Many of us know already that beloved music teacher Mr. Wilson is no longer working here at East. Although it is a devastating thing for many scholars at East, we were lucky enough to get an amazing new choir director, Mrs. Zajkowski.
Mrs. Zajkowski has some big plans and goals for our new choir this year. “I would like kids to participate in the citywide choral festival in May, also have 4 or 5 scholars in choir perform with the RPO in the Holiday Pops concerts,” she stated. She also gave some smaller goals for choir such as getting comfortable with using sheet music and building a cohesive blend within the choir.
Zajkowski is settling into her new surroundings here at East. “For the first month I’ve been trying to build relationships with students and other staff, and though it has been tiring it has still been very good,” she said.
Some students want to be involved in choir this year, but have no room in their schedule, so Mrs. Zajkowski mentioned a holiday caroling opportunity for students who wanted to sing with the choir. Also, she stated that another way to be involved in the choir is helping advertise concerts and making flyers for events that students could come and show support for their fellow peers in the choir. She mentioned that students could also help with lights and sound for concerts as another opportunity. Another thing that students could get involved in choir is by joining the RCSD Show Choir, which rehearses every Saturday from 1pm-3pm with Mr. Wilson.