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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, 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.



Student playing flute at the 2020 Instrumental Festival at Columbia High School Instrument Selection for 5th Grade Students Due September 11 - The following letter was emailed to all parents/guardians of 5th grade students on Wednesday, September 2. Dear Fifth Grade Families,  We hope this letter finds you safe and healthy. While the beginning of this school year will certainly prove to be different than in the past, the elementary music teachers have been planning over the […]
Student playing saxophone at 2020 Instrumental Festival 2020 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 2020 Instrumental Festival this week. The two-day concert is meant to showcase musical options for students before entering 5th grade. It is also an opportunity for […]
Student singing at 2020 Choral Festival 2020 District-wide Choral Festival - Students from across East Greenbush CSD performed 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.