We are looking for creative and patient instructors to join our fantastic artistic team in working with our new all-girls Drum Line (girls ages 8 to 18) until June, 2021. Our current line is based in NJ and we are hoping to expand to NYC. In addition to competitions, the teams are being trained to perform in shows and parades. Our first performance is slated to be at the Prudential Center in early Spring.
**If we are able to welcome more than one coach, we would begin a Boys' Division over time.
Our teams are expected to only work virtually during December and January due to the pandemic. The current Drumline works on Mondays at 6pm and Tuesdays at 4pm (which might change in the New Year). We would also like for the coach to be available on Saturdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm OR 5:00pm to 6pm to coach via Zoom. As there are already two instructors onboard, the team can take turns covering each session if desired.
Whenever we are allowed to return indoors (likely in February) - our indoor practices will be held every Saturday from 4pm to 6pm at the Rahway YMCA in the downtown area of Rahway, New Jersey. Instructors who are uncomfortable with in person practices can elect to just coach online. We should note that the time slot may change slightly, but in-person practices are always ONLY on Saturdays.
Your responsibility would be to prepare lesson plans designed for students who will be brand new to the art of drumming. Our students have been instructed to purchase drum pads and drum sticks for the purpose of practicing virtually. You would also work with other division coaches to prepare the company for competitions, parades and performances.
Teaching experience is not critical, but experience playing in a drum line/marching band is REQUIRED.
Interested candidates should respond letting us know about their drumming experience and any burning questions that they have. We will respond immediately. Thank you for your interest and please stay safe and sane.
The mission of MJHS is to aid in the provision of quality education and sound character building programs for young people.
Friends of MJHS ("Friends") is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation organized for the purpose of generating contributions, pledges and funds for the development and ongoing support of Citadel Academy Prep School (CAPS), a school that will provide students in grades 6-8 with a high quality Christian education through a well balanced, yet challenging curriculum that ministers to the spirit, soul and body.
Friends will also provide funds, management and ongoing support of The SoulDeevas Performing Arts Company, a character building sports and arts program that will serve all youth regardless of their religious affiliation. The SoulDeevas will include programs that provide activities, resources and support during critical out-of-school time hours in a safe, nurturing environment that works from a strengths-based, youth development perspective.