King Philip Regional High School

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King Philip Regional High School
King Philip Regional High School Logo.gif
Location
Wrentham, MA, USA
Information
Type Public
Religious affiliation(s) Secular
Established 1957
Principal Lisa Oliveira
Faculty 126
Enrollment 1,337
Student to teacher ratio 10.6 Students:1 Faculty
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green & Gold          
Mascot Warriors
Average SAT scores 541 verbal
554 math
543 writing (2011)[1]
Website

King Philip Regional High School is a regional high school in Massachusetts drawing students from three towns: Wrentham, Norfolk and Plainville. The school is located at 201 Franklin Street in Wrentham.

Student Council[edit]

Recognition

The King Philip High School Student Council is recognized statewide as a Gold Council of Excellence presented by the Massachusetts Association of Student Councils (MASC). The council also has Bronze and Silver Council of Excellence awards. Additionally, the KPHS Student Council is a National Gold Council of Excellence presented by the National Association of Student Councils. This is an award only 163 high schools across the United States receive.

Massachusetts Association of Student Councils (MASC)

The King Philip High School Student Council participates in numerous MASC events. The council attends Spring and Fall Regional Conferences. KP is a part of the South Eastern Massachusetts Association of Student Councils (SEMASC), a region of MASC, the MASC Annual Conference held in March in Hyannis, MA, Officershop, where Executive Board Officers can receive training in their positions, Presidents Dinner where the President and Advisor meet Presidents and Advisors from across the state, and members can also attend the MASC Summer Leadership Conference.

Executive Board

The Executive Board of the KPHS Student Council consists of 14 students elected by members of the Student Council.

Each grade at KPHS elects four Student Council Representatives to the council to represent the grade.

Auxiliary Student Council

The King Philip Student Council also has an Auxiliary Council. This group is part of the Student Council, but the members are not elected. Any student can apply to be part of the Auxiliary Student Council and maintains his/her position given good academic and leadership standing.

Events

The Student Council hosts numerous events throughout the year including dances, spirit days/weeks, class competitions, a talent show, a Lip Sync Contest, and more. Every December the Student Council hosts a major event called the "Holiday Party," in which children from a Boston elementary school are bussed into King Philip for a day. The Council prepares lunch, dessert, and activities while the Symphony Band plays festive songs. Seniors are given the opportunity to "adopt" a child for the day, an opportunity nearly all students take advantage of, and buy their child gifts. Other area schools have used the Holiday Party as a springboard for their own events.

Wake Up Warriors[edit]

The students of King Philip that take part in the television production program produce their own award winning television show which is used to promote school events. It is a medium for the display of faculty creativity. It airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning (or the last day before a break/vacation) during homeroom. Starting mid-way through the 2012-2013 school year, it also airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On April 4, 2008, KPTV and the Wake Up Warriors program were selected as one of the top 100 finalists in Fox 25's "Best High School News" Contest, and won the newscasters vote as best program.[2]

Music Program[edit]

Band[edit]

Symphony Band[edit]

The Symphony Band is an audition based wind ensemble that rehearses during normal school hours. All participating members are required to perform in a chamber group recital twice a year, in addition to taking part in a lesson program. They perform modern, classical, and traditional repertoire with grade levels of four or five out of a scale from one to six.[3]

Director: Joshua O. Wolloff
Past Director: Peter Tileston (1983-2010)

Concert Band[edit]

The Concert band is a non-audition based wind ensemble that rehearses during normal school hours. They perform repertoire with grade levels from two to four out of a scale from one to six.[4]

Director: Joshua O. Wolloff
Past Director: Peter Tileston (1983-2010)

Chorus[edit]

The chorus is a non-audition based vocal performance group that rehearses during normal school hours. They perform a variety of styles including, but not limited to, a cappella, gospel, swing, classical, and popular adaptations. Students learn how to utilize vocal techniques, learn to read music, sight read, and sing in harmony, while emphasizing the importance of learning to read and sing four-part writing (SATB). Members who are enrolled as honors students must also be registered in the lesson program, and perform in a chamber concert twice a year.[5]

Director: Joshua O. Wolloff
Past Director: Peter Tileston (1983-2010)

Jazz[edit]

Jazz Ensemble I[edit]

Jazz Ensemble I is an audition based ensemble that rehearses twice a week after normal school hours. They prepare their repertoire for a variety of competitive and noncompetitive performances. The ensemble sends in an audition tape annually for the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center’s, Essentially Ellington competition.[6]

Director: Joshua O. Wolloff
Past Director: Peter Tileston (1983-2010)

Jazz Ensemble II[edit]

