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Mrs Jennifer CunninghamMrs. Jennifer Cunningham


Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Washington where she studied music with an emphasis in vocal performance. She sang in the School of Music opera productions and in the University of Washington Chorale. After college, Jennifer had a short career as a musical theatre actress and got the thrill of performing in a national tour of the musical Camelot. Her greatest role, though, has been (and still is) mother to three sons. Jennifer has performed in, and directed, multiple choirs, and is currently Director of St. Joseph Catholic School's Honor Choir. Jennifer is a soloist at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Cashmere, Washington and sings with Leavenworth Village Voices. She is active with Leavenworth Summer Theater and in 2023, will play the role of Queen in Cinderella, as well as serve as vocal director for the musical.  When Jennifer is not teaching music, singing her heart out, or being “Mom," she loves riding her bike, cooking, and reading. What else does Jennifer love? Being part of the St. Joe’s community!

Mr. Tom McNairMr. Tom McNair

Honor Choir Director

Ironic that I am now an elementary school "music teacher" because, years ago (many), I decided not to work towards a college degree in music because I didn’t think I'd like teaching, and I did not think I was good enough to make a living as a performer. Ironic, because now I really enjoy teaching/directing the St. Joseph Honor Choir, and sometimes get paid to play my trombone!

Besides directing the choir and accompanying them on guitar, I enjoy playing in the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra as its Principal Trombonist, serving as President of the Symphony Board of Trustees, and leading my own jazz group, Jazz Jam Quintet.

In 1981 when we purchased our home here on Lowe Street, Mary Ann and I were pleasantly surprised to learn that St. Joseph School was only a block away.  Our children, Ben and Abra, are both graduates of St. Joe’s.  Both Mary Ann and I served on the school board and various committees, and I used to call "Bingo" in the school gym.  St. Joseph Catholic School has been an important part of our lives ever since we moved to Wenatchee in 1981! Life is full of surprises, and I'm grateful for the unexpected path that led me to where we are today.

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