March 2019
On March 8th and 9th several 7th and 8th grade band and chorus students will be performing for adjudicators at the NYSSMA Solo Festival held at Maple Avenue Middle School in Saratoga Springs. We are so proud of all the hard work these students have put into practicing and preparing their solos, scales, and sight reading skills. 


February 2019
The 7/8 Jazz Band joined the HS Jazz Band students in a workshop with jazz musician Keith Pray on February 11th. Students had the opportunity to receive feedback on pieces and to participate in a workshop on improvisation.



Also on February 11th, some students who are preparing for the 2019 NYSSMA Solo Festival performed at our 2nd Annual Schuylerville Solo Recital at the Schuylerville Public Library. Congratulations, performers!




January 2019
The 7/8 Band students participated in the 2019 Band Olympics and there was some fierce competition!

      
     


The 7/8 Jazz Band performed at the Winter Jazz Concert and had a blast. 




December 2018
Congratulations to the 7/8 Band and Chorus on a wonderful night of music at our Winter Concert!

October 2018
On October 18th and 20th, twelve 7th and 8th grade band students represented Schuylerville at the 2018 SWCMEA All-County Band Festival, held at Ballston Spa High School. Congratulations to Aby, Paige, Nora, Aleia, Kimmy, Mallory, Nate, Lillian, Sofie, Arielle, Meghan, and Ian!

September 2018
Welcome back! We've got a lot of work ahead of us but it is going to be a great year filled with lots of music making. Remember to put concert dates on your family calendars at home now.

February 2018
On Thursday, February 8th, elementary and middle school band students participated in the 1st Annual Schuylerville NYSSMA Solo Recital. The event was held at the Schuylerville Public Library and students performed for fmaily, friends, and community members. Performers consisted of students in grades 4-8 who are currently preparing a solo piece for the NYSSMA Solo Festival which will be held at Maple Ave Middle School in Saratoga Springs this March.

     


January 2018
Happy New Year! The 7/8 Band and Chorus both gave a wonderful winter concert performance in December and we are excited to be back and making music in 2018. Students in the band class are currently participating in the 2018 Band Olympics.
  
 
Band students who are preparing to participate in the 2018 NYSSMA Solo Festival are continuing to work on their solos, scales, and sight reading skills. These students will have the opportunity to perform in the inaugural Solo Recital, hosted by the Schuylerville Public Library in February.

Students in the chorus class are diving into the music we will learn for both our spring concert (in May) and the American Young Voices performance (in June). 

The 7th Grade General Music classes are learning about the blues and how to use the iPad app "GarageBand". 

The 7th & 8th Grade Jazz Band is putting the finishing touches on their music for the Jazz Concert on Wednesday, January 17th, at 7:00 PM in the high school auditorium. This will be the first of two performances by the group during the school year.

September 2017
Welcome back! We've got a lot of work ahead of us but it is going to be a great year filled with lots of music making. Remember to put concert dates on your family calendars at home now.

June 2017
Things are winding down for the school year in music classes, but there's one concert left to go! The Middle School Jazz Band will be performing on Tuesday, June 6th, at 7:00 PM in the HS Auditorium, followed by the High School Jazz Ensemble. 

May 2017
On May 30th 75 of our singers performed at the Times Union Center in Albany and had a blast! Check out the American Young Voices 2017 page to see some pictures from the event.

The 7th & 8th Grade Spring Concert will be Thursday, May 18th, at 7:00 PM in the HS Auditorium. See you there!

On May 9th, the 10th Period Singers participated in the District Art Show by performing the songs they have been working on all year. Congratulations on a great year, singers!


Our 7/8 Chorus is getting very excited for our upcoming field trip and gigantic concert experience on May 30th: American Young Voices! Please visit the page on this site dedicated to AYV for more information for parents and students.

February 2017
On February 3rd, the band celebrated the medal and closing ceremonies for the 2017 Band Olympics!


January 2017
This month the 7/8 Band is participating in the 2017 Band Olympics! Photos below were taken at our Opening Ceremony on January 10th.

Fortissitopia's National Anthem



The 7/8 Chorus learned that they will be performing at the Times Union Center in May as a part of the American Young Voices concert.



7th Grade Music classes have been learning about the blues and creating their own original 12-bar blues composition (complete with lyrics!) using Garageband for iPad. Check back toward the end of the month for student work to be posted on the 7th Grade Music page.

December 2016
This school year is going so well that November flew right by! This month, general music classes are learning about how to use the iPad app Garageband, and the performing ensembles are gearing up for their first concert of the year. 

The 7th & 8th Grade Winter Concert will be held on Thursday, December 15th, at 7:00 PM in the high school auditorium. This concert will feature the 7th & 8th Grade Band, 7th & 8th Grade Chorus, and the 10th Period Singers will perform once song. We hope you will join us for a night of good music, family, and friends!

October 2016
The music classes are in full swing now! If you are interested in pursuing private lessons (vocal or instrumental), please check out the brand new Private Lesson Instructors Page.

September 2016
Welcome back to a new school year at Schuylerville Middle School. Whether you are a student or parent, please take time to browse this website to learn about all of the various musical offerings available to students in the 7th and 8th grades. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Kaitlyn Koch by email: kochk@schuylerville.org

June 2016
Thanks for a great year, everyone! Enjoy the summer and we'll see you in the fall!

May 2016
Check it out! The 7th & 8th Grade Band and Chorus just got T-Shirts! If you missed out on this year's round of shirt orders, stay tuned in the fall for the 2016-2017 order. Look for students in these sharp designs around Schuylerville Middle School!

Our 7th & 8th Grade Spring Concert on Thursday, May 19th was a great success! Thank you to all administrators, faculty, staff, parents, family, and friends who attended and supported our student musicians!



Tuesday, May 10th, the 10th Period Singers performed during the ES/MS Art Show. This was the group's debut performance in Schuylerville! Thanks to everyone who came out to support us!


April 2016
7th Grade Music classes are busy working on their music industry projects which survey jobs like publicist, graphic artist, and merchandiser, to name a few. 
Band and Chorus have been rehearsing their music for the spring concert, and our 10th period music groups are looking forward to performing on this concert, as well. With spring break the last week of April, our spring concert (May 19th) is coming up quickly! 

March 2016
The 7th Grade Music classes have started applying body percussion rhythms to percussion instruments in small groups.  

February 2016
In February the 7th grade music class started learning how to perform rhythms with body percussion. Over the course of our world drumming unit we will eventually be moving these rhythms to percussion instruments like the conga and the djembe. Check out this video from one of our recent classes!

January 2016
On January 28th the 7th & 8th Grade Band received medals and held the closing ceremony of the 2016 Band Olympics. Congratulations to all of the student musicians for participating in this inaugural event! 

   
  

Congratulations to the 7th & 8th Grade Jazz Band on their debut performance on January 20th! 


For information on the 7th grade general music class, please click the link below:

7th Grade General Music Page