Welcome!

Welcome to the John Adams High School Music Department website! John Adams is in the South Bend Community School Corporation serving over 300 aspiring musicians. John Adams is a full IB magnet school that offers IB music courses open to interested students.

JAHS Music Mission

The John Adams High School Music Department is to work together to explore many facets of music including a variety of genres and styles, cultures, and historical periods of music. We will grow as musicians through sight-reading activities, performances, developing performance etiquette, and interpretation of music. We will exist in a positive atmosphere that welcomes creativity, and soar like eagles to new heights in music through discipline, dedication, and determination in order to create an inspiring experience for all musicians and audience members while making music that truly has an impact on our lives and our community.

JAHS Music Goals are to:

  1. Help build an outstanding reputation for music here at John Adams, and in our community by providing performances that demonstrate musical intelligence and growth.

  2. Strive to make every student an active, involved, collaborative, and responsible member of a fun organization that will bring great pride and satisfaction as a result of active learning and hard work

  3. Grow as professional individuals through commitment, dedication, and self-directed learning.

  4. Encourage respect for music, musicians, teachers, fellow students, audience members, and our physical rehearsal and performance facilities.

  5. Learn to appreciate the beauty and the power of all music to motivate, inspire, communicate, and enrich the quality of life for everyone in our community.


News to Know:

Summer Percussion for Marching Band!

Rehearsals begin June 13th and will meet every

Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 pm in the band room.

ISSMA District Jazz Contest Results:

Band Jazz I earned a Gold in Group I

Band Jazz II earned a Silver

Vocal Jazz earned a Silver

Show Choir earned a Silver

Choir earned 6 Outstanding Soloist Awards


8th Grade Informational Sheet

8th grade Informational Sheet