Music to our ears

The Monticello Central School District has just been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education for the ninth time.  To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Monticello’s music department detailed information about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities and …

MHS and RJK Jazz Ensembles perform in Albany

The Monticello High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Andrew Verdino, and the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School Jazz Ensemble performed as part of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Music in Our Schools (MIOSM) Concert Series in Albany, New York. The students performed on the South Concourse, visited with Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and …

KLR students dazzle at mid-winter concert

Third, fourth and fifth grade students at KLR were able to show an appreciative audience just what they are learning in music class by singing, playing instruments and performing at the mid-winter concert. Each grade performed five songs. Third graders performed “Hello Song” in two languages along with other traditional tunes. The fourth-grade students ended …

Monticello is represented at ‘I Have A Dream’ Talent Show at Bethel Woods

Monticello Central School District was well represented at the auditions for the 2nd annual “I Have A Dream” Talent Show hosted by Bethel Woods and presented by Dream Tank. Although the competition was fierce and came from all districts in Sullivan County, more than half of the finalists selected are from our district. They will …

MHS Dance Showcase to be held Friday, March 8

The Monticello Dance Showcase will be held on Friday March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium at  Monticello High School (39 Breakey Ave, Monticello NY 12701). This performance will showcase student-choreographed routines. Tickets are a donation (recommended $5) and the performance will be approximately one hour. 

131 MCSD students selected to perform at All-County Music Festival

131 students from the Monticello Central School District were chosen  to perform among  the county’s most accomplished musicians in the annual Sullivan County Music Educators All-County Music Festival. The festival will take place on Saturday, March 2 at the Liberty High School David Panebaker Auditorium.  2:30 p.m.: MS String Orchestra, Elementary Chorus, Middle School Band 5 …

NYSED data results: Monticello CSD is in “Good Standing,” scores high in parental involvement

With all five of Monticello’s schools receiving the “Good Standing” designation from the New York State Education Department, the Monticello Central School District has officially been named as a district in “Good Standing” under the New York State Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The NYSED released the results of these new accountability measures on Jan. …

KLR Winter Concert has been rescheduled to Jan. 29

The Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School Winter Concert for grades 3-5, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 23,  has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 9:30 a.m. The snow date will be Wednesday, Jan. 30. More information will be sent home with students on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Monticello students to perform in Liberty Jazz Festival

The following middle and high-school students from Monticello’s jazz band will be participating in the Annual Liberty Jazz Festival in the Liberty Middle School Gymnasium on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at 7 p.m. (snow date Sunday, Feb, 3).  The festival will feature High School and Middle School jazz ensembles from Liberty and Monticello. Monticello Jazz …

MHS student Edward Spear recognized for musical excellence

A Monticello High School (MHS) student has been recognized for musical excellence and named to the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State music ensemble performance at the annual Winter Festival held in Rochester, NY, on Sunday Dec. 2, 2018. Edward Spear will be singing Bass 1 in the Mixed Chorus. He is a …