SUHSD Student Art Exhibition 2020

SUHSD Student Art Exhibition, Gala and Awards Reception 2020

SUHSD Student Art Exhibition 2020

Friday February 14th – April 7th, 2020 @ the South Chula Vista Library

389 Orange Avenue

Chula Vista, CA 91911

Gala & Awards Reception

Friday, March 6th, 2020 6 – 7:30 pm


Once Upon A Mattress February 20-29, 2020

Once Upon A Mattress February 20-29, 2020

A musical comedy
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall barer

At the Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center
February 20-22 @ 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
February 22 @ 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm
February 27-28 @ 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
February 29 @ 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Ticket info:

Online: http:/ /cvh.sweetwaterschools.org/ (online fees apply)

$5 students/$10 for adults

At door: $7 students/$13 adults (cash only)

Director: Sharon Maley
Choreographer: Valerie Ingram
Music director: Michael Sakell
Artwork by: Ximena Lewis


Honor Band


The SUHSD District Honor Band Concert will be on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 6:30pm

Location: Chula Vista High School – Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center
820 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911

It features the finest middle and high school Honor Band students. These are auditioned groups, including the best players selected to rehearse and perform under the direction of two special guest conductors for an enriching musical experience.

Concert Honor Band: Mr. Ken Gammie
Symphonic Honor Band: Dr. Peter L. Boonshaft

Auditions for the Concert Honor Band (grades 7-9), and the Symphonic Honor Band (grades 10-12), will be held at Olympian High School on Saturday, December 14th, 2019, between 8:30am-3pm.

Students wishing to audition must request an audition time by Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, by completing this form:


Audition requirements, music, scales, and applications are available here:



2019 Summer Theatre Institute

The 17th Annual Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presents SHREK THE MUSICAL Production Dates: July 24-27, 2019 / Wednesday – Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. At San Ysidro High School Dr. Maida Torres Stanovik Performing Arts Center (5353 Airway Road, San Diego, CA 92154) General admission is $10, Students & Seniors is $5. Limited Seating. Box office opens one hour prior to performance. Downloadable poster here.

Directed by Jose C. Lopez
Vocal Director: Michael Sakell
Music Director: Eric Mabrey
Choreographer: Valerie Ingram
Assistant Director: Jorge Rivas
Accompanist: Barbara Schroeder
Technical Director: Charles Batchman
Costumes: Hillary Hanns
Stager Manager: Zowie Rico

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials also supplied by MTI.


Pit Orchestra Rehearsal Schedule:
June 11th, 6pm-9pm at Olympian High School
June 16th, 6pm-9pm OHS
July 9th, 6pm-9pm OHS
July 13th, 9am-12noon OHS
July 15th, 9am-12:30pm at an Ysidro High School
July 16th, 9am-2pm SYH
July 19th, 5pm-9pm SYH
July 20th, 9am-5pm SYH
July 22nd, 5pm-9pm SYH
July 23rd, Dress Rehearsal 5pm-9pm
July 24th, Show call time 6pm-10pm
July 25th, Show call time 6pm-10pm
July 26th, Show call time 6pm-10pm
July 27th, Show cask time 1pm-5pm
July 27th, Pit unload and cast party 5pm-8pm


Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month

National City Mayor, Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, proclaimed April 16, 2019 as Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month. Sweetwater High School’s Folklorico group was invited to represent the arts and accept the proclamation.


2019 Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy

The Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy is a FREE one week learning opportunity offered each summer to Sweetwater Union High School District students in Visual and Performing Arts classes.

The 2019 Academy takes place at Chula Vista High School from June 10th through June 14th, 2019 from 9am-4pm, Monday thru Friday. Lunch will be served. Each day will be divided into 5 sessions including work specific to each discipline as well as leadership skills.

Interested students may apply below. Teachers from each of our school sites will then recommend students from the seven VAPA disciplines (Visual Art, Orchestra, Choir, Concert Band, Dance, Baile Folklorico, and Mariachi) to attend the Academy.

If you are interested in attending the Summer Arts Academy in 2019, please fill out this form AND turn in the printed part of the application to the VAPA Office. Make sure you have your parent’s permission to attend the entire week: June 10-14, 2019.


Application deadline has passed

Click here to watch a short video on last year’s Summer Arts Academy at the Army Navy Academy.


San Ysidro High Drama – The Little Mermaid

San Ysidro High School presents Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID at San Ysidro High School Performing Arts Center (5353 Airway Road, San Diego, CA 92154) Directed by Jose C. Lopez.

Production Dates: April 25th, 26th, & May 3rd at 6pm and May 4th at 2pm

Tickets are $7 pre-sale, $5 Children, and $10 at the door.

Downloadable poster HERE.

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.