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District Band Concert
  • Mrs. Trapiss is excited to be at Sutherland High School to begin her 23rd year of teaching! She previously had been at Calkins Road Middle School since its opening! Prior to that she taught 7 years in Rush-Henrietta.


    On this website you will find important information about the Sutherland High School Music Department and more specifically the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble.


    CONGRATULATIONS to Jessica Gibson for being selected for the 2020 NYSSMA All-State Symphonic Band on clarinet.


    Feel free to contact me at any time at or 267-3866

  • Current Information:


    As we settle into the new school year, plans are still unsettled and ever-changing.  We do know a few things at this point.

    1. Our normal concert schedule is on hold until further notice, however I fully intend to virtually share out the performance work we will accomplish this school year. We are beginning to talk about recording our current works sometime in November/December.
    2. Because of Covid restrictions, both the Area All-State and Conference All-State festivals have been canceled this fall. However, All-State will be doing a virtual festival!
    3. The music teachers are looking at many different ways to help students find a deeper undestanding of how music works and the emotional effect it has on us as well as the reward of how music connects us to others. On some Wednesdays, you might find your student watching videos on music theory, music history, or mindfulness.