CHERRY HILL WEST INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
Mr. Jim Mark - Director 856-663-8006 x1340
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Cherry Hill High School West
Instrumental Music Department
2101 Chapel Ave
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
THURSDAY OCTOBER 17th
FEB 27th (one night only)
We Will Rock You
Wednesday May 20th
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PROGRAM INFO PAMPHLET
The West Instrumental Program offers students an opportunity to participate in a variety of groups, both curricular and co-curricular. Our curricular groups include the WIND ENSEMBLE, which is a class that students are chosen for through the audition process, and the SYMPHONIC BAND, which is open to any student the plays a wind or percussion instrument. The STRING ORCHESTRA is open to any student that plays a string instrument (violin, viola, cello, string bass). The JAZZ ENSEMBLE(aka "Research in Music" class) is an auditioned group for saxes, trumpets, trombones, guitar, bass, and drums, and those auditions take place in late January. Co-curricular options include, PIT ORCHESTRA,STRING ENSEMBLE, (chamber string group), LAB BAND(second jazz band),SMALL ENSEMBLES and our WEST MARCHING BAND which plays at West home football games. Click on the links above to view their pages and get more information about these groups.
Our groups perform FOUR school concerts each year along with other performances that include festivals, competitions and performances in the community. Please browse our website to check out all the options we offer here at Cherry Hill West. There is an information pamphlet available at the link above. Should you need more information please e-mail Mr. Jim Mark using the E-Mail link above. Thanks for visiting our site!!
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MEET THE DIRECTOR
Mr. Jim Mark is in his 34th year of teaching instrumental music in the NJ public schools. Prior to coming to West in 2000, he spent 14 years teaching in Millville, NJ. He has been a guest conductor for the All-South Jersey Junior High Band(1997), the Region III Senior High Jazz Enemble(1998,2003) and the Junior HIgh Jazz Band in 2012, the Olympic Conference Junior High Honors Band (1999) and the Cumberland County High School Honors Band(1997). He hosted the 2003 and 2004 Region III Jazz Concerts here at West. He holds a B.S. in Music Ed. from West Chester University. Next to his family and being the West director, his other passion is being an avid sports fan and follows the Flyers, Phillies, and Redskins and the Maryland Terrapins. Loves boating, fishing, and water sports.
Well it was quite the interesting school year to say the least. Proud of what we accomplished during the time we were in school and I appreciate the students doing their best during the difficulties of trying to do what we do in an online situation. Truly was not fun to not be able to do our last concert and go through all the things we do at the end of the school year. Best of luck to our seniors COLE JOHNSON, JAMES CHUNG, MADELINE HARRISON, JENNA RECH, SPENCER MCKITRICK, AND EMMA JONES. Small senior class but a talented one. Wish them all the best and am truly sorry they did not get to fully experience their senior year.
CHECK OUT THE MARCHING BAND PAGE FOR INFO FOR NEXT SEASON. CLEARLY IT WILL BE DETERMINED WHAT WE DO BASED ON WHAT IS AFFORDED US AS FAR AS A SCHEDULE AND WHEN WE CAN START. ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS AS WELL.
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER EVERYONE, STAY SAFE, AND REALLY HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE FALL.