Monday, May 13, 2019

Live Graffiti Mural Painting!

Tion Bukue Torrence is an Albany High School alum, DJ for the Oakland A's, and a talented muralist. Watch him create a new permanent graffiti mural for Albany Middle School LIVE during Cobrachella!  A few lucky winners (chosen that day) will get to help!  See examples of his past work.

What to Do at Cobrachella

Program and Schedule

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Meet our 2019 emcees

Alethea DeLay is a 7th grader at AMS, and is very happy to be an emcee for Cobrachella 2019. Alethea likes writing, coffee, music, and talking with her friends.

Leela Hensler is also in 7th grade at AMS and is excited to host Cobrachella for the first time! She likes modern dance, cross country, and spending time with her friends.

Fun Things to Do at Cobrachella:

  • Fill a candy bag
  • Create your own leather stamp bracelet
  • Try out a virtual reality headset
  • Get an airbrush tattoo
  • Make some DIY kinetic slime 
  • Chill with your friends on pool floats
You can also watch a live graffiti artist at work on a new "Cobra Unity" mural for the school. A few lucky winners will get to help! Check out our Instagram contest for details. 

Saturday, May 18, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Albany Middle School, 1259 Brighton Avenue
Tickets: $10 at lunch or at the door

2019 Bands

Check out our line-up of local youth bands!

  • DJ Set: Dorth Envaders

  • Popcorn: Mariah Sims and Rebecca Leach (Albany Middle School)

  • KING: Calder U., Uly R., Nicholas D., Simon C., Robert G. (Willard Middle School)

  • Maya Caparaz (Albany High School)

  • Beatz N Pieces: Sergio Suarez, Vandor Hill, Jamaar Hopkins (hip hop dance troupe)

  • Sibling Rivalry: Sophia and Gabby Downs, Ava and Amalia Gould (Albany Middle School)

  • Two Guys: Alex Pansino & Chris Hernandez (Albany High School)

  • Broken Strings: Connor Stratman, Anton Migdal, Teddy Lee Mina, Toren Miller-Marcus (Albany High School)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Call For Bands Now Open!

It's that time of year. 

Albany Middle School is looking for middle school and high school student bands to perform at Cobrachella 2019, the 5th annual Cobrachella Music + Arts Festival happening Saturday, May 18, 2019.

If you are a middle school or high school student in a rock band, rap group, singer/songwriter - or any genre - we want you!

Ready to rock?


  • Fill out the form at call-for-bands.html and submit a link to a video of your band (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
  • Deadline for submission is April 12th
  • All submissions received by the deadline will be reviewed and the most awesome will make the lineup!
  • We will be informing bands of their status soon after that date. Due to high volume of submissions late in the process last year, we're not guaranteeing anyone a spot until the end of the submission deadline. 
  • Priority will be given to AMS and AHS bands.


  • Clean versions of songs only, please
  • Sets at the festival will run for 20-25 minutes

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Meet our emcees!

Mia Weiner is in 7th grade at AMS. She enjoys playing soccer, dancing, singing, and acting. She and Sierra have performed together many times and Mia looks forward to emceeing with Sierra for Cobrachella. Sierra Riley, a 7th grader from AMS, is exited to be an emcee for Cobrachella! She loves to dance (tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet and lyrical). Also she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Band Videos!

Original numbers, cover songs, raging beats, and tuneful stylings...our Cobrachella bands have got it all.

Check out these audition tapes for a taste of their raw talent, and come to the main event on May 12 to experience their full glory.





Dire Wölves

- additional videos on Maxwell Mahmood's YouTube channel

 Qu'est-ce que ce'st


N Squared


Spare Change

Monday, April 30, 2018

Fun Things to Do at Cobrachella 2018

In addition to great music, we've got lots of activities for kids and adults alike, including:
  • Graffiti hats
  • Henna tattoos
  • DIY flower crowns, slime, infinity cubes and more
  • Candy bar
  • Snow cones and other treats
  • Caricatures
  • Photo booth
  • 3-point madness
  • Viper Pit remote-controlled cars
  • Chill zone with giant pool floats
  • Cool stuff for sale
  • Berkeley Chess Club


There's something for everyone and it's always a blast! Hands down the easiest way to support the AMS PTA.

Tickets go on sale May 7. Buy in advance and get a free drink ticket.

We're on Instagram! Share/follow/like us @ams_cobrachella

2018 Cobrachella Bands

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) got his start at age 14. You could witness history in the making as our local bands take to the stage! (Or, at the very least, enjoy a pleasant afternoon while supporting young talent and the best middle school in all of Albany, California.)

Here's a sneak peek at our line-up:

DIRE WÖLVES is a heavy metal band from the Bay Area. The pack formed at Bandworks almost two years ago and has been playing covers and writing epic original material ever since. D&#239re Wölves will be completing their first recording session this summer.

THE NATIONAL DYSLEXIC ASSOCIATION (DNA) formed three years ago in the San Rafael BandWorks Studio. They are an eclectic band featuring 2 keyboards. They play everything from punk to classic rock.

Back by popular demand! SOMETHING AND MAYBE EVERYTHING (S.A.M.E.) has been playing together for over two years. They all attend Berkeley High as sophomores, and they played Cobrachella last year.

Please welcome BACKSLASH, local DJ and music producer, performing at Cobrachella for the second year in a row!

They met in kindergarten, growing up as the "weird ones." They find it absurd it took seven years before they became true friends. Aidan and Hazel, the two halves of QU'EST-CE C'EST, are freshmen at Albany High, where they are both super involved in theatre. While she's onstage, he's usually managing backstage. For the first time ever, they'll be performing together and they're excited to share their absurdities with you!

Having played in homes, parks and throughout the streets of Albany for the past 10 years, SPARE CHANGE is making its debut stage performance at Cobrachella!

N SQUARED is made up of three middle school students: Natalia, Nora and Ryan. Collectively, they have been studying music for over 18 years and can play six instruments. When not playing in the band, they enjoy being in musical theatre and eating lemon and raspberry popsicles.

RED DOORS is a brand new classic rock band that;s gonna rock this town inside out! We’re guaranteed to raise a smile to the audience and we hope you will enjoy the show!

You might have seen ALEX BRUNO playing classic and new tunes outside Mr. Dewey’s on a warm Saturday afternoon. If you haven't, here's your chance. In his free time, Alex enjoys playing his trusty Epiphone Casino "Sandy” and dreaming up new songs for his set.

And, last but not least, local legendary hip-hop dance crew BEATZ N PIECES is back again! 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Cobrachella 2018 is Coming!

In A Band? Make Some History!

Be a part of the Fourth annual Cobrachella Music & Arts Festival at Albany Middle School. We are building our lineup and it could include you! We are looking for the best high school and middle school bands to showcase their talents in an exciting music festival environment.


Saturday, May 12 from 3 to 7pm


  • Submit a video of your band by clicking "Call For Bands" at
  • Deadline for submission is April 13th.
  • All submissions received by the deadline will be considered.


  • Clean versions of songs only, please.
  • Sets run for up to 20 minutes.
  • Bands will not be compensated, but will receive backstage access to food & drinks – and exposure to lots of new fans!
  • For more information email:

Friday, April 28, 2017

Beatz N Pieces at cobrachella

Yeah, it's true. Beatz N Pieces are gonna perform at Cobrachella 2017!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Cobrachella Happens May 20, 2017

We are excited to announce the lineup for Cobrachella 2017!

This is the 3rd Annual Cobrachella Music Festival - a fundraiser for Albany Middle School.

When: Saturday, May 20 from 3-7pm
Where: Albany Middle School, 1259 Brighton Ave, Albany, CA 94706
What: a great line-up of seven middle and high school bands, a professional hip-hop dance group, create booths, great swag/t-shirts/graffiti hats, awesome food/candy bar, and games.

$10 tickets will be sold at AMS the week before the event and also at the gate. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for an afternoon of great music and fun!

We had a ton of submissions this year. It was tough to narrow it down and get it to fit into the time we have available. But we did it. Here is the awesome schedule!
3:00-3:30DJ set
3:30-3:50Innocent Children
4:00-4:30Something and Maybe Everything
4:40-4:55The Guys Quartet
5:00-5:30Beatz N Pieces
5:30-6:002morrows June
6:40-7:00Sock Monkeys

Check out some videos of the bands!

Something and Maybe Everything


Sock Monkeys

Innocent Children