Encouraging every child to achieve their full musical potential, enriching the school and community, and developing musical excellence, are the hallmarks of the Chittenango Central School Music Department. We know that music is an indispensable part of every child's education, and assures that participation in music and the performing arts develops creativity, self-confidence, teamwork, self-discipline, as well as aesthetic experiences and critical thought processes to insure success in other school and life arenas.
The CCS Music Department is fortunate to offer 4 programs, band, orchestra, chorus and classroom music. Each program aspect is dedicated to developing comprehensive musicianship by focusing on and incorporating the New York State Standards and Frameworks in the Arts.
Chittenango music students actively participate in extra-curricular music activities such as the Madison County Music Educator's Association
All-County Festivals, NYSSMA
Area and Conference All State Festivals, Solo Festivals, Band, Choir and Orchestra Summer Camps, Syracuse Youth Symphony, Syracuse Children's Chorus
and area concert and jazz bands. Select ensembles such as the Dixieland Band
, High School Select Choir
, High School Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, Middle School Pop and Girls Choirs and Small Chamber Ensembles are frequently requested to perform for community and area organizations and functions. These well-known groups are always honored to represent the school and community. In addition, the Chittenango Music Booster Association
is an active organization supporting the district's young musicians by providing scholarships, enrichment opportunities and recognition.
The Chittenango Central School Music Department
, Department Chair
Ms. Meghan Jennings, Bridgeport
Mrs. Jeanne Pizzuto-Sauvé, Bolivar Road & Middle School
Mrs. Rose Connelly, Chorus
Mr. Aaron Velardi, Band
Creating ~ Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work
Performing ~ Realizing artistic ideas and work through interpretation and presentation
Responding ~ Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning
Connecting ~ Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context
Click here for information on the Chittenango Music Booster Association.
Click here for a list of upcoming Music events.