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Instrument Donations


Jennifer Rafferty
Department Leader


MISION: "The purpose of the Cortland Enlarged City School District's Music Department is to provide all students with a high quality music education that promotes life-long learners, performers, and supporters of the fine arts"

Instrument Donations Needed!

In times when other instrumental music programs are shrinking and being threatened due to budget constraints, the program at Cortland is thriving. Students are enjoying the positive educational benefits of playing in the band and orchestra. Participation is at an all time high and the programs continue to grow exponentially each year.

This unprecedented success also has its challenges. Acquiring instruments for each school during these tough economic times is difficult. Not all students can afford to rent or buy an instrument and our inventory in the district is quickly shrinking with additional participation. Help keep music alive for everyone in our schools and consider donating an instrument for our students! Visit this page for more information. 

Click here for all of our performances that were recorded thanks to the Cortland VIdeo Club! 

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2018-2019 Musical Events Calendar

Jr. High Area All State: Nov. 2-3, 2018
High School Musical: Nov. 16-17 
District Orchestra Concert: Nov 28, 2018
Smith Concert: Dec. 4, 2018
Parker Concert: Dec. 5, 2018
Barry Concert: Dec. 6, 2018
Virgil Concert: Dec. 10, 2018
District Band Concert: Dec. 12, 2018
Randall Concert: Dec. 13, 2018
Jr. High & Elem. Select Choir Concert: Dec. 18, 2018
High School Choir Concert: Dec. 19, 2018 
All County Choirs: Jan. 19, 2019
Jr. High Musical: February 1-2, 2019
High School Area All State: February 1-2, 2019
Randall Concert: March 7, 2019
PRISM Concert: March 14, 2019
Parker Concert:March 20, 2019
High School Band & Orchestra Concert: March 27, 2019
High School Choir Concert: March 28, 2019
NYSSMA Solo Festival: April 6, 2019
Parker Concert: May 7, 2019
Randall Concert: May 8, 2019
Barry Concert: May 15, 2019
Elementary Select Concert: May 16, 2019
High School Choir Concert: May 21, 2019
Virgil Concert: May 23, 2019
Smith Concert: May 29, 2019
High School Band & Orchestra Concert: June 3, 2019
Jamfest: June 6, 2019
Jr. High Band, Chorus & Orchestra: June 12, 2019






Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

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Cortland, NY 13045

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