Jean Flaherty is entering her seventh year teaching music in Albemarle County, and last year, she started a concert band for Albemarle County school and local government employees. The band rehearses during the school year on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Burley Middle School (901 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville). Rehearsals this year begin Tuesday, August 29!
The band is open to people of all ability levels and performance experiences who are interested in making music together. Continue reading
The Paramount Theater invites you to attend their annual Teacher Reception on August 16, from 4:30 to 6:30 in the evening. Mingle with fellow educators, preview the 2017-18 arts education season, and learn about using The Paramount as a classroom resource. All ACPS employees welcome! Please RSVP. Open the invitation as a PDF »
Tuesday, May 2 | 7 p.m. | Western Albemarle High School Auditorium
You’re invited! On Tuesday, May 2, the Albemarle County Concert Band will perform their first concert. This FREE event will take place at Western Albemarle High School at 7 p.m.
The Albemarle County Concert Band was founded at the beginning of this school year and is comprised primarily of classroom teachers of various subject areas, music teachers, and administrators from Albemarle County Public Schools, with some guests from surrounding areas. The band rehearses on Tuesday evenings during the school year from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Burley Middle School.
Now through March 26, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the ACPS Visual Arts Festival at Fashion Square Mall! Around 1,100 pieces of student artwork are on display, and every school is represented. View a map of exhibits »
Middle and high school drama students from around the county gathered on October 21 for improv and some fabulous performances at Monticello High School, thanks to the organizational skills and hosting of Madeline Michel.
Throughout the day, drama students from Albemarle and Monticello high schools lead improv activities through such games as Freeze, Validate, Party Quirks, and Park Bench. Hilarity ensued as students got acquainted with one another amidst enthusiastic audience participation. Continue reading
If you enjoy making music with others, consider joining the Concert Band for Albemarle County Public Schools and Local Government employees! All ability levels are welcome, with or without performance experience. Join us on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 at Burley Middle School.
Interested? Want more information? Please contact Jean Flaherty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mockingbird Foundation offers competitive grants to schools and nonprofit organizations that effect improvements in music education for children. Grants range in size from $100 to $5,000, are made on a one-time basis, and are non-renewable and non-transferable. Submission of initial inquiries occurs through an online form, which is due by August 1 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Learn about funding guidelines and the application process »
Albemarle County Public Schools’ Summer Fine Arts Academy provides students from our region an opportunity to spend an extended period of time studying a field of art of their choice under the direction of a highly qualified and engaging teacher. Culminating in a public performance or display at a local venue, students can choose from jazz studies, creative writing, visual art, drama/playwriting, choral performance, or rock/rap. Learn more »
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