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Music

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, Danielle Rumney, 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, JoAnne Gabriels, 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.

 

News

Students performing at the Goff Middle School 6th Grade Concert in December 2017 (courtesy Ray Diaz). Winter Concert Schedule - Students from around the East Greenbush Central School District will be performing at winter concerts over the next six weeks.
Allison Headley in front of CHS Columbia Viola Player Performing with ESYO’s Symphony Orchestra - Congratulations to Allison Headley, a junior who plays in the Columbia High School Chamber Orchestra, who has earned a spot in the viola section of the Empire State Youth Orchestra's flagship Symphony Orchestra!
Columbia auditorium Columbia Idol – November 15 - Ten Columbia High School students will put their singing to the test on Friday evening as they compete on Columbia Idol at 7:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets will be sold at the door and cost $10 for adults and $8 for students/senior citizens. All proceeds will benefit Columbia Chamber Singers.