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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

Columbia String Ensemble at State Education Department award ceremony String Ensemble Performs at State Education Department Award Ceremony - Students from the Columbia Orchestra Program were invited to perform at the State Education Department in Albany earlier this month for a Service Award Ceremony.
Goff band students at All County Winter Music Festival Columbia and Goff Musicians Perform at All-County Winter Music Festival - More than 70 East Greenbush Central School District students performed at the Rensselaer County Music Association All-County Winter Music Festival on Saturday.
Columbia students performing in the Melodies of Christmas at Proctors Theatre Students to Perform on CBS6’s “Melodies of Christmas” - Nine district students will be performing on the CBS6 production of “Melodies of Christmas” on December 24 and 25.