Former Instrumental Music Don, Mav Fabela, playing it big at Outside Lands
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At Acalanes, we offer a full program of performance opportunities and activities for our instrumental students, and take great pride in the high musical level of our performance ensembles. Our students enjoy participation in three Concert Bands, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, CMEA Solo and Ensemble Festivals, County and State Honor Ensembles, Pep Band, Chamber Ensembles, community outreach events, and many more.
Congratulations Acalanes Jazz!
The Acalanes Jazz Ensemble performed at the 34th Annual Folsom Jazz Festival, Saturday, January 28, one of the largest jazz competitions in California, and it was an exciting day of entertainment! Middle school and high school jazz bands, vocal jazz choirs, and jazz combos from all over Northern California competed.
The Acalanes Jazz Combo of Lucas Chow, Tommy Gallagher, Nathan Joseph, and Spencer Tantameng received 1st place in the Combos A Division and the Acalanes Jazz Ensemble received 4th place in the Band A Division. Directed by Lauren Gibson.
Band Member Recognition
We are very proud to recognize and honor our talented Acalanes musicians who were accepted into these distinguished ensembles this year!
Contra Costa County Honor Band
Serina Eun, Melina Galacatos, Miles Garcia, Zach Garcia, Zero Hill, Nathan Joseph, Monique Khouw, Sabrina Koo, Daichi Nannen, Cole Ruebner, Anthony Smario, Aya Watanabe, Koto Watanabe, and Adelina Zheng. The CCC Honor Band concert is Saturday, Feb 4, 7 pm at Alhambra High School in Martinez.
California All-State Jazz Ensemble
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Acalanes Music Pops Concert 2022: Come Fly Through Clouds of Melody and Rhythm
performing at A's Game!
Our Acalanes instrumental bands have a fabulous opportunity to play the national anthem at the Oakland A’s game this coming Tuesday, Sept 20th! If you wish to come out to support the students and watch their once-in-a-lifetime performance, there are a few tickets still available.
Oakland A’s vs Seattle Mariners
RingCentral Stadium, Oakland CA
Sept 20, 2022
National Anthem starts 6:30 pm;
Game starts 6:40 pm
1. Price: $20.60 each - $5 of which goes directly back to support our instrumental program; includes $0.60 PayPal transaction fee
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Looking forward to seeing you there at this amazing fundraising event!