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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

 

Ichabod​ ​Crane​ ​High​ ​School​ ​Student​ ​to​ ​Perform​ ​at​ ​the​ ​2017​ ​All​ ​State​ ​Music Festival

(Nov. 14, 2017) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce that junior Julianne LaGrassa has been selected to represent Ichabod Crane at the NYSSMA Winter Conference All State Festival in Rochester, NY, Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, 2017. Learn More


ICHS​ ​Music​ ​Students​ ​Selected​ ​to​ ​Participate​ ​in​ ​NYSSMA​ ​Area​ ​All​ ​State​ ​Music Festival​ ​Nov.​ ​17-18

(Nov. 2, 2017) Twelve students from the Ichabod Crane High School Music Department have been selected to attend the NYSSMA Area All State Festival November 17-18 at Taconic Hills High School in Craryville, N.Y. Learn More


Ichabod Crane Music Students Participate in NYSSMA Solo-Ensemble Festival

(May 2, 2017) Sixty (60) District-wide Ichabod Crane music students participated in the New York State School Music Association Zone 10 Solo-Ensemble Festival in Red Hook, NY, on April 28 & 29. Students participating in the festival were required to audition on a vocal or instrumental solo and demonstrate sight reading proficiency in front of a NYSSMA adjudicator. Several students auditioned for All State Performing Organizations at this festival. Only students who achieve a 6 A+ rating will be considered for these prestigious organizations. Learn More


ICC Music Students Selected for All County April Music Festival

(March 30, 2017) Seventy-one (71) 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 Chatham Central School District on Wednesday, April 5 and Friday, April 7, include Elementary Chorus, Junior Band & Senior Chorus. Learn More


Ben L'EcuyerAll-State Jazz Musician from Ichabod Crane High School Performs at State Capitol

(March 16, 2017) Ichabod Crane senior Ben L’Ecuyer, one of five trumpet players in the State of New York selected as a member of NYSSMA’s All-State Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, performed at the Empire State Plaza on Monday, March 6. The performance was part of NYSSMA’s annual “Music In Our Schools Month” celebration at the State Capitol.

Congratulations to Ben!

 



Music Students to Participate in All County March Music Festival

(Feb. 28, 2017) Students from Ichabod Crane 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 Taconic Hills Central School District on Wednesday, March 1 and Friday, March 3 (with a snow date of Thursday, March 2), include Elementary Band, Junior Chorus & Senior Band.

Sixty nine (69) Ichabod Crane students will participate in intense after school rehearsals with students selected from the other schools in Columbia County. Conductors for these groups will be from the Capitol Region and beyond. The all county experience culminates in a concert at Taconic Hills Central School District on Friday March 3rd at 7:30pm. Doors will open to the public at 7pm. This event is free. Learn More


IC Music Students Selected to Participate in All County Jazz Festival Feb. 1 & 3

(Jan. 19, 2017) Nine (9) Ichabod Crane High School students 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 New Lebanon Central School District on Wednesday, February 1 and Friday, February 3. Learn More


Three Ichabod Crane Musicians Chosen for Prestigious 2016 All State Music Festival

All State musicians

(Nov. 28, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School's Benjamin L'Ecuyer (All State Instrumental Jazz Ensemble), Felix Johnson (All State Symphonic Band) and McKenzie Rybka (All State Mixed Choir) have been selected to represent Ichabod Crane at the NYSSMA Winter Conference All State Music Festival in Rochester, NY, Dec. 1-4. Learn More


ICHS Music Students Selected to Participate in NYSSMA Area All State Music Festival Nov. 18-19

Area All State students

(Nov. 7, 2016) Seventeen students from the Ichabod Crane High School Music Department have been selected to attend the NYSSMA Area All State Music Festival on November 18-19 at Arlington High School in LaGrangeville, N.Y. Learn More


Band Camp Students Celebrate With End-of-Camp Picnic

Band Camp picnicband camp picnic

(Aug. 22, 2016) On Thursday, August 11, the students who attended Summer Marching Band Camp, which was held August 2-15 and 8-11, celebrated their hard work with an end-of-camp picnic! The band would like to send a special thank you to the local businesses who generously donated to helped to supply needed items: Dollar General, Subway, Valatie Stewart's, Hudson Price Chopper, and Hudson Shop Rite.


IC Music Students to Participate in NYSSMA Solo-Ensemble Festival May 6

(May 5, 2016) Several Ichabod Crane music students will participate in the New York State School Music Association Solo-Ensemble Festival on Friday, May 6 at Arlington Middle School. The students are performing solos and ensembles for a NYSSMA adjudication grade. Congratulations and best of luck to our students! Learn More


Ichabod Crane to Host All County April Music Festival April 7-8

(April 5, 2016) 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 7 and Friday, April 8, include Elementary Chorus, Junior Band & Senior Chorus. The all county experience culminates in a concert at Ichabod Crane High School on Friday, April 8 at 7:30pm. Doors will open to the public at 7pm. This event is free. Learn More


ICHS Music Students Selected for All County Music Festival

Community welcome to attend culminating concert March 4
(Feb. 11, 2016) Students from Ichabod Crane 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 Central School District on Wednesday, March 2 & Friday, March 4, include Elementary Band, Junior Chorus & Senior Band. The all county experience culminates in a concert at Hudson High School on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 pm. Doors will open to the public at 7 p.m. This event is free. Learn More


ICHS Music Students Participate in All County Jazz Festival

(Feb. 9, 2016) 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 was held at the Germantown Central School District on Wednesday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 5. Learn More


ICHS Music Students Selected to Participate in NYSSMA Area All State Music Festival Nov. 20-21

(Nov. 3, 2015) Eleven students from the Ichabod Crane High School Music Department have been selected to attend the NYSSMA Area All State Festival November 20-21 at Dover High School in Dover Plains, N.Y.

Students representing Ichabod Crane are: Chorus -- Alexis Hoffmann, Sorrel Rowley, McKenzie Rybka and Remi Schneider; Orchestra -- Felix Johnson; and Band -- Jake Barrett, Ama Boham, Daniel Curry, Ben L’Ecuyer, Eric Papas and Noelle Serino. Learn More


Ichabod Crane High School Junior McKenzie Rybka toMcKenzie Rybka Sing at the 2015 All State Music Festival

(Oct. 29, 2015) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce that junior McKenzie Rybka (All State Women’s Choir) has been selected to represent Ichabod Crane at the NYSSMA Winter Conference All State Festival in Rochester, NY, Dec. 3-6. In order to be selected to participate in the festival, students were required to audition on a Level Six solo, and sight read a short passage for a NYSSMA judge. Only the highest scoring students in New York State are selected to perform and be part of an All State Music Ensemble. After several days of intensive rehearsals, the festival will culminate with a December concert at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Congratulations McKenzie!


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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