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Welcome to the McGraw Band Program!
 

Lindsay Burress was born and raised in Frankfort, NY.  Aftrer graduating from high school Ms. Burress attended the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam where she earned her Bachelors of Music Education (with a clarinet concentration) and Masters of Music Education degrees.  Before coming to McGraw where she teaches 6-12 Concert Band, instrumental lessons and Jazz Band, Ms. Burress taught at Utica City Schools for one year and Cazenovia Central Schools for three years. While at Cazenovia Ms. Burress taught middle and high school bands, the High School Jazz Ensemble, instrumental lessons, 6th Grade Chorus and various general music classes.  In addition to teaching Instrumental Music at McGraw Central Schools, Ms. Burress is a private lesson teacher and a member of the Central Winds Music Educator’s Wind Ensemble as well as the Silverwood Clarinet Choir.  In her free time Ms. Burress enjoys spending time with her puppy, Frasier Sam and baking cupcakes!  Ms. Burress couldn't be more excited to be apart of the team at McGraw!

 
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6-12 Concert Band Information!
 
Upcoming Performances!

Student Council Senior Citizen Dinner~  Thursday, November 21st, 4:30-7:00pm
Trumpet Trio- Michael Levitskiy, Owen Thomas and Blake Bergey
Saxophone Duet-  Neka Long and Paige Simmonds

McGraw Methodist Church Christmas Festival~  Saturday, December 7th, 6:00pm
Junior Quartet-  Hannah Fitzgerald, Michael Levitskiy, Neka Long and Paige Simmonds

McGraw Winter Concert~ Tuesday, December 17th, 7:00pm

JM Murray Rehabilitation Center~  Thursday, Decemeber 19th, 9:45-10:30am

Junior Quintet- Hannah Fitzgerald, Michael Levitskiy, Neka Long, Brok Montesano and Paige Simmonds

 

All-County News!

Congratulations to the following students chosen to represent McGraw Central Schools in the Elementary All-County Band at Homer Junior High on Thursday, November 7, 2019!

Sarah Bergey, French Horn
Zachary Moon, Trumpet
Leah Nauseef, Percussion
Drew Thomas, Alto Saxophone



Congratulations to the following students chosen to represent McGraw Central Schools in the Cortland County All-County Jazz Band at Homer Junior High on Thursday, November 7, 2019!

Michael Levitskiy
Neka Long



 
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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
10 West Academy Street
McGraw, NY 13101
P: (607)836-3636
www.mcgrawschools.org