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High School My School

by Bill Pere

Cinematic character-based lyrics, reminiscent of Harry Chapin, with intricate musical arrangements that blend folk, rock, and pop influences of the 60's and 70's.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. High School My School (Life 101)
Bill Pere
4:18 $0.99
2. Shadow Lad
Bill Pere
3:26 $0.99
3. Most Likely to Succeed (Yearbook)
Bill Pere
5:09 $0.99
4. Pebble
Kay Pere
7:52 $0.99
5. All I Need Is a Friend
Bill Pere
5:18 $0.99
6. Bein' Cool (It Ain't So Hot)
Bill Pere
5:35 $0.99
7. Teacher
Bill Pere
5:16 $0.99
8. Jack T. Tation
Bill Pere
3:30 $0.99
9. Friday Night (Reflection)
Shauna Beth Mandelburg, Chris Kauffmann, Bill Pere
5:07 $0.99
10. Past the Pane
Shauna Beth Mandelburg
3:49 $0.99
11. Revelation (Philosophy 101)
Bill Pere
5:11 $0.99
12. Taunted
Bill Pere
4:00 $0.99
13. Songs, Flowers, You and I
Shauna Beth Mandelburg
3:49 $0.99
14. Teach Me How to Fly
Shauna Beth Mandelburg
3:58 $0.99
15. Kram It !
Bill Pere
3:32 $0.99
16. Shine On
Bill Pere
3:03 $0.99
17. Four Years Out of Forty
Bill Pere
4:12 $0.99
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Album Notes

Before "High School the Musical",
there was "High School My School"...

When was the last time a song really hit home with you ?
BILL PERE is a national INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR and an award winning songwriter, performer and recording artist, known for lyrics that tell unforgettable tales of ordinary people who weave the tapestry of human experience. Bill's songs can stand alone as a musical experience, but there is always the important and subtle underlying message of social conscience that makes them touch you even more deeply.

In High School My School, Bill's 13th release, 17 songs weave together to paint a hauntingly accurate picture of life in the halls and classrooms of America's schools. In 1 hour and 16 minutes, the feelings and events of the teen years are portrayed with musical power that complements Bill's lyrical artistry and his vocal delivery.
All of these songs are based on actual accounts from the lives of today's teenagers. The project was inspired by the events that occurred at Columbine and at many other schools. The 2007 events at Virginia Tech only underscore the importance and relevance of this work.

Bill's guitar versatility is well represented by a variety of acoustic, electric, and Midi styles, backed by full band accompaniment. The vocal backing of the LUNCH Ensemble and the guest lead vocals by Kay Pere (who also wrote "Pebble"), Shauna Beth Mandleburg, and Chris Kauffmann add variety to the presentations, while Bill's arrangements bind them together with consistency. Overall, a musical experience that will touch you and leave a lasting impression.

17 Tracks, 76 minutes, LYRIC SHEET INCLUDED!
(lyrics on line at

Several tracks from this collection ("High School My School", "Most Likely to Succeed", Teach Me How to Fly", have reached #1 spots on several internet readio charts, remaining in the Top 10 for more than 100 weeks. "High School My School" has been used in the soundtrack of radio programs and documentaries about high school life.

"High School My School" is Bill's best album since his "Crest of a Wave" caused a sensation when it was first released in 1991. The three songs that make up "The American High School Trilogy", which includes Kay Pere's "Pebble", alone are worth the price. It is a rare portrait of teenagers looking down many paths trying to find meaning in their lives.

By the way, proceeds from the sale of this CD (and all of Bill's CD's) go to help Hunger Relief and family service agencies, through Local United Network to Combat Hunger (LUNCH) at Check out Bill's other releases like "Crest of a Wave," "Cityscape," and "New Day Coming Tomorrow"

BILL PERE - One of today's top songwriting coaches:

* IMC Independent Artist of the Year, 2003
* Official Connecticut State Troubadour appointed 1995 by CT Commission on the Arts
* Executive Director, Connecticut Songwriters Association
* Founder and Executive Director, LUNCH (Local United Network to Combat Hunger) raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for hunger relief programs in Connecticut through benefit concerts
* Presenter and Mentor at Indie music conferences around the country
* 14 CD's of original songs recorded and released
* 23 original theater plays produced
* Producer of the Harry Chapin Legacy Concert series
* International appearances and performances with the Steve Chapin Band
* Citation by the Connecticut State Legislature for Community Service through Music
* 1997 Citizen of the Year Award from Mystic Chamber of Commerce
* 1995 Community Service Award from International Artists Cooperative
* Song "The Wish" selected for inclusion on compilation CD produced by Rhode Island-based Artists Against Hunger
* Editor, Connecticut Songsmith
* Member Connecticut Music Educators Conference
* Author "Songcrafters Coloring Book"
* Published articles in numerous music industry publications including "Songwriters Market"
* 1981 and 1991 Connecticut Songwriter of the Year
* Two-time recipient, CSA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education through Music
* First recipient of the CSA Renaissance Award for multiple music achievements, presented by Pete Seeger, 1995
* Presenter of award-winning Music Technology programs for teachers and students



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J.B. Williamson

Excellent songwriting. It speaks directly to the heart of anyone who is in or h
Glad to see this recording on CD Baby. I got a copy of this CD at a live show, and it is unlike anything I've experienced before. As a recent high school graduate, these songs are right on target in capturing the ups and downs of the high school years. All the songs work together, but each can stand on its own, musically and lyrically. Great arrangements, and a unique listenng experience.

patsy melching

hey jb u loved it too
great and romantic