We are deeply saddened by the death of Jesse Chow-Smith, an Albany High School musician and friend. Jesse was a talented saxophonist, playing in the AMS Jazz Band, and the AHS Jazz Lab. A special fund has been established in Jesse’s name to honor his life and his love of music. This fund will help[…]
We heard you!
You told us, loudly and clearly, how valuable the music program is to you and your students. You appreciate that music education is key to a studentʼs academic success, and you know the crucial role music plays in developing communicative, creative, and collaborative young people.
This school year, in the face of huge budget cuts, weʼve made an enormous commitment to strengthening and supporting music in the Albany public schools. The Albany Music Fund pledged $65,000 to the school district, all of which will go directly to music education. In addition to supporting vocal music in the elementary schools, instrumental music in grades and instrumental & vocal music in grades 9-12, this money also pays for:
- Instrumental music in grades 4-5
- Vocal music in grades 6-8
- Albany High Schoolʼs Rhythm Bound
While elementary and middle school music students will no longer be selling gift wrap, you can still order your favorite wrapping paper and gift items through an easy to use online store. Simply click the link below, pick out what you want and pay online with your Visa or MasterCard. http://www.shoppingforyourschool.com At[…]
An Evening of Classical Music Featuring: – JONATHAN SANDBERG, Baritone – EMMA GAVENDA, Harpsichord – MARY LOW, Piano September 12, 2009 – 7:30pm St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, Palace Hall 2837 Claremont Blvd, Berkeley Tickets $25‐50 Sliding Scale http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/78 All Proceeds go to the Albany Music Fund
To the Supporters of the Albany High School Music Program,
It is a pleasure to write to you all and tell you what music has done for me and to say a bit about how Albany music programs have helped me become a musician.
The Albany Music Fund has a new channel on YouTube. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpvcuyKG2Zc[/youtube] Check it out and subscribe to it. You’ll also be able to see all of our videos here at the official Albany Music Fund website. Stay tuned, more to come.
The AHS Jazz Band and Rhythm Bound performed at Yoshi’s in Oakland on Tuesday, Jan. 27th, at 8pm and at 10pm. It was an exciting evening of music at this world class jazz venue and help support music programs in Albany schools! Thank you to Yoshi’s at Jack London Square for their support! Visit:
February 25: Cal State East Bay Choral Invitational (high schools around the East Bay are invited to this special, top-level performance event) 9a-1p February 26: Grease Sing-a-Long Fundraiser (movie screening of Grease, sing-a-long style) AHS Little Theater, $1-$5 sliding scale, 6:30p March 11: Combined choral performance at the Middle School (HS will go to MS[…]