Arts & Music

Clarence: Phantom of the Opera

Clarence: Phantom of the Opera

The Clarence High School Spring 2017 production of Phantom of the Opera ran Thursday – Saturday. It set a record when it sold out on the first day tickets opened. For those of you who missed it, here are some videos of various performances that have made their way onto YouTube and other social media […]

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The Music Curriculum

The Music Curriculum

The High School production of Pirates of Penzance took months of preparation and rehearsal. It took a lot of effort and dedication from students and faculty alike. To call it a triumph would be a wild understatement. Below are some examples from the musical that people have posted to YouTube. The pit orchestra – they […]

Thank you, Mr. Vertoske

Thank you, Mr. Vertoske

Last night, the annual music Spectrum concert was held in the High School gymnasium. Bands and orchestras from an amazing grade 4 to 12 performed one song for the huge and enthusiastic crowd. It was like all Clarence music concerts – joyful and skillful. There was, alas, a dark cloud hanging over the proceedings. Michael […]

The Importance of Music Education

At the announcement that four beloved music teachers would be cut, there was a palpable wail. Valerie Acee from CCE, Lou Shafer from CHS Jennifer Mernitz CHS Instrumental, CHS vocal and SH Mike Vertoske CMS 6th grade band. Each of these professionals possesses a unique talent that can’t be backfilled by just another body.  We “stole” […]

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