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AUSTRALIA MUSIC TOUR SUMMER 2016

Greetings to the families of the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble,

We had a great presentation of the proposed 2016 Australia Summer Performance Tour last night provided by Ms. Deborah Gibbs and Mr. Phil Hobson of World Projects. I knew ahead of time that many parents had schedule conflicts and wanted to know when the handouts would be posted on Schoolloop. They are up at this time for you to download and peruse. To review, we're looking to form a Joint Wind Ensemble of 50-55 students (it's flexible) along with a parent chaperone contingent to travel, perform, and experience the culture of Australia. This is a smaller more compact group than the much larger group we had in Spain this past summer. Again, it's a purely voluntary activity and a collaborative project between Acalanes and Albany High Schools.

There you will find the following documents in Concert Band/Symphonic Band "locker" section of Schoolloop:

1. Mr. Dea's original email invitation
2. World Projects Hand-Out
3. Acalanes Sign-Up Form
4. World Projects Discussion-Summary (Powerpoint Presentation)

As with the previous international tour, it's a very complicated endeavor to plan. There is a deadline to express your interest in the tour, so that Mr. Bryant and I can ascertain that the instrumentation of the band is reasonable, and that we have enough chaperones. That deadline is Thursday February 5th. If you know of any potential 8th grade student/family who may be interested, please feel free to share the information and documents with them as well. By the time we travel, they would have finished their freshman year at Acalanes. Thank you for your consideration of this incredible student enrichment activity. These are "aha!" type activities and moments that the students will remember for the rest of their lives. Best wishes.

Sincerely,

Mr. Dea

 

2015 - 58TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA ALL-STATE HONOR BAND

Congratulations to Acalanes senior Ryn McWhirter - Clarinet, for being selected to this year's California All-State Honor Band. Great job!

 

2015 - 25th ANNUAL CONTRA COSTA COUNTY HONOR BAND

Congratulations to the following 10 Acalanes instrumental musicians who were accepted into the 2015 Contra Costa County Honor Band:

Max Buchholz - Trombone

Andrew Chow - Clarinet

Zevy Cooper - Bassoon

Lucas Dandelet - Clarinet

Kyle Everly - Bassoon

Alex Kelly - Euphonium

Alex Lee - Trombone

Ryn McWhirter - Clarinet (CONCERTMASTER!)

Ryan Summerlin - Clarinet

Kenny Workman - Trumpet

We're very proud of these students and to all who took the time to audition.

NOTE: ALL REHEARSALS AND CONCERT WILL BE AT DOUGHERTY VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL IN SAN RAMON

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Rehearsal: 4:00 - 7:00 pm   

Friday, January 30, 2015

Rehearsal: 4:00 - 6:00 pm   
Dinner: 6:00 - 7:00 pm (will be provided for the students)
Rehearsal: 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Rehearsal: 9:00 - 12:00 pm (Student lunch is on their own)
Rehearsal: 1:15 - 3:00 pm
Concert Call Time: 6:15 pm

Dress Rehearsal: 6:30 - 7:00 pm

PERFORMANCE TIME: 7:30 pm

 

Welcome to the Acalanes Music Web Site

This site is sponsored by the Acalanes Instrumental Music Boosters to share information about Jazz Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, as well as the Music Boosters.

 

Instrumental Concerts To Be Professionally Recorded

Starting with the Fall Cocnert, 10/23, the Instrumental Music Boosters will be professionally recording our students' performances.  If anyone would like to order a copy of the CD, they are $10.  Go to the Acalanes Web Store, select the APAB button and then select the Concert CD.  CDs from last spring's recording will also be available at the door of the the fall concert.

 
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