Welcome to the 2013-14 Thomas Jefferson High School Choral Music Department website.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Final Concert (featuring the choirs, bands and orchestra) - Tuesday, June 3 at 7:00 in the Gymnasium

Drama Class Showcase - DATE CHANGE - the Showcase will be on Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 pm in the Little Theatre

Jazz Cafe - Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00 pm in the Little Theatre

PIPPIN

Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Pippin" for an amazing show!

The 5th Avenue Theater High School Musical Awards Program recognized the show with Honorable Mentions for Laird Thornton (Outstanding Direction) and Malcolm Blasingame (Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role), and Kasey Byquist received a Special Honors: Student Achievement Award.

LARGE GROUP ENSEMBLE CONTEST

The Chamber Ensemble participated in the Large Group Ensemble Contest at Puyallup High School the morning of April 30, receiving an Excellent rating.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT MUSIC EDUCATION - parents hold ALL the power in this process ...

The TJ Music Department offers many different types of music classes for all ability levels. We currently offer Concert Choir, Chamber Ensemble, Musical Theatre, Drama, and piano and guitar classes, Orchestra, Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Drum Line, and IB Music. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble is now an after-school club.

The TJ Music Department consistently receives the highest awards possible in our performance areas. The Musical Theater programs wins awards every year for their productions; the choirs, bands and orchestra constantly receive superior ratings at contests; and all three groups always have performers finishing in the top three in our regional solo/ensemble contests. Our music department focuses on collaboration between ensembles and between teachers. We are one of the only schools in the region with a dedicated teacher for each ensemble. The three music teachers work together to create a cohesive and enriching music department for anyone interested in music. We teach our students to love music and to become life-long learners. We hope you take advantage of the largest music program in the district by having your student join us in the TJ Music Department.

MUSIC MATTERS LICENSE PLATES

You can support music education and the TJ Music Department by purchasing a specialized Music Matters License Plate. Some of the money from your purchase goes to a school of your choice. For more information, please go to www.wmea.org.

WMEA FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS

WMEA (Washington Music Education Association) now offers a Family Membership. This membership, which costs only $10 per year, will allow families to show their support for music education by increating the representation for WMEA when it advocates at all levels. For more information, please go to www.wmea.org.

TJ RPM

RPM stands for Raider Parent Movement. Their purpose is to build an effective partnership with Thomas Jefferson parents, guardians, relatives, staff members, students, and alumni to advance the well being of the school and the community it serves. Each year, RPM hosts many events including a large auction for the benefit of clubs, activities, classes, and programs - including the choirs, band, orchestra and musical theatre programs. For more information, please go to www.tjrpm.org.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2014:

  • Alexis Hill
  • Ekaterina Tsygankova
  • Elizabeth Chamberlain
  • Emily Fuller
  • Jason Flores
  • Kate Karlson
  • Katie Rieger
  • Kayla Straight
  • Malcolm Blasingame
  • Maria Matyash
  • Maria Nicholson
  • Mark Gajdos
  • Narjan Salman
  • Paul Lee
  • Paul Wang
  • Rachel Clements
  • Tabitha Gurule-Stebbins
  • Zhata LaBouve
  • We wish you all the very best next year and in the years to come!!!