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MISSION: 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
Matthew Stearns, Department Chair

Mrs. Brenna Ogilvie, Bridgeport, Bolivar Road & CMS
Mrs. Jeanne Pizzuto-Sauvé, Bolivar Road & Middle School

Mrs. Kelsey Sgroi, Bolivar Road
Mrs. Denise Velardi, Bridgeport
Middle School
Ms. Jill Emerson, Orchestra
Mr. Nate Kaercher, Band
Ms. Andrea Stanek, Chorus

High School
Mr. Aaron Velardi, Band

NYS Core Music Standards

      Generating and conceptualizing artistic ideas and work.
      Organizing and developing artistic ideas and work.
      Refining and completing artistic ideas and work.

      Analyzing, interpreting and selecting artistic work for presentation.
      Developing and refining artistic techniques and work for presentation.
      Conveying meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

      Perceiving and analyzing artistic work.
      Interpreting intent and meaning in artistic work.
      Applying criteria to evaluate artistic work.

      Synthesizing and relating knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
      Relating artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding

Click here for information on the Chittenango Music Booster Association.
Click here for a list of upcoming Music events.

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