Jazz Ensemble II is a non-audition based ensemble that is open to both high school and middle school students. They rehearse once a week after normal school hours, and work towards a better understanding and development of swing techniques. For many of its members, Jazz II acts as the groundwork for establishing the skills that are utilized in Jazz I.[7]

Director: Peter Twiraga

Jazz Combos I & II[edit]

Both jazz combos aim to teach the concept of improvisation. Jazz Combo II works on the fundamentals of learning how to improvise, while Jazz II emphasizes teaching different styles and methods of improvising, with more challenging and complex chord changes. They rehearse once a week after normal school hours.[8]

Director: Peter Levesque

Achievements[edit]

1986

  • First Place - North American Music Festivals/Pennsylvania

1987

  • Silver Medal - IAJE State Finals

1988

  • First Place - Norwood Jazz Classic
  • Silver Medal - IAJE State Finals

1989

  • Gold Medal - IAJE State Finals
  • Most Outstanding Band Class B/ UNH Jazz Festival

1990

  • First Place - Norwood Jazz Classic
  • First Place - Music festivals/Virginia
  • Most Outstanding Band Class B/ UNH Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - IAJE State Finals

1991

  • Gold Medal - IAJE Junior

1992

  • First Place - Norwood Jazz Classic
  • Gold Medal - IAJE State Finals
  • Most Outstanding Band Class B/ UNH Jazz Festival

1993

  • Gold Medal - IAJE State Finals
  • Gold Medal - B.C. Bop Jazz Festival
  • UNH Jazz Festival Cancelled

1994

  • First Place - Norwood Jazz Classic
  • Gold Medal - B.C. Bop Jazz Festival
  • Most Outstanding Band Class B/ UNH Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - Southeast District IAJE Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - IAJE State Finals

1995

  • First Place - Norwood Jazz Classic
  • Gold Medal - Southeast District IAJE Jazz Festival
  • Silver Medal - IAJE State Finals
  • All-American Music Fest Jazz Ensemble Champions (Highest Score of all festivals in 1995)

1996

  • First Place - Norwood Jazz Classic
  • Most Outstanding Band Class B/ UNH Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - Southeast District IAJE Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - IAJE State Finals

1997

  • First Place - Norwood Jazz Classic
  • Most Outstanding Band Class B/ UNH Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - Southeast District IAJE Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - IAJE State Finals

1998

  • Gold Medal – Norwood Classic
  • Most Outstanding Band Class B/ UNH Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - Southeast District IAJE Jazz Festival
  • IAJE State Finals - Did not Attend

1999

  • Gold Medal – Norwood Classic
  • Most Outstanding Band Class B/ UNH Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - Southeast District IAJE Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - IAJE State Finals

2000

  • Gold Medal – Norwood Classic
  • Most Outstanding Band Class B/ UNH Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - Southeast District IAJE Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - IAJE State Finals

2001

  • Gold Medal – Norwood Classic
  • Most Outstanding Band Class B/ UNH Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - Southeast District IAJE Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - IAJE State Finals

2002

  • Gold Medal – Norwood Classic
  • Most Outstanding Band Class B/ UNH Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - Southeast District IAJE Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - IAJE State Finals
  • Essentially Ellington Finalist

2003

  • Gold Medal – Norwood Classic
  • Most Outstanding Band Class B/UNH Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal – Southeast District IAJE Jazz Festival
  • Silver Medal – IAJE State Finals

2004

  • Silver Medal – Norwood Classic
  • Most Outstanding Band Class B/ UNH Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - Southeast District IAJE Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal - IAJE State Finals

2005

  • Gold Medal – Norwood Classic
  • Gold Medal – Central District IAJE Festival
  • Gold Medal – IAJE State Finals

2006

  • Gold Medal – Norwood Classic
  • Most Outstanding Band Class B/UNH Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal – Southeast District IAJE Festival
  • Jazz Ensemble I - Gold Medal – IAJE State Finals
  • Jazz Ensemble II – Gold Medal – IAJE State Finals

2007

  • Gold Medal – Norwood Classic
  • Gold Medal – Southeast District IAJE Festival
  • Jazz Ensemble I - Gold Medal – IAJE State Finals
  • Essentially Ellington Finalist (Honorable Mention)

2008

  • Gold Medal – Norwood Classic
  • Most Outstanding Band Class A/UNH Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal – Southeast District IAJE Festival
  • Jazz Ensemble I - Gold Medal – IAJE State Finals
  • Jazz Ensemble II – Silver Medal – IAJE State Finals

