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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.




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.

Students Shine at Choral Festival

- Singers from across East Greenbush CSD gathered for the District-wide Choral Festival on Thursday in the Columbia auditorium.