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1970’s
Barbara (King) Bessey (1971) - Has been the Choral Music Director at Springfield, VT High School, Director of Music at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Director of Music and the handbell choir at Newport South Congregational Church.

Martha (Dater) Ladam (1973) - Is currently a member of the Keene Choral, in addition to several other choirs.

Frederick Wendlandt (1977) - Is currently Director of Instrumental Music and Drama at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, VT.

Joyce (Ouellette) Raymond (1978) - Is the former Vice President of the Nashua Music Teachers Association. She is also a co-founder and co-director of Music Learning Associates in Milford, NH.

Robin Quist (1979) - Was a presenter at the North Central Principal’s Conference. Her topic was “The Imbedded Math in the Instrumental Music Curriculum.”

1980’s
Katherine (Aldrich) Côté (1980) - Is a member of the Lakes Region Symphony and the Pine Hill Singers.

Dennis Côté (1980) - Is a member of the Lakes Region Symphony.

JoAnn Mead (1980) - is on the staff of MOCO Arts as the Director of Music Theatre and a vocal coach. She has served as an adjudicator for the NHMEA All-State vocal auditions. She has performed with Granite State Opera, Raylynmore Opera, Lowell Opera, and Opera North, and recently performed in the premier of Willima Pardus' composition "Rain in Summer." She also maintains and active voice studio in Swanzey Center, NH.

Deborah (Gline) Allen (1981) - Has been the worship music leader at the New England Association of United Church Educators Annual Conference since 1997.

Anthony Campanelli (1981) - Is the Instrumental Music Director at Somers High School (Somers, CT) and was a recipient of the Somers Teacher of the Year award.

Paul Santerre (1983) - Is currently teaching instrumental music in Pelham, NH. He served on the executive boards of the New Hampshire Music Educators Association and the New Hampshire Band Directors Association.

Melissa Burrage (1984) - Received her masters degree from Harvard University in History in 2004. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in American Studies at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom.

Scott Willis (1988) - Scott has been the Director of the Yoga Center at Solar Hill in Brattleboro, VT since 1992.

Thomas Martin (1989) - Is the Choral Director at Keene High School. He was the music director for the Keene State production of Starting Here, Starting Now. He composed the music for the Children’s Stage Adventures touring production of The Emperor’s New Clothes.

Linda (Brouder) Muir (1989) - Is currently in the the Master of Arts program at the University of Central Missouri. She is an accompanist for the vocal department at Blue Springs Middle School. She can be heard on several recordings and performances with the Kansas City Singers, a professional a capella choir based in Kansas City.

1990’s
Michael Lemma (1990) - is a free-lance musician in northern New Jersey. He is director of the NJ Guitar and Mandolin Society and a received an Arts Grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts. He is also a clinician for ASTA, MENC, and NJMEA. http://www.geocities.com/michaellemma

Patricia Bennett (1992) - Is an EMT-B in Newport, VT.

Roberta Rayno (1996) - Is actively studying recorder and bass viola da gamba. She is an avid listener of early music and is active in Renaissance dance.

Jonathan Rosenthal (1993) - Earned his Masters Degree in Music Education from Gordon College in 2005. He is currently the Music Coordinator for the Marlborough (MA) Public Schools.

Heidi (Blish) Welch (1996) - Has been teaching in the Hillsboro Deering School Disctrict since 1996. She received the New Hampshire Band Directors Association Outstanding Young Band Director award in 2005.

Joyana (Dean) Damon (1997) - Is taking care of her three year old son, Isaac, and expecting her second child in June.

Wesley Babb (1998) - Is the Executive Chef at L.A. Burdick Chocolate Company in Walpole, NH.

2000’s
Cindy (Turaj) Warhola (2000) - Received her M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Rivier College in January 2007.

Jennifer Whitlock (2001) - Performs with the New England Brass Band.

Jay Chandler (2002) - Is the Dean of the Monadnock chapter of the American Guild of Organists and secretary of the New Hampshire chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.

Tiffany Hinson (2006) - is currently working as a Subcontract Manager at Del-Jen, Inc. in Billerica, MA.