Volume 05 | January 2019
Welcome to our monthly newsletter where you will find updates on everything Arts related in the KLSD!
What is Encore Cabaret
and Why Should You Go?
You’ve seen the emails, but need more information. You’re wondering what is Encore Cabaret? Who performs? Are they any good? And why is this different from any other JJHS theatrical show?

As you may have guessed, we have the answers!

What is Encore Cabaret?
Encore Cabaret is an annual theatrical collaboration between current JJHS students and alumni. It began seven years ago when ArtsALIVE conceptualized a cabaret where alumni and current students could have the opportunity to reprise various roles they performed on the JJHS stage. Over the years, it has evolved into an event that allows high school students and alumni (whether part of the theater program or not) to perform a full solo or duet on stage, no matter if they have performed the role previously or not. For some, this is their first time performing on the JJHS stage. You will see students who perform in professional shows, alumni who or are studying their art in college, and more!

Is it any good?
Yes, actually it's pretty spectacular! JJHS alumni Andre Catrini, an award-winning composer and lyricist whose most-recent project was composing the music and lyrics for The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit, is in charge of reviewing all audition tapes, assigning music and directing each performer for the show.

Okay, but why should I go?
We’ll let Andre answer this one.
“Encore Cabaret is a great evening out to celebrate young talent and good theater music,” he explains. “There’s no bells and whistles, no big orchestra, and that is part of the charm. Musicals usually have a big set, a chorus, and 20 people in an orchestra pit. But for this, it’s just them, a microphone and me. It’s really brave, and it’s a strong display of will and love. This is really something special.”
Okay, but why should I go?
We’ll let Andre answer this one.
“Encore Cabaret is a great evening out to celebrate young talent and good theater music,” he explains. “There’s no bells and whistles, no big orchestra, and that is part of the charm. Musicals usually have a big set, a chorus, and 20 people in an orchestra pit. But for this, it’s just them, a microphone and me. It’s really brave, and it’s a strong display of will and love. This is really something special.”
I’m convinced! Where do I get tickets?
We're so glad you asked! Just click below, and it will take you directly to our purchase page.
Five Reasons
Why You Should See Encore Cabaret
Not sure if you should spend your first Friday evening 0f 2019 at JJHS? Wondering if it’s
worth the $15 ($10 for members, $5 for seniors – all KLSD students are free)? Here it
straight from our performers and their parents – this is a special evening you don’t want
to miss! Below are just a few of their reasons.

Five Reasons Why You Should See Encore Cabaret

1. It’s a Broadway-quality show right in your own backyard. No train-ride, no traffic,
no hassle – enjoy a lively evening of entertainment without even hopping on the
Saw Mill.

2. The show is a traditional cabaret, with performances one after the other. No plot
to follow – just a variety of solos, duets and group numbers sung by very talented
JJHS students and alumni.

3. You’ll experience a night of true community connections and re-connections.
Alumni join current students in this annual show, which is now in its seventh year.

4. Award-winning composer and lyricist Andre Catrini, class of ’07, serves as the
musical director, ensuring that each performer’s piece is polished.

5. All proceeds help fund ArtsALIVE, a non-profit organization that funds arts-based
programs throughout KLSD. We’ve funded everything from arts-related field trips and
educational programs to the installation of an art gallery and a recording sound booth at
John Jay High School. We’ve even awarded college scholarships for students pursuing
art-related careers.

Ready to purchase your tickets? Click below!
The show begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4. We look forward to seeing you!
Encore is about celebrating all of the Arts at JJHS
True, the Encore Cabaret is a special night of nostalgia as current students and alumni share the JJHS stage together creating Broadway magic as they perform theatre songs! But, it is so much more! It is a celebration and pride of all the Arts that JJHS provides to the community. It is a gift of sharing. 

The JJHS Art Gallery will be open that evening beginning at 6:15 PM. The HS students of the Visual Arts have lined the gallery with their current works of Art for your enjoyment. The Photography Students have combined their pieces of Art to create a Film to be viewed by all attendees. The Music Tech Department have created moving pieces to accompany the Film. Even, the Encore House Band to accompany our Musical Director is compiled with talented HS musicians as well as the supportive efforts of the JJHS Stage Crew!

All have one thing in common: to share their dedication and creativity of the Arts with YOU!

Come join us the evening of Friday, January 4th to partake in this special night!
JJHS Students of the Visual Arts

Drawing and Painting 1: Drew Aaron, Althea Cisneros, John Civetta, Brooke Goldstein, Robyn Graygor, Lainie Ingersoll, Zoe Ozols, Rachel Senfeld

Drawing and Painting 2: Paul Esposito, Morgan Fost, Jessica Hooper, Alex Kasel, Annie Kennedy, Esme Matthews, Jamie Meikle, Jasper Meikle, Isobelle Novak, Sara Rabinowitz, Drew Shapiro, Isabel Stobin, Gabby Tuchman, Hope Young

Photography 1: Melanie Roche, Bian Suzuki-Wolf, Sienna Marrazzo, Naomi Gordin

Photography 3: Morgan McCarthy, Kristina Deverdzic, Oona Campisi, Maggie Gereghty, Ali Ferguson, Abby Dodes, Abby Scinicariello, Olivia Lind

Ceramics and Sculpture: Taylor Bell, Sadie Small, Eve Chipman, Althea Llewellyn, Morgan Johnson, Owen Hughes, Eliza Leddy, Lindsey Agustin, Emily Bocklet

AP Studio Art: Drawing: Liam Elkins, Emily Knowlton, Quinn Sunderwirth, Samantha Ofer

JJHS Music Tech Department
Sonata No. 1 in Ab Major by Jonathan Frantz* & Sonata in E Minor by Luc Giner*
* Works accompanying the Visual Arts Film

Encore Cabaret “House Band”
Anton Klettner - Class of 2021
Elias Waill - Class of 2019 
Joseph Klettner - Class of 2023
Sona Minasian - Class of 2019

JJHS Stage Crew
Abba Wilson, Evan Calves, Jackson Roche, Mariel Richardson
JJHS Vocal Jazz is performing at this year’s Annual Encore Cabaret! 
It is a wonderful opportunity to preview the songs that the JJHS Vocal Jazz will be performing at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival!

