Happy Birthday to
The South Hills Junior Orchestra (SHJO) will open its 35th year of music-making Saturday, September 9, 2017 with weekly no-obligation, free-trial rehearsals from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Upper St. Clair High School (USCHS) Band Room.
SHJO is directed by an all-volunteer music staff led by retired public school teachers Paul Fox, Donna Fox and
David Levin. The Orchestra is nonprofit and non-competitive, and supports school string and band programs
throughout the Western Pennsylvania area. It is made possible in part by the Upper St. Clair School District,
professional music educators and community volunteers donating their services, and the SHJO Booster Organization.
In addition to supporting the educational ensembles, organizing the banquet, and funding of the gifts and
scholarships for the student instrumentalists, the SHJO Boosters Association, along with the players and music
directors, are proud of their long history of philanthropy and community service raising more than $30,000 for school district and local charities. In appreciation of 35-years of support in providing a home for SHJO, a“thank-you gift” will be presented to the Upper St. Clair School District on the June 24th concert.