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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.



Goff Jazz Band at Music in the Parks Goff Jazz Band Wins Music in the Parks Competition - The Goff Jazz Band performed at the Music in the Parks Competition at Westfield State University on Friday, winning first place and earning an Excellent Rating. Congratulations!
A student performs at the District-wide Instrumental Festival 2023 District-wide Instrumental Festival - Musicians from Columbia and Goff performed at the 2023 District-wide Instrumental Festival on Monday and Tuesday to showcase music options for 4th grade students.
Columbia Combined Chorus performing at the 2023 District-wide Choral Festival on Thursday, February 2 in the Columbia High School auditorium. 2023 District-wide Choral Festival - For the first time in three years, students from across the East Greenbush Central School District gathered at Columbia High School to perform at the District-wide Choral Festival on Thursday morning.