CMEA Success for for Albany Music Ensembles

Over the course of the weekend,  nearly 500 AMS and AHS  students participated in the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Band, Orchestra and Choir Festivals.  All of the groups represented our schools well and they sounded great too.  Four of our groups received the “Unanimous Superior” distinction, an especially big deal for groups. Congratulations and[…]

AHS Bands and Orchestra Pull Hat Trick @ CMEA

The AHS Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and String Orchestra received Unanimous Superior ratings at the CMEA festival held May 7th at El Cerrito High School.  This is the first time for the Symphonic Band to score this high mark.  It is also the first year that all five AHS Instrumental Music groups have all scored a Unanimous Superior Ranking[…]

AMS Choirs on Fires!

Congratulations to the Albany Middle School Chamber Choir for their stellar performance at the Music In The Parks National Festival at Great America this Saturday! The choirs received not just the highest rank in their division (97 with the next highest choir at 91), but also the highest rank among all competing choirs of the weekend[…]

Albany Choirs Receive Top CMEA Ratings!

Congratulations to all vocal music students of Albany Middle School and Albany High School for their exceptional performances at the CMEA Area Festival this past Saturday, April 21! Albany Middle School Concert Choir Excellent (E/E/S) Albany Middle School Chamber Choir Superior (E/S/S) Albany High School Concert Choir Excellent (E/E/E) Albany High School Women’s Chamber Ensemble Superior (S/S/S) Albany High School Chorale Unanimous Superior, highest possible rating[…]

November/December 2011 Newsletter

Albany Music Fund Newsletter November/December 2011 –       Calendar of AUSD music events –       AMF Interview: AHS student Siobhan Bauer –       Outreach report: On the road with AMS Chamber Choir –       In The Spotlight: AUSD’s newest- but largest!- musical baby –       More music, please! Where I can hear great music in the area, preferably for free?[…]


Albany Music Fund Newsletter September/October 2011 –       Calendar of AUSD music events –       AMF Interview: Vocal Music instructor Mary Stocker –       Alumni News: where are they now? –       In The Spotlight: Madrigal Delights –       More music, please! Where I can hear great music in the area, preferably for free? –       AMF Thanks: Frank Bliss Calendar[…]