• Dear New Students, & Parents,

    I'm so excited to make music with you this year! I hope you have a smooth transition into VMS. I direct the Orchestra and teach all of the string lessons here at VMS. Lessons are once per week & scheduled during health/gym or related arts. This is to ensure that you won't miss any academic class time. These teachers work very well with us and leaving for lessons is not an issue. If you are absent, or have something you don't want to miss in class, then you can easily reschedule your lesson within the same day or week because I am at VMS everyday. I expect you to attend your lessons even if you forget your instrument. You can borrow a school instrument to avoid being marked unprepared and miss precious playing time.
    We begin lessons in September, rehearsals in October, and perform in our first concert every December. We also have another concert, around  spring break. Like all clubs and activities here at VMS, after school rehearsals are 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM with Orchestra every Tuesday. Rehearsal schedules are listed under my calendar and can be printed from this website. Late buses are provided throughout the year. You may be picked up by a parent, but if they are not here by 4:10 PM then it is school policy that you must get on a bus, for security reasons. I understand this is a big change for you, and you may want to participate in many other after school activities, also. I am more than happy to work with your schedule so that you can continue to be in the music program.
    If you attended any of the Voorhees elementary schools, then you will automatically be scheduled for lessons here at VMS. Your lesson schedule will be sent to you through your homeroom teacher. Please stop by room A-28, across from the old cafeteria, as soon as possible if ;
    A. You do not want to continue lessons.
    B. You are new to Voorhees and would like to sign-up for lessons.
    C. Need a new rental instrument form.
    D. Would like to try one of the larger instruments like string basses that our school owns.
    If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact me through email for the quickest reply at jansen@voorhees.k12.nj.us
                                                                         Mrs. Jansen, x75131