Ruth Ellen Vaughn, Superintendent
35 School Street
Farmington, NH 03835
For Immediate Release
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Farmington School District Welcomes Recycled Percussion
FARMINGTON — Superintendent Ruth Ellen Vaughn is pleased to report that the Farmington School District hosted Recycled Percussion, a musical group that delivered a motivational message to students at Henry Wilson Memorial School and Farmington High School, as part of the district’s ongoing efforts to revitalize its music programming.
Justin Spencer and Ryan Vezina were invited to perform Thursday, Nov. 17, as part of the district’s ongoing efforts to both make its educational culture more engaging and energize its music program. Part of that effort includes expanding the band curriculum and offering students more opportunities to learn how to read, write and perform music.
“We’re committed to increasing our students’ exposure to the basics of music, which will help foster a deep love and understanding of music and how rewarding it can be,” Superintendent Vaughn said. “Having Recycled Percussion perform live is an invaluable opportunity for them to experience live music, and I’m so excited that they were able to visit and help instill that passion in our kids.”
Farmington Arts Boosters President Barbara Bauer nominated the high school for a performance from the band, which uses non-traditional instruments — pots, pans, garbage barrels and more — to create music while delivering a motivational message to audiences.
Their visit to the high school helped to reinforce the continued effort by administrators to enhance students’ exposure to music, and included spending time with the high school students who make up Ambush Percussion, which bases its musical style off the style of Spencer and Recycled Percussion.
At the middle school, the Spencer and Vezina encouraged students to join with their teachers in finding new ways to be creative in the classroom, to harness the power of their interests and find meaning in their learning.