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    Katrina Kleinmann - Left


    Ms. Kleinmann started her musical career when she started learning piano in Kindergarten.  In 4th grade she joined band as a saxophonist.  Some of her favorite moments in Middle School and High School were performing and traveling with her friends in school and extra-curricular concert bands, choirs, jazz bands, and marching bands.

     Because of music, Ms. Kleinmann has been able to meet and play with some pretty amazing people, traveling to and performing in:  Philadelphia, New York City, Washington D. C., Boston, Indianapolis, Chicago, Hershey Park, and Italy (2xs!!)


    Ms. Kleinmann received her Dual Bachelor's in Music Education and Saxophone Performance at West Chester University in PA, learning alllll the band and orchestra instruments.  She currently enjoys taking jazz lessons (never stop learning!!), experiencing live music, mountain biking, cooking/trying not to burn things, and traveling to new places and cultures. 


    Ms. Kleinmann directs the bands and orchestras at Henry E. Harris Community School for grades 3-8.  She also directs the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo at Bayonne High School.  HEH is getting ready for it's biggest group of musicians yet, soon preparing for the HEH Halloween Parade, HEH Tree Lighting Ceremony, and HEH Winter Concerts!!  BHS Jazz will be participating in it's 3rd competitive festival season this school year.  Follow the group on Instagram and Facebook at BayonneHSJazz for current news and upcoming performances!!



    Joan O’Connell - Center

    Art Teacher in the Bayonne School System since 1990.  Currently teaching at Henry E. Harris School, grades Pre K through 8th grade.


    Education:  BA in Art Education Pre K-12th grade from NJCU. Jersey City, N.J.

                       MA in Fine Art from NJCU, Jersey City, N.J.

                       Attended Illinois State University, Normal,Illinois... University of 

                       Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico and The Fashion Institute of Technology,  N.Y.C. New York. 


    Philosophy:  Educating our children in art to become literate, imaginative,      

                         competent and creative will also enhance their success in life skills 

                         as well.  Strong family support is very much needed and will assure 

                         your child's confidence and success in art, regardless of their age.  

                         Allowing and encouraging your child the freedom of creativity at 

                         home will add to their success.  Through art your child will learn to 



    Passion:      Watercolor Painting.

     Favorite Color:  Turquoise.

    Favorite Food:   Shrimp.

     Favorite Hobbies:  Painting, Reading, Gardening.

     Favorite Artist:     Vincent VanGogh.

     Favorite Place:     Aruba.


    Vasyl Hrechynsky - Right

    Birthplace: Ukraine

    Graduate of:

    Lviv music pedagogy College-Ukraine (Diploma of Teacher)

    Lviv M. Lysenko State Conservatory- Ukraine (Master in Conducting )

    Moscow P. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory- Russia (Special Courses Certificate)

    Westminster Choir College of Rider University- USA (Master of Music)


    Teaching Positions:

    General music Teacher Pre-K -6 , Choir Director Elementary- Grade 4&5, Middle School Choirs in Henry E Harris and John W Baily Elementary Schools.

    Perform with the choirs at the Winter concert, and Spring concert.

    Prepared the Students for their performance with American Young Voices Choir at The Prudential Center

    Since 1991 Musical Director and Conductor of Ukrainian Chorus “Dumka”.

    Conducted Chorus “Dumka” during their concerts at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Skirball Hall at NYU and other venues.