TOMORROW Beer & Wine Tasting at Gloucester House for GHS Docksiders

annual spring Booster for GHS Docksiders –  Wine and Beer Tasting at The Gloucester House on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 6:30PM.

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You can buy a ticket or donate at Alexandra’s Bread, 265 Main Street, Gloucester

LIVE from Gloucester High School tonight- USAF “Airmen of Note” Jazz Band

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Reminder about the USAF “Airmen of Note” Jazz Band free concert at Gloucester High School 7-9PM tonight. What a great name and special event for any high school, especially Gloucester, home of the Docksiders, great high school and middle school bands, and such rich music talent throughout the community! On this gorgeous spring day, enjoy a past video of the USAF band playing It Might As Well Be Spring (Rodgers and Hammerstein). Read more about the band below. Hope someone takes a picture like that one on the steps here in Gloucester by the Man at the Wheel and on the High School steps 🙂

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Join the Airmen of Note live as they tour New England! These concerts are sure to thrill, featuring brand-new selections from the Airmen of Note’s upcoming album which will be recorded later this year! Continue reading “LIVE from Gloucester High School tonight- USAF “Airmen of Note” Jazz Band”

GHS Docksiders perform & Wine Tasting booster at Gloucester House – tix available at Alexandra’s Bread

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look at the energy! courtesy photo- Mr. Fleury, Band Director, and GHS Docksiders 

What’s on the set list and the tasting menu for this great pairing? Mark your calendars for the GHS Docksiders Wine Tasting booster at The Gloucester House on Saturday, March 17, at 6:30PM.

Enjoy an evening with the GHS Docksiders: Listen to great music, sip fine wine, shop & support local music. Special Guest auctioneer, Senator Bruce Tarr. Tickets are $25 at the door or from a GHS Docksiders member or… 

Docksiders fundraiser March 17 2018

You can buy a ticket or donate at Alexandra’s Bread, 265 Main Street, Gloucester

3 Family Movies this week from Cape Ann Community Cinema: Minions gHW Summer Cinema, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and Music of Strangers- Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble



If you are in need of an indoor a/c break, stay cool with an afternoon or evening showtime. While you’re getting snacks and seats, the movie screen glows with vintage black and white slides remonstrating movie parlor etiquette. They’re peppered with sponsor ads from local business, organizations, and other creative artists. There’s a great one from POP Gallery! Fun to see before the movie previews.


Cristina Pato  gaita (Spanish bagpipes) music of strangers world music world family


GHS Docksiders had a busy day. They played in the morning for the Plum Cove school children

with a visit from Mickey Mouse. At night they played along Main St. for Ladies shopping night downtown. Sat.they will be at the high school from 11am-1pm for their Disney Christmas carnival.


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Local bands at Topsfield Fair this week

You may not cross the bridge often, but local musicians have to if they want to make a living.  We love seeing locals in venues outside of Gloucester.  It’s kind of like going to an  away game.  You get to root for the home team, except musicians never lose.

This week is the perfect chance to show your Gloucester Love for musicians at the Topsfield fair starting tomorrow 10/4 with Full Circle 7-9pm on the Kiddie Land Stage.  Then on Saturday 10/6, it’s the distinctively Gloucester sound of  The Bandit Kings on the Trianon Stage at 6pm and 7pm and the GHS Docksiders on the Trianon Stage at 8:30 and 9pm.  You could wear your GMG T-Shirt so everybody knows you’re from G-Town.

Just to get you in the mood, here’s a fun video of the Docksiders Spring Break Fundraiser at GHS featuring a drum-off with special guest Dennis Monagle of the Bandit Kings

You know how we’re committed to starting the weekend on Thursday.  Well, have you noticed that Wednesday is now the new Thursday?  Nine live music choices tonight!  Check out all the live music in Gloucester & Cape Ann here.

GHS Music at City Hall

Last Saturday, the Gloucester Public School District Arts Festival took over several venues in the center of Gloucester, including City Hall, the Cape Ann Museum, the Sawyer Free Library, Alchemy, and Art Haven. I’ll be posting photos of the displays in a few of these locations.

For today, here are some photos of the musical presentations at City Hall by the GHS Chorus and the GHS Docksiders.  As usual, their performances were outstanding!

The GHS Chorus shared their talent with the community
The Docksiders were in great form!
While the Docksiders played, it was hard not to want to dance. Some children gave in to the music and started dancing together.
The angle of this panorama makes it look like there was more empty space than there really was There were lots of people in the balcony, in the seats, and at the activity tables around the auditorium.
For the grand finale, the Chorus, the Docksiders, and other children from the public schools performed “We Are the World”.

There were many other beautiful moments during these performances, including the vocal talents of a student who won prizes for her performance at Disney World, but I could not capture them all.

