School begins at 8:00 --7th Grade; 8:05 --8th Grade

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Why Music?

Music has many rewards both inside and outside of the classroom. It has been proven that the study of music helps increase test scores of students in other areas. Music offers students the chance to learn something new with their friends and gives them a chance to grow together, as well as see various areas of music through the attendance of fieldtrips and competitions. Participating in band also helps develop skills that students will use throughout life such as; organization, teamwork, time management and responsibility.

Students at Zora Ellis have a few options when it comes to band.
  • Any incoming 7th grade student may choose to join the band by contacting Ms. Todd at 315-5706 or by email at No experience is necessary. The time to sign up is NOW! Instrumentation is being set as we speak.
  • Any 8th grade student who is not already a member of the ZEJH band has a very unique chance this year to join the 8th grade beginning band. Students who miss out in 7th grade miss a year of instruction and sometimes find it difficult to catch up. This year we are offering an 8th grade beginning band for those students that would like to join. THIS IS A ONE TIME OFFERING. (We will not have this particular class every year.) To join contact Ms. Todd.

In the meantime check out our blogspot at to view some events and happenings in the ZEJH Band. Don't forget to visit the archives and old posts on this page. Also feel free to visit the high school band website at, the official website of the award winning Talladega High School Band.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Awards Banquet 2008

This years banquet turned out wonderful, and the students seemed to really enjoy it. We would like to thank all the parents, faculty, and administration who attended for making this a memorable moment for our students.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Pod Four Field Trip to the McWane Center

Friday, May 9, 2008

Semester Exam Schedule

May 19th: 6th pd.

May 20th: 3rd and 5th pd.

May 21st: 2nd and 4th pd.

May 22nd: 1st pd. (Early Dismissal)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

4th Annual Zora Ellis Jr. High Banquet

Thursday, May 15th at 6:30 p.m

Talladega High School

Buffet Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Tickets will be issued to students being honored on May 15th.