Thursday, October 25, 2012

Homecoming Week!

It's been an exciting past couple of weeks for us here at Johns Creek. This week is our school's homecoming week, and we've been doing a lot of celebrating.

 Here's us working hard on our banner to show off our school spirit!
 Christie worked really hard to make sure everything looked good artistically.

 We had a large group of people helping, but they had to leave to get dinner :(
 The finished product!  (We are so proud!)
Admiring the product of our success :)
 Co-President/Co-Founder pride!

Here are some pictures of members of the Johns Creek High School Orchestra showing off their school spirit.  You may recognize some familiar faces as members of Notes of Joy! :)
 Celebrating class themes! Seniors wore Caribbean clothes while juniors dressed up in their Asian attire.
 Country Western Day!
Cartoon/Superhero Day! Look how awesome everyone looks!

See you next time,
Jenny and Priscilla

Saturday, October 20, 2012


We are super excited to announce that we have received our new "Notes of Joy" t-shirts!
Here's a quick preview:

Wonderful Performance Today at Ivy Hall!

This afternoon, we went to Ivy Hall Senior Living for one of our best performances yet!

We also showed off our new "Notes of Joy" t-shirts for the first time!  :)

It was also one of our longest performances we've ever had, thanks to all the additions we made to our repertoire. We played three new pieces that the Johns Creek Orchestra will be performing at the International Midwest Clinic in Chicago this December. Such additions included Skip to My Lou, Terra Nova, and an arrangement of The Trout. 

We didn't forget about our old favorites like Over the Rainbow, though! In fact, many of the residents sang along to several of the pieces that we performed, such as Over the Rainbow and Georgia on My Mind. We love having an interactive audience!

We especially loved reconnecting with our friends. As much as we love playing music for the residents, getting a chance to connect with them and talk to them is one of the most rewarding effects of Notes of Joy. It's what makes Notes of Joy so special to us.

We'd like to take this time to thank all of our members for dedicating their time to this activity. We know that as high school students, it's very hard to find extra time with so many extra-curriculars and so much homework. It is especially difficult to find time for other people. However, this dedicated group of students continuously choose to spend their weekends helping others in their community, and we commend them for that. Join us in thanking our members whenever you get a chance to see one of them. You can find a list of them under the "Members" tab up top. They truly are a special bunch.

Thanks for all your support.  Have a great week!
Jenny Di and Priscilla Kim

Monday, October 8, 2012


We have a few videos of our past two performance up and ready for you guys to see!

Here's a little clip of Salut D'Amour our concert at Sunrise of Johns Creek.

The following, Edelweiss and Salut D'Amour respectively, are from the Benton House this past weekend.


We hope your enjoy these glimpses into our performances.

Priscilla Kim and Jenny Di

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Benton House of Johns Creek!

We hope this message finds you well on this fine Monday! 

Fall is in the air, and so is the music that Notes of Joy has been playing! This past weekend, we visited the Benton House of Johns Creek. The Benton House was our first performance venue ever, so it holds a special place in our hearts. The residents are always so kind and encouraging. We love getting to visit with them time after time.

 Here are some shots of us playing:

  As much as we love playing, getting to talk to the residents is always the best part of our day!

 Janet entertained a whole group with a great story.

 Priscilla's catching up with Ruth, an old friend.

After our performance some of the group went out to eat as a group at Pepperoni's Tavern! 

Waiting patiently for our food. We're a hungry bunch!

  Gabby, Jenny, Layla, and Mariana were happy that they finally decided what to order.

 Daniel, Janet, and Priscilla pose for the camera.

 Daniel and Mark shared a plate of 30 wings!

We wish everyone could have come, but unfortunately we are all busy students with countless things to get done everyday. We always seem to find time for music, though.

Have a great week and we hope to see you at our next performance!
Jenny Di and Priscilla Kim