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The Ridgewood Music Department has been bringing quality music education to students for many years.  

Our instrumental and vocal departments feature many varied opportunities for students of all ages.

Choral Ensembles:

+ Mixed Chorus

+ Concert Choir

+ Dynamic Chorale

+ Spare Change (TTBB)

+ Common Cents (SSAA)

+ Syntax Error (a cappella ensemble)

+ Young Money (MS select ensemble)

+ 4th-6th Grade Choir

Instrumental Ensembles:

+ Marching band

+ Jazz band

+ Pep band

+ Concert band



John Lindig

Director of Instrumental Activities

John Lindig is a 1989 graduate of Ridgewood High School and a 1993 Mount Vernon Nazarene University where he hearned a B.A. in music education.  He  has taught twenty-one years at Ridgewood and has spent the last 17 years as band director.  Outside of school, he enjoys playing jazz music with HiFi Rendezvous jazz combo and the David Schubach Big Band.  He aslo enjoys fishing and motorcycles.  He is married to Jennifer Lindig and they have three children - John, Jared, and Jadn.

Haley Evans

Director of Choral Activities

Haley Evans is a 2006 graduate of Ridgewood High School.   She graduated from Capital University with a degree in dual music education, focusing on vocal and instrumental music.  She is in her sixth year teaching at Ridgewood and has taught general music, middle school and high school choir, and assisted with middle and high school band.  She has also been part of the musical theater team, serving as  the music director for five musicals.  An active member of the performing community, she has performed with the Capital Chapel Choir, the Coshocton Community Choir, Lake Park Big Band, Zanesville Community Theater, and HiFi Rendezvous jazz combo.  Evans also serves on the staff of the Cardinal Chorale, a summer music experience for high school students.

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