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Green Meadow music classAll students take music in elementary and middle school. Students take general music in grades K-5. Additionally, all fourth grade students take chorus and fifth grade students have the opportunity to join the school chorus, band or orchestra program.

Grades K-5

  • General Music (required for all students)
  • Chorus 4 and 5
  • Band 5
  • Orchestra 5
  • Teachers – Maggie Glennie, Bob Halek, Jacqui Nagy, Danielle Rumney, Megan Scolaro, Jon Tario

Goff band practiceGrades 6-8

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • General Music (for students not in a performing group)
  • After school opportunities – jazz band, drama club, guitar club
  • Teachers – David Bresnahan, JoAnne Gabriels, Hannah Decker, Lorrie Lavoie, Nathan Lawrence

Grades 9-12

Choral festivalColumbia graduates have attended prestigious music universities including:

  • Berklee College of Music
  • College of St. Rose
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Hartt School of Music
  • Hartwick College
  • Ithaca College
  • Juilliard Pre-College
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Oberlin Conservatory
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam
  • SUNY Purchase

Click here for more information about the East Greenbush Music Program.



U.S. Air Force Band to Perform Free Concert – April 7

- The United States Air Force Band will perform a free concert on Saturday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Columbia auditorium. Tickets are free but must be reserved ahead of time. Seating is first come, first seated.
Guest artist poster

Columbia Bands Host Guest Artist Concert – March 27

- The Columbia High School Bands will host percussionist Michael Benedict for a two-day workshop, culminating with a public concert on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Goff orchestra at 2018 Instrumental Festival

2018 Instrumental Festival

- Fourth graders from across East Greenbush CSD had the opportunity to hear older students play all of the instruments in the music program as part of the 2018 Instrumental Festival this month.