• Mendon Strings Attached is an extra-curricular, non-auditioned ensemble that meets on Thursday evenings. We work on non-traditional chamber music, popular radio hits from past and present, and music not traditionally perform by a string ensemble. We perform at least twice a year, giving back to our community through our music.

    Members - the Remind code is @msarister to join!


  • Music Honors Distinction:

    Students participating in any major performing ensemble may elect to pursue an Honors Distinction for these courses. Students may apply for participation in the fall of any year. By participating in various pre-determined activities such as solo festivals, extra-curricular performing ensembles, musicals, approved community ensembles, etc., students acquire points towards the honors distinction. Application contracts and details are available from all music teachers.

     

    Tri-M Music Honor Society

    We are reinstating our chapter of Tri-M for the first time since 2014 this year.  Tri-M is a national music honor society through NAfME (National Association for Music Education).  This is a service and performance-based honor society.  Application contracts and details are available from all music teachers.

     

    Applied Music Credit for Private Piano & Guitar Study:

    New York State allows students to earn credit toward the Regents High School diploma by taking private music lessons from qualified teachers.  A prescribed set of rules and regulations governs this program.  Students in grades 9-12 at Pittsford Central Schools may earn ¼ credit per year for successful completion of all requirements of the program*.  In order to participate in this program, students must:

    1.  Have completed one year of private music study as a prerequisite.
    2. Take a minimum of 36 lessons (30 minutes or longer) during the school year.
    3. Submit a signed practice record indicating a minimum of 5 hours per week practice.
    4. Pass a performance examination such as participation in a recognized festival, recital or audition.

    To enroll in this program, see Mr. Maguda for an initial application.  This application must be filed with the Mendon Music Department Leader no later than October 15th.  A packet of materials for the student and private teacher will be issued upon receipt of the application. 

     

    *Credit awarded for Applied Music Study does not satisfy the one credit course required for graduation by part 100 of the Commissioner’s Regulations.