Middle and High School Jazz Ensemble students to perform in festival

50 students from the Monticello Central School District’s Middle and High School Jazz Ensemble programs will participate in a concert that concludes the Liberty Jazz Festival on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Liberty Middle School Gymnasium.  Tickets will be available at the door. Suggested donation for the concert is $5 for adults, $3 …

Guitar program joins Morning Music Chorus for concert Jan. 29

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at 7 p.m. in the Monticello High School Auditorium (39 Breakey Ave., Monticello) the 4th and 5th grade Morning Music Chorus will combine with the new 5th grade guitar program for their annual Winter Concert.   The MHS guitar program will also join as a special performance to demonstrate for …

Cooke students perform “The Sisters Grinn” – a new take on some classic stories

You may have heard of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, but unless you’re part of the George L. Cooke Elementary School community, chances are you’ve never heard of The Sisters Grinn: Hanselle Hood and Gretelle Locks. It’s an original play penned by Monticello alumna Noel Komatz that takes the characters from three of the most …

RJK Performing Arts presents: How to Eat Like A Child–and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up

Join the students of Robert J. Kaiser Middle School’s drama club for a production of How to Eat Like A Child — and Other Lessons in Not Being A Grown-up.  There will be two shows on Nov. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. at the Arnold Packer-Hughs Auditorium at Monticello High School. The snow date …

Seven MHS students chosen to perform in All-State Festival Concert

Seven Monticello High School students have been chosen to perform in the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) Zone 9 Area All-State Festival Concert, which will take place at Suffern High School on Saturday Nov. 23, 2019.   The NYSSMA Zone 9 Area encompasses all of Greene, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties. In …

Meeting and performing with a mandolin virtuoso

Students in the chamber music program, directed by Monticello High School music teacher David Chidsey, had the wonderful opportunity to perform with Jacob Jolliff of the Yonder Mountain String Band on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The students listened to him perform bluegrass and country music with his incredible virtuoso skills.

Monti Idol will be held Oct. 18; auditions Oct. 7

On Friday Oct. 18, the Monticello High School Tri-M Music Honor Society is hosting “Monti Idol,” a singing competition involving high school students performing their favorite pop songs.  The finalists will be chosen by audition to sing popular music selections.  Tickets are $3 and proceeds help support the Tri-M Music Honor Society and Monticello Performing Arts …