You’re Invited: Paramount Teacher Reception – Aug. 16

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 »Paramount Teacher Reception

Albemarle County Concert Band: Free Concert on May 2

Concert BandTuesday, 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.

All County Drama Day: Inspiring Students to Pursue Their Passions

All County Drama Day 2016Middle 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

Interested in Playing in a Concert Band?

Concert BandIf 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

Tuesday Evening Concert Series Offering One Free Children’s Concert in 2016-17

TECS Free Children's ConcertTuesday Evening Concert Series is offering one free children’s concert (Tempest Trio) for the 2016-17 school year (grades 1-8):

Schools are invited to request seats to this one-hour special concert at the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center on Wednesday morning, October 5, 2016. Reservations will be filled on a first come, first served basis, so don’t delay. Reservation form »

Mockingbird Music Education Grant – Apply by August 1

Mockingbird-FoundationThe 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 »

Registration Now Open for the Summer Fine Arts Academy

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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