The Berklee High School Jazz Festival is a national competition that is held every year in Boston, Massachusetts, and John Jay Vocal Jazz has attended this event for the past 15 years. There are two or three categories based on the size of the participating schools’ enrollment. The festival traditionally puts the ensemble in the VJ I category where there are usually up to fifteen schools. They have placed as high as 2nd and usually fall within the top 5 groups. Each school is allowed 18 minutes of stage time to present their selections and the only real requirement is that the music shows a JAZZ influence. The students also attend performances of other groups and learn a great deal about performance techniques and this type of music. This year there are 38 students in the Vocal Jazz program. They will be performing in three different configurations; small (4-8 singers), medium (12-16 singers), and their full group of 38.

KLSD ArtsALIVE is proud to have them be a part of Encore this year and wish them the absolute best at Berklee!!

Members of JJHS Vocal Jazz
Directed by Steve Morse . JJHS Instructor Choral and Orchestral Studies, John Jay Vocal Jazz, Advisor, Tri-M Music Honor Society

SOPRANO : Jools Dembo, Katie Gebbia, Sona Minasian, Julia Besterman, Eve Chipman, Caty Galgano, Micah Howell, Sophie Morris-Suzuki, Joelle Sacks, Fayth Wisehart

ALTO : Angelina Cerami, Maddie Jahaly, Lily Oyen, Riley Bryggman, Nina Calves, Tara Curran, Taryn Lynch, Christiana Miritello, Mariel Richardson, Caroline Weiss

TENOR : Mikaela Marcotullio, Ashton Touzeau, Scott Weinstein, Annika Carlson, Lucas Colleluori, Paul Esposito, Julia Gastone, Faith Willett

BASS : Billy Lee, Elias Waill, Casey Wilcox, Justin Chang, Kamil Cybula, Harry Heftler, Joseph Tang, Bennett Tropiano, Daniel Zitomer, August Wachter

PIANO,BASS, GUITAR: Anton Klettner, Joseph Klettner
Roses, Raffles, Popsockets and More!
Roses will be on sale during the evening of Encore Cabaret!
$3 for a single rose; $5 for two roses
Pls purchase a rose for your Rising Star of Encore Cabaret!

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Raffles will also be for purchase during the evening of Encore Cabaret! 
KLSD ArtsALIVE thanks the small businesses of our community in showing their support for the Arts in the K-L District!

One Raffle Ticket for $5; 5 Raffle Tickets for $20
Winners Need Not Be Present

Some of the Raffle Baskets Are:

Film Family Membership at Jacob Burns Film Center valued at $165
A level highlighting film and classes for the whole family!
All basic benefits for 2 (additional tickets can be purchased at child, student, or nonmember price)
8 comp passes for family films
Invitation to a family event
Advance notice for course registration
10% off class prices
Three Beautiful Handcrafted semiprecious stone beaded bracelets
donated by The Grand Strand Co valued at $120

Michel Design Works Home and Bath Accessories Basket
donated by Paul’s Gift Boutique, South Salem valued at over $150
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KLSD ArtsALIVE Popsockets are in! 

Please visit our Membership table to become a Member today! Besides Popsockets, our specially designed Therm-O Tote Insulated Grocery Bags, car magnets, phone chargers and more will all be available for purchase! 

Show your support for the Arts and come get yours!
Support the Arts and Become A Member Today

Keeping and expanding arts in our schools requires your support. With past donations and membership dues, we’ve funded everything from arts-related field trips and educational programs to the installation of an art gallery and a recording sound booth at John Jay High School. We’ve even awarded college scholarships for students pursuing art-related careers.

Become a member of KLSD ArtsALIVE to support the arts in our school district and throughout our community. We offer several membership levels, ranging from $50 up to $400. All donations are tax-deductible and go towards supporting the fine and performing arts programs in the Katonah-Lewisboro school district. Visit our website to learn more and become a member.
ABOUT KLSD ArtsALIVE
Our Mission:
KLSD ArtsALIVE promotes and enhances the arts and offers our Katonah Lewisboro school community ongoing opportunities to integrate arts into the student experience.

Who are we?
KLSD ArtsALIVE is a group of parents, staff, students, community members, and small business partners who are dedicated to the cultural enrichment of our school district and community. Through our work, we enhance our schools’ art curriculums and share the students’ talents with the community. Our art-related events and programs help to unify and celebrate all members of our community.

What do we do?
KLSD ArtsALIVE provides support in many ways, including:
  • Regular communication with fine and performing arts teachers and staff to determine their needs and how we can best help meet those needs.
  • Reinforce priorities of the fine and performing arts to school administrators and the Board of Education.
  • Organize volunteers, as needed, to support art-related activities.

How do we do it?
As a 501C(3), we solicit, receive, manage and disburse funds to support the fine and performing arts programs. Recently we’ve:
  • Funded teacher grant requests for arts-related field trips and educational programs, reducing the cost for families.
  • Provided funds for new acoustic band shells.
  • Purchased and installed an art gallery, featuring a 3D print art display case and a hanging frame display system at JJHS.
  • Installed a recording sound booth at JJHS.
  • Awarded college scholarships for students pursuing art-related careers.

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