• "We're off to see the wizard"

    Posted by Josh McFadden on 8/29/2019 8:00:00 PM

    wizard of Oz scripts

    Ridgeview Drama Club to hold auditions for students in 3rd-8th grade at RVES. Cast members will be expected to sing, dance, recite lines, and do choreography to make the Wizard of Oz come to life this year at RVES. 

    Please sign up for Ridgeview Drama Club app using

    for all information regarding auditions and practices. 

    Joshua McFadden 

    Music Director

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  • Welcome back to Music Class!

    Posted by Joshua McFadden on 8/3/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Hey Musical Raptors, 

    I am excited to get this 2019-2020 school year started.  There are all kinds of exciting things coming up this year within Ridgeview. As in years past. I will ask that students in 4th-8th grade to please bring a folder and a pencil to Music class each week. It can be a folder/notebook/or binder that you use in other subjects. This will not be collected in my class, however; you will keep up with your music handouts in this folder. 

    Our Willy Wonka  play last year was a big success and we will be having  Ridgeview drama club again this year. This club is an after-school activity for students in 3rd-8th grade. We can't officially say yet, but our play this year might be about a girl and her little dog in a twister.  More information will be given out to you as soon as it becomes available. 

    Students in 2nd -8th grade are encouraged to bring their own ukuleles to class on his/her assigned music day. We will spend many hours learning how to play them. So they are a worthwhile investment. 

    A word of caution about ukuleles manufacturers, anything that is under $40 mark in price seems to just be a toy and can't really be tuned or made to perform properly. Though there are many manufacturers the Kala (makala) brand has been particularly good to our school when they donated 40 ukes to our music program. These can be purchased locally at area music stores. 

    Jeff Hashbarger's Morell Music- KPT

    Morrell Music -JC

    Mahoney's Outfitter's in JC (small assortment)

    Should you decide to purchase one a tuner and carrying case should also be a consideration. 

    See you soon

    Joshua McFadden- Music Teacher


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  • Do you have your own ukulele?

    Are you in 2nd thru 8th grade?

    Then, bring your uke to music class!


Ukulele Tab

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Drama Club

Mr. McFadden

Mr. Josh McFadden



Degrees and Certifications:

02' Bachelors in Music Education K-12 / West Liberty State College ,WV Professional License in TN with Music K-12 Endorsements

Mr. Josh McFadden