Orchestra Memories

2020 - 2021

Congratulations to Jaidan Malloy on receiving the Academic All-State Award for Instrumental Music from the Utah High School Activities Association for 2020-2021!!

SJBMS Spring Concert 5.10.21

Orchestra I and II perform at their final concert of the year. What an amazing job you all did! I hope you enjoyed your orchestra experience this year - it was a blast teaching you all! <3

Holy Week 2021

Give Me Jesus


Photos from our video shoot at Antelope Island with JD Choir on March 12th.

Thank you Arlene Zlotucha for these beautiful photos!!

Antelope Island Video Shoot Photos 2021

Thank You!!

Austin, Marcus, Jaidan, Lauryn, Natalia, and Isabel (plus a special guest volunteer thanks to Austin) all volunteered their time during Freshman Registration Night in order to provide beautiful music during the event and to feature our talented students. Thank you for all you do!

And a thank you to Kami Jordan for allowing us the platform to feature these amazing students.

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SJBMS Orchestras Catholic Schools Week

Volunteers from our two SJBMS orchestras participated in the 7:30 am performance in the gathering space at the Middle School! That day was to honor students and the orchestra happily played in representation of our fabulous music programs at SJB!

Christmas Orchestra Concert 2020

Dec. 11, 2020 - JDCHS Auditorium

Featuring: Orchestra I, Orchestra II, Chamber Orchestra, and JD Strings

Christmas Concert officially livestreamed on the JD YouTube channel:JDCHS YouTube channel

Shakespeare Competition

We received 3rd place!


A few of our JD Orchestra members performed Michael Praetorius' "Bransles de Village" from his Dances from Terpsichore in the Minstrel category for the Shakespeare Festival! Congratulations to all for competing and doing so well!

Fr. Tilley Installation Mass Reception

Our JD Orchestra members played a wonderful setlist of tunes for the reception following Mass for Fr. Tilly. Wonderful job, all!

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The Star-Spangled Banner!

Performed before the Varsity volleyball game on 8/25/20 by a few of our amazing and talented JD String Orchestra members: Lauryn Zlotucha, Marcus Slobodnic, Jaidan Malloy, and Carter Sears

Below are some of our activities from the 2019-20 school year:

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Summer Music Fun! Event

Orchestra students participated in a 2-day summer camp. We learned Magnificent Seven, The Pink Panther, and Somewhere Over the Rainbow during those 2 days.

We had 14 of our wonderful students participate:

Natalia Cyriac, Audrey Davis, Emilie Etchart, Ethan Flanery, Trinity Fuchs, Emily Grace, Isabel Hopkins, Hadleigh Johnston, Avery and Parker Kolkebeck, Jaidan Molloy, Nicole Morgan, Austin Simpson, and Lauryn Zlotucha.

They did a super job learning the music and played so well at the performance! Great job, everyone!

Thank you to all the parent volunteers - you helped make this possible! Thank you to Arlene Zlotucha for taking such wonderful photos!

Fall Concert

Our October concert with JD Strings was a fantastic and exciting event! We had a little fun wearing some extra Halloween-inspired costumes or stayed in all black. Our concert tunes consisted of Schubert's Der Erlkonig, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and A-flat, among others.

Music in the Halls

Music in the Halls is a great way to play just for fun for anyone passing by! We played in the Great Hall in December with members of JD Strings while wearing fun Christmas-themed clothes and hats. We played music from The Nutcracker, and The Polar Express as well as Christmas Eve/Sarajevo, Celtic Carol and A Solitary Wish.

Region Solo and Ensemble

A select few JD students prepared and performed solos and duets for a judge in March 2020. Very proud of their hard work and determination!

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Feast of St. Juan Diego Mass 2019

The JD Strings were featured at the school's annual Feast of Juan Diego Mass as well as at the Spiritus Donorum Dinner on Dec. 11th, 2019. We performed an arrangement of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.