2009

  • Gold Medal – Norwood Classic
  • Most Outstanding Band Class A/UNH Jazz festival
  • Gold Medal – Southeast District MAJE Festival
  • Jazz Ensemble I – Gold Medal
  • MAJE State Finals
  • Most Outstanding HS Combo – Mingus Competition

2010

  • Gold Medal – Norwood Classic
  • Most Outstanding Band Class A/UNH Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal – Southeast District IAJE Festival
  • Jazz Ensemble I - Gold Medal – IAJE State Finals
  • Jazz Ensemble II – Silver Medal – IAJE State Finals
  • Essentially Ellington Finalist

2011

  • Gold Medal – Norwood Jazz Classic
  • Honorable Mention Class A/UNH Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medal – Southeast District MAJE Festival
  • Jazz Ensemble I – Gold Medal – MAJE State Finals

2012

  • Gold Medal – Norwood Jazz Classic
  • Gold Medal – Southeast District MAJE Festival
  • Jazz Ensemble I – Gold Medal MAJE State Finals

[9]

Marching Band[edit]

The marching band is a non-audition based competitive group that is open to students between grades eight and twelve. It consists of a woodwind line, brass line, battery (marching drum line), pit (front ensemble), and color guard. They rehearse from May to July once a week. During the month of August, the band has what is known as a pre-band camp and band camp. Pre–band camp is Monday to Friday, all day long, at their normal rehearsal site. The following week, they go away for 8 days to band camp, where they have three-a-days. During this time they learn most of their show. During the rest of their season, while school is in session, they rehearse four times a week. Their competitions start up at the end of September, and finish at the beginning of November (usually one or two competitions every weekend).[10]

Achievements[edit]

New England Scholastic Band Association[edit]
  • 1985 - DIV. I CHAMPIONS
  • 1988 - DIV. II CHAMPIONS
  • 1990 - DIV. II CHAMPIONS
  • 1991 - DIV. II CHAMPIONS
  • 1992 - DIV. II CHAMPIONS
  • 1994 - DIV. III CHAMPIONS
  • 1995 - DIV. III CHAMPIONS
  • 1996 - DIV. III CHAMPIONS
  • 1997 - DIV. IV CHAMPIONS


NOW RETIRED

Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductors Association[edit]
  • 1987 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 1988 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 1989 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 1990 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 1991 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 1992 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 1993 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 1994 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 1995 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 1996 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 1997 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 1998 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 1999 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 2000 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 2001 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 2002 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 2003 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 2004 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 2005 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 2006 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 2007 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 2008 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 2009 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 2010 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 2011 - GOLD MEDALIST
  • 2012 - GOLD MEDALIST
US Scholastic Band Association[edit]
  • 1995 - DIV. II OPEN CHAMPIONS
  • 1996 - DIV. IV OPEN CHAMPIONS
  • 1998 - DIV. III OPEN CHAMPIONS
  • 1999 - DIV. III OPEN CHAMPIONS
  • 2004 - DIVISION IV MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
  • 2005 - DIV. IV OPEN CHAMPIONS
  • 2006 - DIV. IV OPEN CHAMPIONS
  • 2009 - DIV. IV OPEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
  • 2010 - DIV. IV OPEN NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS
  • 2011 - DIV. IV OPEN NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONS
  • 2012 - DIV. IV OPEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Bands of America[edit]
  • 1999 - CLASS AA NORTHEAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS (84.85) [11]
  • 2000 - CLASS AA NORTHEAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
  • 2000 - GRAND CHAMPIONS (83.65) – NORTHEAST REGIONAL [12]
  • 2000 - SEMI-FINALST – GRAND NATIONALS
  • 2000- 3RD PLACE (86.25) – CLASS AA – GRAND NATIONALS [13]
  • 2001 - CLASS AA NORTHEAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
  • 2001 - GRAND CHAMPIONS (84.20) – NORTHEAST REGIONAL [14]
  • 2004 - CLASS AA NORTHEAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
  • 2004 - GRAND CHAMPIONS (80.4) – NORTHEAST REGIONAL [15]
  • 2006 - GRAND CHAMPIONS (82.85) – NORTHEAST REGIONAL [16]

[17]

Indoor Percussion[edit]

The marching indoor percussion is a non-audition based competitive group for students who are between seventh and twelfth grade. Their competitions begin in mid February and go until late April, and they rehearse four nights a week from late October to April. This group consists of the battery (marching drum line), cymbal line, and pit (front ensemble). They compete at an international level every year at Winter Guard International.[18]


Director: Tim Sepe and Ryan Loud
Past Director: Neil Larivee (1992-2001)
Past Director: Jaime Powers (2002-2005)
Past Director: Rudy Gowern (2005-2007)
Past Director: Zach Schlicher(2008-2009)
Past Director: Michael Moore (2010-2012)

