The David A. Boody 

♫ Instrumental Music Department ♫


The David A. Boody Instrumental Music Department consisting of Concert and Jazz Bands (James Chiarello), and Symphony Orchestra (Thomas Brennan), has been one of the top middle school instrumental music departments in The City of New York for the past number of years.  The program has produced many talented musicians who have gone on to specialized high schools (and beyond), including, LaGuardia High School for The Performing Arts, Talent Unlimited High School, Frank Sinatra High School, Brooklyn High School for the Arts, and Edward R. Murrow High School. 

Through daily grade level instrumental “magnet” classes, students tackle their core curriculum, learning to read and perform various genres of music, including classical, jazz and pop.  Throughout the year students rehearse to prepare for annual concerts both in and out of the school. These performances have rivaled any high school concert!

Over the years, many of our groups have been invited to play both for in house celebrations and in venues throughout the city including Brooklyn Borough Hall, Gracie Mansion, Brooklyn College, The Plaza Hotel, The NYC Hilton Hotel, The USS Intrepid, The Park Slope Armory, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, District Arts Festivals and “Arts Mondays” at The N.Y.C. Department of Education.  The David A. Boody Instrumental Music Department has also been featured on WCBS Channel 2 “Making The Grade” hosted by Mario Bosquez, and radio station 1010 WINS “A Salute To Our Schools” hosted by Steve Kastenbaum.

In addition, over sixty of David A. Boody’s instrumental magnet students have had the opportunity to perform with the “Salute to Music” Brooklyn Borough-Wide Orchestra at the world famous Carnegie Hall in June of 2006, 2008 and 2010.   Mr. Brennan served as Conductor, and Mr. Chiarello Associate Conductor of this prestigious group of young musicians.

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