Instrumental Music European Tour 2018

europe-tour-2018-smFreshman, sophomores and juniors as well as incoming 8th graders in the instrumental music program are encouraged to join us for an exciting musical tour of Europe. The tour will be visiting Munich, Salzburg and Vienna over nine days in June of 2018. Please read the details about this amazing opportunity here!

If a student and/or adult chaperone want spots held for them, they must turn in the TOUR SIGN UP FORM (completely filled out), and a deposit for $100 per participant made out to WORLD PROJECTS. The deposit holds your spot and shows that you are serious about the trip. Please note that the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Instrumental Music Winter Concerts

The Acalanes instrument music department will present three fantastic concerts in December! All performances will be in Performing Arts Center at 7pm

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Tuesday, December 6th

  • Concert Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Wednesday, December 7th

  • String Orchestra
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Thursday, December 8th

  • Acalanes Jazz Ensemble
  • Albany High School Jazz Band
  • San Ramon Valley High School Jazz Band


Acalanes DramaDons presents Radium Girls

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When a factory of spirited watch-face painters is slowly overtaken with deadly illnesses, the painful truth is exposed. Angry for blindly trusting in their deceitful employer, Grace fights to have her fellow workers’ quieted voices heard. Filled with radiant paint, social justice, corporate intrigue and Madame Curie, the Acalanes DramaDons are proud to present this powerful and inspiring performance of Radium Girls. Based on the true story of the employees of the U.S. Radium Corporation and the landmark case that would influence change for workers’ rights. Directed by AHS Drama Teacher, Ed Meehan.

Experience the intrigue November 2, 3, 4, and 5, at 7:00pm in the AHS Performing Arts Center little theater. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets available during lunch at Acalanes High School and online through the web store. Limited ticket sales available day of the show. Adults $12. Students and Seniors $7. All proceeds go to the Drama Discipline of Acalanes Performing Arts Boosters.

Acalanes DramaDons presents Macbeth

macbeth_posterThe Acalanes DramaDons proudly present Macbeth April 27, 28, 29 and 30 at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center little theater. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a swift and relentless tragedy which uncovers the terrifying consequences of blind ambition. Set in medieval Scotland, a dark prophecy leads a warrior and his wife past the point of no return, in a world of ghosts, witches and battlefields. Shakespeare’s great story telling, compelling characters, catchy phrasing and illumination of the human experience all come to light in this production, directed by Ed Meehan, Acalanes’ drama teacher. Tickets are available in April during lunch at Acalanes High School and online from the web store.

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Limited ticket sales available day of the show. Doors open at 6.30pm. Adults $12, Students and Seniors $7. Mark your calendar for a dramatic and suspenseful production performed by the talented Acalanes DramaDons, April 27,28, 29 and 30th at 7pm.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Please join the Performing Arts Department as we present The Drowsy Chaperone on March 3, 4 at 7pm and March 5 at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Center.

The Drowsy Chaperone by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison is a farcical play within a comedy. The “Man in the Chair” is your guide as you navigate his favorite musical from the 20’s, The Drowsy Chaperone. The tale is one of slapstick comedy, improbable situations, a wedding that may or not may not happen, all strung together with snappy, upbeat 20’s influenced song and dance.

This annual production is a collaboration of Drama, Instrumental and Choral students who put together a Broadway musical every year.


These performances always sell out, so get your tickets early! Tickets are $18 for Adults and $16 for Students and Seniors (60 and older)

Tickets can be picked up at AHS in front of the Attendance Office on days when lunchtime ticket sales occur (Feb. 18, 22, 24, 26, 29 and Mar. 1-4) and also on the AHS Webstore. Tickets may be picked up any day tickets are being sold or at the door on the night of any performance. Note that any tickets not claimed by 6:40pm on 3/3,4 and 7:10pm on 3/5 will be released for sale.
Please plan on arriving early, as the House will be at capacity.

Winter Instrumental Concerts – December, 2015

The Acalanes Instrumental Music Program will be presenting their Winter Concerts:

  • Tue, 12/8/2015 – Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble
  • Wed, 12/9/2015 – Orchestra, Wind Ensemble
  • Thu, 12/10/2015 – Jazz Ensemble with guest

All performances begin 7:00 pm and will be at the Acalanes Performing Arts Center. A reception follows the performance in the Theater Lobby. Admission is free but donations are accepted and appreciated.

The Curious Savage

savage_thumb Join the Acalanes DramaDons in their entertaining and comedic production of The Curious Savage, directed by Ed Meehan, Acalanes drama teacher. The plot has delightful twists involving a widow who inherited million of dollars from her husband and wants to use the money to help others realize their hopes and dreams.  Her grown-up stepchildren want the money for themselves and commit the widow to a “sanatorium” hoping to “bring her to her senses.” Instead, the widow leads the self-serving stepchildren on a hilarious chase for the inheritance, while befriending the charming “guests” of the sanatorium. The story playfully highlights how, in a world that seems motivated by greed and dishonesty, the virtues of kindness and affection can prevail!  The production runs November 10, 12, 13 and 14 at 7.00pm in the Acalanes little theatre.  Tickets are available in November during lunch at AHS and on line from the web store. Limited ticket sales at the door.  Doors open at 6.30pm.  Adults $12, Students and Seniors $7.  It is a night you won’t want to miss!

Pippin

 

Please join the Performing Arts Department as we present Pippin on March 5, 6 at 7pm, and March 7 at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Center.

Pippin is a wonderful tale of his search for who he is and what really matters. The music is by Steven Schwartz, the composer of “Godspell”, “Wicked”, “Prince of Egypt”, and the “Hunchback of Notre Dame” to name a few and the book is by Roger O. Hirson. The Theater Production Club has come up with a wonderful and colorful set! This annual production is a collaboration of Drama, Instrumental and Choral students who put together a Broadway musical every year.

We sell out these performances, so get your tickets early!

Tickets are $16 for Adults and $14 for Students and Seniors, 60 and older. Tickets will be sold at school on the following dates; 2/17,19, 23, 25, 27 and 3/2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Tickets are also available on the AHS Webstore and may be picked up any day tickets are being sold or at the door on the night of any performance. Note that any tickets not claimed by 6:40pm on 3/5,6 and 7:10pm on 3/7 will be released for sale.

Please plan on arriving early, as the House will be at capacity.