Clarke N. Johnsen Jr. High School


Clarke N. Johnsen Band and Orchestra Programs

The Clarke N. Johnsen band/orchestra programs are one of the top programs in the state. They are historic programs that have benefited the lives of so many young musicians. The programs offer beginning band/orchestra classes to elementary and junior high groups. In these courses, students will learn to exhibit proper playing habits, develop sufficient technical facility, and develop a proper concept of tone quality on their instrument.  Students will build and expand their music vocabulary, their sensitivity in intonation, and their accuracy in playing rhythms.It also offers intermediate and advanced education to junior high students in the Lakepoint, Erda and Stansbury areas. The entire program hosts more than 150 musicians from 5th-8th grade.
If you have any questions about the band program:
ccontact the Director of Bands 
Natalie Synder
to contact the Director of Orchestras:
Katrina Dvorachek

Instrument Rental


 Bert Murdock is here to help provide you with materials and method books needed for your classes.
If you have any questions regarding instrument rentals and materials, please contac tBert Murdock directly (801) 225-7922 or 
Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Click on one of the pictures below to rent your instrument now for band or orchestra.

Bert Murdock Music will deliver the instrument to your home, your school rental night (if applicable),

or you can pick it up at their Orem store location or Birch Family Pharmacy.




Pick up your extra music supplies locally at:



Birch is fully stocked with the following items weekly


Band Supplies:

Cleaning swabs (for all band instruments): $8.99-$16.99

Valve and slide cream and oil: $3.99-$9.99

Reeds for Saxophone and Clarinet: $22.99-$44.99 per box

Reeds for Oboe and Bassoon: $19.99


Orchestra and Guitar Supplies:

D'Addario Prelude Strings (all orchestra instruments and sizes): $6.99-$25.99

Everest Shoulder Rest, Rosin and Finger Board Charts: $6.50-$25.50

Guitar Strings: $9.99-$15.99