Boosters meetings and activities

If you’re taking part in the SPFHS Music trip to Washington this week – or heading down to catch some of the performances – please keep in mind that we’re always looking for photos and videos to add to our collection.

The SPFMB Photos Website has collected hundreds of images of our student musicians over the past several years. Check it out!

And please contact Dan Murphy at if you have any photos, or links to videos, you’d like to contribute. Thanks!


Another busy week in the music department:

Tuesday, March 24

Monthly meeting of the Music Booster Association, 7:30 PM in the SPFHS multipurpose room.

Wednesday, March 25

The 3rd Terrill In Tempo jazz festival will be on Wednesday March 25, 2015. The show starts at 5:30PM. There are seven great middle school jazz bands performing that night. The judges for the evening are Vinnie Turturiello and Al Chez. This is a great event and thanks for coming out to support the students!

Line up of bands:

6:00 PM Monroe Township Middle School
6:30 PM William Annin Middle School
7:00 PM Roosevelt Intermediate “The Accidentals”
7:30 PM Roosevelt Intermediate “Morning Jazz”
8:00 PM Park Middle School
8:30 PM Hillsborough Middle School
9:00 PM Terrill Middle School

Thursday, March 26 – Mandatory Parent Meeting

If you have a student going on the Washington DC Music Trip, the Last MANDATORY Parent/Student Meeting is March 26th at 7:00pm in the high school auditorium.

For questions, contact Lisa Zimmermann at

Friday, March 27 – Moonglower Jazz Festival

Join us for an evening of cool jazz at the 18th Annual Moonglowers Jazz Festival on Friday, March 27th at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.  Jazz musicians from six central New Jersey high school bands will perform starting at 6:00 PM.  Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens.  There will also be a variety of food available at reasonable prices – enjoy dinner and a show!

Full information on the festival page.

Saturday, March 28th

Once again, we are participating in the Lord and Taylor Shop Smart, Do Good Charity Event. This year the event will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Westfield store.

Tickets for this event are available for purchase for $5. Each ticket contains two 25% off coupons, plus a 15% off savings pass that is good on cosmetics. Additionally, valet parking will be offered this year.

The Music Boosters Association keeps 100% of the profits from tickets we sell as well as being eligible for further proceeds if we sell at least 50 tickets.

If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, contact Joan Chemidlin at


Saturday March 7th

This is a big day for Scotch Plains-Fanwood music with two exciting events:

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Music Dept Annual Day of Percussion 9am – 6pm

Location: Terrill Middle School

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools music department will be hosting its annual Day of Percussion on March 7th. This year’s event will be at Terrill Middle School, running from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature professional musicians putting on instructional clinics, performances by percussion ensembles from SPF and other New Jersey schools, plus refreshments and vendors selling and demonstrating musical merchandise. More information is on the Day of Percussion info page.



Scotch Plains-Fanwood St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser  12:30p – 9:30p

Location: Fanwood Train Station

The Music Boosters are proud to be the sole charitable partners for Fanwood’s 5th St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser. We will be selling tickets at the SPF Jazz Festival on 2/27.  Tickets are also available at Oh’Brian’s Pourhouse and Mara’s Café and Bakery.  If you purchase tickets at Mara’s, they will give you a 10% discount on your next visit! ($7 in advance, $10 at the door). This exciting event will be held at the Fanwood Train Station on Saturday, March 7. There will be a large heated tent. So the event will go on rain or shine! It is sponsored by Oh’Brian’s Pourhouse and the Fanwood Business and Professional Association. We will have the District Music Program represented by various student performers, throughout the afternoon. So come on out to see hear some music, and enjoy some great traditional Irish Fare including Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potato, Pretzels, Guinness Mac and Cheese and Hot Dogs. There will also be Face Painting, Tricky Tray and lots of fun. The best part is that all profits go to the SPF Music Boosters, to support district wide music programs.  See you there! For additional information please contact

Performance Schedule

Time Group
1:00PM Moonglowers
2:00 Terrill Jazz
2:30 SPF Jazz
3:00 Park Jazz
3:30 Moonglowers

(See also this nice article in The Alternative Press)