Eight Different Bands
The Academy band program plays an important role in the school community and beyond. The curricular concert band-style groups (Cadet Band, Charger Band, 8-9 Concert Band, and Symphonic Band) as well as the curricular Jazz Band perform in several concerts and festivals throughout the year. The extracurricular groups (Pep Band, Middle School Jazz Band, Steel Drum Band) can be seen at several on- and off-campus events making music together, providing entertainment, and having fun. The Pep Band starts the year with a performance at Convocation on the first day of school; the combined Concert and Symphonic Bands end the year at Commencement in May. Various performances at the Homecoming Pep Rally, Open House, and special events (e.g., the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade) provide an important connection between music at Albuquerque Academy and the community.