Music Programs

The Fine Arts department in the Rome City School District is second to none. We have award-winning artists, musicians, and a dedicated faculty. The music department has been recognized as a NAMM Best Communities for Music Education in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Music students have represented our district at All-County, Area-All State, Conference All-State, All-Eastern, All-National, NYSSMA Majors, NYSSMA solo festivals. We offer a wide variety of extra and co-curricular music activities including: Competitive Marching Band, Winterguard, Select Choir, Show Choir, musicals, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Pit Band, and Chamber Orchestra. Our students frequently receive Gold ratings at NYSSMA Majors festivals, and high scores at solo festivals as well. The R.F.A. Musical recently won a Syracuse Area theatre award for best Pit Orchestra. In 2016, 2017, and 2018, select R.F.A. chorus students were chosen to provide back-up vocals for Grammy winner, Barry Manilow. Band, orchestra, and chorus are offered at the elementary, middle, and high school levels with auditioned groups available at the middle and high schools. The high school also offers Music in Our Lives, Music History, and Music Theory. 

New York State Art and Music Standards New York State School Music Association


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