Horton Music

Weekly Notice

WEEKLY NOTICE - for the week of Oct 14th


All fees and rental payments are now due. Please check your records and make sure you're up-to-date! :)

Craft Fair Food Donations List - please sign up on this list if you are able to donate food for the Craft Fair Cafe. Please don't delete or change anything that is already on the sheet. 

Important Dates

HMPA Monthly Meeting (7 PM)04 November 2019
Craft Fair Planning Meeting (7 PM)30 September 2019
Tech Crew Meeting - Recess03 October 2019
Music Executive Meeting - Recess04 October 2019
HMPA - Annual General Meeting (6:30 PM)04 November 2019

Contact Information

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

Useful Links

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. 

The Charms Calendar, where you can sign up to fulfill your volunteer hours, is HERE


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 fundraisers. 

The first time they log in, the Student ID  and password are the same - the student gnspes user name. Contact Mrs Greene (kgreene@gnspes.ca) if you require the password to be reset.

If asked, the school code is    hortonhsmusic

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

Facebook Group

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

Classroom Codes - 2019/2020

If your Google Classroom code is not here, it will be given to you on your first day of class. Ensemble Classrooms will be set up later in September.

Music 9 (Section 2) - xm750v8. This Section meets on Day 1, period 3

Music 9 (Section 1) - 3dpb4pl. This section meets on Day 1, period 4

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. Jazz Band - for grade 9  to 12 students. Rehearsals are Wednesday's at 7:30 am and some Monday mornings at 7:30 am
  2. Senior Concert Band - for Grade 10, 11, 1nd 12 students (or for grade 9's by invitation or audition). Rehearsals are Tuesday mornings  at 7:30 and every other Thursday morning  at 8 
  3. Concert Choir - for students at any grade level. Rehearsals are Friday mornings at 7:30.
  4. Senior Jazz Combo- for grade 11 and 12 students (or grade 9/10 players by invitation or audition.) Rehearsals are Monday's after school
  5. Glee Club - for students at any grade level. This group is by audition only. Rehearsal times Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00
  6. Music Executive - for all students. This group is the student 'government' of the music department. See Mrs Greene for details. 
  7. 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.


Course Outlines

Music 9 ('Band Instruments 9')

Music 10

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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