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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 – Megan Gallucci, Jon Kusche, Andrea Lubbers, 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, Caitlyn Clark, Jarod Grieco, Nathan Lawrence, Erin Upson, Hannah Wunsch

Grades 9-12

Teachers – Shellie Badger, Sue Chrzan, Scott Halliday, Jon Kusche

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.



Podcast image for website New Podcast Episode: Music - The East Greenbush Central School District released Episode 7 of its podcast Let’s Learn Together earlier today. In this episode, we discuss music education, all of the musical options available to students and how students who perform in a musical ensemble have shown high academic achievement.
Goff Band performing at the 2024 Instrumental Festival 2024 Instrumental Festival - Fourth and fifth graders from across the East Greenbush Central School District gathered in the Columbia High School auditorium on Monday and Tuesday this week to watch talented middle school and high school students perform at the 2024 Instrumental Festival. The two-day concert is meant to showcase musical options for students.
Columbia auditorium Columbia Hosting Pops Concerts - Columbia High School musicians are performing three separate Pops Concerts starting Tuesday, March 19 in the school auditorium. The concerts are free and open to the public.