Music students perform at the Government Center

Music students from Monticello High School and Robert J. Kaiser Middle School treated the staff and visitors of the Sullivan County Government Center to a beautiful morning filled with holiday cheer on Dec. 14  A full recording of the performance is available on the Sullivan County Government’s Facebook page. 

Students receive Scholar Athlete recognition

The athletic department is proud to announce New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association’s ( NYSPHSAA) Scholar Athlete recognition for the following fall athletic teams and student athletes: Volleyball – Scholar Athlete Team Average (top 75% of team) 93.72% Coach: Nicole Van Pelt, Assistant Coach: Sheila Burns 1. Rachel Zirt 2. Maya Pacheco 3. …

Potsdam Brass Quintet visits Monticello high school and middle school music students

Article courtesy of MCSD Performing Arts Department:  On Friday, Oct. 21, the Monticello Performing Arts Department had the honor of hosting the Potsdam Brass Quintet for a day of performances, workshops and masterclasses with RJK and MHS music students! The Potsdam Brass Quintet is the brass quintet-in-residence at The Crane School of Music, State University …

Assembly encourages fourth-grade students to play instruments

In Monticello Central School District’s music education program, fifth grade is a banner year. It’s this year that students are able to begin studying an instrument of their choice. For many students, this will be their first foray into instrumental music, so to help facilitate the selection process, the music students of Monticello High School …

MCSD named a “Best Community for Music Education” for 13th consecutive year

The Monticello Central School District has been honorably named a “Best Community for Music Education” by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for the 13th consecutive year. The designation shows a commitment by our Board of Education and Administration, coupled with the dedication of our highly qualified music teachers, to provide a deep …

Monticello Central Schools to host 67th annual SCMEA All-County Music Festival

The Monticello Central School District will serve as the host for this year’s Sullivan County Music Educators’ Association All-County Music Festival.  The festival takes place over two days, culminating in three concert performances on Saturday, March 5, 2022. More than 160 young musicians from eight school districts in Sullivan County have been selected to participate …

Liberty Jazz Festival postponed

The Liberty Jazz Festival, originally scheduled for Feb. 5 has been postponed until later in the spring. The new date will be shared as soon as it is available. 

Rebecca Salerno crowned 2021 Monti Idol

The results are in, and the winner of this year’s Monti Idol is Rebecca Salerno!  Congratulations and bravo to all our performers, Tri-M members, officers, and Judges for making this event a safe and fun success!  The Tri-M Music Honor Society would like to thank all those who made this event possible.

Links for virtual RJK and MHS concerts/dance showcase will be posted June 21; community can watch anytime from June 21-24

A message from the MCSD Performing Arts Department:  The High School and Middle School Spring Concerts and Dance Showcase will be available for viewing via Zoom link from June 21 through June 24. These links will be sent out on June 21. Audience members do not have to watch at a specific time during any …

Super Happy Awesome News

The Monticello Performing Arts Department will be streaming this year’s middle school musical production of Super Happy Awesome News this Friday, May 21 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, 22 at 12 p.m. If you would like a zoom invite, please email tbuckley@k12mcsd.net for the zoom link. If you cannot make those streaming dates, but still want …