Music Department

Dr. Zanky conducts the PMHS orchestra
Dr. Zanky conducts the PMHS orchestra
The trumpets and bells section are shown.
A shot of the high school band.
Students dressed in black are singing.
Students are shown singing.
The orchestra plays a song as Dr. Zanky conducts.
A student playing on the drumset.
Middle school students singing at the concert.


The Pelham Public Schools offers a wide variety of music programming for all students K-12. Winter and spring concerts are widely attended across all levels. The Music program is coordinated by Maria Abeshouse. Please read more about the various opportunities below. 

Elementary Schools

  • General Music is offered to all students grades K-5.
  • Chorus is offered to 4th and 5th graders 
  • Orchestra is offered in grades 3-5 *
  • Band is offered in grades 4-5 *

* Band and Orchestra students have weekly morning rehearsals in addition to their section lessons.

Elementary Music Faculty

Andrew Dolgon - Band
Colonial, Hutchinson, Siwanoy and Prospect Hill
Visit Elementary Band Site

Marcia Bean - Orchestra
Colonial, Hutchinson, Siwanoy and Prospect Hill

Luis Vazquez - General Music and Chorus
Colonial and Prospect Hill

Rami Vamos - General Music and Chorus
Hutchinson and Siwanoy


Middle School

  • General Music is offered to all 6th graders.
  • Band, Chorus and Orchestra are offered as electives to Middle school students.
  • Jazz Band selection is by audition.

High School  

  • Concert Band (which includes Marching Band), or Orchestra are offered as electives if high school students already play an instrument.
  • Jazz Band is by audition.
  • Concert Chorus is available to all interested students and Chamber Chorus is by audition.
  • Music Theory is offered as an elective for all interested students.

MS/HS Music Faculty

Maria Abeshouse - Music Coordinator, Gr. 6-12 Chorus, Music Theory

Andrew Van Bochove - Gr. 6-12 Band, Jazz Band, Gr. 6 General Music

Dr. Michele Zanky - Gr. 9-12 Orchestra

Raffi Froundjian - Gr. 6-8 Orchestra, Gr. 6 General Music