Department of Music

  • Welcome to the web site of the Department of Music of the Hopkinton Public Schools. Information about all aspect of the Department of Music can be found on the pages of this site. Please be sure to check back regularly as the site is updated periodically.
    Any new and timely information will be posted here and on other parts of the site.


Music Department Announcements

  • MICCA Performance Times

    MICCA April 5-7

    Hopkinton HS Friday

    8th Grade Band 5:00pm

    HS Orchestra 8:00pm

    HS Concert BAnd 8:30 pm


    Hopkinton HS Saturday

    HS Symphonic Band 11:30 am

    8th Grade Orchestra 1:00pm


    Westborough HS Friday

    8th Grade Chorus 4:00pm

    HMS Honors Chorus 5:20pm


    Westborough HS Saturday

    HS Chorus 11:00am


    HHS JAZZ Earns GOLD!

    The HHS Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Jeremy Dodge, earned their first ever Gold Medal at the Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators State Festival on Saturday, March 23. The group will be featured in a concert at the Hatch Shell in Boston on Sunday, May 19th, time to be determined. 


    HHS Jazz Ensmble at MAJE State Festival

    Saturday 3/23 - Hopkinton Jazz Ensemble performs at MAJE (MA Jazz Educators Association) State Finals. Please come join us and support this outstanding group! We perform at Norwood HS (245 Nichols St., Norwood) at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.


    HHS Jazz Ensemble at MAJE

    HHS Jazz Ensemble performs in the district MAJE festival March 6 at 6pm at Nipmuc HS in Upton

    The group earned a GOLD medal will be performing at the state festival


    March Sixth Grade Concert Format

    We are inviting parents and families of our Sixth Grade groups to a special “day in the life” rehearsal and performance on March 13th, in order to see and hear what our students and teachers do everyday in class. We want you to have a great understanding of all the hard work that both the students and teachers do to prepare for a performance. Each group will be in a separate space (see below) and your child’s teacher will explain how they begin, develop the music and end a rehearsal. You will then be treated to a performance of the music at the end of the rehearsal.

    March 13th 7:00 - 7:45 **Grade 6 open rehearsal/performance**  

      - 6 band on the HMS stage

      - 6 chorus in the HMS caf

      - 6 orchestra on the HHS stage



    Jr District Results

    The following students from Hopkinton Middle School auditioned and earned acceptance to the 2019 Central Mass Music Educators Association Junior Festival which will take place in April.


    Chloe Baril           Soprano, Chorus      

    Abigail Baskin       Cello        

    Erik Berlin            Alto Saxophone     

    John Carlson         Trombone  

    Allison Chen          Violin

    Avani Daga            Flute  

    Camryn Franks      Cello

    Brandon Fu           Clarinet      

    Brian Gu               Trumpet     

    Ryan Hwang          Percussion-Snare Drum

    Peter Liang            Flute  

    Evan Mirazimi        Bassoon      

    Alia Ohira              Cello    


    These students were selected from over 600 students who auditioned. Mrs.O’Toole, orchestra teacher at Hopkinton Middle School, is the assistant manager for this years orchestra.


    All State Results

    The following students were accepted to participate in the 65th Massachusetts Music Educators Association All State Festival in Boston, February 28- March 2.

    Andrew Keeley, 19'-Trombone

    Abbey Kelley-Lanser, 19'-Chorus

    An-Chi Huang, 20'-Orchestra


     National Honors Chorus

    Matt Dempsey, 19', Is representing HHS at the highest level by participating in the National Association of Music Education National Honor Chorus in Orlando, Florida, November 26-28.

    All Eastern Festival

    The following students have been accepted to represent Hopkinton High School at the National Association of Music Education All Eastern Festival in Pittsburg, PA April 4-7.

    Abbey Kelley Lanser, 19' Treble Chorus

    Andrew Kelley, 19', Trombone Part 1, Concert Band

    District Results

    The following students earned acceptance into the Central District Mass Music Educators Association 2019 Senior Festival. They will perform at Mechanics Hall Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 4pm

    Andrew Keeley Trombone
    Abbey Kelley-Lanser Voice
    An-Chi Huang Violin
    Advait Nene Bass Clarinet
    Mirabella Paolucci Viola
    Cassidy Baratta Alto Saxophone
    Jacob Chastain Alto Saxophone
    Matthew Dempsey Voice
    Bryce Foti voice
    An-Wen Huang Cello
    Andrea Liu Violin
    Camilla Schemmel Voice
    Kyle Stukel Trumpet
    Tony Weissinger Voice



     Please be on the lookout for information from all of your children's music and drama teachers in the form of a handout, email or posted on a website. Information will be available here on Facebook (Hopkinton Public Schools Performing Arts) and updated on twitter @HhsBandChay and @HopkintonHSChorus



    HMA Private Lesson Program application for the 2018-2019 is available now

    Lesson Program Application



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    MICCA April 5-7


    Hopkinton HS Friday April 5

    8th Grade Band 5:00pm

    HS Orchestra 8:00pm

    HS Concert BAnd 8:30 pm


    Hopkinton HS Saturday April 6

    HS Symphonic Band 11:30 am

    8th Grade Orchestra 1:00pm


    Westborough HS Friday April 5

    8th Grade Chorus 4:00pm

    HMS Honors Chorus 5:20pm


    Westborough HS Saturday April 6

    HS Chorus 11:00am


    Central Jr. District Rehearsal

    Monday, April 8

    Milford HS 3:30-7:00


    Jazz Night

    Wednesday April 10

    HHS Auditorium 7pm