Objectives of the Performing Arts Music Club (PAMC), Salem High School, NH 

1. To generate and maintain an enthusiastic interest in the various phases of the Salem High School Performing Arts Department. 

2. To give all possible support, both moral and financial, to the school music program, and to provide social and other programs and awards for music personnel. 

3. To build and maintain an organization which will help promote the general activities of the Performing Arts Department.



Our Chorus students at SHS continue to learn about their voices through ensemble, solo, and small group singing in Chorus. Chorus students can sing in our Concert Chorus, our Advanced Chorus, and our after school choral ensembles. Singers prepare and perform a varied repertoire. Concerts include our annual Winter and Spring concerts along with other local and state events. We also offer several performing opportunities and social events for Chorus members, including the Chorus Coffeehouse and Open Mic, Stage and Screen Showcase, and more. 

Please contact Ms. Horaj, our Chorus Director, for more information about Chorus at SHS. 

Theatre Arts

Our SHS Theatre Arts students are some of the busiest students in the building! Each year, the SHS Theatre Arts program builds performers on stage, and technical skills for those behind the scenes, presenting a Fall Play, a Winter Musical, and a Spring competition show. All students at SHS are encouraged to get involved with SHS Theatre Arts. 

Please reach out to our two SHS Theatre Arts advisors, Christopher Bujold and Jillian Thiele, for more information about this exciting extracurricular program. 

Marching Band
& Concert Band

Band students at SHS build upon the skills they honed at Woodbury to play a varied and diverse repertoire of music. Marching Band is our fall focus, preparing a half-time show and performing at football games, parades, and for some, competitions. In the winter and spring, students focus on Concert Band music, tone and ensemble building, and activities related to the National Core Arts Standards and NH Model Arts Competencies. Students perform in Band in two concerts each year. 

Other Band opportunities include our Pep Band in Winter, Jazz Band class and after school ensemble, Pit Band for our musical, and other performance opportunities like the annual Band Cabaret, and school Talent Show. 

Please contact Mr. Claussen, our band director, with any questions about Band at SHS.

Strings Ensemble

Our SHS Strings Ensemble gives strings students the opportunity to continue to play well through their high school experience. Meeting with our strings instructor, Mr. Poirier, students build upon skills learned in earlier grades, or start anew with an instrument! Our strings program is new to the district and building every year. Strings students perform twice a year at major concerts and also have performed locally at nursing homes. 

Please reach out Mr. Poirier, our HS strings instructor, for more information about strings. 

Winter Guard

Salem Blue is a highly competitive Scholastic A color guard dedicated to building members who are confidents, who are artistic , who build and develop skills, and ultimately, enjoy experiences that last a lifetime.  Salem Blue is staffed by a dedicated group of experienced color guard professionals.   Our season generally runs from the beginning of November until mid-March, consisting of practices, parades, and competitions.  Most years, Salem Blue participates in two overnight competition trips, including the world finals in Dayton, OH.  

Please reach out to Angela Culot, Salem Blue Director, for more information about joining this dynamic program.

Winter Percussion

The Salem Blue Devils Winter Percussion Ensemble features the front ensemble and marching batterie sections of the Salem Blue Devils Marching Band in a percussion-exclusive show.  We strive for excellence in music and visual performance while promoting an atmosphere of hard work, dedication, and community.   The SBDWPE season runs from the beginning of November until Mid-March.  We compete locally in the NESBA and MBDA circuits , as well as nationally through WGI with a regional competition in Trumbull, CT and the world finals in Dayton, OH.

Please reach out to Joshua Peatfield, SBDWPE Director, for more information about opportunities for this season.