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Music Program

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.  

ENSEMBLES

BAND

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

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. 

CHORUS

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.”

JAZZ ENSEMBLE

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. 

ORCHESTRA

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. 

PEP BAND

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. 

PIT ORCHESTRA

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.  

STRING QUARTET

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.

2016-17 CALENDAR

December
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

February 
**Cool Jazz Dress Rehearsal TBA 
4 – Cool Jazz Concert – Jazz Band – Call time 6:30pm; Concert 7:00pm

March 
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.

April 
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

May 
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

June 
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

July 
4 – 4th of July Parades – Marching Band – details TBD – All Day Event

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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.