At The John Carroll School, we aim to help students develop their unique musical potential, to provide abundant and diverse opportunities for group and individualized music learning, to develop musical partnerships that reflect The John Carroll School's mission, and to cultivate a safe, respectful, inter-culturally responsive, and stimulating environment that supports student development.
Members of The John Carroll School Band will perform in the Marching Band and Concert Band. The Marching Band performs at all home Varsity Football games, pep rally’s, and local parades. The Concert Band performs for the John Carroll Christmas and Spring concerts, as well as other school assemblies.
Bella Voce is an auditioned a cappella group. Bella Voce performs for the John Carroll Christmas and Spring concerts, other school assemblies, and for the community.
Members of The John Carroll School Chorus will perform in a mixed voice chorus. The Chorus performs for the John Carroll Christmas and Spring concerts, as well as other school assemblies.
AUXILIARY UNITS (COLOR GUARD & TWIRLERS)
The Auxiliary Units are the visual art that accompany The John Carroll School Marching Band. No previous experience is required. Members of the Auxiliary Units will receive experience in spinning rifles, flags, and batons, as well as learn choreographed routines. All Auxiliary members are required to attend band camp in August, to prepare for the upcoming marching band season. The Auxiliary Units perform at all home Varsity Football games, pep rallies, and local parades. All students are encouraged to join. Color guard may also perform independently during the school year.”
The Jazz Ensemble performs various types of jazz, including big band, blues, swing and vocal jazz. The Jazz Ensemble performs for the John Carroll Christmas and Spring concerts, other school assemblies, and for the community.
Members of The John Carroll School Orchestra will perform String Ensemble and Full Orchestra music. The Orchestra performs for the John Carroll Christmas and Spring concerts, as well as other school assemblies.
The Pep Band performs for men’s and women’s home basketball games and pep rallies. Members of the Pep Band will have opportunities to travel to Colleges and Universities to play during basketball championship games.
The Pit Orchestra provides the music for the school's musical productions. There are two productions a year, one in the fall and one in the spring.
The String Quartet is an auditioned group. The String Quartet performs for the John Carroll Christmas and Spring concerts, other school assemblies, and for the community.
3 – Christmas Parade (White Marsh) – Marching Band – Call time 8:00am; Depart 8:30am; Return 1:00pm
4 – Christmas Parade (Bel Air) – Marching Band – Call time 1:30pm; Depart 2:00pm; Return 4:30pm
5 – JC Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal – ALL ENSEMBLES – 3:00-6:00pm
8 – Feast of Immaculate Conception – Music Ministry – 9:45am
9 – JC Winter Concert – ALL ENSEMBLES – Call time 6:30pm; Concert 7:00pm
**Cool Jazz Dress Rehearsal TBA
4 – Cool Jazz Concert – Jazz Band – Call time 6:30pm; Concert 7:00pm
1 – Ash Wednesday Mass – Music Ministry – 9:45am
23 – Junior Ring Ceremony – Music Ministry (Juniors Only) – Time TBA
15-19 – JC Spring Musical: Shrek – Pit Orchestra – Detailed schedule TBA
**Solo and Ensemble and/or District Festival Adjudications are usually scheduled in March – Efforts are being made to open these opportunities up for JC students. More details TBD.
10 – JC Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal – ALL ENSEMBLES – 3:00-6:00pm
12 – JC Spring Concert – ALL ENSEMBLES – Call time 6:30; Concert 7:00pm
22 – Memorial Concert Dress Rehearsal – ALL ENSEMBLES (Seniors Optional) – 3:00-5:00pm
23 – Memorial Concert – ALL ENSEMBLES (Seniors Optional) – Call time 6:30pm; Concert 7:00pm
25 – Baccalaureate Mass – Music Ministry – Call time 6:00pm; Ceremony 7pm
27 – Graduation – Bella Voce, Concert Band – Time TBA
18-22 Performing Arts Disney Trip – ALL ENSEMBLES – More information to come!!
**There will likely be a few June rehearsals leading up to the Disney trip. Details TBD
24 – Darlington 4th of July Parade – Marching Band – details TBD
26 – Parade practice – Marching Band – 6-7pm
28 – Parade practice – Marching Band – 6-7pm
30 – Parade practice – Marching Band – 6-7pm
4 – 4th of July Parades – Marching Band – details TBD – All Day Event
MUSIC PARENTS' CLUB
Mission Statement The purpose of the JC Music Parents' Club (referred to as MPC) is to actively support the music programs of The John Carroll School by encouraging parent, student, and community involvement and to foster greater school spirit and pride. The music program includes all instrumental groups, all chorus groups, and the Auxiliary Units.