Welcome to the TJMS Chorus!

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HONORS CHORUS information and registration can be found here. Auditions are open to all APS students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. You do not have to be enrolled in a music class!

CHARMS OFFICE ASSISTANT: The TJMS Music Department uses Charms Office Assistant to send emails, track student finances, post calendar dates, and for parent volunteer sign ups.  Please see the Syllabus Signature Page for instructions on how to either create or update your student’s Charms Account. Once your student’s Charms account has been created, access Charms by going to

Students new to chorus register here:

  • School Code: tjmsmusic
  • Student area password: Student ID number
    • Note: Once you change your password, your music teacher will NOT have access to it, so make sure you keep it in a safe place.  Your music teacher CAN reset your password if necessary
  • The Charms Blue Mobile Parent/Student Portal APP is FREE and available on both Android and Apple devices.

Chorus Syllabus (First Day Packet) can be found here in English!

Chorus Syllabus (First Day Packet) can be found here in Spanish!

 Excused Absence Request Form can be found here!


Pyramid Concert Permission Form- will be added soon!

District Assessment Permission Form- will be added soon!



Christian Banach, Chorus Director

Email (preferred contact):

School Phone: (703) 228-5900

Upcoming Dates

September 2018

First Day of School! Tuesday, September 3

Syllabus Signature Page & Permission Forms Due Friday, September 6

Fall Play Auditions (Drama Dept) September, TBD

Back-to-School Night Thursday, September 19

Uniform Fee ($10) & T-Shirt Order ($10) Due Friday, September 28

October 2018

Yankee Candle Fundraiser Begins (Optional) Friday, October 17-Nov 7

(optional performance) Harvest Festival (6-8) at TJMS Community Garden Friday, October 18

Student Led Conferences (no school for students) Friday, October 25

District Honors Chorus Auditions @ Rachel Carson MS, Fairfax Saturday, October 26

November 2018

Yankee Candle Fundraiser Collection, 7:30am-8:00am Thursday, November 7

APS Honors Chorus auditions, (optional for all APS 6-8 students) @Kenmore Thursday, November 7

Fall Play (Drama Dept) TBD

Afters school rehearsal TBD

December 2018(CH)(2) School-wide Music Assemblies Wednesday, December 11

ALL – Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal (2:30-4:00pm) Monday, December 16

ALL – Winter Chorus Concert, 7:00pm TJMS Theater Tuesday, December 17

  • Pre-Concert Dinner $5 for students (5:30pm-6:00pm) & Families welcome (5:45pm-6:45pm)

Winter Practice-A-Thon Fundraiser Friday, December 20-Monday, January 6

Students can practice sight singing skills here: