Ciara Martin reads her Braille music for All County Band
  • The ASB Music Program

    Instrumental Music classes at ASB incorporate the history of music, music theory, and music performance in the curriculum to help students develop a functional understanding of music. Students are encouraged to explore multiple areas of music.  Piano, Guitar, and Voice lessons are provided to students showing ability supplementing their musical understanding. Performing groups that develop from the Music program are a Varsity Band, Chorus, Elementary Chorus, and various ensembles. These are auditioned groups that are open to students expressing musical ability and/or interest in developing musicianship. These ensembles regularly perform at local concerts and various venues upon request. When students take advantage of these performance opportunities, their confidence builds and their ability grows through their experiences in the music program spilling over to other disciplines reaching beyond music to positively affect their lives in other areas.

    The Alabama School for the Blind Varsity Band offers students with visual impairments the opportunity to participate in a wide range of musical experiences. The Varsity Band allows students the opportunity to use some of the best musical instruments and music technology available today to make and create music. Music ensembles regularly perform at local concerts and various venues upon request.  

    In the Alabama School for the Blind Chorus, students have opportunities to perform individually as well as with other students in different ensemble groups. The ASB Chorus is an auditioned group that is open to students expressing musical ability and/or interest in developing musicianship using their voice. These ensembles regularly perform at local concerts and various venues upon request.

     In the Alabama School for the Blind Drum Line, students have opportunities to perform in a percussion ensemble. The ASB Drum Line is an auditioned group that is open to all students expressing musical ability and/or interest in developing musicianship by playing percussion instruments. This ensemble regularly performs at local concerts and various venues upon request.  

    In the Bessie L. Priester Recording Studio, students have opportunities to use state of the art recording equipment which is some of the best in the industry to create and perform individually as well as with other students in a professional studio setting. All equipment is available for use by students to create original recordings and learn recording techniques that will give them the ability to create their own music and learn about careers in the music industry.