Winter Music Accomplishments

Albany instrumental and vocal students have seen months of classes and rehearsals rewarded with success in winter music festivals and honor ensemble auditions. At the CMEA Jazz Festival on January 18, AHS Jazz Band received Unanimous Superior ratings (a top rating from all judges), AHS Jazz Lab received Excellent and Superior ratings and AMS Jazz[…]

Holiday Concerts in Full Swing

Our talented young instrumental and vocal musicians have been offering up a wonderful range of concerts for the holiday season! The choirs kicked things off with another successful run of Madrigal Delights last weekend, entertaining kids and adults alike with song, dance, feasting and revelry. Both choir and instrumental students were also on hand at[…]

Albany Music Fund winds up the school year, looks forward to the next

The Albany Music Fund completed another year of support for music in the Albany public schools, providing funding for music programs at all grade levels and celebrating the joy and beauty of music performed by our students. Instrument purchases, stipends, concert fees, transportation, sheet music, reeds, music stands and repairs were just some of what[…]

Concerts Galore this December

Student musicians all over Albany are tuning up to perform this month. A veritable feast of choral, concert band, jazz and orchestral concerts fill the calendar. All concerts start at 7 p.m. except afternoon performances. Enjoy! Dec 3 – Cornell Elementary School fourth-grade choir Dec 4- Marin Elementary School fourth grade choir Dec 5 – Marin[…]

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[…]

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[…]