New CD Release: Sing a Song of Pomfret

This CD, Sing a Song of Pomfret: Songs for the Town Tercentenary, is the culmination of a six-week residency at Pomfret Community School in honor of the town’s 300th birthday.  Master Teaching Artist and former PCS music teacher, Sally Rogers, shared stories and primary historical resources from Pomfret’s history and led the students to write one song in each 1st, 2nd and 6th grade classroom.  Some classes interviewed community elders for their stories.  The videos of these interviews will be donated to the Pomfret Historical Society.  The Pomfret 300 Committee made this recording possible.

The six-week residency was funded by the Pomfret Tercentenary Committee and the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Available on CD, MP3 album and single downloads on this web site. Sheet music and lyrics also available. All proceeds from CD sales go directly to the Pomfret 300 Committee to cover costs of Pomfret’s  Tercentenary Celebrations this year.  Audio CDs will also be available locally at Pomfret Community School, Pomfret Public Library, The Vanilla Bean Cafe’ and at Positively Pomfret Day.

Special Thanks

Among the many people who helped to make this residency at Pomfret Community School  and this recording possible, are the following generous souls.  If we have failed to mention someone, we apologize from the depths of our hearts.

John Brandt, Anita Brock, John Carter and family, John DiIorio, Frog Rock Folks, Cherie Grist, Connecticut Audubon at Pomfret Volunteers, Sarah Heminway, Anne Hennen, Walter  and Ann Hinchman, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bill Hull, Keith Knowlton, Nancy McMerriman, Dee Morrisette, Ann Navarro, Robert Stanley, Dr. Richard Packman, The Pomfret and Abington Libraries and their Fine Librarians, Pomfret Fire Dept. and Ambulance Corps, The Pomfret 300 Committee, Pomfret Town Hall, Rucki’s Store, Robert Stanley, Nancy and Charlie Thorpe, Nancy Weiss.

Special thanks to educators Susan Boland, Eva Hulme, Tim Hotchkiss, Alex Aleman, Sharon Sweet, Karen Clarke, Judy Kendall, Bob Beckwith, Elaine Nelson and Monica Michaud for their support of this residency, their flexibility and their planning assistance.

Vocals, guitar and banjo:  Sally Rogers

Keyboard:  Bob Beckwith

Guitar on 1888 Blizzard: Howie Bursen

Chorus:  Sophie Archambault, Asa Bazinet, Hannah Becker, Abbie Botta, Emma Green, Hailey Short, Grace Simon, Lydia Smith,  and Morgan

Produced by Bob Beckwith, Sally Rogers, and Mark Thayer

Recorded at Signature Sounds Recording Studio, Pomfret, CT

All songs © 2013 Sally Rogers except Brave Old Put, © 1997 Sally Rogers and Hip, Hip, Hooray! © 2009