2017 Musical Auditions

The 2017 Sweetwater Summer Theater Institute presents CHILDREN OF EDEN. Production Dates: July 26-29, 2017 at San Ysidro High School.
Directed by Jose C. Lopez
Assistant Director: Rhys Greene
Music Director: Tony Sacco
Vocal Director: Rebecca Land
Choreographer: Valerie Ingram
Stage Designer: Paul Maley

Performer auditions are now closed. Call-backs are Monday, June 5th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Eastlake High School Ruth Chapman Performing Arts Center.

Rehearsal Calendar:
M-F  6/26 – 6/30  @ San Ysidro High – 9:00am-5:00pm
W-Sat.  7/5 – 7/8  @ San Ysidro High – 9:00am-5:00pm
M-Sat.  7/10 – 7/15  @ San Ysidro High – 9:00am-5:00pm
M-F  7/17 – 7/21  @ San Ysidro High – 4:30pm-9:00pm
Sat.  7/22  @ San Ysidro High – 9:00am-5:00pm
M-T  7/24 – 7/25  @ San Ysidro High – 4:30pm-9:00pm
W-F  7/26 – 7/28  @ San Ysidro High – 5:30pm-9:30pm (Production)
Sat.  7/29  @ San Ysidro High – 12:30pm-9:30pm (Production)

Pit Orchestra Audition information here.

Pit Orchestra Audition Notice


The 2017 Sweetwater Summer Theater Institute presents CHILDREN OF EDEN. Production Dates: July 26-29, 2017 at San Ysidro High School.
Directed by Jose C. Lopez
Assistant Director: Rhys Greene
Music Director: Tony Sacco
Vocal Director: Rebecca Land
Choreographer: Valerie Ingram
Stage Designer: Paul Maley

Musicians Needed for the following: Bass, Cello, Guitar (Acoustic, Electric, Mandolin), French Horn, Keyboards, Reed (Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, English Horn, and Oboe), Drums, and Percussion

Audition Dates: May 23, 24, 25, 2017 @ San Ysidro High School – Band Room from 5 pm – 6:45 pm. Sign up for an audition time here. Audition music here.

Pit Orchestra Calendar:

June:
21 – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal @ San Ysidro High – 1:00pm-4:00pm
28 – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal @ San Ysidro High – 1:00pm-4:00pm

July:
5 – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal @ San Ysidro High – 1:00pm-5:00pm
7 – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal @ San Ysidro High – 1:00pm-5:00pm
11 – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal @ San Ysidro High – 1:00pm-5:00pm
14 – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal @ San Ysidro High – 1:00pm-5:00pm
18 – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal @ San Ysidro High w/ Cast – Time TBD
21 – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal @ San Ysidro High in the Pit – Time TBD
22 – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal @ San Ysidro High in the Pit – Time TBD
24 – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal @ San Ysidro High in the Pit – Time TBD
25 – Pit Orchestra Rehearsal @ San Ysidro High in the Pit – Time TBD
26 – Opening Night Performance – Call Time 5:30pm – Curtain 7:00pm
27 – Performance – Call Time 5:30pm – Curtain 7:00pm
28 – Performance – Call Time 5:30pm – Curtain 7:00pm
29 – Performance – Matinee – Call Time 12:30pm – Curtain 2:00pm

Sweetwater Authority – 2017 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations our students below for winning all the awards at the Sweetwater Authority’s Photo Contest. List of winners is below. Photos are being featured on the Sweetwater Authority site.

COLOR CATEGORY
First Place – “Slugger” Melissa Gonzalez, Sweetwater High School
Second Place – “The Subtle Dissipation” Diamond Garcia, Hilltop High School
Third Place – “Thirst Quencher” Christian Corona, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Mushroom Droplet” Chris Aguirre, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Last One” Mason De Pedro, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Ripples of Life” Elizabeth Jantz, Bonita Vista High School
Honorable Mention – “Bug and a Leaf” Melissa Macias, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Splitting the Waters” Aaron Perez, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Abstract” Moses Valenzuela, Hilltop High School

