:: Welcome ::

Welcome to EWGBands.com, the official website of the Award Winning Exeter-West Greenwich Jr/Sr High School Band Program.  Please contact 
Mr. Charest with any questions or concerns at: 
(401) 397-6898 Ext. 239 or Gregg_Charest@ewg.k12.ri.us 

Please update contact information here!

Please read below for the most up-to-date announcements:

:: Upcoming Events ::

EWG Bands Performance Calendar

EWG All-State Signups 2018-2019

posted Oct 9, 2018, 9:04 AM by Gregg Charest   [ updated Oct 9, 2018, 9:04 AM ]

EWGBands All-State Registration 2018/2019

EWG Fight Song

posted Oct 5, 2018, 5:00 AM by Gregg Charest   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 5:03 AM ]

It is a tradition that schools have a "fight song," a song to rally around when our students are competing at events.  The EWG HS Band has played through 25 songs to arrive at these three - please vote for your favorite!  The winning song will need LYRICS, which an EWG student will be tasked with writing once we've settled on a song.  

It's worth mentioning that we will change the name of the song once we've chosen our favorite.  It's expensive and time consuming to have an original fight song written for us, and it's common for High Schools to use a college fight song as their own.

Choose wisely - this is a once in a lifetime opportunity!  Here are your choices:


Click THIS LINK to VOTE for your choice!!!

NYC Bronx Tale Trip

posted Nov 15, 2017, 9:20 AM by Gregg Charest   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 9:21 AM ]

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the EWG Music Department will travel to New York City to attend a performance of “A Bronx Tale” at the Longacre Theatre.  Tickets for this performance are available on a first come, first served basis, and cost $165.00 each.  This includes bus transportation/driver tip to and from New York, and tickets in the balcony level.  New this year: this price INCLUDES DINNER at the Hard Rock Café near Times Square.

To secure your place on the trip, a deposit of $90 is due starting on TUESDAY, November 14, but no later than WEDNESDAY, November 29, 2017.  You are welcome to pay for the entire trip at once (it certainly makes life easier for me), and may also choose to apply your band/chorus fundraiser money towards this trip.  An up to date list of account balances will be posted on the band and chorus websites shortly. All checks should be made out to: P.O.P.S.   We prefer that you please send your deposit into school with students, who will then give it to Mr. Charest. Remember, first come, first served!  Our New York trips sell out year after year, and we expect this year to be no different.

We are in need of 1 chaperone for every 5 students who attend this trip (25 chaperones in all), so all parents are certainly welcome (and must fill out and pass the district’s background check).  Chaperones should also send a $90.00 deposit at this time.

If you have financial concerns and require scholarship money, we may be able to help.  Please email Mr. Charest (Gregg_Charest@ewg.k12.ri.us) or Mr. Runner (Ronald_Runner@ewg.k12.ri.us) immediately.  

A more detailed itinerary will be sent out once your place on the trip is confirmed.  I hope you are excited and able to attend!

2017 All-State Audition Schedule

posted Nov 7, 2017, 6:13 AM by Gregg Charest

Here's the EWG 2017 RI All-State Audition Schedule. Please see Mr. Charest with any questions :)

Audition forms (for the judges) can be downloaded from a sublink on the schedule page!

Welcome Back! EWG-Clef and Calendar

posted Sep 11, 2017, 5:55 AM by Gregg Charest

Welcome, and Welcome back to the 2017-2018 School Year and the Award Winning EWG Jr/Sr High School Band program!  You will find the current issue of the EWG-clef newsletter, and a full year calendar for Concert Band, and Jazz Band Performances.  Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns you may have: Gregg_Charest@ewg.k12.ri.us

Seniors Choice!

posted May 22, 2017, 5:56 AM by Gregg Charest

Seniors: Choose the piece you'd like to perform at Graduation!


Flight Manifest Information

posted Jan 13, 2017, 7:33 AM by Gregg Charest   [ updated Jan 13, 2017, 7:33 AM ]

UGLY 2016

posted Dec 22, 2016, 5:43 AM by Gregg Charest

EWG's UGLIEST Holiday Sweater 2016

Wicked Permission Slip

posted Dec 1, 2016, 7:43 AM by Gregg Charest

Just 8 spots left for students, and 3 for chaperones.  Here's a permission slip if you didn't get one the first time around!

EWG All-State Audition Exchedule 2017

posted Nov 9, 2016, 4:35 AM by Gregg Charest

RI All State Auditions are upon us!  All Auditions will take place at the Moses Brown School in Providence, RI on 
Saturday, November 19. All Students have been assigned individual audition times, which you will find on the 
pdf documents below.  You will also find driving directions, a campus map to locate your audition room, and the 
forms you will need to hand to your judge.

Again, see below for printable documents.

Boss, Katie Jazz-Trumpet G10 8:44 AM
Boss, Lauren Jazz-Trombone G10 8:37 AM
Boss, Lauren Winds-Trombone G14* 9:05 AM
Carlson, Evan Jazz-Guitar RHB001-Practice 5* 8:44 AM
Catanzaro, Andrew Jazz-Trumpet G13 9:05 AM
Catanzaro, Andrew Winds-Trumpet G18 8:30 AM
Gray, Ian Jazz-Saxophone-Tenor MH315* 8:37 AM
Griffin, Lacey Jazz-Trombone G13 8:44 AM
Griffin, Lacey Winds-Flute BH203 9:40 AM
Gubata, Madison Winds-Flute BH203 9:47 AM
Gurnon, Ben Jazz-Drums RHB001-Practice 3 9:33 AM
Gurnon, Ben Percussion-Snare Drum RHB001-Practice 1 9:12 AM
Gurnon, Ben Percussion-Timpani RH111 8:44 AM
Jedson, Alexander Jazz-Saxophone-Alto MH315* 8:58 AM
Jedson, Alexander Winds-Saxophone-Alto MH317 8:30 AM
Jedson, Emily Winds-Flute BH202 9:40 AM
Jedson, Ethan Jazz-Trumpet G10 8:58 AM
Jedson, Ethan Winds-Trumpet G11 9:33 AM
Knott, William (Liam) Jazz-Trombone G10 8:30 AM
Knott, William (Liam) Winds-Trombone G14* 8:58 AM
Lequerica, Noah Strings-Violin MH210 9:54 AM
Muhitch, Peter Jazz-Saxophone-Tenor MH315* 9:12 AM
Muhitch, Peter Winds-Saxophone-Tenor MH318* 8:37 AM
Nichols, Conor Jazz-Piano RHB001-Practice 5* 8:51 AM
Paquette, Robert Winds-French Horn MH308A 8:37 AM
Rae, Andrew Jazz-Drums RHB001-Practice 3 9:26 AM
Rae, Andrew Percussion-Snare Drum RHB001-Practice 6 8:30 AM
Rae, Andrew Percussion-Timpani RH111 9:05 AM
Rae, Hannah Winds-French Horn MH308A 8:44 AM
Rosa, Sarah Jazz-Trumpet G13 8:58 AM
Sirr, Caroline Winds-Flute BH202 9:47 AM
Sirr, Joseph Jazz-Trumpet G10 9:05 AM
Sirr, Joseph Winds-Trumpet G11 9:40 AM

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