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Music in Our Schools Month 2019

Music in Our Schools Month 2019

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Dear Knox Band & Chorus Families,

Every year the month of March is dedicated as “Music In Our Schools Month.” During this time music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. It began as a statewide celebration in 1973, and has grown to encompass a day, week, and in 1985 it became an entire month. The Greater Johnstown School District Music Department is holding two events to observe Music In Our Schools Month!

First, the Knox bands and choruses will perform for the All-City Concert on Wednesday, March 6th (details are beneath this letter).

The second event is the “Afternoon of Music” on Thursday, March 7th which will take place at the High School. There, all band and chorus students will showcase the concert selections for one another.

The Knox “Afternoon of Music” schedule is:

  • 12:30 – Depart Knox for High School
  • 1:00 –   Concert recreation
  • 2:30 –  Dismissal from High School.
    Students will dismiss from the High School this day at 2:30. There will not be return transportation to Knox.

We are very excited to take part in this celebration! For more information about Music In Our Schools Month please visit www.nafme.org. Both concerts will count toward the performance portion of the third quarter average. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Casey, Instrumental (762-3711 – Knox)
Ashley Armer, Vocal (762-3711 – Knox, 762-3714 – Glebe)

GJSD All-City Concert Details

Information for families & students

Who: 7th & 8th Grade Band & Chorus Members  (& other district ensembles)
What: All City Concert
When: Wednesday, March 6th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center
Why: March is Music in Our Schools Month – It’s time to celebrate!

Details for Musicians

Dress:

  • Ladies: dress pants/skirt with blouse or dress
  • Gentlemen: dress pants with collared shirt & tie
  • Please no jeans or sneakers if possible.
  • Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Warm-Up:

  • Band: Please meet at 6:40 in the JHS GYM
  • Chorus: Please meet at 6:40 in the JHS Large Cafeteria

 

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Winter Concert Series 2018

Please join us in the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center to enjoy both vocal and instrumental student performances at the following Winter Concerts:

All events begin at 7:00 p.m.

  • JHS Winter Concert, Wednesday, December 12
  • Knox Winter Concert, Thursday, December 13
  • Warren Winter Concert, Wednesday, December 19

Admission to all concerts is free, but the donation of a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry is most appreciated.  Food donation boxes will be located in the JHS PAC lobby on concert nights.

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Music Students Selected for Area All-State

Music Students Selected for Area All-State

Congratulations to the following Johnstown High School music students, selected to participate in the Area All-State Music Festival in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, November 17:

  • Anna Crouse – Area All State Band – Euphonium
  • Jacob Frenyea – Area All State Mixed Chorus
  • Rachel Lee – Area All State Mixed Chorus
  • Samantha Simon – Area All State Band – Trumpet
  • Jordyn Stoutner – Area All State Mixed Chorus

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Summer Fun: Classical Kids Performance

Summer Fun: Classical Kids Performance

On Friday, August 3rd, 26 Warren Street Students, together with 26 parents and five chaperones, all under the direction of Warren Street Music Teacher Lynn Makrin, attended the 2018 SPAC Classical Kids performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

The event was full of space related activities, ice cream, a drumming circle, and then a fabulous concert including Sibelius’ “Night Ride and Sunrise,” a new work by Theofanidis called “Rainbow Body,” and Holst’s “The Planets” with full accompanying video from NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratories.

Special thanks to the Johnstown Music Support Group and to the community for fundraising to support the bus for this wonderful trip. All of the students who went will receive a “Classical Kids” pass for free admission to all of SPAC’s classical events from now until they graduate from high school.

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Knox Band Entertains at Nursing Homes

Knox Band Entertains at Nursing Homes

On Wednesday, June 13, volunteer members of the Knox eighth grade band performed for residents of the Wells House and Pine View Commons nursing homes.

Performers included: Cecelia D’Amore-clarinet, Mackenzie Heffernan-percussion, Emily Gelman-saxophone, Emma Jean Herrick-trumpet, Shauna McCullough-bassoon, Gabby Pettit-flute, Hailey Preston-horn, Luke Solby- flute, Anthony Tybor-percussion, Edna Witzke-clarinet.

The students did a wonderful job and enjoyed sharing their talents!

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VIDEOS: Music Ensembles Perform at BOE Meeting

Thank you to the Sixth Grade Ensemble and the Knox Winds Ensemble for promoting Music In Our Schools Month with awesome instrumental performances during the March 8, 2018 Board of Education meeting!

 

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Knox Bassoonist Part of NYS Honor Band

Knox Bassoonist Part of NYS Honor Band

Congratulations to Knox Junior High School student and bassoon player Cecelia D’Amore! Cecelia performed with the New York State Band Directors Association’s Middle School Honor Band on Saturday, March 3, in Liverpool, NY.

Cecelia, along with 105 other students from across the state, worked with guest conductor Dr. Milt Allen. The band performed four pieces, including the world premier of a commissioned work titled “Exhale” by Sean O’Loughlin. Selection for this prestigious ensemble included an application process and scores from the New York State School Music Association’s solo festival.

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Students Selected for NYSSMA Festival

Students Selected for NYSSMA Festival

five students pose for group photo

Five Johnstown High School students were selected for and performed in the NYSSMA Zone 7 Area All State Music Festival this past weekend, November 17 and 18, in Saratoga Springs.  All students were selected based on their Spring 2017 NYSSMA All-State Solo auditions.

Chorus:

  • Emily Barker, Alto 1
  • Sandra Trueworthy, Alto 1
  • Jordyn Stoutner, Alto 2
  • Hunter Hill, Bass 2

Band:

  • Lillian Nevins, Flute

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Knox Musicians at NYSSMA Solo Festival

Knox Musicians at NYSSMA Solo Festival

On Friday, April 7, musicians from Knox Junior High School participated in the New York State School Music Association’s Solo Festival. The festival took place at Bethlehem Middle School. There, students performed a solo, scales and sight reading for an adjudicator. The Knox students worked very hard, practicing since February in preparation. Participants included: Natalie Baxter – saxophone, Joelle Bump – bassoon, Petra Conyne – vocal, Cecilia D’Amore – bassoon, Kyla Herrick – flute, Morgan Hotaling – trumpet, Madison King – clarinet, Brooke Nellis – flute/vocal, Kaidince Nellis – clarinet, Cameron Polidore – snare drum, Luke Solby – flute, Zachary Tierney – tuba. A wonderful job was done by all of the students!

students pose in a group in Bethlehem gym, one boy holds an instrument

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Video: JHS Madrigal Choir Reunion Concert

Johnstown High School Madrigal Choir members (classes 1995-2006) reunited recently for a special performance under the direction of Dr. William Crankshaw. Proceeds from the December 22 benefit at the First Presbyterian Church have been generously donated to the JHS music program. Many thanks to all who helped make this remarkable event possible. Video of the concert may be viewed on Youtube courtesy of Mr. Dave Bode: //www.youtube.com/embed/uM56Mij3LnQ

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