Performing and Visual Arts

Performing & Visual Arts

If you have a passion for the arts, join us today! APAB has the following Board openings:

  • VP Choral (must have student in Choral to hold this role)
  • APAB Secretary
  • APAB Publicity Chair
  • APAB Parliamentarian

Contact APAB President, Debra Bussey, if you’re interested in one of these positions or any other performing arts volunteer opportunities.

Debra Bussey

Acalanes Performing Arts

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Due Friday, May 1: Acalanes Performing Arts Booster Scholarship Available

The Acalanes Performing Arts Boosters are proud to announce its $1,000 scholarship available 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 Art. Applications are available now and must be submitted by May 1. Click here for the application.

 

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Acalanes Performing Arts Booster Scholarship Available

The Acalanes Performing Arts Boosters are proud to announce its $1,000 scholarship available 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 Art. Applications are available now and must be submitted by May 1.  The winner will be announced at Senior Award Night. Click here for the application.

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Two New VAPA Courses

There are two new options in the course catalogue for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Voice Experimental Lab For those that want to discover their voices. Students learn healthy vocal technique, then choose the songs they want to learn in a masterclass format. 
  • Survey of Popular Music Students learn about the roots of American popular music and how it evolved from the late 19th century to today. It covers how Pop music influenced and responded to society and the ever changing aesthetics of our culture. 

Both classes are open to grades 9 through 12.  FAQ’s sheets are available in the Counseling office or you can email Mr. Lengacher.

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Dec 12, 2019 Winter Choral Concert

Please join us for the 2019 Winter Choral Concert, “Winter Around the World” on Dec 18 at 7pm in the PAC at Acalanes. Come hear the Choirs, a cappella groups, solo acts and special guests, The Nothing But Treble Choir. Seat reservation information will be added the first week in December. Don’t miss this great way to kick off the Holiday Season! 

 

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Acalanes Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert: 11/14

Acalanes Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert  Acalanes High School’s Jazz Ensemble, along with the Stanley Jazz Messengers, will be performing in the Acalanes Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Nov 14 at 7 pm.  Attendance is free so come by to enjoy some swingin’ tunes from our renowned musicians!

 

 

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Fall Instrumental Pops Concert Recap

In case you missed it, the first annual fall instrumental Pops concert took place in the Acalanes Performing Arts Center on Oct 10. Click here for a recap (thanks Acalanes Blueprint)!

 

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Drama Dons In Action! The LARAMIE PROJECT

October 23-26 at 7pm in the Acalanes Little Theater 

Don’t miss the DramaDons production of The Laramie Project, the true story of Matthew Shephard who was savagely beaten and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming.  Shephard’s name quickly became a grim rallying cry for those speaking out against hate crimes committed against gays. The Laramie Project explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.  A more detailed synopsis of the play as well as information on tickets can be found here

Click here to watch a short PSA video produced by AHS Leadership about about the play.

 

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Ready to be onstage?!

Beginning this year, all students are welcome to participate in the school musical! There will be an informational meeting in the Drama Room during Academy on October 18. Information about audition sign ups as well as rehearsal information will be communicated at this meeting.

 

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Tomorrow! Fall Choral Classic

Please join Chamber Singers and choirs from Campolindo and Miramonte at the 17th annual Richard C. Hansen Fall Choral Classic on October 7 at Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church at 7:30pm. We are excited to have Dr. Jeffrey Benson, director of  choral activities at SJSU, as our guest conductor/clinician. Reserve tickets here.

 

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