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JTHS Presents the 2018 Spring Musical

"The Addams Family, School Edition"

A dark comedy centering around Wednesday Addams' love life

March16th, 17th & 18th

. Tickets will be available at http://www.jtwestchoir.org or at the door for $8.00. Fri & Sat., 7pm and Sun., 2pm in the Joliet West Auditorium


The Academy of Arts & Communication is a small learning community where students receive a rigorous and relevant curriculum that prepares them for success in the pathways of Media Communications, Performing Arts and Visual Arts.

The Academy of Arts and Communication provides students with a comprehensive educational experience. The following opportunities are unique to the Academy of Arts and Communications. Opportunities may be campus-specific or subject to availability
based upon enrollment and other factors.

  • Band, Choir, Orchestra, Speech, Art and Journalism competitions sponsored by the IHSA, Southwest Suburban
  • Conference and/or the Illinois Music Educators Association
  • Fall Play, Spring Musical, Opera Scenes and Variety Show concerts and performances
  • Art Honor Society, Drama Club and Art Club
  • Academy-specific electives such as Journalism, Yearbook, Choir, Band, Orchestra, Art and Drama
  • Dual Credit and AP course offerings such as Interior Design, Fashion Construction 2, and Apparel Merchandising/Design
  • Job Shadowing experiences related to Career Academy
  • Lewis University Academy Day and college/career exploration

For a complete listing of academy-specific electives and Dual Credit/AP course
offerings, visit the online Course Offerings Guide.



Matt Narducci

Academy Coordinator

B.A. University of Illinois

M.A. Governor's State Univ.

  Office: 815-774-1674

E-mail: mnarducci@jths.org



      Darcy A. Bowen

      Administrative Assistant





The Academy of Arts and Communications Presents:

The 2017-2018 Variety Show

Date and Time to be announced

Doors open at      , tickets sold at door 5 for $5,  Children 5 and under are free







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Joliet Choral

Joliet West Vocal Music - Upcoming Events

2017-2018 Season  
September 15th:  7:00 pm  Opera Scenes
Opera Scenes is a program that features the Concert Choir performing scenes from various opera.  General admission is $5.00, available only at the door.

October 19th:  7:00 pm  Fall Performance Showcase
The Performance Showcase features the Concert Choir, Symphonic Band, and Philharmonia.  Admission is free and open to the public.

November 29th:  5:30 pm  Songs of the Season Benefit Dinner
The Songs of the Season is our annual holiday benefit dinner at the Jacob Henry Ballroom.  Reservations are required and can be made starting in November.  In addition to caroling groups, there will be a silent auction.

December 7th:  7:00 pm  Winter Choral Concert
The Winter Concert features all the choral groups at Joliet West.  Admission is free and open to the public.

January 19th:  7:00 pm  Jazz/Pop Concert
The Jazz/Pop concert features the Jazz Cats, jTunes, and both Jazz Bands.  Admission is free and open to the public.

February 24th:  Joliet Choir Contest
The 3rd Annual Joliet Choir Contest features area high school choirs competing with their finest repertoire.  This event is open to the public and free admission.

February 22nd:  7:00 pm  Midwinter Concert
The Midwinter Choral Concert features the Concert Choir performing works around a central theme.

March 16th,17th & 18th:  Musical
The annual Spring Musical, The Addams Family: School Addition. Tickets will be available online and at the door for $8.00. Fri & Sat., 7pm, and Sun., 2pm.

April 28th:  All Day  Illinois Grade School Music Association Choir Contest
The IGSMA choral contest features young choirs performing and competing.  The event is free to the public.

May 3rd:  7:00 pm  Spring Choral Concert
The Spring Concert features all the choral groups at Joliet West.  Admission is free and open to the public.

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