Bronze finish for district percussionists
ALBANY, N.Y. (April
9, 2019) –
Congratulations to 23 City School District of Albany musicians who
participated in the Percussion Independent A (PIA) class of the New York
State Percussion Circuit Finals on Sunday, April 7.
students, who range in age from grades 7-12, competed against four other
ensembles – including two colleges teams – and brought home a bronze
medal for their hard work. It's important to note that our
percussionists narrowly missed silver by .46 at the state-wide event in
It was the Albany Indoor Percussion Ensemble’s highest score of the year
and the team's first medal.
2019 marked the ensembles fifth year of existence
and fourth year of competition.
The mission of the City School District of
is to educate
and prepare all students for college and career, citizenship and life,
in partnership with our diverse community. The district serves
approximately 9,500 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.