Music in schools celebrated all month
N.Y. (March 1, 2017) --
The City School District of Albany will
celebrate "Music in Our Schools Month" during March with a variety of
Events kick off March 8 with the All-City Band Concert at Stephen and
Harriet Myers Middle School at 6:30 p.m.
Other upcoming performances include All-City Strings and All-City Chorus
concerts, featuring outstanding musicians from
throughout the district. And on March 11, the Albany Marching Falcons were
scheduled to put on
their collective Irish at two local St. Patrick's Day parades: the North Albany
parade and the city's parade. However, the Marching Falcons did not participate this year due to the extreme cold and wind chill.
The All-City Strings Concert also was affected by the late-winter
weather. The concert, originally scheduled for March 15 at
William S. Hackett Middle School, has been
rescheduled for Tuesday, April 4 at Hackett beginning at 6:30 p.m.
On March 18, the annual New York State School Music
Association (NYSSMA) festival will be held at Myers. Student
performers from throughout the district will have their music skills
evaluated at by a judge. Auditions will begin at 9 a.m.; school music
teachers will let students know what time they are slated to perform.
The All-City Chorus Concert will be held March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at
Myers. Also, the Albany High School Jazz Ensemble will perform at the
annual Founders' Day reception
on March 24.
The month wraps up with two schools performing on the Empire State
Concourse. The select chorus, jazz band and stage band from Myers will
perform at 12:35 p.m. on March 24, and the Hackett Middle
School chorus will sing from noon-1 p.m. on March 27.
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
more than 9,600
students in 17
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High