NEW Elementary Music Opportunities in 2014-15

As you may know, AMF has been advocating for AUSD to bring a more extensive program to our elementary schools. We have spent several years working on this project, meeting with District staff and stakeholders, surveying and reaching out to parents and, last year, delivering a proposal for a comprehensive music program for our students.[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Great Night at Yoshi’s!

AHS Jazz Lab, Jazz Band and Rhythm Bound put on a great show at Yoshi’s in Oakland on Monday, February 10th. Under the direction of Craig Bryant, the students entertained an enthusiastic crowd, performing jazz and R&B classics by such greats as Sonny Rollins, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stevie Wonder and Sly &[…]

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[…]