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Fine Arts showcased throughout March

Picture of a girl pointing upwards at artwork hanging behind herALBANY, N.Y. (March 1, 2018) – March is Fine Arts Month in the City School District of Albany, giving families and community members numerous opportunities to check out the visual arts, performing arts and musical talents of our students.  

 

A schedule of events and activities is below, and you can learn more by watching this video.   

 

Sunday, March 4

  • The Empire State Plaza Youth Art Exhibition officially opens on the South Concourse. The show features some 360 pieces of artwork by students representing all district elementary and middle schools, as well as art from 14 other area school districts. The exhibit runs through March 18.  

 

Wednesday, March 7

  • The All-City Chorus Concert, featuring top singers from our elementary, middle and high schools, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School.  

 

Thursday, March 8

  • The state Office of General Services will host a reception recognizing the Empire State Plaza Youth Art Exhibition on the plaza’s South Concourse at 5:30 p.m.  

 

Sunday, March 11

  • The North Albany Academy Chorus will sing the national anthem at the Albany Patroons basketball game at the Washington Avenue Armory, 3 p.m.  

 

Wednesday, March 14

  • Albany School of Humanities (ASH) will present its school musical, “Another Night with Disney,” 9 a.m.  

 

Thursday, March 15

  • It’s opening night for the Albany High School Theatre Ensemble’s 2018 musical. The troupe will present “Hairspray” at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Learn more here.

 

Friday, March 16

  • The Albany High Theatre Ensemble will present “Hairspray” at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.  

 

Saturday March 17

  • The Albany Marching Falcons, the marching ensemble for the City School District of Albany, will be putting on their collective Irish Saturday at two local St. Patrick's Day parades. The first parade is at noon in North Albany, starting and finishing at American Legion Post 1610 on North First Street. Their second parade is the annual city parade, beginning at 2 p.m. at Central Avenue and Ontario Street and proceeding down Central to State Street, finishing by Broadway.

 

  • The Albany High Theatre Ensemble will present “Hairspray” at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.  

 

Sunday, March 18

  • The Albany High Theatre Ensemble will present its final performance of “Hairspray,” a 2 p.m. matinee in the school auditorium.  

 

Wednesday, March 21

  • The All-City Band Concert, with the best instrumentalists from our elementary, middle and high schools, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Myers.  

 

Friday, March 23

  • Albany School of Humanities (ASH) will present its school musical, “Another Night with Disney,” 7 p.m.

 

  • New Scotland Elementary school will hold its Talent Show at 7 p.m., featuring a wide variety of creative performances.  

 

Saturday, March 24

  • 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 annual Winter Guard Home Show will be held at 5 p.m. in the Albany High School gym; doors open at 4 p.m. The Albany Marching Falcons’ winter guard will host 18 teams from around the region.

 

  • The Albany School of Humanities Albany School of Humanities (ASH) will present its school musical, “Another Night with Disney,” 7 p.m.  

 

Tuesday, March 27

  • The North Albany Academy Band and Orchestra will be playing in Colonie Center in front of Boscov’s at 4 p.m.  

 

Wednesday, March 28

  • The top orchestral students from our elementary, middle and high school ensembles will perform in the All-City Strings Concert at 6:30 p.m. at William S. Hackett Middle School.

The mission of the City School District of Albany is to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district serves about 9,600 students in 18 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 School.

         
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