A Community Rock Orchestra in Carroll County, MD
The JoeyDCares Rock Orchestra rocks the music, covering popular songs from many artists, decades and genres, including Rock, Pop, Motown and Jazz. Beyond the music, the orchestra prides itself on keeping performances engaging and interactive, with movement and special visual effects.
Program Overview & History
The JoeyDCares Rock Orchestra (JDCRO), based in Eldersburg, MD, is a non-profit community group of 6th-12th grade students and adult volunteers who perform concerts to support area charities and the community. Talented vocalists, string, brass, woodwind and rhythm section musicians prepare for live shows at a wide variety of indoor and outdoor venues.
Mr. Joe Dundore, the Music Director and Executive Director of the JoeyDCares Rock Orchestra runs the program with the help of many volunteers. He has a Master’s degree in the Art of Teaching- Music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, a Bachelor of Music Degree in Professional Music, Magna Cum Laude, from the acclaimed Berklee College of Music, and has extensive performance experience. He is currently a music teacher for Carroll County Public Schools and also teaches individual instruction on many instruments. Mr. Dundore has been nominated multiple times as one of Carroll County’s “Outstanding Teachers.”
The JoeyDCares Rock Orchestra requires many adult and student volunteers. All members of the community are encouraged to get involved with this valuable organization.