HS Cabaret

March 31                       RHHS Drama Club Performance, Time TBD



April 1                            RHHS Drama Club Performance, Time TBD

April 29              GMS +High School Jazz Band Pasta Dinner 5:00pm

TBA   GMS Chorus Yard Goats

TBA   Stevens School Music & Art Celebration and Book Fair

TBA   Stevens School PBIS Celebration



May 5                  GMS Band/Jazz Band   6:30pm

May 6                 GMS Chorus/Select Chorus   6:30pm

TBA                               GMS Fantastic Festival – 6 Flags New England

May 15                           Moser School 5th Grade Spring Chorus Concert, stage, 6:30pm

May 23               High School Band, Chorus Concert   7:00 pm 

May 24                 West Hill Celebration of the Arts (3rd grade chorus)  6:00pm

May 29                           Memorial Day Parade –  HS Marching Band  - Rocky Hill



June 1   GMS all vocal and instrumental concert - Time TBD

TBA   Stevens School PBIS Celebration