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Music

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.

 

News

Red Mill chorus at 2019 Choral Festival 2019 District-wide Choral Festival - Students from across East Greenbush CSD sang their hearts out at the District-wide Choral Festival on Thursday morning in the Columbia auditorium. Each school’s chorus performed a song on stage under the direction of their music teacher while the other schools enjoyed the show.
Columbia High School band performing on stage 2019 Instrumental Festival - Fourth graders from across East Greenbush Central School District had the opportunity to hear older students play all of the instruments in the music program as part of the 2019 Instrumental Festival earlier this week. The two-day concert is meant to showcase musical options for students before entering 5th grade
Cellist from Bridge Arts Ensemble program Musicians Perform Free Concerts and Workshops for Elementary Schools - Each of the East Greenbush elementary schools were visited by six classically trained musicians from the Bridge Arts Ensemble Program recently.