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Green Meadow music classAll 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

Goff band practiceGrades 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

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.



Raychelle Adadjo Raychelle Adadjo Wins Statewide Music Competition - Congratulations to Raychelle Adadjo whose original musical composition was selected as a winning entry at a statewide competition through the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) this past spring. 
Students performing in "Big Fish" on CHS stage Columbia Wins Best Musical at High School Musical Theatre Awards - For the second year in a row, Columbia High School won Best Musical at the High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors in Schenectady. The Columbia Players won in 2018 for "Cinderella" and again this year for their performance of “Big Fish."
Music lesson Guest Musicians Lead Workshops at Columbia and Goff - Students at Columbia High School and Howard L. Goff Middle School received special musical instruction from six guest musicians last month as part of the free Bridge Arts Ensemble Program.