Fry Street Quartet to perform Feb 27 at 7pm

 Hanford Guest Artist Series

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On Saturday, February 27, the world-renowned Fry Street Quartet will be flying up from their residence home at the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University to perform a 7 pm concert at Hanford High School. Cellist, Marc Johnson, founded the Fry Street Quartet in Chicago in 1997, with hopes of beginning a distinct quartet, one comprised of musicians of promising backgrounds. The musicians hold degrees from Oberlin to associate concertmaster seats in prestigious groups such as the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. When all four talented musicians come together, the Fry Street Quartet perfects the “blend of technical precision and scorching spontaneity” (Strad).

This group has made its international stamp in Israel where they studied with Isaac Stern at the International Encounters Chamber Music Seminar in 2000. After working with the quartet, Stern was so pleased that he arranged for them to study at the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop in New York City as well as arranging the group’s Carnegie Hall debut in 2001.

Since then, the Fry Street Quartet has won the Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, allowing the group to serve as cultural ambassadors to the Balkan States, sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the U.S. Department of State. Other international appearances include the ProQuartet Academy at Pont-Royal, France, the Prague Chamber Festival and Trutnov Autumn Festival in the Czech Republic, Kulturvereinigung Oberschützen in Austria and three visits to the Oficina de Musica de Curitiba, Brazil.

With a mission of becoming a distinct quartet in the world of classical music, the Fry Street Quartet does not fail to disappoint. Alongside physicist and educator Dr. Robert Davies, the Fry Street Quartet has created the Crossroads Project, an all-encompassing performance that combines poetic lectures, paintings, and music, all in response to the issues of global sustainability. Crossroads: Rising Tide has seen more than 25 performances in 3 three different countries, has been featured on NPR’s “joe’s big idea”, as well as in a host of print media.

From the group’s endeavors in completing the entire Beethoven Quartet Cycle to its passion to reach out to communities like the Tri-Cities to perform, the Fry Street Quartet is definitely not one to miss. It is about time that classical music has made its way into the area and listeners will be pleased by the nuances and likability of the Fry Street Quartet.


TEMPORARY: Music Booster Day maps & cell numbers


Marilyn Allen 528-5624
Mike/Julie Lowery 551-8108
Meri Brines 528-9533
Kathy Blanchard 509-303-0524


Here are maps showing the routes & groups assigned to them


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Richland Routes

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West Richland Master Map

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NEW! Pay for concert attire online

You can now pay for concert attire (tuxes/dresses) online through Square Up.
Click here to pay. Be sure to note your child’s name and Student ID in the ‘Notes’ section to receive proper credit for payment.

Some other useful links

View the 2015-16 HHS Band Handbook here
View the September 2015 Band newsletter here
View the minutes from the September 1 2015 HMA meeting here

Middle School Summer Band Camp Aug 3-7

Keep your band skills fresh! Open to any Richland middle school student who has completed 1-3 years.

For more information view Richland Summer Band Flier 2015

When: August 3-7, 2015, 9am-noon
Where: Chief Joseph Middle School Music Rooms
Who: Any middle school student who has  completed 1-3 years.
Registration Fee: $103 before June 9
Registration Fee: $113 after June 9,
or on the first day of camp.
Jazz Add-On: $25 for an extra hour of  jazz band class at noon.

Swing Dance May 22 2015

The Hanford High Swing Dance is Friday, May 22 in the commons. All are welcome! Tickets are available from music students or at the door for $15.

Bring your pocket money for a delicious Italian soda and possibly other spending opportunities. More info to follow.

Mark your calendar and be there!

Volunteers Needed for Drums Along the Columbia Monday July 6 2015


MONDAY, JULY 6st, 2015 – 7:00 PM Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium Pasco, Washington

We need 80 volunteers to make this happen.





Sign up to volunteer at
or call Diane directly at 531-4095

GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 in advance/ $18 at the gate
RESERVED: $20 in advance/ $25 at the gate
FAMILY SEATING: $40 for 4 people/ $50 at door

Hanford music students can earn money toward their music fees by selling tickets.
For information  and tickets contact:
LORI WASNER: 539-3840 or at

Visit the website at

 All ticket sales are pre-order only. Email the following information to
NUMBER OF TICKETS: (please specify General Admission or Reserved or Family)