Achievements[edit]

Winter Guard International[edit]
  • 1996 - Scholastic Marching World Class Finalist
  • 1997 - Scholastic Marching World Class Silver Medalist
  • 1998 - Scholastic Marching World Class Silver Medalist
  • 1999 - Scholastic Marching World Class Finalist
  • 2000 - Scholastic Marching World Class Gold Medalist
  • 2001 - Scholastic Marching and Concert World Class Silver Medalist
  • 2007 - Scholastic Marching Open Class Silver Medalist
  • 2008 - Scholastic Marching Open Class Finalist
  • 2009 - Scholastic Marching Open Class Bronze Medalist
  • 2010 - Scholastic Marching World Class Finalist
  • 2011 - Scholastic Marching World Class Finalist
  • 2012 - Scholastic Marching Open Class Finalist

Winter Guard[edit]

The winter guard is a non-audition based, competitive, visual performance group that is open to students, grades eight through twelve. Members are taught the basics of dance technique, as well as the proper technique to spin their equipment (flags, sabres, riffles) with. This group has a competitive season running from mid January to late April, and rehearses four nights a week from October to April. They compete at an international level every year at Winter Guard International.[19]

Athletics[edit]

The sports team, the Warriors, competes in the Hockomock League with eleven other area school districts. The school colors are green and gold and its mascot's name is known as "The Warrior." In recent years The Warriors have captured numerous Hockomock League Championships and State titles.

List of Sports[edit]

Fall Sports:
Cheerleading
Cross Country (Boys' and Girls')
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Soccer (Boys' and Girls')
Volleyball

Winter Sports:
Basketball (Boys' and Girls')
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey (Boys' and Girls')
Indoor Cheerleading
Indoor Track (Boys' and Girls')
Swimming (Boys' and Girls')
Wrestling

Spring Sports:
Baseball
Lacrosse (Boys' and Girls')
Softball
Boys' and Girls' Tennis
Outdoor Track (Boys' and Girls')

Accomplishments[edit]

Below is a partial list of recent accomplishments by the King Philip Warriors Athletics program. Football: Kelley-Rex Hockomock League Champions 2012, 2013 Cross Country: Individual Div.3 Champion 2011 Boys' Soccer: 5-straight year MIAA Div.1 Tournament qualifier. Reached the Southeast Quarterfinals in 2009. Boys' and Girls' Swimming: 2010-2011 Boys' State Champions. Hockomock League Champions 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009–2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012 Indoor Track: Boys and Girls were both Kelley-Rex Hockomock League Champions in 2012-2013. Athletes from the team have participated at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in both 2012 and 2013. Tennis: Numerous Hockomock League Champions in recent years. Outdoor Track: Chris Allen placed 8th at New Balance Nationals in the 2-Mile while Charles Ruffin won the All-State meet in the 100 Meter Dash. Boys Tennis: Hock Champions 2009, Kelly-Rex Champions 2012, 2013

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ http://www.myfoxboston.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail?contentId=6180519&version=22&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1
  3. ^ Earley, Dave. "KPMA". KPMA. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
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  7. ^ Earley, Dave. "KPMA". KPMA. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Earley, Dave. "KPMA". KPMA. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "KPMA Program Notes". KPMA. September 2012. 
  10. ^ Earley, Dave. "KPMA". KPMA. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  11. ^ http://www.midwestmarching.com/schedules/99/99boahempstead.txt
  12. ^ http://amlynn.com/whsmb/y/2000/events/whsmb_event_20001007.html#finals
  13. ^ http://www.ok-bc.com/contests/2000/boa-gn2-00.html
  14. ^ http://amlynn.com/whsmb/y/2001/events/whsmb_event_20011013.shtml#finals
  15. ^ http://www.midwestmarching.com/schedules/04/full/04boarutgers.txt
  16. ^ http://www.midwestmarching.com/schedules/06/06towson.html
  17. ^ "KPMA Program Notes". KPMA. September 2012. 
  18. ^ Earley, Dave. "KPMA". KPMA. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  19. ^ Earley, Dave. "KPMA". KPMA. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  20. ^ http://www.myspace.com/aliamshow
  21. ^ http://www.nfl.com/players/lofatatupu/profile?id=TAT743820
  22. ^ http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/P/jeff-plympton.shtml

Coordinates: 42°04′22.61″N 71°19′56.45″W / 42.0729472°N 71.3323472°W / 42.0729472; -71.3323472