Music/arts update

Dear Schuylerville families,

After an administrative review of the music department scheduling and personnel, the district will be adding a full-time music teacher to its staff, better enabling us to support our music program K-12. This new hire, combined with the return of several aspects of music education that have been absent during the COVID-19 pandemic, will have a positive effect within all three school buildings. Below are changes in the music department’s programming for the 2021-22 school year: 

High School

  • Traditional lessons in Chorus, Band, and Jazz Band (augmented because of COVID-19)
  • HS Chorus and Symphonic Band (augmented because of COVID-19)
  • Piano Lab
  • Include Music Theory and Recording Studio in course offerings
  • Increase the number of band and chorus lessons as a result of no teachers traveling to the middle school

Middle School

  • Add a Middle School Jazz Band as a class instead of an after-school co-curricular club  
  • Traditional band lessons (augmented because of COVID-19)

Elementary School

  • Traditional lessons in band (augmented because of COVID-19)
  • Increase the general music offerings at the elementary school 

In addition, the district is pleased to announce the High School Drama Club will return for the 2021-22 school year, with a production the last weekend of October 2021, directed by Jodi Ogburn. 

We thank our students, families and staff for their continued support and patience during the pause that COVID-19 placed on the arts programs and offerings for Schuylerville CSD. The district’s goal is to increase the access and exposure to music in the lives of all our students, a priority that will be maintained as we look ahead to the next school year.

Dr. Ryan Sherman

James Ducharme
High School Principal

Katie Elsworth
Middle School Principal

Rose Beckett
Elementary Principal