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Performing & Visual Arts

AHS Fight Song Rediscovered
Instrumental Music Director Lauren Gibson was thrilled when student
Autumn Long recently passed along a recording of the original Acalanes fight song from 1956 and highlights of other school events that year. This year, our music students will record the fight song to ignite our Dons spirit. The fight song, written specifically for Acalanes, has not been performed in years and will now be played at upcoming football and other Acalanes sports games. A link to the 1956 recording, which includes a surprise visit by Marilyn Monroe (portrayed by an Acalanes student), is here. Enjoy!

Virtual Projects from Our Choral Music Students
Tune in for some exceptional online programming from our Dons students over the next two months: 

  • National Parks History through Music Program – This program is put together by our recently retired AHS institution Larry Freeman, along with the Rangers at Hyde Street Pier National Maritime Park. They will provide a recording of a Sea Chantey entitled “Randy Dandio.”
  • AHS Fight Song – As mentioned above, stay tuned as Instrumental, Vocal Music and Cheer bring our Fight Song back to life!
  • November 16 High School Notes Program – Invited by the Diablo Regional Arts Association to participate in the High School Notes program, our Dons will sing in a virtual concert November 16. Acalanes, along with 11 other high schools, will collaborate with Deke Sharon, who arranged music for the Pitch Perfect movies and Sing Off. Our students will perform “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran and join other high schoolers in a group number to be determined.

Go Dons!