Proposal for a Comprehensive Music Program

Following is a proposal submitted by the Albany Music Fund on March 10 to Superintendent Marla Stephenson, Director of Curriculum Peter Parenti and members of the Albany Unified School District School Board. If you have questions or would like to help support this proposal for a comprehensive music program across all grade levels in Albany, please contact us[…]

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[…]

Fourth Graders support Albany Music Fund with their talents

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[…]


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[…]

Congratulations to Jazz Classes on CMEA Results

Congratulations to the Albany Middle and High School Jazz Groups on their fantastic CMEA results. Albany Middle School Jazz Band – Unanimous Superiors (check out their performance on YouTube – search for Albany Middle School Jazz Band at CMEA, January 21, 2011) Albany High School Jazz Lab – Overall Superior Rating Albany High School Jazz[…]