Update: Music Makers Win Middle School Division in Choir Contest

The NJ101.5 competition netted three statewide winners.

Update 12:45 p.m. Friday

The Eleanor Rush Intermediate School Music Makers won the middle school competition in the NJ101.5 Christmas Choir Contest.

Congratulations to the students!

The elementary school winner was from Ocean Township and the high school—and overall—winner was the choir from Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River. 

Update 11:15 a.m. Friday

The Music Makers of Eleanor Rush Intermediate School will be performing live today at 11:30 a.m. on NJ101.5 in the radio station's Christmas Choir Contest.

To listen online, click here.

Winners of each category—elementary, middle and high schools—will be announced today at noon.

A play back of all finalists will be played on Christmas Day. The Music Makers' song will be played at 7 p.m.



The Music Makers at Eleanor Rush Intermediate School have once again in a Christmas choral competition, this time for NJ101.5's Christmas Choir Contest.

The Music Makers perform live on 101.5 FM Friday, Dec. 23 at 11:30 a.m. Winners of the contest have not yet been announced. 

For 24 hours, listeners got to vote on the Music Makers song, their rendition of "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)" on the radio station's website.

The winner of the contest receives $1,000 for the music program.

Last year, the Music Makers , singing "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus." The group won $5,000 for their music program and most notably, performed with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.

The Music Makers are comprised of fourth- and fifth-grade students at Rush. They are led by music teacher Natalia Sigmund. 

Tune into NJ 101.5 this Friday to hear the group. 

Christina Paciolla December 23, 2011 at 05:53 PM
Patch congratulates the Music Makers for taking first place in the middle school category!
Committeeman Anthony Minniti December 23, 2011 at 06:39 PM
Congratulations Mrs.Sigmund and the CMS Music Makers! You are wonderful ambassadors of our town and make Cinnaminson proud
Eddy Iannuzzi December 23, 2011 at 06:51 PM
The station classified them as a middle school because their name is Elenor Rush Intermediate School. Awesome job!  Proud of my two kids in the choir. Can't wait to win again next year!
Val December 23, 2011 at 07:10 PM
Mrs. Sigmund is wonderful!
Bill O'Connor December 23, 2011 at 08:41 PM
A wonderful trbute to the music program at Eleanor Rush School. Two years in a row being recognized as one of the best in the area. Congratulations!


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