Music Department

Instrumental Opportunities

  • Lansing Elementary

    • Instrumental Band and Orchestra study begins in 4th grade with small group lessons and the fourth grade band and orchestra. Both lessons and ensembles occur once a week.

    Extra Curricular Opportunities:

    • NYSSMA Solo/Small Ensemble & Major Organization Festivals

    Lansing Middle School

    • Small instrumental lesson groups continue once a week for grades 5 -8. There are four instrumental ensembles: 5/6 Orchestra, 7/8 Orchestra, 5/6 Band, 7/8 Band.  There is also a 7/8 Symphony Orchestra that is organized every year in the spring.

     Extra Curricular Opportunities:

    • MS Honors “Band” (string students also participate)
    • MS Jazz Band
    • MS Musical
    • MS All County Band
    • MS All County Orchestra
    • Jr. High Area All State Band
    • Jr. High Area All State Orchestra
    • NYSSMA Solo/Small Ensemble & Major Organization Festivals

    Lansing High School

    • There is a String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra made up of students in grades 9-12. Each ensemble rehearses every other day. Small group lessons/ sectionals are held once a week.
    • The High School Band is made up of students from grades 9-12. This ensemble rehearses everyday. Small group lessons/ sectionals are held once a week.

    Extra Curricular Opportunities:

    • HS Musical (Pit, Cast, Crew) – MS students have also participated
    • HS All County Band and Jazz Band
    • Sr. High Area All State Band
    • Sr. High Area All State Orchestra
    • Conference All State Band
    • Conference All State Orchestra
    • All Eastern Band
    • All Eastern Orchestra
    • NYSSMA Solo/Small Ensemble & Major Organization Festivals

General/Vocal Music Opportunities

  • Lansing Elementary

    • General Music - The initial foundation for musical growth and enjoyment for every student is developed.
    • K-1- Separate musical elements (rhythm, melody, form) are firstexperienced in movement, games and experiments, playing instruments,imaginative stories/listening exercises, dance, and drama to helpengage every student.
    • Grades 2-4– Skills are presented such as learning to follow a musical printedscore, expanding vocabulary, and advanced musical concepts. Throughmusic of different cultures and traditions, the students continue todevelop basic skills. Instrumental skills become moreadvanced with the study of xylophones, classroom instruments,recorders. Drama continues at all elementary grade levels.

    Extra Curricular Opportunities:

    • 3rd and 4th Grade Chorus (Nutcracker Youth Musical performed biannually)

    Lansing Middle School

    • General Music 5th-8th
    • Chorus (5/6 and 7/8)

    Extra Curricular Opportunities:

    • MS Musical
    • MS All County Chorus
    • Jr. High Area All State Chorus
    • NYSSMA Solo/Small Ensemble & Major Organization Festivals

    Lansing High School

    • Music,Its Role and Importance In Our Lives is a general survey class thatcovers composers, musical styles, and the significance of music inevery day living.
    • AP Music Theory 1 is an elective course dealing with the elements of musical structure and composition. This is a dual credit course with Tompkins Cortland Community College.
    • Music Theory 2 further develops the skills learned in Theory 1. Often students who are considering a college major in music opt to take this elective.
    • Mixed Chorus is made up of students in grades 9 -12. The ensemble rehearses every day.  Small group lessons occur once a week.
    • Varsity Chorale is an audition only ensemble that rehearses everyday. Small group lessons occur once a week. 

    Extra Curricular Opportunities:

    • HS Musical (Cast, Crew) – MS students have also participated
    • HS All County Chorus
    • HS Show Choir
    • Sr. High Area All State Chorus
    • Conference All State Chorus
    • All Eastern Chorus
    • NYSSMA Solo/Small Ensemble & Major Organization Festival

Contact Us

  • Katie Howell
    High School Vocal Music and Music Theory
    LAdams@Lcsd.k12.ny.us
     
    Lucas Hibbard
    Middle School Vocal and General Music
    LHibbard@Lcsd.k12.ny.us
     
    Hannah Cayem
    Elementary School Vocal and General Music
    HCayem@Lcsd.k12.ny.us
     
    Carlen Myers
    Elementary School and Middle School Band
    CMyers@Lcsd.k12.ny.us

    Nick Olesko
    Middle School and High School Band
    NOlesko@Lcsd.k12.ny.us
     
    Lyn Weil
    Middle School and High School Strings
    LWeil@Lcsd.k12.ny.us
     
    Marissa Winiarski
    Elementary School and Middle School Strings
    MWiniarski@Lcsd.k12.ny.us