Music at Midlakes
The Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District has a long history of providing a quality music education to all students in grades K-12 through classroom education, community performances, guest conductor appearances, opportunities with the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), and much more.
Band and chorus are offered at the elementary, middle, and high school levels with select groups available. The high school also offers Music Theory and Music History/Appreciation. Music instructors meet with students for one-on-one instruction and in small group and ensemble work.
Midlakes students regularly perform at Area All-State, All-County and NYSSMA music festivals, in multiple school and community concerts, and parades and local festivals, and have been accepted into the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Vocal students have also performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra through generous support from G.W. Lisk Co. The band has traveled to Disney World, Williamsburg, VA, and elsewhere, for performances. Many students perform in both the band and chorus, the marching band, and have been joined by the Rochester Brass Quintet as well as other professional musicians, conductors and composers, and Midlakes faculty and school members for performances.
Students in third grade and above may express interest in taking either band or chorus by completing the BAND & CHORUS SIGN-UP FORM.
- Elementary Band: Lynn Morris
- Elementary Chorus: Kate Kenyon
- Elementary Music: Eileen Bohrer
- Middle School Band: Joe Godfrey
- High School Band: Jim Trowbridge
- Middle/High School Chorus: Amy Conner
Why Join Band/Chorus?
"I want to be able to keep music in my life
and just continue onward with it,"
— Nicole, Midlakes student
"I love it here. I wouldn’t be
here anymore if I didn't like it,"
— Jared, Midlakes student
"It’s just really cool. They all want to be there,
so the passion is there and it's really neat."
— Jennifer, Midlakes student
"I just thought it would be really
fun to join band and make music,"
— Griffin, Midlakes student