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High school music program 

A comprehensive music program is offered to students at the Albany High School regardless of academy placement.


Music classes

Students can elect to take Music In Our Lives, Music Theory, Advanced Placement Music Theory, Piano I, World Drumming, Digital Audio Workstation, and International Baccalaureate Music. 



Students at Albany High School can audition to become a member of one of two bands:

  • Concert/symphonic band: For students who have completed lesson books 2 and 3

  • Wind ensemble: By audition only; membership is open to students who demonstrate a mature attitude and musically advanced skills

Students in these bands receive one weekly lesson and daily band rehearsals. Students are expected to participate in all concerts and select marching engagements.



Albany High School has three choral groups:

  • Vocal music: An introduction to the fundamentals of choral singing

  • Select choir: More challenging choral singing

  • Albanettes: By audition only; membership is open to advanced vocal students who want to study within a small female ensemble

Jazz improvisational

A combination of performing and direction through listening, this course is open to students in grades 10-12 that played in either orchestra, symphonic band or wind ensemble. 



Students can be part of one of two orchestras:

  • Orchestra: For students who completed Essential Elements book 2 or equivalent

  • Advanced orchestra: By audition only; membership is open to more skilled strings students

Marching band

Band students in grades 5-12 have the opportunity to join the Albany Marching Falcons, the district's award-winning marching band, color guard and winter guard. Click here for more information about this exciting program.


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