The Archbishop Wood High School Performing Arts Programs:

Concert Band

In the Concert Band, we play a variety of songs from many genres. We are initiating a new practice schedule this school year. Rehearsals will be held during Friday B Bell and Thursdays after school. We have two scheduled concerts: Christmas and Spring. We are often asked to play for school functions and assemblies, where we perform for the student body. All students are welcome to join regardless of experience; classes and lessons are available. For more information, contact Sister Joanne Mongelli, Music Director, at jmongelli@archwood.org.

String Ensemble

The String Ensemble provides students of the violin, viola, cello, or bass an opportunity to play in a group setting and to gain experience on their instrument. Rehearsals are held during Friday B Bell and Thursdays after school. Our hard work and talent are displayed at two concerts during the school year. We play a variety of pieces from different styles of music and everyone is encouraged to join, including those without any prior experience. For more information, contact Sister Joanne Mongelli, Music Director, at jmongelli@archwood.org.


Choir is a great place for anyone who loves to sing! No music background is needed because the director guides students and instructs the choir on how to create the best sound to a high level of professionalism. Everyone is very friendly. The music we sing is a mix of contemporary and classical. Choir rehearses after school weekly on Tuesday afternoons, and performs in two major concerts a year in addition to other performing opportunities. For more information contact William Monaghan, at wmonaghan@archwood.org

Viking Spirit Drumline

The Viking Spirit Drumline is part of the Performing Arts Department. The drumline was created in the Fall of 2016 and its primary purpose is to provide support to the various sports activities. The drumline performs at various events including - but not limited to - pep rallies, athletic events, and championship celebrations. GO VIKINGS! For more information, contact Sister Joanne at jmongelli@archwood.org.

Jazz Band

The Archbishop Wood Jazz Band is a performance ensemble that features students on any and all instruments. The group performs jazz, swing, rock, funk, pop, latin and other popular forms of music. Improvisation plays a major part in the ensemble and is taught in an easy-going, fun manner. The Archbishop Wood Jazz Band performs at school concerts and at a number of assemblies and school events. The group also performs at jazz festivals and competitions. The band rehearses on Wednesday after school, 2:30-4:30 PM. For more information, contact Mr. Jeff Darrohn, Director of Jazz Band, at jdarrohn@archwood.org.


The Archbishop Wood Theater Department strives to increase students' knowledge of and skills in all areas of stage productions, including acting, singing, dancing, stage crew, set design, set building, lighting, sound, costumes, makeup, props, and anything else a student may be interested in pursuing! We perform two outstanding musicals per year and supplement them with other events and trips to enhance our students' knowledge and experience with all things theater-related. We hope you'll consider joining our fun theater family! For more information, contact abwoodperartpa@gmail.com or Mrs. Terry Dillinger, Theater Program Director, at tdillinger@archwood.org