BLACK & WHITE CATEGORY
First Place – “Pot of Life” Craig Landry, Hilltop High School
Second Place – “After The Storm” Paola Zamora, Hilltop High School
Third Place – “Human Trash” Dominique Martinez, Chula Vista High School
Honorable Mention – “Drain Drop” Elizabeth Jantz, Bonita Vista High School
Honorable Mention – “One Drop Helps” Jamell Thomas, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Beauty” Edgar Tovar, Hilltop High School
Honorable Mention – “Timing Ourselves” Jocelyn Uribe, Hilltop High School

Chula Vista High School – Drama Video

Congratulations to Chula Vista High School Production Drama Class of 2016-17 for creating a winning video for the Ben Vereen Wellness Through the Arts Student Essay/Video Contest (WTA). They submitted in the 5-minute Collaborative School Group Video Project category. The prompt was, “What is your best day?”  The video shows students using different Art disciplines to overcome the challenges they identified in their own lives and the lives of their friends:  homelessness, bullying, family discord, and eating disorders.  The students conceived, wrote, acted and edited the film (including original music).

As winners of the Top School Group Video Project category, they will be recognized at the Ben Vereen Awards on May 28, 2017! Congratulations to the Drama program at CVH! Video is below.

2017 Mariachi Scholarship Foundation – Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 Mariachi Scholarship Foundation award recipients! Concert & Award Ceremony is Thursday, May 18 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm at Southwestern College Mayan Hall (900 Otay Lakes Rd., Chula Vista, 91910)

Featuring Mariachi performances from Chula Vista High School, Sweetwater High School, Otay Ranch High School, Southwest High School, and Intermediate & Advanced Southwestern College Mariachis. Tickets are $10 at the door ($7 students/seniors) Free parking in Lot “O” on Otay Lakes, South of “H” Street.

MSF Scholarship Recipients:

Founder’s Award ($2,000)
Rafael Morales – Sweetwater HS

Christina Aranda Award ($1,500)
Alan Zapien – San Ysidro HS

Special Mention ($1,000)
Daisy Ybarra – Otay Ranch HS

Graduating High School Mariachi Award ($750)
Marcella Felix – Olympian HS
Denis Hirales – San Ysidro HS
Erik Gomez – San Ysidro HS
Jennifer Altamirano – Sweetwater HS
Ruth Gonzales – Southwest HS
Victor Gutierrez – Olympian HS
Angel Mendoza – San Ysidro HS
Jose Ortiz – San Ysidro HS
Alan Contreras – Olympian HS

Ballet Folklórico Award ($500)
Jacqueline Ortiz – San Ysidro HS
Antonia Vasquez – Otay Ranch HS
Klara Hernandez – Otay Ranch HS
Perla Moran – Otay Ranch HS
Pauline Lepe – Otay Ranch HS
Vanessa Garcia – San Ysidro HS
Alexia Mendoza – Mar Vista HS

Southwester College Continuing Mariachi ($500)
Saul Garcia
Clarissa Fallorina

District Orchestra Spring Concert

District Orchestra Spring Concert is Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7 pm. Featuring the District String and Symphonic Orchestras under the direction of Jennifer Opdahl, Greg Caldera, and Maren Glover. General admission is $5 at the door. Location: EastLake High School Ruth Chapman Performing Arts Center (1120 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91915)

Printable flyer here.

Montgomery Middle – Mayan Art Show

Montgomery Middle School Visual Art Department presents Inagural MAYAN ART SHOW at Montgomery Middle School – Adaptive Room. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6-8pm. Featuring student artwork, awards, and complimentary concessions. Free admission. For more information contact Ms. Jessica Austin, Visual Art Teacher at Montgomery Middle.

Southwest Middle School Music Department – 5 de Mayo Celebration

Southwest Middle School presented 5 de Mayo Music Department Celebration on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Featuring Congressman Juan Vargas, SUHSD Dignitaries, School Wide Assembly, and performances by Southwest Junior Alumni Frankie J, Steel Drum Band, Mariachi, African Drum Band, and Marching Drum Band. Location: Southwest Middle School (2710 Iris Avenue, San Diego, CA 92154)

Flyer here.

Southwest Middle School Celebrates return of music program (San Diego Union Tribune article)

Students at Southwest Middle School celebrate Cinco de Mayo (KUSI News)

Photo Credit: Omar De Leon, Grants & Communications.