Clubs & Student Life

Student Life

Christopher Columbus Campus Band

Students playing trumpet in Christopher Columbus Band

Beginner Band

This course is offered for students who are interested in learning to play a musical instrument and never had the opportunity to do so. We offer these instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone Horn, Bells, and Percussion.

Columbus Orchestral Band (also Pep Band)

This course is offered to students who are at an advanced level of playing. Also reads music well and are interested in performance. This band plays at the school concerts, assemblies, games and other school activities.

Jazz Band

This course is offered for students who also are in an advance level. We play jazz and latin music and perform at the school concert and activities in and out of the school.


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Student Council

Student council leading a breast cancer walk together 

Student Council gives students the opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects alongside peers and an advisor.  In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the Student Council is the voice of the student body.  They help share student ideas, interests and concerns with the school-wide community.

Meetings are based upon parliamentary procedures wherein ideas are presented, voted upon, and confirmed by the student body president.  Any student that is interested in leadership, organizational behavior, event planning or becoming more involved in the school are welcome to visit and contact Ms. Flannery via email or in Rm. 452.

Art Club


In art club, students have an opportunity to make art that promotes self-growth, self-love and community appreciation. Students reflect on issues and ideas that are important to them and express them through art. We listen to music, challenge one another to different styles and ideas, and share our art via "zoom." Our overall goal is to have time to relax, have fun, make friends, and share our appreciation for art. There is something for everyone! (Please note, that art club hours and days are extremely flexible.)

Meeting Times: Monday and Friday (subject to change based on students availability...) 3:30 PM

Advisor:  Ms. Geraghty


Pelham Chess Club


In chess club, students have the opportunity to practice and learn chess strategies and tactics with their peers in a collaborative and competitive environment.  While students develop invaluable skills such as concentration, reasoning, creativity, and problem solving, they also make friends who are always challenging them to be their best.

Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 7th Period

Advisor:  Mr. DeNunzio


College for Every Student (CFES)

At CFES we are striving to extend value in the following traits:  Goal Setting — Identifying what you want, and how you can achieve it; Teamwork — Collaborating with others to reach a common goal; Leadership — Taking charge of your future and helping your peers do the same; Agility — Adapting and responding to changing circumstances; Perseverance — The determination to overcome challenges to achieve your goals; and Networking — The art of turning an acquaintance into a supporter.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 7th Period
Advisor:  Mr. Amoroso

Gaming Club


Do you enjoy playing video games and being competitive? Are you into tabletop games? Then join the gaming club where you can test your skills, in your favorite games! Multiple gaming system are utilized in a safe and friendly environment! Some popular games include FIFA, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Brothers, and NBA 2K. Contact Mr. Salamanca for more details!

Meeting Times: Fridays from 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Advisor: Mr. Salamanca





Learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the Ascend Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club.  Free!

Our Club is Open to all Campus Students and Grades

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that teaches you how to defend yourself and fight without throwing a punch. It also provides many benefits that can follow you for life, such as:

·      Confidence through Self-Defense
·      Problem Solving Skills
·      Discipline, Dedication, Respect, etc.
·      Exercise and Fitness
·      Build Friendships
·      Improve body awareness and coordination
·      Improve your Self Esteem

The Pelham Press


The Pelham Press is the source for news from around the world and within PPA.  We strive to deliver the freshest topics that cause all the buzz. We explore topics that not only relate to the academic community, but also to political, social, and economic issues in our modern-day society.

We meet Thursdays after-school.

If interested in joining our team, please see any of our contributors or Ms. Turk.



Opening Act!


Ever think about being an actor or actress—or just want to be on the stage?  Then check out Opening Act's after-school theater program that meets virtually every Wednesday from 4:00-5:30 pm, starting February 10.

Join and you'll get the chance to learn a lot about acting and have a huge amount of fun.  You don't need to have any acting experience or think you have talent (trust us—you have talent).

To learn more, please read through our flyer.

Meeting Time:  Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Advisor:  A.P. Davidson


Culture Club


Join a space that celebrates culture, diversity and community through film, arts, music, podcasts, discussions and workshops. Culture Club is dedicated to spreading awareness, appreciation, and deeper understanding of our unique student body. Most importantly, we have fun!

Meeting Time & Location:  Thursdays, 2:40-4:30 p.m.

Contact:  Ms. Tineo -