You’re Invited to Join the Albemarle County Concert Band

Albemarle County Concert Band

Calling all musicians! The Albemarle County Concert Band is open to people of all ability levels and performance experiences who are interested in playing in a concert band and making music together. We rehearse in the band room at Burley Middle School on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact Jean Flaherty.

Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts: Classroom Residency Opportunity

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Attention pre-K through first-grade teachers: Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts is offering you an opportunity to participate in a virtual 5-session classroom residency. Wolf Trap classroom residencies are creative partnerships between “Teaching Artists” (musicians, dancers, actors and puppeteers) and early childhood educators as they collaborate in using the performing arts to engage children, enrich their learning, and reinforce curriculum. Continue reading

Weekly Professional Learning Series From Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts

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Attention teachers, pre-K through first grade: Check out our new professional development course listings for arts integration! Beginning next week and continuing through May, we will offer weekly learning opportunities from Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artists who specialize in music, movement, drama, or puppetry. These interactive sessions are designed to increase your confidence in using the performing arts to foster children’s cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development. Continue reading

The Paramount Theater Presents Arts Education Virtual Resources

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Dear Educators and Administrators,

As we start this wonderful New Year filled with hope and promise, we feel a deep sense of awe and gratitude for your extraordinary work and dedication during this unprecedented time of teaching and learning. We are thinking of you, your students, and your school communities, and hope this finds you safe and well.

While currently The Paramount cannot welcome our school communities in person to experience live arts education performances, we hold steadfast to our mission and shared belief in the important role the arts play in our lives. Continue reading

A Message About Our School Calendar

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Dear Colleagues:

Tomorrow morning, we will share the following message with our school families; however, we wanted to share the information first with you.


Dear School Division Families,

We have received many inquiries about the status of the Albemarle County Public Schools annual calendar print publication. We love that our annual calendar brings joy and value to so many of our school families, and we are disappointed to share with you our decision not to publish one for the 2020-21 school year. Continue reading

WinterSongs: Don’t Miss Our Annual Benefit Concert Tomorrow Night!

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Saturday, February 29 | 5 p.m. | Monticello High School Auditorium

The 6th annual WinterSongs concert to benefit the Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE) is this Saturday, February 29, at 5 p.m. in the Monticello High School auditorium. The event, which brings together nearly 300 young women vocalists for a day of empowerment, sharing and music, has raised over $20,000 to benefit local victims of relationship violence. Continue reading

Join the Concert Band for Albemarle County School & Government Employees

Albemarle County Concert Band

Calling all musicians! The Albemarle County Concert Band is open to people of all ability levels and performance experiences who are interested in playing in a concert band and making music together. We rehearse in the band room at Burley Middle School on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact Jean Flaherty at jflaherty@k12albemarle.org.

First Fridays Will Feature ACPS Student Art on March 1!

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Friday, March 1, 2019 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | CitySpace

CitySpace Art Gallery will exhibit artwork from middle school candidates for the prestigious Reflections Summer Regional Governor’s School Program this Friday, March 1! The show will open in conjunction with Charlottesville’s First Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come by for light snacks and fabulous student art! (Parking is free for the first hour at Market Street Garage.) Continue reading

National Geographic Photographer, William Albert Allard, to Speak at Monticello High on Mar. 6

CameraTuesday, March 6 | 9:05 to 10:25 a.m. | Monticello High School

Secondary Teachers: On Tuesday, March 6, National Geographic photographer, William Albert Allard, will speak at Monticello High School from 9:05 to 10:25 a.m. (1st block) about photography and his 50-year body of work at National Geographic. If you are interested in attending this free event, please RSVP to Rob Garland (rgarland@k12albemarle.org) by February 15 and include the approximate number of students you plan to bring with you. Continue reading

Attention All Albemarle County Employees: You’re Invited to Join the Concert Band

G-major, e-minorJean 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