U.S. Marine Band to Perform at Acalanes

A decade has passed since the United States Marine Band last appeared on stages along the West Coast. However, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, the band returns and will play a free concert in Lafayette. The 7:30 p.m. performance will be held in the Acalanes High School gymnasium and is sponsored by the school’s instrumental music program. Free tickets are available (limit four per request) by visiting marineband.ticketleap.com. In the style of the band’s 17th Director John Philip Sousa, who initiated the concert tour tradition in 1891, Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig has chosen a diverse mix of programs from traditional band repertoire and Sousa marches to instrumental solos and a salute to the Armed Forces. The Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Known as “The President’s Own” since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band’s mission is to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Don’t miss this very special performance.

2019 Acalanes Performing Arts Scholarship

2019 Acalanes Performing Arts Scholarship Available !

The Acalanes Performing Arts Boosters are proud to announce the offering of a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who has demonstrated passion and commitment to the Performing Arts at AHS and who intends to pursue a major or minor college degree in the performing arts.

It is the mission of APAB to bring high quality performing arts education to the students of AHS and encourage continued pursuit of careers in the performing arts.

Applications are available March 1, 2019 and must be submitted by April 12, 2019. The winner will be announced at Senior Award Night. Follow link below to access application including requirements for consideration and submission deadlines.

APAB Scholarship Application Download

Performing Arts volunteers needed!

Do you like Making Personal Connections?

Being Part of a Mission?

Meeting other Dedicated Parents?

Become a Performing Arts Volunteer!

Acalanes Performing Arts Boosters (APAB) needs your talent and passion!

 

Seeking Treasurer for Governing Board – 2018-2019 School Year (usually 1 hr/month plus board meetings)

We also need:

*Event Planning & Coordination * Publicity & Promotion of Performing Arts on Campus and our Lafayette Community * Don’s Day* Volunteer Coordination * Back to School Night * Website Management * New Student Open House * Writing Human Interest Stories *

If you’re interested, please email Debra Bussey, President

“Start Where You Are, Use What you Have, Do What You Can”  (Arthur Ashe)

Bye Bye Birdie

Please join the Performing Arts Department as we present Bye Bye, Birdie on March 2, 3 at 7pm and March 4 at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Center.

Bye Bye Birdie — Book by Mike Stewart, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Lee Adams — is set in 1958. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957. Historical tidbit: The rock star character’s name, “Conrad Birdie,” is word play on the name of Conway Twitty, a rock-and-roll rival of Presley’s.

This annual production is a collaboration of Drama, Instrumental and Choral students who put together a Broadway musical every year.

*** UPDATE: Tickets are sold out for Friday and Saturday.  We may have a limited number of tickets at the door if any are returned by patrons who cannot attend ***
These performances always sell out, so get your tickets early! Tickets are $18 for Adults and $16 for Students and Seniors (60 and older)

All tickets are reserved seating and can be purchased online. If you purchase tickets and find you cannot attend, please let us know so we can release your seat and sell it to another interested patron. Please plan on arriving early, as the House will be at capacity.

Buy tickets here!

Become A Super Booster!

Acalanes Performing Arts Booster Board is looking for volunteers to serve as board members for 2017-2018 school year!

The board needs volunteers to shadow current parents for President, Secretary and Treasurer roles.
Please contact President, Mary Burrill, at mary@burrltd.com if interested.

This board enables Acalanes High School out-of-classroom performing arts experiences such as the spring musical, school plays, concerts and clinics! The board works in partnership with LPIE to support the performing arts teachers for Choral, Drama and Instrumental Music.

The overall commitment includes:

  • Attending ~5 meetings during school year with teachers and LPIE
  • Performing non-profit functions such as managing yearly donations, submitting yearly tax returns, printing yearly brochures, etc
  • Attending Dons Days to communicate with parents about the arts program
  • Overseeing financial processes per non-profit requirements such as managing bank accounts, budgeting and actual spending

President Role

  • Facilitates ~5 board meetings per year plus smaller board meetings to prepare for special events (ie Dons Day)
  • Ensures non-profit requirements are met per by-laws including overseeing board meetings, submitting tax returns, recording of minutes/financial reports, adhering to budgeting cycles
  • Acts as point of contact for communication with School Administration and LPIE
  • Plans and facilitates execution of yearly goals
  • Acts as overall administrator for bank accounts and ensure segregation of duties for check signers

Secretary Role

  • Files yearly government paperwork required for non-profit status
  • Records and publishes board meeting minutes
  • Handles correspondence received at local PO Box
  • Assists in setup of yearly bank account signers
  • Writes thank you response for larger donations and contributions

Treasurer Role

  • Acts as administrator of General bank account
  • Oversees bank accounts of sub-boards and enforce internal controls
  • Proposes and manage yearly general fund budget
  • Writes checks for common expenses
  • Deposits donations from Dons Days and throughout year

The Drowsy Chaperone

Please join the Performing Arts Department as we present The Drowsy Chaperone on March 3, 4 at 7pm and March 5 at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Center.

The Drowsy Chaperone by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison is a farcical play within a comedy. The “Man in the Chair” is your guide as you navigate his favorite musical from the 20’s, The Drowsy Chaperone. The tale is one of slapstick comedy, improbable situations, a wedding that may or not may not happen, all strung together with snappy, upbeat 20’s influenced song and dance.

This annual production is a collaboration of Drama, Instrumental and Choral students who put together a Broadway musical every year.


These performances always sell out, so get your tickets early! Tickets are $18 for Adults and $16 for Students and Seniors (60 and older)

Tickets can be picked up at AHS in front of the Attendance Office on days when lunchtime ticket sales occur (Feb. 18, 22, 24, 26, 29 and Mar. 1-4) and also on the AHS Webstore. Tickets may be picked up any day tickets are being sold or at the door on the night of any performance. Note that any tickets not claimed by 6:40pm on 3/3,4 and 7:10pm on 3/5 will be released for sale.
Please plan on arriving early, as the House will be at capacity.