– – No Audition Required – – 

    *All 4th and 5th Graders are welcome to join*


    Hello! I hope you are excited for choir this year! My name is Mr. Howey and I’m the choir director for the Elementary School and the Middle School. I’m looking forward to a really joyful and music-filled year with everybody! We will have a lot of fun performing and learning, as for many of you it will be your first time ever in a Choir! We will learn about rhythm, pitch control, tone coloring, and some harmony to start you on your singing journey! 


    5th Grade will start this fall


    4th grade rehearsals will begin after the new year!



    Rehearsals are held separately by grade on Tuesdays from 3:45 pm – 4:25 pm in the UTES Music Room

    *Students are offered the late bus or parent pick-up after rehearsals* 

    Please fill out and return this permission slip to your homeroom teacher to join! 


    Mr. Dean Packard-Howey | howey@upperschools.org | (609) 628-3500 ext. 2296




    Elementary School Choir = TUESDAY REHEARSALS


    November 14




    November 21




    November 28




    December 5





    You are encouraged to attend the MS Winter Concert on Wednesday December 13th 


    All information and updates will be placed in the Elementary Choir 23-24 Google Classroom. Codes will be distributed by email for students to join. 



    If a student is needing to miss a rehearsal, at least 1 Week notice is expected except for emergencies. Please contact Mr. Howey as soon as you know you will not be able to attend! Home practice is expected!




Phone: 609-628-3500 ext. 2296


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Music Education LVC '16 Masters in Music Education LVC '23

Mr. Dean Packard-Howey

Hello! My name is Dean Howey and I am the Choir Director for the Elementary and Middle School Choirs here in Upper Township! I have been a middle school Music Teacher for 8 years, and have taught in Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and New Jersey. I am excited to be back here at the shore! I'm an Ocean City Alumni and couldn't be happier joining the staff in Upper Township where I grew up. 

I'm a singer, songwriter, and guitarist primarily. I still perform locally and release original music. I have been involved in choir nearly my whole life, and certainly if not for the ensembles and teachers throughout my schooling, I would not be the music teacher that I am today. 

I hope you will consider joining Choir in the Elementary and/or Middle School, we would love to have your voice!!