The JCHS music program is designed to increase the skill and performance level of each student and to develop aesthetic and cultural values through critical listening.
Instrumental Music class
welcomes any musician with a basic level of proficiency on their instrument
a mix of wind instruments, string instruments, keyboard instruments and guitars (has even included a singer in the past)
performs for the community regularly
musical selections are a mix of music from video games and movies, popular music and concert music
all music is arranged for the specific instruments in the class
advanced instrumental musicians have been part of the pit orchestra in the past
Vocal Music class
Vocal Ensemble is a course for singers to express themselves and improve their ensemble skills. The course is open to all students, regardless of music experience. Music selections will be drawn from a combination of sources (popular, concert and religious music) and in mostly English and Hebrew languages. In this class, students will practice music outside of class and participate in rehearsals with their peers with the aim of performing for the community on a regular basis.
JCHS is grateful for generous operational, programmatic, and financial support from:
The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is a unique college preparatory high school committed to integrating deep learning, universal wisdom, and Jewish values. We empower each student to embrace their Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.