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Welcome to the McGraw Band Program!

"I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity.
It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music."
- Billy Joel

Lindsay Palmer (Burress) was born and raised in Frankfort, NY.  After graduating from 
high school Mrs. Palmer 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.  Mrs. Palmer holds a NYS Professional Certification in K-12 Music and is now in her seventh year of teaching.  This is her third year here at McGraw High School where she teaches Junior High Band, Senior High Band, instrumental lessons and 6th Grade General Music.  She also directs the McGraw Jazz Band, the McGraw Parade Band and is assistant director for this year's musical.  Before coming to McGraw, Mrs. Palmer taught K-6 General Music and Chorus at Utica City Schools for one year and various bands and general music classes at Cazenovia Central Schools for three years.  Outside of school Mrs. Palmer is a private lesson teacher and is the Cortland County Music Teachers Association chair person for the Jr. and Sr. High All-County Band Clinics.  She is also a member of two professional performing ensembles (Central Winds Music Educator’s Wind Ensemble and Silverwood Clarinet Choir) that give her the opportunity to present, perform and learn from other educators all over the country.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling with her new husband and being a dog mom to her field spaniel, Frasier Sam.  Mrs. Palmer absolutely loves being apart of this team in McGraw and is looking forward to another year of music making!

Contact Information:
Phone:  (607) 836-3600 etx. 3629


2021 Winter Concert Information!

Jr. High Winter Concert
6th Grade Chorus, Jr. High Chorus, Jr. High Band
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Start Time:  6:30pm
High School Auditorium

Sr. High Winter Concert
Sr. High Chorus, Sr. High Band, Jazz Choir, Jazz Band
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Start Time:  6:30pm
High School Auditorium


Junior High & Senior High Band Information:

Jr. & Sr. High Bands Open House Video!

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Jr. High Band

Jr. High Band Welcome Letter/Syllabus

Google Classroom Code:  3ds4szq

Sr. High Band

Sr. High Band Welcome Letter/Syllabus

Google Classroom Code:  4oscbdu


6th Grade General Music Information:

6th Grade General Music Open House Video!
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Period 8, A days
Gr. 6 GM Welcome Letter/Syllabus- 8A

Google Classroom Code:  onuozc7

Period 8, B Days

Gr. 6 GM Welcome Letter/Syllabus- 8B

Google Classroom Code:  6cvucmy


Jazz Band Information:

Jazz Band Welcome Letter

Jazz Band Remind
Class Name:  McGraw Jazz Band
Class Code:  @mcgrawj


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