Music Media Gallery

  • Upper School Coffee House (April 6, 2018)

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  • Photos by Winston Guo '19
    US Coffee House Photos by Winston Guo '19

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  • MS Coffee House (March 15, 2018)

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  • MS Winter Concert (12.14.17)

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  • Upper School Winter Concert (11.30.17)

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  • Fifth-Grade Drumming Circles

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  • Middle School Orchestra - Back to School 2017 Rehearsal

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  • First day of fourth-grade orchestra

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  • Jacob Egol '19 at Interlochen (Dmitri Shostakovich’s “String Quartet No.3")

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  • MS Chorus - Music in the Parks Festival 2017

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  • Middle School Band Rehearsal

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  • Willy Wonka, Jr. - A Lower School Spring 2017 Musical Promo #2

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  • MS Orchestra Attends CJMEA Festival

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  • Willy Wonka, Jr. - A Lower School Spring 2017 Musical Promo

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  • Oompa Loompas - Willy Wonka Jr Rehearsal Clip

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  • SMILE - An Upper School Musical (Promo 2)

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  • SMILE - An Upper School Spring 2017 Musical (Promo)

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  • Chamber Music Club - Impromptu Outdoor Concert

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  • US Winter Coffee House 2017 (Photos by Katherine Bibilouri ' 18, Brooke Nadler '18, Rebekah Lo '17)

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  • Singin' in the Rain Jr - Show Week Show Promo (Feb. 2017)

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Congratulations to our Middle School Jr. Tri-M Music Honor Society on being named the Division Chapter of the Year two years in a row! See us featured in TEMPO Magazine.

Music is an integral part of every child’s education at Ranney. All students have the opportunity to sing, to play a musical instrument and to perform in musical ensembles. Musical activities range from classroom music in the Lower School, which includes singing, playing Orff instruments and recorders, to ensemble class study of orchestral and band instruments, all of which lay the basis for Band, Chorus and Orchestra electives in the upper Lower School grades as well as in the Middle and Upper School divisions. Through class work, hands-on field trips and performances, our students acquire practical training in music and develop a well-rounded appreciation and understanding of music.
Middle and Upper School students also have the opportunity to apply for our Jr. Tri-M Music Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. Below are additional details about our music program by division.

Divisional Music Offerings

Lower School

Music education at Ranney uses an eclectic approach that keeps in mind the differing levels, abilities and learning styles of our students while also fostering personal growth in music. We encourage the students’ ability to work, play and create together. Practical experience is emphasized in the classroom through the playing of instruments, singing and musical games. Students in Grades 3-5 are encouraged to explore ensemble music by joining the Band, Chorus or Orchestra. The ability to sing or play an instrument accurately with a clear tone, to interpret pitch and rhythmic notations, and to participate in group ensembles are three primary goals outlined in our curriculum.

Middle School

Middle School music students are eligible to participate in the Band, Chorus and Orchestra,, with enrollment by previous experience in the Lower School Band, Orchestra, or Chorus or by audition. Membership in either the Band, Orchestra or Chorus gives students at Ranney a sense of purpose in music within the school. The ensemble classes focus on music theory and performance. The performing ensembles are featured every year in a winter and spring concert series as well as other performance venues. Ranney music ensemble students are encouraged to qualify for membership in the Jr. Tri-M Music Honor Society. Music electives that reflect today’s business of music are offered to non-ensemble students as semester-long electives.

Upper School

Upper School ensemble students are encouraged to continue their participation in the Band, Orchestra or Chorus ensembles. Upper School ensemble classes continue the student’s theory education and mastering of their instrument or vocal skills. As with their Lower and Middle School peers, the Upper School performing ensembles are featured every year in a winter and spring concert series as well as other performance venues. Upper School ensemble students are encouraged to qualify for membership in the Tri-M Music Honor Society. For those students looking at music for their future college and professional career, Ranney offers AP Music Theory in their senior year.

Music students provide a year-in-review about their time with Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Watch a video with the Class of 2015's violinist Sabrina Park.

View more of Ranney's talented musicians on the Ranney School YouTube Channel.

We're "All In" - the Lower School Gathering Song

Wake up singing, jumping out of bed.
Ideas ringing ‘round inside my head.
Run or ride, I’m getting on my way.
I can tell it’s gonna be my day.

All in! Gonna give my everything.
All is what I’m gonna bring.
All in! In my work or in my play,
Every minute every day,
I’ll be all that I can be,
and very soon you’ll see, I’m all in!

Upcoming Coffee Houses & Concerts

List of 2 events.

Ensemble Performances

Ranney's band, chorus, and orchestra ensembles will appear at the following events during the 2018-19 school year. View our NEW 2018-19 Performing Arts Handbook.

September 5 - First Day of School: US Fall Coffee House
September 13 - Upper School Convocation (US Band and Orchestra performance)
October 5 - Fall Sports Pep Rally (US Pep Band)
October 18 - MS Fall Coffee House
November 8, 9 and 10 - MS Musical Production "Bye Bye Birdie"
November 13 - LS Coffee House
December 4 - MS/US Chorus at Radio City Music Hall
December 6, 7 and 8
 - US Drama Production “CLUE: On Stage”
December 14 - US Winter Concert
December 20 - MS Winter Concert
January 11 - US Performing Arts Trip to Jazz at Lincoln Center: Wynton Marsalis and National Orchestra of Romania
January 17 - LS Winter Concert

March 7, 8 and 9 - US Musical Production “Cinderella”
March 15 - MS Spring Coffee House
April 5 - US Spring Coffee House
April 12 and 13 - LS Musical Production “Junie B. Jones, Jr.”
May 4 - All School Spring Concert (All Division Band, Chorus and Orchestra)
May 23 - Ranney School Graduation (US Band, Chorus and Orchestra, MS Orchestra performance)
May 31 - MS Music in the Parks Festival and Competition
June 7 - MS Promotion Ceremony (8th Grade Performance)
TBA - US Cum Laude Ceremony (US Band and Orchestra performance)

Meet the Performing Arts Team

List of 5 members.

Ranney School

235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Tel. 732.542.4777
Our mission is to nurture intellectual curiosity and confidence to inspire students to lead honorably, think creatively, and contribute meaningfully to society. Learn more.