Tiger Band & Strings



Mendham Township is pleased to offer orchestra to students from grades 4-8. At the Elementary School, the 4th grade OVERTURE ORCHESTRA focuses on technique and basic note reading, while performing challenging and fun selections several times per year. There is one pull-out rotating lesson  and one early morning rehearsal per week. 

Mrs. Karen Schaberg, string instructor, has over twenty five years of teaching and performance experience. After ten years teaching K-5 strings in Caldwell -West Caldwell district she continued her teaching in Mendham Township in 2005. Mrs. Schaberg has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the New Jersey Symphony, the Harrisburg Symphony, Westfield Symphony, New Jersey Festival Orchestra, New Philharmonic of New Jersey, the Masterworks Orchestra as well as with Johnny Mathis, Jackie Evancho, Mannheim Steamroller, the Irish Tenors, Plays in the Park, Papermill Playhouse and others  as a professional violinist.

While many of our students are actively involved in sports, scouts, and have rigorous academic expectations, we work toward and see excellence in their performance. Our award winning Symphonic Orchestra has earned Superior ratings at festivals.

 Mrs. Karen Schaberg, Instrumental Music/(Strings)/ kschaberg@mendhamtwp.org



Mr. Michael Mahadeen, Tiger Band Director/Instrumental Music (Woodwinds)/ mmahadeen@mendhamtwp.org

Mr. Russell Branch, Instrumental Music (Brass)/ rbranch@mendhamtwp.org