Morning Music Rental Information Night to be held Jan. 21

On Thursday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m., the Monticello CSD Music Department will host a virtual instrument rental night for fifth-grade students who have registered for the Morning Music program.  During this meeting, you will: Hear a presentation from our school’s affiliated instrument rental program Discuss instrument sizing for your child Learn about terms and …

Performing Arts Department’s Winter Concert

The MCSD Performing Arts Department has been preparing for their annual Winter Concert virtually, as the pandemic has limited the amount of in-person contact with students that teachers can execute.  In place of the typical live winter concert the department has created a collage video to showcase the various programs around the district and bring …

MHS dance students work with Soul Inscribed

Students in Monticello’s dance program virtually joined students from throughout the county to watch a performance workshop from Soul Inscribed, December’s artist-in-residence at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Dec. 15. On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Monticello High School dance students will participate in virtual dance workshops with the band as part of …

Morning Music update

The MCSD 5th grade Morning Instrumental Music program is in the planning process and will be made available to current 5th grade students as soon as it can be safely implemented. The current circumstances surrounding the pandemic have made implementation particularly complex but the district is in the process of distributing information to potential students …

MHS dance students to work with Tony-nominated choreographer’s community engagement platform

As part of Bethel Woods’ in-school residency program E3: Engage. Experience. Explore, Monticello High School dance students (along with members of the community) will have the opportunity to watch a performance from Tony-nominated choreographer Camille A. Brown’s teaching artists from her community engagement platform, EVERY BODY MOVE(EBM).  According to the Bethel Woods website, EVERY BODY …

Elementary music students shining forth from home

During this time of virtual learning, even our youngest students have been hard at work learning the musical skills offered here in Monticello, and also showing how joyful, creative, and resourceful they are in any situation. Here’s just a small sampling of all their wonderful work!

Calling all music lovers!

Whether you’re a current student, a staff member, a graduate, a parent, or just a supporter of music education, we want to hear from you! In honor of Monticello’s 10th year of earning  the Best Communities for Music Education distinction, and in honor of our outstanding music department, we invite you to send a message …

A decade of nationally-recognized musical excellence at Monticello

The Monticello Central School District (MCSD) has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for the 10th year in a row in honor of its outstanding commitment to music education.   Now in its 21st year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding …

Middle and High School Jazz Ensemble students to perform in festival

Fifty 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, …