Winter Concert Series 2019

Winter Concert Series 2019

The high school performing arts department will begin the new year with its annual Winter Concert Series. All shows begin at 7:00PM and are open to the public, free of charge 

Thursday January 10, 2019 – Music Technology and Choral Concert
This concert features digital music composed and performed by students from our Music Technology program, as well as our vocal group the John Jay Chorale. 

Monday January 14, 2019 – Band Concert
We will present a program of music from three ensembles: The Concert Band, the Symphonic Band, and our Wind Ensemble. 

Wednesday January 16, 2019 – Orchestra Concert
Our concerts continue with performances by our Symphonic and String Orchestra 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – Jazz Concert
The Winter Series concludes with performances by our jazz bands and vocal jazz ensemble as they prepare for the prestigious Berklee Student Jazz Competition. You will also be entertained with performances by our three student led a-capella groups: The Notables, The RollingTones, and The Treblemakers. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – Snow Date for all concerts 

Please join us for these celebrations of music.!



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What is Encore Cabaret?

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.”


I’m convinced! Where do I get tickets?
We’re so glad you asked! Just click here, and it will take you directly to our purchase page.

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Encore Cabaret VII

Get your Encore Cabaret tickets here:

Adults: $15  /  Members: $10  /  Senior Citizens: $5  /  KLSD Students: Free

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John Jay Theatre Workshop Presents HARVEY
A Comedy in Three Acts by Mary Chase

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The Twilight Zone

John Jay Middle School Presents

The Twilight Zone: Three classic episodes from the TV Series

Thursday, November 15-Saturday, November 17th 7:00 PM

Saturday Matinee @ 1:00

Tickets on sale at

Or at the door prior to show time

Tickets are $10.00 each


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Upcoming KLSD calendar of events

November 2019

  • November 14th-16th…….JJMS Fall Drama: “Tragedy and Comedy, Two works by William Shakespeare”
  • November 22nd……..JJHS Art Show
  • November 22nd-23rd…..JJHS Theatre Workshop, “You Can’t Take It With You”


December 2019

  • December 3rd……Giving Tuesday
  • December 13- 14….. JJHS Freshman Play 7:00 pm
  • December 16th-20th…..JJHS Arts Week
  • December 18th……. JJMS Choral Concert


Please see our Events Page for more Events:

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The Arts of KLSD 2017-2018

  • Elementary students explored art with educators from the Katonah Museum of Art and The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Elementary students learned about the design process as they created musical instruments, illustrated ecosystems, mixed paint and built vehicles.
  • Sixty-six students across the district participatedd in New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Festivals.
  • Fourteen students were selected to participate in All-County Band, Orchestra or Choir, and four in All-State Festivals
  • A student-musician has been accepted into New York University’s Future Music Moguls high school program.
  • The high school vocal jazz ensemble attended the Berklee High School Jazz Festival in Boston
    More than 200 students brought energy and excitement to the middle school’s theater productions.

Source: Katonah-Lewisboro School District

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One Act Festival

PowerPoint PresentationWednesday May 23 and Thursday May 24 at 7:00pm

The John Jay Theatre Workshop proudly presents the One Act Festival this Wednesday and Thursdays evenings.

Please come see these talented underclassmen in One Acts beings directed by members of the JJHS Graduating class of 2018!!

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JJHS Variety Show

30171711_1835734239811885_4801939180989230907_oCome see some of the awesome talent at John Jay High School and support the arts programs. Let’s fill the seats!

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GILBERT Puerto Rico Hurricane relief fundraiser

30705827_1801741823181368_2613949914190708736_oArts Alive! (the arts booster club of KLSD) presents Gilbert in a one night only charity event concert to be held at the John Jay High School Theatre on Saturday, May 5th at 7 PM.

Gilbert is a band comprised of students from Westchester County whose sound is rock with soul/funk influences. Tara Curran’s powerful and soulful vocals will let you know that they mean business. While performing locally, they’ve caught the attention of Rob Thomas, Ethan Carey (i95 radio), Dave Anderson, Vaneese Thomas and have performed on the TV show Wonderama. Gilbert also holds the winning title of Ridgefield Bandjam 2017.
Gilbert is passionate about supporting the victims of the Puerto Rico Hurricanes and will donate half of the proceeds to this cause and the other half will go toward supporting the Arts in the Katonah Lewisboro School District.
Tickets range in Price: $10 Student and $15 General Admission. A limited number of VIP Packages will be sold for $50 to include: Early Entry to Pre-Select Best Seats in the House, Meet & Greet After Party with the Band Catered by Cameron’s Deli & VIP Swag Bag. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below:

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