Mr. Craig Yaremko

Director of Bands

The Bands at Pascack Valley is made of several groups to meet the musical needs of the students and community. The program currently offers the following opportunities for the band students:

Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, and other instrumental opportunities.

All of these programs are open for students in grades 9-12 to those who play a woodwind, brass, percussion or string instrument. The bands at PV can be seen performing at the Holiday and Spring Concerts, various local and regional festivals, the annual PVHS graduation ceremony, parades, and varsity football games. Playing experience of our members range from beginners to those who have been playing for five plus years. Students frequently form their own instrumental chamber music ensembles to perform at various school and community events as well. Band students also have the ability to become a member of the PV chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. The opportunities are endless when you are a member of the band program at Pascack Valley High School.

If you have any questions about the PV Bands, please contact the director, Mr. Craig Yaremko, at

"I became a member of the band program because music is something that allows people to portray emotion in a very impactful and artistic way. The band program is not only about the music as well, you don't have to be the best player to have fun, because we are a family. As much as we play, we have fun."

  • Steve Gincley, class of 2022

"The band program is a way for me to start the day more relaxed and awake for my classes throughout the day. The band program had quickly drawn me in by mixing my love for music with my skills at my instrument."

  • Dylan DerSimonian, class of 2024

"As a band member, I feel that the band represents a family. A group of people who always have each other's backs no matter what. I can always rely on the Band no matter what."

  • Jason Zeller, class of 2021

"The band program has always been a fairly large part of my high school experience. It started out as lunch band, leaving me to miss half of the period to talk to my friends, but over the course of 2020 it has involved into a bigger part of my life. At the start of my sophomore year of school I decided that I wanted to take a full period band class and in I ended up auditioning for Tri-M because of this decision. Originally I was drawn to band at PV because I did it in middle school and I had no reason to quit, but it has evolved into a larger part of my life, then just another class."

  • Matthew Yakir, class of 2023

Contact Mr. Yaremko at