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 …

MCSD Performing Arts Department announces spring 2021 concert series dates

The MCSD Performing Arts Department is thrilled to announce that our spring 2021 concert season will take place during rescheduled dates!  Due to the difficulty of planning events for the 20-21 school year the events had to be rescheduled from the earlier dates printed on the district calendars.  MCSD Performing Arts will be able to …

MCSD named a Best Community for Music Education

For the 12th year in a row, Monticello has been named a Best Community for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. 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 and meaningful music …

Students continue to grow musically at Monticello

Music class looks different this year. With NYS guidance requiring a 12-feet of spacing for vocal, woodwind and brass instruments, and six feet for strings, a class that would typically have 30 students now has just a handful. Rather than work towards a culminating performance, teachers focus more on enabling music students to learn independently. …