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OUR MISSION

The mission of APAB is to help bring high quality performing arts education to the students of Acalanes High School. APAB supports the students and directors of the Choral, Instrumental Music, and Drama departments in their extracurricular work.

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CHORAL

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INSTRUMENTAL

MUSIC

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DRAMA

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SPOTLIGHT DONS

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INSTRUMENTAL DONS

DRAMA & CHORAL DONS
 (coming soon)

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. 

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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
Spencer Tantameng

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
Time:  7:00pm 
Location:  AHS Performing Arts Center 
Music Group: Acalanes Choir & Friends
Admission Price: Free

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The Acalanes DramaDons are proud to present Rumors, by Neil Simon

 

In this laugh out loud comedy, four couples arrive at the 10th anniversary celebration party for New York's deputy mayor and his wife, only to find the mayor wounded in bed and the wife missing.

 

Rumors runs October 26, 27, 28, and 29 in the Acalanes Little Theater. All shows start at 7:00pm and doors open at 6:30. 

Ticket Link:

https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/68067

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Fall Jazz Concert 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

 

DATE:  Thursday, November 17
TIME:  7:00pm 
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!

 

Acalanes Music Pops Concert 2022: Come Fly Through Clouds of Melody and Rhythm

Read the Acalanes Blueprint article here

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Former Instrumental Music Don, Mav Fabela, playing it big at Outside Lands. Read the Acalanes Blueprint article here

 

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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!

Performances
2023

Jan 20

 

Jan 23

 

 

Jan 24

 

Jan 25

 

Jan 27

 

Jan 28
 

Feb 2-4

 

Feb 16-19

 

Mar 10

 

Mar 18/19

 

Mar 22-25

Date tbd

 

Apr 16

 

 

Apr 27-29

 

May 2

 

May 4

 

 

May 19 

May 20

 

May 26

 

Lafayette District Choral Festival

 

Lafayette District Band Festival

Wind Ensemble

 

Lafayette District Band Festival

Symphonic Band

 

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 

CMEA Festival

Joint Concert with Kyle Athayde
Dance Party

 

Reno Jazz Festival

 

Spring Concert #1

Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

 

Spring Concert #2

 Jazz Band/Orchestra/Wind Ensemble

 

Jazz Cafe

Concert at the Res

Graduation

2021-22 News Archive

2020-21 News Archive

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