2022-23 School Year

The first day of school for students will be Tuesday, September 6.

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Students drum at spring concertAll 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

Grades 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, Hannah Decker, Nathan Lawrence

Grades 9-12

Chamber Singers at 2018 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.



Goff Jazz Band at Westfield State Goff Jazz Band Wins 1st Place at Music in the Parks Competition - The Goff Jazz Band won 1st place in their division at the Music in the Parks competition on Friday at Westfield State University in Massachusetts. Congratulations!
Goff 7 and 8 orchestra performing in the CHS Auditorium Spring Concert Schedule - Students from around the East Greenbush Central School District will be performing at spring concerts over the next six weeks.
The Goff 8th Grade Band performing at the NYSSMA Majors in the Columbia High School auditorium Goff 8th Grade Band Earns Gold Rating at NYSSMA Majors - The Goff 8th Grade Band earned a Gold Rating during its performance at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Majors adjudication festival on Tuesday, which was held in the Columbia High School auditorium. The band, under the direction of Goff Music Teacher David Bresnahan, was awarded a Gold Rating for demonstrating an “outstanding […]