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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.



Columbia Bands Host Guest Artist Concert – March 28

- The Columbia High School Bands will host Norman Thibodeau for a two-day workshop, culminating with a public concert on March 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Orchestra Musicians Rock Out

- Orchestra students from across the school district performed a sold out concert with award-winning musician Mark Wood.

2017 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 2017 Instrumental Festival.