Chatham CSD Mourns the Loss of Jonathan Bintz

Mr. BintzIt is with great sadness that we inform you of the loss of Jonathan Bintz, who passed away unexpectedly on July 2. Since 2017, Mr. Bintz taught band at Chatham High School, where his talents as both an instructor and a musician were unmistakable. He was both respected and admired by those he taught and those he worked alongside. In his time here, he helped bring the performance of our ensembles and individual students alike to new levels of achievement, which earned Chatham regional and national recognition.

On Thursday, July 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., we will have a counseling team available at Chatham High School to provide support to any student, family or staff member who may be experiencing grief due to the sudden loss of our high school band teacher, Mr. Jonathan Bintz. For more information about the support we are providing, or if you or your child would like resources for additional counseling or support, please contact the high school guidance office at (518) 392-1575. 

If you are in need of immediate support, please do not hesitate to contact one of the following community resources:

Over the summer, our crisis team will continue to meet to plan additional support for students and faculty for the opening of school. 

We offer our deepest condolences to Mr. Bintz’s family, friends, coworkers, and students. He will be greatly missed. 

His obituary and information about services may be viewed at


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