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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.
CALIFORNIA ALL-STATE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY HONOR JAZZ BAND
Nathan Joseph, Spencer Tantameng, and Rohini Vrajmohan.
Fall Jazz Concert
DATE: Thursday, November 17
LOCATION: AHS Performing Arts Center
Come and enjoy some fabulous music with the Acalanes High School Jazz Ensemble, led by Music Director Lauren Gibson. They will be joined by the Stanley Messengers directed by Todd Minson. FREE ADMISSION!
Winter Choral Concert
Please join the Acalanes Choir & Friends to ring in the season at our Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec 1 at 7 pm! Enjoy renditions of classics like "Sleigh Ride", "Holly, Jolly Christmas" and more!
Date: Thursday, December 1
Location: AHS Performing Arts Center
Music Group: Acalanes Choir & Friends
Admission Price: Free
Acalanes Music Pops Concert 2022: Come Fly Through Clouds of Melody and Rhythm
Former Instrumental Music Don, Mav Fabela, playing it big at Outside Lands. Read the Acalanes Blueprint article here
Welcome Incoming Freshman-Class of 2026!
We're excited to introduce you to the amazing and talented staff and students of AHS Performing Arts. If you like to sing, dance, act, play an instrument, write music, or learn the art of stagecraft, you've come to the right place!
We are a strong and creative crowd which includes the Drama, Choral and Instrumental Music classes and student led singing and music clubs! You will find us on campus in the Performing Arts Center, at AHS sporting events and in the community performing plays, musicals, seasonal singing, and at instrumental music engagements and competitions. Our faculty is passionate about their craft and profession and believe in the ability to hone skills and grow passion in their students.
The Acalanes Performing Arts Boosters (APAB) champions and helps sustain a high quality performing arts education at Acalanes High School. We are a parent-led organization with individual discipline boards for the Choral, Drama and Instrumental Music programs. These collectively work together on the APAB board to support our performing arts teachers and students primarily for outside-classroom events and activities, while LPIE provides in-classroom support.
Please join us! APAB and the individual discipline board meetings are open to families of Acalanes students who participate in the performing arts. Please drop us an email to learn more about our meetings and how you can lend a hand in supporting our programs!
April 27, 29
Lafayette District Choral Festival
Lafayette District Band Festival
Lafayette District Band Festival
Lafayette District Orchestra Festival
Visual & Performing Arts Showcase
Folsom Jazz Festival
CCC Honor Band Rehearsals &
Concert @ Alhambra HS
All-State Ensembles @ Fresno
Sonoma Invitational Festival
Santa Cruz Jazz Festival
Spring Musical: Legally Blonde
Joint Concert with Kyle Athayde
DramaDon's Short Play Festival
Reno Jazz Festival
Spring Concert #1
Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble
Spring Concert #2
Jazz Band/Orchestra/Wind Ensemble
Choral Pops Concert
Concert at the Res
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