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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.



School calendar

2017-18 District Calendar Released

- The 2017-18 District Calendar has been posted online. It includes important events throughout the upcoming school year, such as open houses, parent-teacher conferences, concerts, Board of Education meetings and holidays.
Bell Top band at NYSSMA Solo Festival

Bell Top Students Excel at NYSSMA Solo Festival

- Four Bell Top fifth grade band members performed at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) solo festival at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland last week.
Rensselaer County Music scholarship winners

Three Columbia Students Win Scholarships at Music Competition

- Maggie Dickson, Kaitlyn Evensen and Sarina Xin recently won scholarships at the Rensselaer County School Music Association Scholarship Competition.