Last updated: October 1, 2014

Final lesson schedule is almost complete and will be distributed soon.  Most of the rented instruments have been delivered and will be distributed in lessons.
REACH rehearsals start this Friday.
What's happening this week?
PreK - practicing voices (whisper, sing, speak, shout), following directions through music (movement songs), freeze dance listening for voices.
K - Rhythm sticks echo, keeping the beat with Puerto Rican music, visually and aurally identifying instruments
1 - Rhythm stciks echo with Puerto Rican music, identify high and low, identify "happy" and "sad" music
2 - Pre-assessment
3 - Continue staff activity, building a staff to build music literacy, repeat signs, following 1st and 2nd endings in songs, recording for blog
4 - Pre-assessment, continue right hand piano skills
5 - Discuss the "moods" of music.  Students identify why a n instrumental piece sounds "excited" or "depressed" or "spooky".
6 - Complete lyrics project and begin learning xylophone accompaniment.

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Instrument rental/purchase questions can best be handled by contacting the instrument company directly:
Elefante Music   (908) 464-5928   Click here for Elefante Music Website

Parents are welcome to contact me at m at any time.  I can respond to e-mails faster than I can respond to phone calls.

PARENTS: Click here for information on how YOU can help your child's musical development.



Instrumental Students:
  • If you see a concert, bring me the program.  You will get +5 points added to your grade.
  • You can see any concert, play, musical, or dance recital.
  • The Bayonne Journal and other local papers have a nice listing of dance, music, and theater performances in the area. 
  • Don't forget that New York City has hundreds of things happening every day - some of them for FREE! Google it!
  • Bayonne High School performances (plays, musicals, concerts) are announced in the Bayonne Community News.


(This is a list of performances where Mrs. Fenimore has been an audience member, NOT on stage performing!)


13-14 School Year

May 20, 20134 Sampson G. Smith Elementary School concert in Franklin Twp, NJ

April 2, 2014 - Horace Mann Concert in Bayonne, NJ

March 22, 2014 - Cut Copy concert in NYC

March 21, 2014 - Billy Joel concert at Madison Square garden in NYC

February 25, 2014 -Choir Concert at Samson G Smith Elementary School in Franklin Township, NJ.  Free!

December 18, 2013 - Horace Mann Concert in Bayonne, NJ.


12-13 School Year

June 15, 2013 - Postal Service concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY

April 11, 2013 - Mrs. Fenimore, playing with the Princeton Brass Band, wins the North American Championship in Cinicinnati, Ohio!  (Oh, and she saw a lot of bands perform there, too.)

March 23, 2013 - Once on this Island, a musical performed at Kearny High School

January 6, 2013 - Megan Slankard concert live on  Check out this website, so cool! 

December 19, 2012 - Somerset Middle School choir and strings concert

August 10, 2012 - Book of Mormon - musical in NYC

11-12 School Year

June 2, 2012 - Bernadette Peters at NJPAC in Newark

February 24, 2012 - The Dallas Brass at the New Jersey Music Educator's Conference in East Brunswick, NJ.
February 12, 2012 - Smokey Joe's Cafe, a musical revue at Bayonne High School
February 11, 2012 - Greater Newark Youth Orchestra at the NJPAC in Newark, NJ.  Great Job, Jeremiah!
December 17, 2011 - Greater Newark Youth Orchestra Concert in Orange, NJ, featuring our own Jeremiah!  Congrats again!!
December 15, 2011 - Vroom School Concert in Bayonne, NJ.
December 8, 2011 - Horace Mann School Concert in Bayonne, NJ.  
December 4, 2011 - Imperial Brass concert in Scotch Plains, NJ.
November 20th, 2011 - Piano Recital featuring members of our instrumental program at Our Lady of Assumption Church, Bayonne, NJ
September 13, 2011 - Cut Copy concert at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ (I've seen them a lot!)
August 14, 2011 - American Idol Live at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

10-11 School Year

May 26, 2011 - Bailey School Concert in Bayonne, NJ 

May 14, 2011 - New Amsterdam Brass Band concert at the Montclair Citadel 

May 7, 2011 - Greater Newark Youth Orchestra Concert in Newark, NJ (featuring MJD's Jeremiah!  Congratulations AGAIN!!)

April 28, 2011 - A jazz saxophone player playing in front of Shop Rite in Bayonne!  I gave him a big tip!

February 22, 2011 - Montclair Wind Ensemble at Cali School of Music in Montclair, NJ.

January 14, 2011 - Washington School Concert in Bayonne

January 7, 2011 - Once on this Island, a musical at Rahway High School in Rahway, NJ

December 23, 2010 - Megan Slankard AGAIN in West Chester, PA.  I love her!

December 19, 2010 - Megan Slankard concert at The Living Room in New York City.

December 18, 2010 - Greater Newark Youth Orchestra Concert in Newark, NJ (featuring MJD's Jeremiah!  Congratulations!!)

December 15, 2010 - Robinson School Concert in Bayonne

November 6, 2010 - Amish Outlaws concert at PJ Whelihan's in Cherry Hill, NJ


09-10 School Year (not many concerts this year.  I'll have to do better next year!)

Apr. 9, 2010 - Rutgers Brass Concert at Nicholas Music Center in New Brunswick, NJ
Oct. 13, 2009 - Fielder Memorial Concert at Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University

Mar. 28, 2010 - New Amsterdam and Princeton Brass Bands at the Montclair Citadel

Oct. 16, 2009 - MIKA Concert at the United Palace Theater in New York City


08-09 School Year

June 2, 2009 - PS#7 Concert in Jersey City

May 27, 2009 - Robinson School Concert in Bayonne

May 3, 2009 - New Amsterdam Brass Band concert in Montclair, NJ

Apr. 15, 2009 - Distracted, an off-Broadway play in New York City (thanks for the tickets, Mr. Downes!)

Apr. 4, 2009 - Hanover Wind Symphony concert in Whippany, NJ

Mar. 29, 2009 - The Lion King, the musical in New York City

Mar. 21, 2009 - Cut Copy concert (again!  yay!) at Terminal 5 in New York City

Mar. 19, 2009 - Princeton Brass Band Concert at Rider University

Mar. 18, 2009 - BHS Chamber Music Concert at the Bayonne Public Library

Mar. 7, 2009 - Student, Faculty, Alumni Recital at Bayonne High School

Jan. 28, 2009 - BHS Instrumental Concert at Bayonne High School

Dec. 19, 2008 - Woodrow Wilson Concert in Bayonne

Dec. 17, 2008 - BHS Vocal Concert at Bayonne High School

Nov. 15, 2008 - Megan Slankard concert at The Living Room in New York City

Oct. 23, 2008 - The Secret Garden, the musical at the DeBaun Theater in Hoboken featuring Mary J. Donohoe School's Miss Bassett

Oct. 22, 2008 - Rutgers University Symphony Band at Nicholas Music Center in New Brunswick

Oct. 1, 2008 - Wicked, the musical in New York City
Sept. 22, 2008 - The Presets/Cut Copy concert at Webster Hall in New York City