Mrs. Bethany Harshaw Bantle, Director

Bethany Harshaw Bantle enjoys playing flute and teaching a love of music to children of all ages. After studying flute with Dr. Dent Williamson at the College of New Jersey, she joined the Wind Symphony of Southern New Jersey, where she has enjoyed performing in concerts all over the region for the past 20 years. Mrs. Bantle has been a music and marching instructor for the Haddon Heights Marching Band for over 20 years. Her “day job” is homeschooling her three kids and teaching at various cooperatives in the South Jersey area. She also enjoys developing musicality in kids as a director of two local elementary color guards.   


Recorder Ensemble I is for students 7-10 years old.  This class provides an introduction to basic music theory, ensemble playing, and general music education. It’s a great way for young students to get their “feet wet” playing alongside other students of similar age.  Plus the recorder is a very affordable first instrument!  Students enjoy their first performances in the Winter and Spring concerts.

Recorder Ensemble II is for students who’ve completed at least one year of Recorder Ensemble I.  Students will  focus on developing their proficiency on the recorder so that they will easily transfer to a woodwind, brass or percussion band instrument when they’re ready.