Rock the Halls


6:30 PM on May 10, 2019 at the John Jay Middle School Theatre

It’s the annual Rock the Halls Concert! Please come and see these talented 25 students take the stage in this annual rock concert benefiting KLSD Artsalive!

Tickets are $10

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Rite of Spring Art Show

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Winter Concert Series

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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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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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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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Encore Cabaret VI

Layout 1 Tickets available at the door and online:

Sponsors/Donors $50/$100 (includes pre-show reception with honoree Lisa Kor)
Students $10, Adults $20, Seniors $5

ArtsALIVE! Katonah-Lewisboro’s arts booster club is extremely pleased to invite you to attend Encore Cabaret VI, which will take place in John Jay MIDDLE School’s theatre on the evening of Thursday, December 21 at 7:30 pm. Encore Cabaret is a musical collaboration of John Jay High School’s current performing arts students and alumni. We are very fortunate to have the alumni artistic team of musical director Andre Catrini (’07) and emcee Tomm Polos (’06) returning once again to lead the show. This year’s theme is “Broadway Through The Ages” and the show will feature an array of favorite songs from old and new Broadway musicals. All net proceeds from the show will benefit ArtsALIVE!, John Jay’s arts booster club made up of parents and students to support, promote and provide funding for enriching activities and programs, visiting artists, class trips and other arts-related activities for the students of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District.

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