Winter Concerts Bring Holiday Cheer

Albany student musicians performed in 13 concerts this holiday season, displaying a wide range of talents and musical styles. Concerts included elementary band and musical theater, middle school bands and choirs, high school bands, choirs and jazz bands as well as the middle and high school orchestra. The Albany High School Madrigal shows were festive[…]

Fall Concerts Kick Off Musical School Year

Albany High vocal and instrumental music groups have been practicing hard. They recently kicked off the 2017 musical school year with some fantastic concerts The AHS choir concert came first on October 11 at St. Alban’s Church. Pie was served! Albany High jazz bands (Jazz Combo, Jazz Lab and Jazz Band) gave a rousing performance[…]

February Showcase Events

Two of the newest events on the annual Albany music calendar showed off students individual abilities this winter. Albany Middle School music students offered two nights of solo and small ensemble performances at the AHS Little Theater February 12-13, and Albany High School vocal students performed solos and small group pieces at the Little Theater[…]

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[…]

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[…]