Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Congratulations to the Honors Chorale for  a wonderful performance at the American Association of Teachers Teaching French Induction Ceremony at Chestnut Hill College on May 15th 2018.

Please reserve May 14, 2019, as we have been asked to perform at the celebration next year.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

2018 Advocacy Day MIOSM

Congratulations to the Honors Chorale and JHS Brass/Wind Ensemble on representing the Jenkintown Music Department at our State's Capital!
March 13, 2018

Friday, December 8, 2017

2017 Winter Choral Concert Information

Dear Friends,

Our Winter Choral Concert will take place on December 11th at 7:30 p.m.  The following information will help the evening flow smoothly. 

7th/8th grade Vocal Experience members will line-up outside the media center at 7:15 p.m.  Singers will need to be quiet as you prepare to go on stage.  Do not arrive earlier that 7:00 p.m.

Concert attire for the V.E. is:
Women:  Black Skirt or black dress pants (no leggings), a black dress shirt or a black dress, and black dress shoes.
Men: Black dress shirt, black dress pants, black dress shoes and any color tie or bow tie.

You are welcome to leave after your portion of the concert is over.  You MUST leave quietly.  Be respectful of the concert continuing in the auditorium,

BelleTones/MezzotoniX will meet in the choir room at 6:15 p.m.

Concert Choir and Honors Chorale will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the high school choir room.

For BelleTones and Concert Choir our traditional concert attire is required.  Black dresses for the women and black dress shoes (no boots): men need to wear a black dress shirt, black dress pants, black dress shoes and a red tie.

Thank you for all your hard work this fall.  I look forward to sharing your music with the community.


Sunday, August 20, 2017

2017 MIOSM Harrisburg

These images are currently on the PMEA web-site celebrating Music In Our Schools Month!

Thank you all for your participation.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Google Classroom Codes 2017-18

Welcome to the 2017-18 
MS/HS Vocal Department.

You will need to sign-up for Google Classroom asap!  

Your class "code" is listed below.

Looking forward to a productive, fun, calm,  and enjoyable year!!!

The Vocal Experience class codes
7th Grade-oml2kd
8th Grade-dmme7xu

Concert Choir  class code-7iszym
(H.C. you will need to be part of this classroom as well as Honors)

Honors Chorale class code-b24bjlu

The BelleTones  class code-f6e72j1

Your assignments have already been posted.

Thank you!


Thursday, June 8, 2017

AATF 2017

Congratulations to the Honors Chorale on a wonderful performance on May 16 at Chestnut Hill College for the American Association of Teachers of French Awards Ceremony.

We will return next year to participate in this special celebration.

The date well be May 15th 2018!

Thank you everyone!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

JHS Color Run Informaiton

Dear Friends,

Sign-up for the JHS Arts Fundraiser.

It will be tons of fun!

Prices will increase after May 19th!!!!!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Honors Chorale/Concert Choir Rehearsal Update!!!!

Honors Chorale/Concert Choir  Updated Rehearsal Schedule, in preparation for our 2017 Adjudication Performance.

 All voice parts MUST attend (SATB)

March 22   7:15-9:15 p.m.
March  28 7:15-9:15 p.m.
March 29  7:15-9:15 p.m. 9th Grade members only
March 30  7:15-9:15 p.m.

Tuesday April 4  7:15-8:40 p.m. Honors Chorale
8:40-9:15 p.m. BelleTones
No morning rehearsal for BelleTones on April 4th
Thursday April 6   7:15-9:15 p.m.  Honors Chorale
                      8:40-9:15 p.m. BelleTones
                   No morning rehearsal on April 6th

Tuesday April 18  7:15-9;15 p.m.  Honors Chorale
Wednesday April 19   7:15-9:15 p.m. 
                          Concert Choir Mandatory
                          Guest Conductor Jason Bizich

Tuesday April 25    7:15-9:15 p.m.  Honors Chorale


May 4th   11:30-1:15 p.m. In School Rehearsal 
                           All Upper School Vocal Ensembles

May 8th Spring Choral Concert
                             Senior Recognition!!!

Monday, January 16, 2017


Dear Honors Chorale Members,

Thank you in advance for all your energy and vocal talents that you are about to share in preparation for the 2017 Adjudication to New York.

The music is extremely challenging and all vocalists must be able to carry their own weight in order to have a successful performance experince.  

Take note of all our rehearsals and come with great focus and an excellent sense of community and commitment.

2017 Honors Chorale Rehearsal Schedule

Thursday January 26  
Altos/Sopranos 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Thursday February 2
Altos/Sopranos  7:15-8:15 p.m.
Tenors/Bass      8:15-9:15 p.m.
Thursday February 9
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
7:15-9:00 p.m.
Thursday February 16
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
7:15-9:00 p.m.

Thursday March 2
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
7:15-9:15 p.m.
Tuesday March 14
Alto, Soprano
7:15-9:00 p.m.
Thursday March 16
Tenor, Bass
7:15-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 21
7:15-9:00 p.m.
Alto, Soprano
Thursday March 23
7:15-9:00 p.m.
Tenor, Bass
Tuesday March 28
7:15-9:00 p.m.
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
Thursday March 30
7:15-9:00 p.m.
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

Tuesday April 4
7:15-9:15 p.m.
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
Thursday April 6
7:15-9:15 p.m.
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
Tuesday April 18
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
Wednesday April 19
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
Tuesday April 25
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

Leave for Adjudication April 28th

Updates on working with guest conductors to follow.

Monday, December 12, 2016


Dear JHS Vocal Members,

What can I say?

How can I express my gratitude for all your hard work, time, energy and commitment?

Tonight was a moment that I will always remember.

You sang with focus, passion, joy and expression.

You held court with the Vivaldi "Gloria".  Never could I imagine that I would work with a group of young people willing and brave enough to sing classical literature, with such professionalism and focus.

You all should be extremely proud of your accomplishments.

I know I am!