Reno Jazz Festival Results

Congratulations to the Acalanes High School Jazz Ensemble for their wonderful performance at the 55th Annual Reno Jazz Festival at the University of Nevada on Saturday, April 29.  Reno is the largest jazz festival on the West Coast. The professional level adjudicators awarded the ensemble with a Unanimous Superior Rating, good for 2nd place in our division and one of the top scores at the festival.  Special congratulations go out to Evan Mickas on Alto Saxophone for being singled out as the festival’s Outstanding High School Saxophone Musician. Great job by Evan and the entire ensemble!

Instrumental Music European Tour 2018

europe-tour-2018-smFreshman, sophomores and juniors as well as incoming 8th graders in the instrumental music program are encouraged to join us for an exciting musical tour of Europe. The tour will be visiting Munich, Salzburg and Vienna over nine days in June of 2018. Please read the details about this amazing opportunity here!

If a student and/or adult chaperone want spots held for them, they must turn in the TOUR SIGN UP FORM (completely filled out), and a deposit for $100 per participant made out to WORLD PROJECTS. The deposit holds your spot and shows that you are serious about the trip. Please note that the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Instrumental Music Winter Concerts

The Acalanes instrument music department will present three fantastic concerts in December! All performances will be in Performing Arts Center at 7pm

Tuesday, December 6th

  • Concert Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Wednesday, December 7th

  • String Orchestra
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Thursday, December 8th

  • Acalanes Jazz Ensemble
  • Albany High School Jazz Band
  • San Ramon Valley High School Jazz Band


Winter Instrumental Concerts – December, 2015

The Acalanes Instrumental Music Program will be presenting their Winter Concerts:

  • Tue, 12/8/2015 – Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble
  • Wed, 12/9/2015 – Orchestra, Wind Ensemble
  • Thu, 12/10/2015 – Jazz Ensemble with guest

All performances begin 7:00 pm and will be at the Acalanes Performing Arts Center. A reception follows the performance in the Theater Lobby. Admission is free but donations are accepted and appreciated.