A little information on the many benefits to Albany students that your donations support!
In 2013-14, Albany Music Fund’s generous donors (thank you!!!) provided our students with: Over $25,000 in instruments, instrument repair and equipment (choral risers, sound enhancement, etc.) Music festival fees and transportation for ensembles to perform at regional, state and national events Instruction for Rhythm Bound, Albany High School’s R&B ensemble Sheet music for all ensembles[…]
Fourth graders Eli Jordan and Haley McCreery seem to know a thing or two about what it takes to support good music programs in schools. The Ocean View and Cornell students, who each play multiple instruments, took their talents to a popular street corner over the holidays, opened up a violin case and serenaded shoppers[…]
The Albany Music Fund’s Swing into Spring Big Band Dance was a smashing success once again! There was wonderful food, fabulous dancing, a very rewarding silent auction and most of all, some of the world’s greatest music supplied by the awesome jazz bands of the Albany Middle School and Albany High School, directed by the[…]
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