Sunday, March 3, 2013
Rush School fifth-grader Genna Goins was given the rare honor of playing in the Olympic Conference Junior High School Band last month at Washington Township High School.
Rush School fifth-grader Genna Goins has been reading music since before she could read a book. So it was no surprise, her teachers said, when she was given a chance last month to perform with the Olympic Conference Junior High School Band. Talented sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade musicians from all over South Jersey auditioned for the honor to play with the band. Rush School’s music teachers, Chris Adams and Natasha Sigmund were there to cheer Genna on at the Olympic Conference concert on Feb. 5. "Genna is an exceptional young musician," said Sigmund. "She has a high aptitude for music, but what makes her move forward beyond her years is her unending dedication, passion, and hard work. Seeing her perform with a select high school band …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Rush School Music Makers finalists in the NJ 101.5 Christmas Choir Contest and your votes will help them win.
The Cinnaminson Music Makers are finalists yet again. This time, their soulful rendition of "Merry Christmas Baby" earned them a spot in the finals for the New Jersey 101.5 Christmas Choir contest. The Music Makers won the middle school division in the same contest last year. Cinnaminson friends and families can help them win by listening to Dennis & Judi on NJ 101.5 at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Dec., 17. Voting will begin at noon that same day. Visit www.nj1015.com to cast your vote and support the Music Makers. You can vote until noon, Tuesday, Dec. 18. The school with the most votes will win in their age category—elementary, middle and high school. Those winners will receive $1,000 and the school with the most overall votes in any division…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Music Makers perform their Christmas concert Thursday.
After online voting, the Rush School Music Makers fell just short winning the semifinals of the B101 Christmas Choir Contest. Haverford Middle School edged out Cinnaminson after yesterday's voting period. The Music Maker's song, Children, Go Where I Send Thee, included an intricate two-part choral arrangement and a three-part a capella introduction. Haverford nabbed the spot with their rendition of Carol of the Bells. The Music Makers may not have tasted victory this year, but in 2011, the group took the top spot for middle schools in the NJ 101.5 Christmas Choir Contest. In 2010, the Music Makers won the B101 contest. Rush School Music Makers posted this on their Facebook page: Congratulations to Haverford Middle School. Kids, it's …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Support Cinnaminson's Music Makers in the B101 Christmas Choir Contest on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Today: Vote here! __________ You may remember in 2010, Eleanor Rush's Music Makers won the B101 Christmas Choir Contest for grades K-6 with their adorable and catchy song, Boogie Woogie Santa Claus. Last year, the talented group found success again, snagging the top spot for middle schools in a different contest, the NJ 101.5 Christmas Choir Contest. They sang Christmas, Baby Please Come Home. This year, they are at it again, belting out a spiritual song, Children, Go Where I Send Thee, which includes an intricate two-part choral arrangement and a three-part a capella introduction. This unique entry has won them a spot in the 2012 semi finals for B101's K-8 contest. The Music Makers consist of 77 fourth- and fifth-grade students under …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Rush students win their second consecutive choir competition.
For the second year in a row, the Music Makers of Eleanor Rush Intermediate School have won a statewide radio station choir competition, this time for NJ101.5’s Christmas Choir Contest. The singers performed live in studio Friday morning and an hour later, on their bus ride back to Cinnaminson, heard the good news they won. “The kids were cheering and waving,” said music teacher Natalia Sigmund. “Everybody was hugging. It was very exciting.” However, the students didn’t even realize they won at first. The first winner was announced in the elementary school contest; it was Ocean Township Elementary School. “When they announced the name of the school for elementary, we were all really glum,” said 5th-grade Music Maker Gianna Gentile. “But …
Friday, December 23, 2011
The NJ101.5 competition netted three statewide winners.
Update 12:45 p.m. Friday The Eleanor Rush Intermediate School Music Makers won the middle school competition in the NJ101.5 Christmas Choir Contest. Congratulations to the students! The elementary school winner was from Ocean Township and the high school—and overall—winner was the choir from Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River. Update 11:15 a.m. Friday The Music Makers of Eleanor Rush Intermediate School will be performing live today at 11:30 a.m. on NJ101.5 in the radio station's Christmas Choir Contest. To listen online, click here. Winners of each category—elementary, middle and high schools—will be announced today at noon. A play back of all finalists will be played on Christmas Day. The Music Makers' song will be played at 7 …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Choir sings for lieutenant governor on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Eleanor Rush Intermediate School Music Makers performed at the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration at the Trenton War Memorial Complex Jan. 16. The choir, which won the B101 Christmas Choir Competition with its rendition of “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus” and sang at the Kimmel Center with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, performed two spirituals at the King celebration in the War Memorial’s auditorium Patriots Theater. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadango, along with 1,800 spectators, gave the group a standing ovation. The choir was able to meet and talk to Guadango before the show. Guadango took time to answer the students’ questions. Music Makers is an after-school choir. Music teacher Natasha Sigmund started the program four …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The choir recently won the B101 choir competition.
The Music Makers of Eleanor Rush Intermediate School have been asked to perform at the state's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration Jan. 16, according to the choir's Facebook page. Choir director Natasha Sigmund leads the Music Makers. The event begins at 3 p.m. and will be held at Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial Building on 1 Memorial Drive in Trenton. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Visit http://www.state.nj.us/state/mlk/events.html for more information. The Music Makers recently made waves throughout the Delaware Valley after winning Philadelphia radio station B101's Christmas Choir Competition. Members of the Music Makers received accolades from N.J. Rep. Diane Allen (R-7).