MR. JOSEPH G. RODE
Mr. Joseph G. Rode is a recent graduate of Susquehanna University, having graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education in 2023, Magna Cum Laude.
During his musical career, Mr. Rode has had several great opportunities to enhance his skills in music and teaching. He has been a member of several ensembles of prestige, including the PMEA 2019 All-State Wind Ensemble; the Susquehanna University Chamber Singers and Choir; the Susquehanna University Wind Ensemble; the Award-Winning Penn Central Wind Band; and, the Williamsport Symphony Billtown Brass, a unique ensemble scored in the style of a British Brass Band. Mr. Rode is still an active performer in both the Penn Central Wind Band and the Billtown Brass Band, and he also gigs independently on Euphonium, Trombone, and Tuba. He has also maintained a private brass studio, of which his brass students have found great success in their school music programs.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at my email. Please allow 24 hours for a follow-up! I am glad to help.
LET'S HAVE A GREAT YEAR MAKING MUSIC TOGETHER!
Announcements below! Please read!
If you are in Chorus or Band, I have special field trips planned! On Tuesday, October 24th, the Bands will have the opportunity to travel for free to see the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra play their fall concert, featuring Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
Later, in November, the Choirs will be taking a field trip to see the Susquehanna University Choir perform their fall concert alongside the SU Chamber Singers and SU Chorale.
Permission forms will be distributed soon! Keep an eye out for emails!
Hello, hello, hello, musicians of Sullivan County!
IT'S HAPPENING!!!!! I just got word of our participation in the annual cavalcade of bands! I'll be sending out an informational letter soon!
District Band/Orchestra and Choral auditions are happening soon! I have a signup sheet in both the band and choir room. Auditions are open for students in grades 9-12.
Lastly, I will be posting the lesson rotation soon. Please have a look at it in class, as lesson attendance will be graded this year!
As stated in class today, I have received a final list of dates for the concerts this year. More performances may be added and some may be adjusted, but as it stands so far these ones are locked in:
- December 6th at 7PM
- March 19th and 20th at 7PM
- May 8th at 7PM
- Memorial Day Sunday and Memorial Day
Cavalcade is still up in the air, but I hope to have a definitive answer soon! Please check for updates!
All pages should be up and running!