Upcoming Events

Middle School Exchange Concert

Watch ensembles from M-A and its feeder schools perform in the annual Middle School Exchange Concert on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 PM in the PAC.

Big Band Dance

The Big Band Dance is an annual tradition and a fun-filled night of music, dance, and dining. It returns February 2, 2019 to Ayers Gym.

San Diego Heritage Festival

In March 2019, Jazz Band III and Concert Band will perform at the San Diego Heritage Festival.

National Band and Orchestra Festival

In April 2019, the Orchestra will perform in the National Band and Orchestra Festival at Carnegie Hall.

Reno Jazz Festival

In April 2019, Jazz II and III will perform in the Reno Jazz Festival in Nevada.

Chamber Music Concert

Listen to small, talented groups of students from our ensembles perform in the Chamber Music Concert on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 PM in the PAC.

Spring Concert

The Spring Concert will take place on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 PM in the PAC.

News

December 2018

The Winter Concert was exciting this year, with ensembles playing some of their hardest repertoire ever! Here is a recording of the event:

September 2018

It’s official! The Orchestra will be performing in the National Band and Orchestra Festival at Carnegie Hall in April 2019!

May 2018

On May 21, the M-A ensembles played in their culminating performance, the Spring Concert. Congratulations to all ensembles for a wonderful year!

April 2018

Here is a recording of Jazz Band III’s concert in Barcelona, Spain:

March 2018

Congratulations to both the Orchestra and Concert Band for their incredible performances this month! The Concert Band placed 2nd and received a gold award in the WorldStrides Onstage Music Festival in Anaheim. In the Festival of Gold in Nashville Tennessee, the Orchestra received some of its highest adjudicator scores ever and earned a gold award for the fifth year in a row.

February 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped with and attended the 2018 Big Band Dance! Over 430 people attended this celebratory event, including 100 students from the M-A community, and we raised over $20,000 dollars for our music program. Here are some pictures from the event:

December 2017

M-A’s jazz bands were fantastic at the Delta Jazz Festival! The combo won 1st place and Jazz III and Jazz II both won 2nd place in their categories.

And what a wonderful Winter Concert! You can relive it below.

October 2017

All the ensembles did a wonderful job in the Meet the Bands and Orchestra Night! Unfortunately, we do not have a recording of the concert. However, here is a copy of the program.

May 2017

Congratulations to all ensembles for a successful Spring Concert! The M-A Chronicle reports on the event here. You can watch the full concert below.

March 2017

The Orchestra was invited to the WorldStrides Festival of Gold in Chicago, and earned a gold medal for their performance at Chicago’s Symphony Hall.

To learn about the partnership between M-A’s music program and the Ravenswood School District, click here.

January 2017

We are pleased to share that the Big Band Dance raised $20,000 for M-A’s music program! Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the event. For the M-A Chronicle’s report on the evening, click here.

December 2016

M-A’s Jazz Band III earned first place in the Advanced Jazz Band Category at the San Joaquin Delta Jazz Festival, and the Jazz Combo placed first for the second year in a row.

To find out more about this month’s Winter Concert, click here. You can watch the full concert below.

January 2016

Click here to view InMenlo‘s profile of Mr. Kurrus, M-A’s excellent music program,  and the Big Band Dance.