Kick Off Your Holiday Season with LOTS of Music!

Join our young musicians for a host of fun holiday music events! It all kicked off with the Elementary Band and AMS Jazz Band at the Albany Community Center this past Sunday. And that was just the beginning…we have NINE concert dates before winter break featuring TWENTY ensembles and close to 1,000 kids! Wow! December[…]

Support Our AMS/AHS Musicians!

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

AMS Choirs on Fires!

Congratulations to the Albany Middle School Chamber Choir for their stellar performance at the Music In The Parks National Festival at Great America this Saturday! The choirs received not just the highest rank in their division (97 with the next highest choir at 91), but also the highest rank among all competing choirs of the weekend[…]