PK-5 Half Day – Thursday, December 8

There will be a half day for all students in grades PK-5 on Thursday, December 8 due to parent conferences. Dismissal times: Pre-K (DPS/Genet/Red Mill) at 10:45 a.m., Genet at 11:15 a.m., Bell Top/DPS/Green Meadow/Red Mill at 11:30 a.m.

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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

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, Hannah Decker, 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.



Goff Jazz Band performing a holiday concert at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, N.Y. Goff Jazz Band Performs Holiday Concert at Empire State Plaza - The Goff Jazz Band performed a holiday-themed concert to the delight of parents, state workers and the public in the concourse of the Empire State Plaza on Friday morning. Under the direction of music teacher David Bresnahan, the students performed nearly 20 songs as a full band, smaller ensembles and solo artists.
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 during December and January.
Five Columbia High School students were selected for the Area All-State Music Festival (L to R): Harini Conji, Shea Thorpe, Austin Ernst, Aidan Halsey, and Raychelle Adadjo. Five Columbia Students Selected to Area All-State Music Festival - Five Columbia High School students were selected to participate in the Area All-State Music Festival in Saratoga Springs. Congratulations!