Eventful Day and Night at Rockland High School Tomorrow
Students at Rockland High School will have an early release day tomorrow (12:30 pm), Friday, January 13, leading into the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday / long weekend. But before their weekend begins students will be attending an assembly in the morning.
Former Boston Celtics basketball player, Chris Herren will visit RHS at 9 am to speak to students about the dangers of substance abuse leading to addiction. He speaks from personal experience and his message is a powerful one. Herren visited RHS four and a half years ago in Sept. 2012 (story here and interview with Chris Herren here )
Students have been asked to wear purple to support the Purple Project Initiative that Herren has established.
The next events of note will happen in the gym and the auditorium.
The girls basketball team will play Norwell at 6:30 pm to see if they climb into a tie for the SSL league lead with the undefeated Lady Clippers. Should be a great game. Over in Norwell the boys will also take on Norwell in another game of meaning.
In the auditorium at 7:15 pm the first in the series of Jazz performances and jazz culture experiences will be taking place. Talkin’ Bout Jazz will feature the RHS and RMS band members performing and learning about the jazz experience. Students can attend for free and adults are welcome for a small donation of $5.
This project is made possible by the Rockland Education Foundation and the RHS Music Boosters.
John Piazza, Rockland Music Director said, “We’re trying to build a jazz culture in Rockland starting with this first concert/clinic exposing kids to an approach that gets to the root of how jazz is really learned. The concert/clinics that follow will expose students to seasoned jazz musicians who will speak about their process, tell stories and answer questions. Most importantly, students and the Rockland community will experience jazz music live in an intimate setting. It’s an up close and personal approach.”