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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.



symphonic band flyer Columbia Symphonic Band to Perform Special Concert at EG Library – September 26 - The Columbia High School Symphonic Band will be playing a special musical performance at the Farmers' Market at the East Greenbush Community Library on Wednesday, September 26 from 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. and again from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
September page of 2018-19 District Calendar 2018-19 District Calendar Released - The 2018-19 Calendar includes important events throughout the upcoming school year, such as open houses, parent-teacher conferences, concerts and Board of Education meetings. It also indicates when school is closed.
Bell Top students at NYSSMA solo festival Bell Top Band Students Excel at NYSSMA Solo Festival - Six Bell Top fifth grade band members performed at the New York State School Music Association solo festival at Shaker Junior High School on Friday, June 1.