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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

  • Concert Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Chorus
  • Chamber Singers
  • Orchestra
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Music Theory
  • After school opportunities – jazz band, rock orchestra, drama club
  • Teachers – Shellie Badger, Sue Chrzan, Scott Halliday, Jon Kusche

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.



Electrify Your Strings Mark Wood2

Award-Winning Musician to Perform at Columbia

- Mark Wood, an award-winning composer, international recording artist and electric violinist, will perform a concert for the public with East Greenbush orchestra students on Saturday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.
CHS band playing Christmas carols at DPS

Caroling, Caroling Through the Schools

- Columbia brass musicians visited each elementary school this week to play Christmas carols and other holiday songs for younger students.
2016 All State Music Festival2

Two Columbia Students Perform at All State Music Festival

- Sarina Xin (violin) and Brandon Kulzer (bass) were selected to perform at the All State Music Festival earlier this month.