Celia Cruz

Bronx High School of Music

Choral program

Our Choral Program is an award winning and largest ensemble the school offers. It was named "New York City's Best High School Chorus", by the NY Daily News, Wildlife Conservation Society and the Hard Rock Cafe. Our choirs have earned countless Gold With Distinction awards from the New York State School Music Association


Our bands have performed at Disney World, on the Plaza at Lincoln Center, Six Flags, the Lehman College Jazz Festival and at NYSSMA adjudications, where we have received Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold with distinction medals at levels 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Orchestra program

There are three string orchestras to cater to all levels of players. Students are placed in ensemble by audition each year. All ensembles meet five days a week. Advanced students that have auditioned in to Chamber Orchestra also play in Full Orchestra with advanced winds, brass and percussion.

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Celia Cruz Graduation Ceremony 2020
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Dear Parents and Guardians. It is my hope that we will work together to continue to provide the students of Celia Cruz the best possible opportunities in preparing them to be outstanding musicians and academic students. We will continue to prepare all students for success in college and their careers. As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!

School Leadership Team

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a collaborative team comprised of teachers, parents, students and administrators who develop strategic educational plans for their school. Part of our mission includes ensuring adequate access to resources necessary for implementing team goals. Please email JMabry@schools.nyc.gov
for information on joining.

SLT Meetings
Thursdays 6pm - 7pm
OCT 29 | NOV 5 | NOV 19 | DEC 10

To Be Announced
Montefiore Enrollment

English | Español

Summer Music Program

Gain proficiency on your instrument as well as ensemble experience. [REGISTER HERE]

Purchase Yearbook

Purchase your annual school yearbook here! The Celia Cruz Yearbook contains pictures of all students and is for everybody!

Web Store

The Web Store is for ALL of your Celia Cruz needs! Whether you need to pay for a field trip, make a donation, purchase your ASB sticker, or pay PTA Membership Dues, it's all right here!

Gift Shop

The gift shop is where you can buy Celia Cruz memorabilia. T-Shirts, hoodies, water bottles, and backpacks custom designed for you and shipped directly to you!


The violin has four strings tuned in perfect fifths.


The guitar is classified as a string instrument.


The cello is used as a solo musical instrument.


The saxophone is a woodwind instrument.

Double Bass

The lowest-pitched bowed string instrument.


It is a musical instrument played using a keyboard.