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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

  • General Music (required for all students)
  • Chorus 4 and 5
  • Band 5
  • Orchestra 5
  • Teachers – Maggie Glennie, Bob Halek, Jacqui Nagy, Lawrence Perez, Megan Scolaro, Jon Tario

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, Lorrie Lavoie, 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.



Tyler Davis and Brigid Mack Tyler Davis and Brigid Mack Selected to All State Music Festival - Two Columbia High School students were selected to this year's NYSSMA All State Music Festival. Tyler Davis '21 was selected to All State Jazz Ensemble on Saxophone and Brigid Mack '21 was accepted to All State Treble Choir as an alto. Additionally, Ms. Mack was accepted into All Eastern. Congratulations!
Genet music class with social distancing Board of Education Adopts Changes to K-12 Music Program - The Board of Education adopted proposed changes to the K-12 music program guidelines at its public meeting on Wednesday evening that will allow music classes and ensembles for band and chorus to perform together in-person. The Board of Education supported new guidance for shortening the social distancing requirement from 12 feet to 6 feet as long as bell covers are used for all wind instruments, masks are worn by all students when singing, and there is at least 6 feet of distancing between students at all times.
Goff 7th Grade Band virtual concert Video: Goff Band Concert – Spring 2021 - The Howard L. Goff Middle School 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band and 8th Grade Jazz Band produced a virtual Spring Concert for the school community. Enjoy!