I graduated from Thorne & H.S. North 1986, West Point 1990, Harvard MBA 1997. Currently I'm a successful MD at a global PE Firm. I am a testament to Mr. J's effort as a band director (Jazz, Orchestra, Marching), as a teacher (he shared me as a student with my French teacher because he heard I was going to drop out of band for French), and as a mentor (never stopped talking about his Navy days and how proud he was to serve). I am who I am because Mr. J was part of my life. He will always be.
Mr. Jannuzzelli is, to this day, my absolute favorite teacher. He was more of a father to myself and all his students, his "kids", than my own father and many of our parents were. He truly cared about all of us and our music. His mission was to help us be the absolute best we could possibly be, and I am a better woman for having known him. I miss him so much. We all miss you so much, and I never met a single person so passionate about music. It'll be 10 years this year, and it's still fresh.
best teacher you could ever had RIP we all miss you! thorne will never have such a good teacher ever again :( at least you have a memorial plaque thing in the band room i always get sad when i visit
It has been over 10 years since I was in his class. Without Mr. J I would bever be where I am now. He taught all of us much more than music. There will never be a teacher like him again.
yea it is sad that none of the new kids had the chance to know him... he was the best teacher there ever was and there will never be any1 like him again RIP Mr J
it's sad because now no one in Thorne actually knows who he was. RIP
Mr. J was the greatest! He was so much more than a teacher. He truly cared about all his students. I miss his corny jokes! I love you Mr. J!! RIP
MR. J. I MISS YOU SO----O MUCH, YOU ARE A GURDIAN ANGEL AT THORNE MAKING SURE EVERY STUDENT AT THORNE HAS A GURADIAN ANGEL!, LOVE YEAH-THORNE STUDENTS AND STAFF
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omg! mr.j was the best teacher ever ! he alweys made everyone have a smile on ther face ! i wish he was still alive ! he is alot bette rthat mr. cantor !!!!!!!!
Mr. J was my band/marching band teacher at North from 1986-89. He truly loved "his kids" and we are better people for knowing him.
OMG MR. J IM SO LOST WITHOUT YOU! I REALLY NEED YOU BACK!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MR. J! GUIDE ME FROM UP THERE!
Mr.J was the best! Ill never forget him, i miss him so much! i love you Mr.J
no one like the j man. hes forever in my memory! phsically gone..mentally remains! i love youu!!
Mr.J was the best teacher ever at thorne, he was kool,cared about his students, and touched the lives of every1 he ever met. we all love and miss u Mr.J.
mr j..you were awesome, the best, you will always be remembered for your great talent..i love u!
Mr.J was the best techer ever he made us the best band ever i wish he was still with us
mr j was caring, sweet and funny. we all loved him. RIP mr j!
I love mr j..he meant everything to the band students..hes changed us from bein not so good at our intruments to bein one of the best schools in middletown...