Horton Music

Weekly Notice

The notice for the week of Oct 24th is HERE

Horton Community Orchestra - News!!

The Horton Community Youth Orchestra Senior Orchestra is thrilled to announce that we will be performing in collaboration with the Acadia University Orchestra at their concert on Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 pm at the Festival Theatre Auditorium, 504 Main St., Wolfville.  The program includes music of Ravel, Holst, Respighi, ives, and Bloch, conducted by Dr. Christoph Both of the Acadia University School of Music.  Admission is by freewill donation at the door.  We hope that you will come and enjoy an evening of great orchestral repertoire!  We are very excited to have been invited to perform with Dr. Both and the Acadia University Orchestra musicians!


Important Dates

Music Parents Association meeting - 7 PM 03 October 2016
Tech Crew Meeting - Recess06 October 2016
Music Executive Meeting - Recess07 October 2016
Craft Fair Planning Committee - 6:30 PM05 October 2016

Contact Information

Director - Kay Greenekgreene@gnspes.ca542-6060 (ext 1229)

Important Files

Useful Links

2016/17 Music Department Registration Form

The registration form for ANY and ALL students who will be participating in the music department is HERE

Classroom Codes

These are the classroom codes for the current groups. I will only post them for a week or so; if you are a member of one of these groups, add yourself to the classroom by Sept 16.

The work in the academic classes will be automatically shared with parents.

Ensemble codes will be posted next week.

Music 9-1              kw50wu

Music 9-2              quhkyc

Music 10                z7so59r

Music Executive   or451qd

Tech Crew             at258u


Music Department Calendar

The music department calendar is HERE. It is a Google calendar that you can add to your own Google calendar by clicking on the '+Google Calendar' icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page. 

Attendance/Late Tracking Form

Please use this form if you will need to miss a rehearsal, or be late for a rehearsal.

Attendance/Late Tracking Form

Ensembles/Groups in the Horton Music Dept.

If you are interested in being involved in the music department this year, there are several options from which to choose...

  1. Junior Jazz Band - for grade 9 or 10 students (or grade 11/12 on new instruments). Rehearsals are Mondays at 7:30 AM and some Thursday lunch times. 
  2. Senior Concert Band - for Grade 10, 11, 1nd 12 students (or for grade 9's by invitation or audition). Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30 AM
  3. Concert Choir - for students at any grade level. Rehearsals are Wednesday mornings at 7:30, and sectionals at lunch (Monday for Treble voices and Tuesday for tenor/Bass voices)
  4. Senior Jazz Band - for grade 11 and 12 students (or grade 9/10 players by invitation or audition.) Rehearsals are Friday mornings at 7:30 plus some Wednesday lunch times.
  5. Glee Club - for students at any grade level. This group is by audition only. Rehearsal times are set in consultation with the members and the leader.
  6. Horton Community Youth Orchestra- This group is open to students through the Valley, from upper elementary to University. The minimum playing profeciency is at the RCM Grade 4 level. 9testing is note required; this is just sa guideline) Orchestra rehearsals are on Mondays from 4:30 - 6 PM. Horton students will have sectionals on Mondays at lunch. 
  7. Horton Drum Line - this ensemble is open to all grade levels of Horton students. Rehearsal times will be set in consultation with the leader and the participants.
  8. Music Executive - for all students. This group is the student 'government' of the music department. See Mrs Greene for details. 
  9. Tech Crew - for students at any level. This group runs the sound and lights and stage during school events as well as outside bookings. These jobs are sometimes paid jobs. The crew meets every Thursday at recess in the music room.



Log into Charms Here.  You can confirm the instrument and library items assigned to you, double check your attendance at rehearsals, keep your contact information up-to-date, and volunteer to help with Music Parents fund raisers. Contact the director for your (or your child's) student ID. 

If you have a barcode sticker with 'HM' follow by a three digit number, that is your student ID or password. You can (and should) change it after you log in for the first time. The 'HM' must be upper-case.

Facebook Group

Join the Facebook Group, and keep up-to-date with all the news! You can find it here

Annapolis Valley Honour Choir

Information about auditions for the AVHC can be found at http://www.avhc.ca/join/the_choirs. The group rehearses on Tuesday evenings at Horton High School, in the music room. They are under the direction of Heather Fraser


Horton Community Youth Orchestra

HYCO is a string orchestra open to anyone between the ages of 10 and 24 who either plays a string instrument, or would like to learn how to play a string instrument. This is an exciting initiative, with collaboration between Horton High School, Acadia University School of Music, and Mission Strings, in Halifax. Rehearsals and performances will be in the beatuiful Performance Centre at Horton High School, on Modays from 4:30 - 6. Have questions? Make sure to come out to the Information/Registration night at Horton High School, on Thusday, September 10th, at 7PM in the Horton Performance Centre.

Craft Fair donations

Hi everyone,

We are still looking for donations for the Craft Fair, in the form of time and/or baking and/or food. The attached document outlines the needs. Please consider helping any way you can!


The Director

Kay Greene has been teaching music, either privately or within the public school system, since 1993. She started studying music in 1971, when she first picked up the oboe, and has never looked back. She has Bachelor degrees in both Music and Education, as well as a Masters degree in Education, focusing on secondary music education. She is currently finishing a Masters of Education in Information Technology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Kay has performed with the Acadia University Wind Ensemble and is frequently called upon to perform in ensembles in the Valley and in Halifax. She loves to play with community theatre groups and can often be heard in the pit orchestra during productions by Stage Prophets Theatre Company and Qwick as a Wink Theatre. She has four adult children, two dogs, and lives in Centre Burlington, Hants County with her very hard working, supportive husband, Jim.


You can contact the director by emailing kgreene@gnspes.ca kgreene@gnspes.ca

Music Parents Association

The Music Parents Association is the driving force behind the very successful music program at Horton High School. The group meets on the first Monday of each month, planning and executing fund-raisers, developing support systems for the music director, and supporting the students in any way possible. The current Chair of this committee is Jeff Newbery. Every parent of every music student is a member of the Music Parents Association. Please consider volunteering to help on the executive; it is indeed a worthwhile endevour.


You can contact the Chair of the Committee through email, at jeff.newbery@avrsb.ca

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