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Becki Harris
Sharon Phetteplace

Co-Department Leaders



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"

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! 

Follow Us on Twitter @CECSD_Music

Music Resources 

Soundtrap Metronome Noteflight
Modern Band Audio CD JW Pepper Community Music Opportunities


Winter Concert Series

Virgil Winter Concert 12/9/2008

2019-2020 Musical Events 

12/12 High School Musical, 7:00 p.m. 
12/13 High School Musical, 7:00 p.m. 
12/14 High School Musical, 7:00 p.m. 
12/17 Barry 2nd Grade Holiday Concert, 7:00 p.m. 
12/18 Randall Music Extravaganza, 6:30 p.m. 
12/19 Holiday Family Fun Night, 7:00 p.m. 
01/18 All County Choirs @ Homer
01/25 District Music Concert at CHS, 4:00 p.m.
01/31 Junior High Musical, 7:00 p.m. 
02/01 Junior High Musical, 7:00 p.m. 
02/14 Barry 1st Grade Concert, 4:00 p.m. 
03/06 High School Musical, 7:00 p.m. 
03/07 High School Musical, 7:00 p.m. 
03/28 NYSSMA Solo Festival 
04/24 One Act Play Festival, 7:00 p.m. 
04/25 One Act Play Festival, 7:00 p.m. 
05/14 Smith Spring Concert, 6:30 p.m. 
06/11 JamFest at Homer Center for the Arts, 6:00 p.m. 
06/22 Barry K1 Celebration, 9:00 a.m. 
06/23 Barry K2 Celebration, 9:00 a.m. 
06/24 Barry K3 Celebration, 9:00 a.m. 



Mr. Robert J. Edwards, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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