Hollidaysburg Area Junior High Bands

Miss Janey G. Martinsen - Director 
(814) 695-4426 ext. 6118 

- Our schedule for Summer Athletic Band 2017 is out! See below for more information. 
- Will you be new to our program? Check out our new brochure, available below! 
- JH Bands and Orchestra Spring Concert is Tuesday May 9th at 7PM.
- Wind Ensemble and Chorus Spring Concert is Thursday, May 11th at 7PM. 
- The Memorial Day Parades are Monday, May 29th. Report time is 8:30AM.
(more details to come!) 


Drumline Clinic Schedule 2017
Athletic Band Schedule (Summer 2017)

Ways to Stay Connected:

    • Remind - sign-up for Miss Martinsen's Remind page by texting @gtath to the number 81010 (CURRENT 7th & 8th GRADE STUDENTS ONLY!)
      • 6th & 7th Graders
        • Remind for Athletic Band 2017-18: text @jhbands to the number 81010.
    • "Like" our Facebook Page for updates and reminders! "Hollidaysburg Area Junior High Bands"

Schedules and Other Resources
Click HERE to access the Hollidaysburg Area Music Department 2016-17 complete schedule.
Click HERE to access the Athletic Band Rehearsal/Performance Excuse Form 
Click HERE to access forms, and other important documents

Junior High Band Program Overview
The Hollidaysburg Area Junior High Band Program is designed to offer a quality instrument musical learning experience for all students in the Hollidaysburg Area School District through learning activities and performances offered within the school curriculum.  Course Offerings include:
  • 7th Grade Band
  • 8th Grade Symphonic Band
  • 9th Grade Symphonic Band
  • Jazz Bands (Jazz Ensemble & After School Jazz)
  • Golden Tiger Athletic Band (includes all 7th & 8th grade band students)

About the Director:
Miss Janey Martinsen is is deeply devoted to each and every student she works with and to her personal musicianship as a clarinetist. Prior to her work at Hollidaysburg, she served as the Band Director at Saint Martin de Porres Academy, an inner-city school for underserved boys and girls in New Haven, Connecticut. At SMPA, Ms. Martinsen directed three bands, a small concert choir, and conducted group lessons. Prior to working at SMPA, Ms. Martinsen was the Graduate Teaching Assistant at Penn State University, where she earned a Master’s in Clarinet Performance. Her duties at Penn State included weekly lessons for music minors and non music majors, coordinating and instructing Clarinet Methods, assisting with studio duties, and working in the Public Relations Department.

At Penn State, Ms. Martinsen also served as one of three Classical Music Ambassadors, where she worked to bring Classical Music to unconventional settings around the Penn State Campus. She worked with a variety of professional performing artists including Eighth BlackbirdTime for Three, and accomplished composer, Sebastian Currier.

With a passion for private teaching, Ms. Martinsen has also maintained a clarinet studio over the years, ranging from ages 9 to 65. Her students have had great success in PMEA District, Region, and All-State ensemble festivals, The Triolo Competition, Penn State Honors Music Institute, the Tanglewood Music Festival, and Walnut Hill High School for the Arts. She has also given masterclasses throughout the area for high school clarinetists.

Ms. Martinsen is an avid solo, chamber, and ensemble clarinetist, with a special interest in E-flat clarinet. While at Penn State, Ms. Martinsen was a member of the Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, The Penn State Blue Band, and Quintessential, the Graduate Woodwind Quintet. She has also performed with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, The Kent Singers, and the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra. She has performed in prestigious venues including The Kimmel Center, The Strathmore Music Center, Alice Tulley Hall at Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. She has performed for several internationally renowned clarinetists including Larry Guy, David Shifrin, and Principal Clarinet of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Wenzel Fuchs. Ms. Martinsen has also programmed and performed numerous solo and chamber recitals throughout her career.

In 2014, Ms. Martinsen was selected to perform Francis Poulenc’s Romanza (from Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano) at Penn State’s annual Mosiacconcert. Earlier in 2014, Ms. Martinsen and her colleagues of Quintessential took second place in the Penn State Graduate Exhibition with their performance of Carl Nielsen’s Quintet Op. 22. She is also a 2014 winner of the Graduate Woodwind Jury Recognition Award. Ms. Martinsen is a co-winner of the Marjorie Jane Brewster Scholarship. She is a 2012 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Music Education and a certificate in Clarinet Performance. She has studied with Professor Smith Toulson and Dr. Anthony Costa. She is a member of the International Clarinet Association, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education. Aside from her musical life, Ms. Martinsen enjoys exercising, cooking, reading, travel, and spending time with her friends and family.

Thanks for visiting our Junior High Band Website!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions/comments - janey_martinsen@tigerwires.com
Last Modified on March 27, 2017