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Ichabod Crane Performing Arts Department

Students in the Ichabod Crane Central School District participate in general music classes in grades K-8.  Choral and instrumental performance opportunities begin for students in grade 5.  At the Middle and High School, select vocal and instrumental groups are also an option for students who successfully pass an audition.  All County Music Performance organizations and New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) performance honors organizations are offered for advanced musicians who  meet membership criteria.  Music theory classes are also offered at the High School.


ICC MUSIC STUDENTS SHINE

 

Students Selected for NYSSMA All State Music Fest on Nov. 16-17

(November 5, 2018) Fourteen students from the Ichabod Crane High School Music Department have been selected to attend the NYSSMA Area All State Festival November 16-17 at FDR High School in Hyde Park, N.Y. See which students were chosen here.


Band Camp Concludes with Student Performance

(August 16, 2018) Today was the final day of Band Camp, a 2-week summer program where students interested in Marching Band get a jump-start on their routines before the school year starts. Students wrapped up the program by putting on an amazing performance. Much thanks to Mr. Richburg and everyone else who made Band Camp possible!


Band Camp Begins August 7

(June 8, 2018) Summer Band Camp for marching band and color guard will be held from August 7-10 and 8-16. For more information, click here


Ichabod Crane to Host All County April Music Festival April 12 & 13

Public Concert April 13, 7:30 p.m.
(April 2, 2018) Students from Ichabod Crane District-wide Music Department have been selected to participate in the final of three Columbia County Music Educators Association (CCMEA) All County Festivals. This All County Music Festival, which will be hosted by the Ichabod Crane Central School District on Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13, include Elementary Chorus, Junior Band and Senior Chorus. The all county experience culminates in a concert in the Ichabod Crane High School Auditorium on Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open to the public at 7:00 p.m. This event is free. Learn More


ICC Music Students Selected for March All County Festival; Concert March 9

(March 5, 2018) Fifty-seven (57) students from Ichabod Crane's District-wide Music Department have been selected to participate in the second of three Columbia County Music Educators Association (CCMEA) All County Festivals. This All County Music Festival, which will be hosted by the Hudson School District on Wednesday March 7 and Friday, March 9 (snow date Thursday, March 8), include Elementary Band, Junior Chorus & Senior Band. The all county experience culminates in a concert at Hudson School District on Friday, March 9 at 7:30pm. Doors will open to the public at 7pm. This event is free. Learn More


ICHS Music Students Selected for All County Jazz Festival

(Feb. 1, 2018) Nine (9) students from Ichabod Crane High School were selected to participate in the first of three Columbia County Music Educators Association (CCMEA) All County Festivals. The All County Jazz Festival will be held at the Germantown Central School District on Wednesday, Feb. 7 and Friday, Feb. 9. The All County experience culminates with performances by the All County Jazz Choir and the All County Instrumental Jazz Ensemble. The Concert will be on Friday, Feb. 9at 7:00 p.m. (snow date Thursday, Feb. 8). Doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m. This event is free. Learn More


THE 'RIDERS' MARCHING BAND BRINGS PRIDE TO THE COMMUNITY

MARCHING BAND EVENTS

  • North Adams, Mass. Fall Foliage Parade
  • U-Mass (Amherst) Band Day
  • Woonsocket, Rhode Island Autumfest Parade
  • Home Sporting Events

MARCHING BAND MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the ‘Riders’ Marching Band is open to:
        1) ALL HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAND MEMBERS
         2) HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC STUDENTS WHO CAN NOT FIT BAND INTO THEIR  SCHEDULE
        3)  7th & 8th GRADE BAND MEMBERS
        4) IC STUDENTS GRADES 7-12 WHO WISH TO JOIN COLOR GUARD
        5) IC STUDENTS GRADES 7-12 WHO WISH TO JOIN HONOR GUARD OR AUXILIARY SQUAD.

Students should attend as much of Summer Band Camp, during August, as possible.

THE ‘RIDERS’ MARCHING BAND PERFORMS TO ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCES IN EXCITING ACTIVITIES DURING THE FALL AND SPRING.  THE GROUP TAKES PART IN LOCAL PARADES AND TRAVELS BY INVITATION TO EVENTS OUTSIDE OF THE COMMUNITY.  REHEARSALS ARE HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, FROM 6:30 TO 8:30 P.M. DURING THE SPRING AND FALL.

A sports physical is required of all ‘Riders’ Marching Band members.



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STAFF MEMBERS

Karolyn Eberhardt - Middle School
Jennifer Edwards - Middle School
Amy Giammattei - Elementary School
Jodie Jacque - Primary School
Rukan Khondker- Elementary School
Robert Richburg - Middle/High Schools
David Bulan - Department Chair - Middle/High Schools

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