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    Please browse this website to find important information about the Mendon High School Music Department as a whole or more specifically about the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band and Pit Orchestra at MHS as well as philosophical information about my approach to and goals for each of these ensembles.


    Feel free to contact me at anytime at or 267-3865.



    Current Information:


    Monday, May 15th at 7:00 pm                  Tri-M Induction Ceremony (Chamber Ensembles)

    Tuesday, May 30th                                       Pittsford In-house Solo Festival (CRMS)

    Tuesday, May30th at 6:30 pm                  NHS & Underclassmen Awards (Chamber Ensembles)

    Thursday, June 1st at 7:00 pm                   Final Chorus Concert

    Friday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm                        Small Ensemble Concert (Jazz Band & Jazz Ensemble)

    Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00 pm                    Final Band Concert (Concert Band & Wind Ensemble)

    Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 pm                   Final Orchestra Concert (with Wind Ensemble members)

    Friday, June 9th at 6:30 pm                        Port of Pittsford (Jazz Ensemble)

    Wednesday, June 14th at 7:00 pm            Senior Vocal Recital

    Thursday, June 15th at 6:30 pm                Senior Awards (Chamber Ensembles)

    Saturday, June 24th at 2:00 pm                 Graduation at RIT

    Sunday, June 25th at 3:45 pm                    Rochester International Jazz Festival (Jazz Ensemble)


    Congratulations to the following students on their acceptance into this year's Area All-State festivals!

    Jr. High:

    Adriana Cabarcos & Julia Dziorny, flute

    Sarah Turinsky & Jemma Wallis, clarinet

    Leon Ye, trumpet

    Will Harrington & Quincy Zuo, percussion


    Sr. High:

    Grace Wu, flute

    Viveka Frisk, clarinet

    Jiwoo Han, oboe

    Ben Orzell, alto sax

    Ella Henry, French horn



    Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  You will not need your instrument on the first day of school.  You will hear about all the wonderful music opportunities available on our first day of class, but here are some things to start thinking about.


    Pep Band will start up immediately.  Do you want to spend some Friday nights pumping up the crowd at the football games and meet new friends from Sutherland?  Then join us!  It's a blast (literally).  See the Extra-curricular Ensembles Pep Band tab for more details or click here to sign up.


    Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble auditions will be held after school during the last week of September.  These groups really know how to groove!  See the Extra-curricular Ensembles Jazz tab for more details.  Please note that evening jazz rehearsals will be on Wednesdays this year.


    Pit Orchestra will start up in late December or early January for our April musical.  There's something magical about playing in the pit orchestra and connecting with all the singers/dancers/actors on stage!  See the Extra-Curricular Ensembles Pit Orchestra tab for more details.


    Applications for the Applied Music Credit (for students studying privately on piano and/or guitar) can be accessed by clicking here.  For more details about the program, see the MHS Music Department tab and then click on Applied Music Credit.


    Students who participate in the many extra musical opportunities MHS and our Rochester community offer may want to apply for Honors Distinction by clicking here.  See the MHS Music Department tab and then click on Honors Distinction for more information.










    Congratulations to the following musicians who were selected to this year's NYSSMA & MCSMA Honors Festivals!


    Jr. High Area All State



    Sr. High Area All State




    Conference All State



    MCSMA Jazz All-County



    MCSMA Classical All-County










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