The Alvirne High School Bronco Marching Band performs at the 2013 Derry Holiday Parade!

Congratulations to the music department for their wonderful performance in the winter concert series!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Boston Marathon - Hudson band mom runs to raise funds for Friends of Music scholarships!

Boston Marathon - Union Leader article !!! 

Hudson band mom runs Boston Marathon to raise money for Friends of Music Scholarships!

March 10. 2014 8:04PM

Hudson band mom ready for another Boston Marathon

       AHS Marching Band Marathon

AHS Marching Band Marathon

Amount Raised:


15% Raised of $3,000 Goal

HUDSON — Local mom Genevieve Seton-Harris never considered herself a marathon runner, but by watching her two teenagers fully engaged in Alvirne High School’s music program, she’s learned a thing or two about going the distance.
Next month, Seton-Harris will sprint toward a goal over a year in the making: crossing the finish line in the 118th Boston Marathon.

During her maiden marathon run last spring, Seton-Harris said her expectations were low.

A close friend, fellow Hudson resident Amy Sousa, was running the race to raise funds for Wediko Children’s Services, an organization for at-risk children in the Boston and New York metro areas.

To show support, Seton-Harris started training with Sousa to keep her friend company, though she never imagined she’d take on Heartbreak Hill herself.

“I’d always thought the whole idea of running a marathon was ludicrous,” she said. “But about two weeks before last year’s marathon, Amy called and told me she had an extra bib and needed some help raising funds.”
Seton-Harris reluctantly agreed and promptly raised $5,000 to assist the charity.

During last year’s Boston Marathon, she had just crossed the 21-mile marker when the bombs went off at the finish line.

“That’s when the Boston Police came through on motorcycles and the race was suddenly over,” she said. “It was organized chaos.”

Seton-Harris and other marathon runners were quickly directed to a nearby chapel on the Boston College campus where she and her running companions reached for their cell phones and began to piece together what happened.
This year, the Boston Athletic Association invited back all of last year’s runners who were unable to complete the course, giving Seton-Harris the chance to ponder the fundraising possibilities. She didn’t have to look far.
With her son, Jake Arnold, a senior, and daughter, Sarah Arnold, a freshman, involved in the Alvirne High School marching band, Seton-Harris realized the importance of supporting children in her hometown.
After gaining the support of Hudson Friends of Music President Chris McNally and Alvirne Music Director Gerry Bastian, Seton-Harris dedicated this year’s run to the district’s marching band, which will perform at Walt Disney World later this spring.
McNally said the $3,000 Seton-Harris is hoping to raise would be used toward the Friends of Music Scholarship Program.

“The students in the marching band know that excellence takes time and practice,” McNally said. “There are many miles to log to get to finish.”

Though Seton-Harris never considered herself particularly athletic, she said it’s important to teach her children about finishing what they’ve started, regardless of the obstacles they encounter.

Both her children plan on waiting for her near the end of the course, with Jake playing his trumpet and Sarah playing her baritone saxophone.

Seton-Harris said she’s not scared to return to the Boston Marathon this year, noting the high level of security anticipated at the event.

“When I first started running, a mile was a long run,” she said. “And that’s exactly what our kids are going through in the marching band. They’re out there in all kinds of weather working towards a goal. And it’s totally worth it in the end.”

For more information or to sponsor Seton-Harris on her run, visit the AHS Marching Band Marathon page at

Friday, March 7, 2014

Update - Housing needs have been met!! CHS Music Department needs helps hosting musicians Next Wed Mar 12.

Alvirne High School Friends of Music

Thanks Everyone!!! CHS has filled their housing needs!!!!
Good Morning AHS FOM family. Can anyone offer assistance here:

The CHS Music Department is thrilled to announce we are hosting the Wooster (Ohio) College Concert Band and Bagpipers on March 12 for an evening concert. The concert will take place at 7:30 PM in the CHS auditorium.
We are seeking host families to take in members of the group for overnight accommodations. Your responsibilities as a host family will be to transport your guest(s) to your home, provide a comforta...ble place to sleep and breakfast the following morning, and to transport them back to Campbell HS the next morning.
The members of the ensemble are college students, many of whom are music majors. The group travels frequently and understands the need for respect and professionalism.

Thank you for considering this request.
Jill Deleault and Phil Martin Garrix

If you can assist, kindly email Phil @

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Uniform Fitting Dates and Times

Seniors and Juniors:
Tuesday, March 4th - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, March 5th - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Sophomores and Freshmen:
Tuesday, March 18th - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, March 19th - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Remember, these fittings are mandatory so please plan your schedule accordingly!
Please remember to wear socks to your fittings.
Girls, please wear your hair how it would be when marching.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cabaret Tickets on Sale Feb 20th 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in music room for Students/Families!

Cabaret 2014
 The Grand Ole Opry Meets the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Cabaret tickets sales night:

Thursday February 20, 2014 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the music room.

$15.00 per person

Table seats ten

After the one night of ticket sales, call Debbie 880-4014

Ad Book Sales
Start 10 January Ends 3 March
Students get 60% of sales. 40% is cost to print.
Ads and payment due to Mr. B or Mr. Ouellette NLT 3 March
Please do not fold or staple ad material
Ad Book Cover Contest
$75.00 to winner
Due 3 March
Email electronic ads jpg, jpeg, bmp, etc. to


Monday, February 17, 2014

Lil Caesars Orders - PICKUP Tonight Monday February 17 4:30 - 7:00PM !!! You Must pickup items!!

Little Caesars orders must be picked up tonight 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Due to refrigeration with these food items.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Important Letter regarding Disney payments

Please be on the look out in your mail for an important letter regarding Disney payments and FOM contribution.

It is important that all students and chaperones get their payments in and bring their account balances up to date.  Total Balances Due should be getting down to $300.00 with next payment due by February 12, 2014.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Pasta Palooza Feb 15 2014