It was appropriate that all these talented young people were performing under the message written on the wall: “Build not for today alone but for tomorrow as well.”  Teaching these children and young adults to develop their talents, to share their gifts, and to dare to dream of great achievements, is an important way of building for tomorrow.  Thanks and kudos to all the teachers, coaches, etc., who help the children of our community realize their potential!

Community Stuff Saturday


Gloucester Stroke Club meeting Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 7 pm.

Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St. Women’s Health Center

Dr. Jonathan M. Inz will speak. Specific techniques and a discussion of how to deal with stress will be provided. Dr. Inz maintains his psychology practice at Medical Psychology Center in Beverly.
He is a graduate of Penn State University an rhe Beth Israel & Harvard Medical School Psychology Fellowship Program. No pre-registration is required. All are welcome. Refreshments.
For more information call 978-283-2633 or 978-283-3968
Submitted by Virginia R. McKinnon, 2 Stanwood Terrace, Gloucester  978-283-3968

Gloucester High School Class 1947

Gloucester High School Class 1947 will hold their 65th Class Reunion at the
Gloucester House on July 14, 2012 from 2 – 6 pm. Anyone starting with this class is
invited to attend, even if they did not graduate with the class. St. Ann’s Class
of 1947 is also invited. Please contact Virginia (Frontiero) McKinnon
978-283-3968 or e-mail
Submitted by Virginia McKinnon, 2 Stanwood Terrace, Gloucester 978-283-3968

Docksiders Would Like Your Vote In Bandemonium

This round ends at 11:59pm Monday Night

(David Cox, May 2011 Docksiders @ City Hall Photo)


The Gloucester High School Docksiders Stage Band still needs your vote for the Boston Heralds online "Bandemonium" contest. The prize is a $5,000 grant and with your vote that can happen!

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The Docksiders thank everyone for their continued support in voting and look forward to seeing the community at many concerts in the fall.

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Share a magical time with your family as the  Gloucester High School Docksider’s present their second Disney Character Breakfast. Full breakfast buffet will be served while children meet and greet 15 of their favorite Disney characters and Santa. Live holiday music and song by The Docksider’s and Spindrift’s throughout breakfast. Saturday, December 18th 9am-11am at Gloucester High School Field House $10.00 per person. Children under 2 are free.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. For reservations, call 978-281-2140 or pick up your tickets in advance at Jeff’s Variety, 71 Eastern Ave., Gloucester, MA, Christine’s Variety, 276 Washington St., Gloucester, MA.

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The Latest From The Docksiders- Performance at The Hard Rock Oahu, HI

Thanks to Leah Lovasco and the band for the current updates!

After a low key day spent at the beach and/or shopping, the Docksiders performed at the Hard Rock Cafe where they literally “rocked the house”.  The manager stated that this band is “up there with the likes of some famous bands” that has played there in the past.  While performing, even the kitchen staff was dancing.  The bartender was so in awe of guitarist Jeremiah Sweet that he stopped what he was doing to really listen and watch.  All of the Hard Rock employees were very impressed and we heard many times that this was “one of the best bands” they have heard.

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Docksiders Report From Hawaii

Leah Lovasco Writes in-

42 out of the 50 on the Docksider trip to Hawaii decided to climb to the top of Diamond Head.  The hike was 0.8 miles each way and climbs 560 feet up from the crater floor.  There was 287 steep steps, long lighted tunnels and uneven terrain.  It took all of us approximately 1.5 hours to do the round trip hike.  A killer workout!

The second photo is from the very top looking over Waikkii beach.

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Last Night’s Docksider Fundraiser at Perriwinkle’s

The money has been raised for the Hawaii trip in April. The Docksider kids worked hard to get the funds together, and last night’s fundraiser at Perriwinkle’s in Essex gave the kids’ spending money. Many local businesses donated the food that the kids served.

What a hard-working group of great young people! And a community pulls together once again! Have a great trip!

Things To Do- Docksiders Benefit-Jan 7th at 7:00PM

From Karen Rembrant-

The Docksiders is a 25-piece stage (jazz) band from Gloucester High School .  They are excellent; you can hear some of their music on a free website [ ].  They play all kinds of music from swing, tv and movie themes, some contemporary, etc.    They’ve been invited to play in Hawaii at the Hard Rock Café, the Polynesian Cultural Center , and aboard the floating museum at Pearl Harbor , the USS Missouri in April.   It’s a chance for educational, and cultural enrichment, as well as an opportunity for band members to learn of the historical significance of Pearl Harbor .  It’s also an opportunity for Gloucester to get some GOOD NEWS publicity.

Please do what you can to help make this a successful event — for the Docksiders!  Attend — Pass the Word Along —  Make a Donation.  There is no suggested donation for this concert:  give what you can afford to give! Although there have been other fundraisers for this trip, they still haven’t reached their goal and they have to pay a large deposit in early February.