Performing Arts

The Ichabod Crane Central School Music Department is proud to offer a comprehensive program that promotes a love of music while teaching students to be independent musicians. K-8 General Music classes build music foundation skills through experiential learning and performance. Students in grades 5-12 have the opportunity to perform in a wide variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles. Select ensembles are available to students by audition. Additionally, courses in Music Theory allow the more dedicated musician to deepen their musical knowledge and gain a comprehensive, applicable understanding of how music functions.

Through participation in music at Ichabod Crane, students will learn life skills such as self-discipline, teamwork, reliability, positive self-expression, responsibility, and respect for both the art and their fellow musicians.

Ichabod Crane graduates have attended top music schools such as Manhattan School of Music, Ithaca College, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY New Paltz, Bard Conservatory, Nazareth, Wagner, NYU, Hartwick, Berkley School of Music, Hartt School of Music, Schenectady Community College, East Carolina University, Shenandoah Conservatory, and the College of St. Rose. Graduates of ICC are now working in the fields of music performance, opera, musical theatre, music education, music business/management, music/audio production & recording, musical composition, and music therapy.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to one of the district’s music educators. We would love to talk to you about the program!

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Primary School Music 

 

 

Middle School Music

 

Grade 5
Band
Amy Giammattei – agiammattei@ichabodcrane.org

Chorus
Rukan Khondker – rkhondker@ichabodcrane.org

 

Grades 5 and 6

 

Grade 7 and 8

 

High School Music

 

 

Ichabod Crane Acting Troupe 

 

2019-2020 Membership Meeting*

Date: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 2:30 PM
Place: High School Auditorium
Open to all students in grades 7-12
*Attendance is mandatory for students interested in participating in 2019-2020 CAT
View full meeting information and agenda

Acting Troupe Contact: Gail Helfer, 518-758-7575

The Crane Acting Troupe was organized after two successful seasons of summer musical productions at Ichabod Crane. The Troupe is a self-supporting co-curricular activity open to students in grades 7 through 12 under the advisement of music and theatre teacher Gail Nadeem Helfer. Each year students in the Acting Troupe have the opportunity to attend workshops on auditioning skills, costuming, make-up, and stage crafts. Members of the Crane Acting Troupe are not only performers, but also technical staff and crew members interested in the many tasks associated with theatre, both onstage and backstage.

Community assistance is welcome and has been growing over the years, which provides an opportunity for the expertise of adults to be shared with the students.

Seniors have received the New York State Theatre Education Association’s ‘Certificates of Excellence’ in theatre. Several seniors have served as interns at the New York State Theatre Institute. Alumni of the Crane Acting Troupe have continued their studies in theatre, musical theatre, dance, arts administration, stage management, technical theatre, and scenic design. Recent graduates of these programs have obtained employment as a scenic painter for the Barter Theatre, stage manager for a national tour of Ragtime, stage manager for the Goodspeed Opera House, and ensemble member in the national tour of Ragtime.

 

Newsies

RECENT ACTING TROUPE PRODUCTIONS

Newsies
March 28-30, 2019

View the Newsies play program (Includes full cast and crew)

BRAVO to the cast and crew of The Crane Acting Troupe’s production of NEWSIES! Intricate dance numbers, fabulous vocals, astounding characterization, marvelous set design, and smooth set changes made for another feather in the cap of the cast, staff and crew of The Crane Acting Troupe. More than 1,000 community members, alumni, staff and patrons attended the performances giving standing ovations at each performance. Thank you to all who contributed to the success of NEWSIES!

 

 

Ichabod Crane Marching Band

Student membership in the ICC Riders Marching Band is open to:

    1) ALL HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAND MEMBERS

     2) HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC STUDENTS WHO CAN NOT FIT BAND  INTO THEIR SCHEDULE

    3)  7th & 8th GRADE BAND MEMBERS

    4) ICC STUDENTS GRADES 7-12 WHO WISH TO JOIN COLOR GUARD

    5) ICC STUDENTS GRADES 7-12 WHO WISH TO JOIN HONOR GUARD OR   A AUXILIARY SQUAD.

Students should attend as much of Summer Band Camp as possible. A sports physical is required of all ‘Riders’ Marching Band members.

 

2019 Summer Band Camp, August 6-15

2019 Summer Band Camp for Marching Band & Color Gaurd runs from August 6-15, 2019. During Band Camp, students learn the fundamentals of marching, play lots of music and share their love of music with the greater community. Interested students are encouraged to attend as much of Summer Band Camp as possible. Full 2019 Summer Band Camp information can be found on the form below:

Band Camp Contact
Jennifer Edwards, High School Band Director
Email: jedwards@ichabodcrane.org

Parents/Guardians Interested in Volunteering 
Are you willing to chaperone? Would you like to help with uniform sizing? Can you help at the parades? Send an email to jedwards@ichabodcrane.org if you’re an Ichabod Crane parent/guardian interested in helping out.

 

 

TEMPO (To Encourage Music Participation Organization) 

A parent/community organization that fosters enthusiasm for music and the performing arts in our school district and community. We support the music and performing arts department in a variety of ways. We encourage feedback and you can contact us at ICCtempo@gmail.com

You can also connect with us on our Facebook page or read through the TEMPO brochure

 

TEMPO Officers

Kathy Dady, President
Jennifer LaGrassa, Vice President
Anne Krizar, Treasurer
Deb McDermott, Secretary

 

2018-19 TEMPO Meetings

Check back soon for 2019-2020 school year TEMPO meeting dates.

Meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the HS Library.

 

Upcoming TEMPO Events

Check back soon for 2019-2020 TEMPO events.

In the meantime, check out TEMPO events from 2018-2019 using the link below:

View the Full TEMPO Dates to Remember Calendar for 2018-2019 (Revised 1/6/2019)

 

TEMPO Newsletters