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March 2024

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Regular Monthly Meeting

Jeff Adams called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM


Attendees: Jeff Adams, Timothy Keleher, Myra Ortega, Linda
Collazo, Tracey Hoffman, Jodi Gorenberg, Seth Mirowitz, Jason Gallagher

 Approval of minutes from February 2024 last meeting.


Music Report


  • Mean Girls all-student Pit orchestra was a success!

  • Spring concerts: Bands concert on 5/1 at 7:30 P.M., Orchestra/Jazz Band on 5/2 at 7:30 P.M.

Lab Band

  • Rosa Jazz Band concert

  • Rowan Jazz Festival


Jazz Band

  • Upcoming competition festival on Friday, 3/22/24 who will qualify for championships at Marple High School in Newtown, PA at 6:00 P.M. CHE will perform at 6:55 P.M. and is open to the public.

  • Reading Berks Festival-this festival is not a competition, however, will receive soloists or sectional awards.


Marching Band

  • 3 shows were addressed and had the opportunity to vote which shows will be selected.

  • The transition from Mr. Keleher to Mr. Palmer will be addressed regarding those students who are already in Marching Band to verify they are coming back next year.

  • Mr. Palmer is recruiting middle school students at Beck, Carusi, and Rosa Intermediate schools. 

  • Auditions for drum major will occur soon.

Symphony Orchestra

  • Competition on 5/3/24 at Council Rock South and is open to the public. 

  • Rebuilding the orchestra to match the level prior to the pandemic.


All State Orchestra

  • 2 students were selected and pending to qualify for All Eastern

All State Jazz Band

  • Auditions will occur in May and will perform next school year at the NJ Teacher’s convention in Atlantic City, NJ and NJPAC in Newark, NJ.

  • Jazz band, jazz combo and jazz choral groups 


  • Stay Tuned

    • ICHSA semi-finals at Northern Highland HS.

  • The semi-finals will occur on March 23rd at Northern Highlands High School

  • Spring Choral Concert on 5/23/24 at 7:30 P.M. 

Membership Report

Memberships added since the last meeting


  • 3 new faculty with t-shirt memberships

Other Topics

Coffee House Benefit Concert

  • Saturday, 4/13/24 7-10 P.M.

  • Need camera assistance to live stream but not for public

  • Proceeds from the Coffee House support a local charity

  • Possibly need help from music boosters to help with selling t-shirts on our website

  • Auditions will occur on March 25th.

Spring Concerts

  • Music boosters produce one program for all concerts and Myra will coordinate with the teachers to set timelines for the program preparation.

  • Boosters sell ads & shout outs. The school prints the program at no additional cost to the Boosters.

Adjournment/Next Meeting

  • Meeting adjourned at 7:45PM

  • Next meeting will be held on April 15th at 7:00 P.M.

  • Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month.

Respectfully submitted,
Myra Ortega

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