April 1, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 11 Ridgewood The playing’s the thing in the village’s schools Ridgewood High School’s excellence in orchestral and band music starts in the middle schools, if not before. Four students from the George Washington Middle School were recently accepted to Junior Region musical groups: Eunice Kim, eighth grade, violin; Miranda Canilang, eighth grade, clarinet; Minjoo Kim, seventh grade, violin; and John Park, seventh grade, cello. Janelle Jacoby is the orchestra director and Brian Brown is the band director at George Washington Middle School. Members of the Ridgewood High School Orchestra, including Minjae Kim, a regional violinist and State Jazz Choir Soprano, recently visited Ridgewood’s elementary schools to motivate the younger children to think about music. Ridgewood High School clarinetist Yuya Ishizuka offered a solo to the students of the Travell School. The performer’s fellow musicians laughed in appreciation: the children’s selection he played, “The Whale’s Tale, is intentionally comical. Amy Hotto is the director of the Ridgewood High School orchestra, one of the few high school orchestras with a string section, and Jeff Haas is director of the award-winning Ridgewood High School Band. Dr. Ed Schmiedecke directs the entire music program, which is rated as one of the best in the state or nation. J. KOSTER Pictured above are GWMS Music Award Recipients. 7th grade students are John Park (cello) and Min Joo Kim (violin). 8th grade students are Eunice Kim (violin) and Miranda Canilang (clarinet). Pictured above is clarinetist Yuya Ishizuka playing for Travell School students. Business Owners, Managers and Future Entrepreneurs Managing Cash Flow Learn to project when cash is coming in and when cash is going out. When there will be a shortage or excess. When you can buy that new product or when you need to tap into the line of credit. Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • 7:00PM – 9:00PM $50 per person Please call 201-891-8585 to reserve a place. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. Donald Samick – 40 yrs Business Background and Teacher of Seminars 436 West Main Street, Wyckoff Spring g Cleanienor?! m y Frame a M Come See Our Gift Line of Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 9-4:30 27 East Prospect St. • Waldwick, NJ 201-670-7666