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Sharon Phetteplace
Department Leader


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'

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. 

Previously Recorded Perfomances

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

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