B101 Christmas Choir Competition 2019


Council for the Advancement of Public Schools is excited to once again sponsor B101 Christmas Music Takeovers, as well as our schools in the Christmas Choir Competition!

“Music is part of a great public school education for every child. It’s what makes us human. The study of music builds feelings of empathy, a sense of community, and an appreciation for the worth of all persons. This competition celebrates all that is right about the music programs in our region public schools and we are a proud partner.”
– Alan Malachowski, Music Teacher at the North Penn School District



CAPS is very proud of all the Bucks County and Montgomery County schools that were selected as semi-finalists in the B101 Philly Christmas Choir Competition for 2019:

  • Council Rock High School South – “Underneath the Christmas Tree”
  • Indian Valley Middle School – “All I want for Christmas is You”
  • R.E. Strayer Middle School – “Rock’n Around the Christmas Tree”
  • Springfield Township Middle School – “Carol of the Bells”
  • Tamanend Middle School – “I’ll be Home for Christmas”
  • Upper Moreland High School – “Holiday Road of Carols”


Congratulations to Indian Valley Middle School! 1st Place winner in the K-8 division! They receive $5,000 for their school’s choir, have their song played on Philly’s B101.1 throughout the holidays, and performed with The Philly POPS at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on December 11th!

Congratulations to Council Rock South High School! 2nd Place winner in the 9-12 division! They take home a $2,000 prize, which they are donating to the Don Ketterer Fund which supports students with financial needs in their district rent musical instruments!


Congratulations to all our teachers and parents who play a role in making magic by making music! And THANK YOU to all who voted and helped spread the word about the contest — YOU helped make this possible!