• Welcome to Vocal Ensemble and Band!!!

    WRIS Vocal Ensemble/Band

    Here you will find information about each! 

    Also please read the other pages on the left as well. 

    Just click on them (on the left) for more info!




    Welcome to Vocal Ensemble (Choir) !!!

    All are welcome: Grades 4th - 6th

    Director: Mrs. Manolakakis (Mrs. Mano)  

    Email: mmanolakakis@wood-ridgeschools.org

    Also Director of the W-R Jr/Sr HS Glee Club and Concert Choir: (7th-12th)

    Please visit my WRIS website:  https://www.wood-ridgeschools.org/domain/501

    Main Website: https://www.wood-ridgeschools.org/Domain/203

    Practice MP3's for Vocal Ensemble - please click on this or the left tab for Practice MP3's Vocal Ensemble.

    Sign up for Google Classroom/email messaging:  

    Parents must sign up to receive announcements from me.  Google Classroom Code: wp2tvi

    This is how I will communicate with everyone.  Please download the "Google Classroom" App. You can message back via text or email and I can respond quickly.  Please turn on the notifications on the Google Classroom App.  

    Email is another great way to communicate with me.  My email is mmanolakakis@wood-ridgeschools.org

    You must commit:

    1. Love to Sing and a 3 ring binder for your music!
    2. Rehearsals: Come every Wednesday from 3pm - 3:30pm in the Music oom.
    3. All Concerts: Holiday Concert, Spring Concert and in school concerts.
    4. Please email Mrs. Mano to let her know if you are sick or cannot stay at rehearsals.
    5. Please do not miss more than 3 rehearsals between concerts.  Need all participation to sound the best we can be

    Dear Parents/Guardians of WRIS Vocal Ensemble Members:


    My name is Mrs. Manolakakis (Mrs. Mano) and I am your child’s Choir Director.  I am so happy that your child is in Choir with me! We call ourselves The WRIS Vocal Ensemble.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have a question or concern. This is a wonderful & FUN activity!  My email is mmanolakakis@wood-ridgeschools.org.


    Just some friendly reminders:

    • Please fill out Dismissal Form and bring back to Mrs. Sterba the next school day.
    • There will be NO rehearsals on 11/27 (Half day before Thanksgiving) 
    • Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 3pm - 3:30pm.  Here are the rehearsal dates for the year.
          • September: 11, 18, 25
          • October: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
          • November: 6, 13, 20
          • December: 4, 11, 18
          • January: 8, 15, 22, 29
          • February: 5, 12, 19, 26
          • March: 4, 11, 18, 25
          • April: 1, 8, 22, 29
          • May: 6, 13, 20, 27
          • June: 3, 10


    • Wood-Ridge Intermediate School Concerts
    • Thursday, 12/19/19 (Holiday) & Thursday 6/4/20 (Spring)
    • Student rehearsal in school - 8:15am - 9:15am
    • 9:30am School Performance 
    • 1:30pm Parent Performance  (FREE and OPEN SEATING)
    • Featuring: Concert Band, Vocal Ensemble and Soloists.


    • PLEASE help your child learn their music! I will post the links on our Google Classroom.  


    • Concert Attire: 
      • Girls:  Dress or Blouse with Skirt with Dress shoes 
      • Boys: Collared button down shirt with a Tie and Dress Pants and Dress Shoes.  
      • Hair / Make-Up - Look nice! =o)
      • If they are also in band - Please wear band attire for concerts.
        •  (You may wear an accessory when you sing for a pop of color.)


    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  




    Mrs. Mano

    Here is the schedule for Band Instrumental lessons: 


    Stay posted on google classroom.