Volume 08 | May 2019
Welcome to our monthly newsletter where you will find updates on everything Arts related in the KLSD!
Don’t Miss Out!
Be a Part of this JJHS 20 Year Tradition!
Now is the time to purchase an ArtsALIVE Wall of the Arts permanent plaque to celebrate your child’s accomplishments in the arts or in honor of a special teacher.

Get Your Plaque Today!! Order Deadline is May 29, 2019.

The cost of the plaque is $135.00, which is tax-deductible and can be ordered by visiting our website.
3 lines of text maximum! http://www.klsdartsalive.org

The Wall of the Arts offers benefactors the opportunity to celebrate the artists, musicians, writers, performers and devoted community members who make this district unique.

If you have any questions please email klsdartsalive@gmail.com or
Barbara Milone at bmilone101@optonline.net.
John Jay Vocal Jazz Recognition
Winners at the 51st Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival
On May 1st, Steve Morse led the award winning John Jay Vocal Jazz group to its final concert of the Season. The group won first place at the 51st Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival this past January. In honor of this achievement, KLSD ArtsAlive recognized them by presenting each member a customized sweatshirt complete with their names and memorable achievement. Congratulations!!
JJHS Music Field Trip to Lincoln Center
Thank you so much for sponsoring our 2019 trip to Lincoln Center on May, 3rd. 80 students in Music History & Theory and Music Technology traveled to NYC to visit Lincoln Center and all it has to offer. Students participated in a a backstage tour and heard the NY Philharmonic in concert featuring the music of Bruch and Strauss. Additionally, the students enjoyed a pre-show talk back and nighttime performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center led by Wynton Marsalis, bassist Rodney Whitaker, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, and saxophonist Dan Block in an all-Ellington showcase along with a group of young rising jazz stars. Many students commented on how much they learned that day and that it was the best enrichment field trip they had taken all year. Without a doubt, all students had a fantastic time and it was a fun-filled day celebrating our love of music!               
Amy Geiger, JJHS Music Teacher: Music Theory and Music Technology
JJMS Orchestra Field Trip to the
NY Philharmonic at Lincoln Center
JJMS 7th and 8th Orchestra Students enjoy a field trip to the NY Philharmonic at Lincoln Center in NYC recently!
Field trip funded by KLSD Artsalive. Thank you for supporting our organization!
“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for supporting my orchestra field trip to Lincoln Center. We had front row seats to see the New York Philharmonic and the kids loved it. Thank you so much for funding this special opportunity for my students, we all appreciate it!”
Elissa Leventhal, JJMS Orchestra & Discovering Music
JJHS Reflections Literary Magazine
Recognition Breakfast
Ten JJHS Students read their work in Reflections Literary Magazine at a breakfast reception. Read the online edition here: https://jjhsreflections.com
Thank you KLSD ArtsAlive and club advisor Therese Von Steenburg for your support!
Middle School
Spring Concerts

 Monday May 20th Band Concert 7pm JJMS Theater

Wednesday May 29th Orchestra Concert 7pm JJMS Theater

Monday June 10th Arts Night at the JJMS 6-8pm JJMS

Jazz Band 6:15 in the JJMS Library

Chorus Concert / 14th Harmony 7pm in the JJMS Theater
Visual arts student art will be displayed throughout the school. More information about this part of the event, including a full map with the locations of student work will be sent out to families via connect ed closer to the event.
Elementary School
Spring Concerts

Tuesday, June 4th: Increase Miller Band and Chorus Concert @ 7pm at JJMS theater

Thursday, June 6th: Katonah Elementary School Band and Chorus Concert @ 7pm

Wednesday, June 12th: Meadow Pond Elementary School Band and Chorus Concert @ 7pm JJMS theater

Wednesday, June 12th: Increase Miller Strings Concert @ 7pm at IMES

Monday, June 17th: Katonah Elementary School Strings concert @ 7pm

Wednesday, June 19th: Meadow Pond Elementary School Strings concert @ 7pm JJMS theater
Rock The Halls!
Congratulations to the 50 talented singers and musicians who took the stage on May 10th and sung and played their hearts out to a sold out theatre!

THANK YOU to Halfway to Sanity Band and to the JJMS families for this amazing Benefit Concert!

Proceeds benefit KLSD ArtsALIVE, the arts booster club for the District!
Thank you to all for supporting the Arts in KLSD!
Lewisboro Library in collaboration with KLSD ArtsAlive
Thank you to the Lewisboro Library in collaboration with KLSD ArtsAlive for presenting this community concert on May 17th.  Many of the talented JJHS students of award winning groups performed to a successful evening of music and live entertainment!

Proceeds raised have been donated to KLSD ArtsAlive, the arts booster club of the Katonah Lewisboro School District.
Please reach out to klsdartsalive@gmail! 
Support the Arts
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.
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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