Congratulations to Folklorico teacher Lorena Topete for receiving a Certificate of Recognition – 2017 Outstanding Latino Community Leader Award by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez.
The 2017 Sweetwater Summer Theater Institute presented CHILDREN OF EDEN on July 26-28 at 7 pm & July 29 at 2 pm – San Ysidro High School – Dr. Maida Torres-Stanovik Performing Arts Center (5353 Airway Road, San Diego, CA 92154) Performed entirely by Sweetwater District students.
Directed by Jose C. Lopez
Assistant Director: Rhys Greene
Choreographer: Valerie Ingram
Music Director: Tony Sacco
Vocal Director: Rebecca Land
Assistant Vocal Director: Barbara Schroeder
Stage Designer: Paul Maley
Theater Manager/Lighting Designer: Keith Davis
Sound Designer: Eusevio Cordova
Costume Designers: Kelly Fox & Marce Drysdale
Prop Master: Analyse Gutierrez
Pit Orchestra information here.
The Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy is a FREE one week camp offered each summer to over 150 Sweetwater Union High School District students in Visual and Performing Arts classes and takes place at Camp Cuyamaca, the Outdoor School for the San Diego County Office of Education.
The intense week closed with student performances and an art exhibit on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at Chula Vista High School. It featured our district’s best String Orchestra, Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Dance, Mariachi, and Visual Art.
Camp Director was Debbie Nevin-Armstrong from CVH, Concert Band Instructor Eric Mabrey from OLH, Jazz Band Instructor Fred Marx from MOM, Orchestra Instructor Greg Caldera from ELH & MVA, Mariachi Instructor Fredd Sanchez from NCM & SUH, Visual Art Instructor Andrea Arroyo from MOM, Dance Instructor Valerie Ingram from CVH, Choir Instructor Michael Sakell from CVM & CVH, and Accompanist Lionel Jasmin from various school sites.
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)
District Baile Folklorico Concert is Friday & Saturday, March 17 and 18 at 6pm. Saturday, March 18 matinee at 2pm. Location: San Ysidro High School Maida Torres-Stanovik Performing Arts Center (5353 Airway Road, San Diego, CA 92154)
Featuring Folklorico groups from Castle Park High, Chula Vista High, Hilltop High, Mar Vista High, Olympian High, Otay Ranch High, San Ysidro High, and Sweetwater High.
Tickets are $10.00
Otay Ranch High School’s Baile Folklorico Teyacapan presents NOCHE DE FOLCLOR on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., San Ysidro High School Dr. Maida Torres-Stanovik Performing Arts Center (5353 Airway Rd, San Diego, CA 92154) A night of Mexican folk dance and music. Tickets are $10.00
For more information, contact Ms. Andrea Hassan at ORH.
Location: Chula Vista High School – Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center (820 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911)
Highlighting our district’s best String Orchestra, Choir, Concert & Jazz Band, Dance, Folklorico, Mariachi, and Visual Art.
The Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy is a FREE; one week camp offered each summer to 160 SUHSD students in Visual and Performing Arts classes and takes place near Lake Cuyamaca at the San Diego County Office of Education’s Outdoor School at Camp Cuyamaca. Teachers from each of our school sites recommend students from seven VAPA disciplines to be selected to attend the Academy. The intense week closes with outstanding student performances and an art exhibit.
Camp Director: Deborah Nevin-Armstrong
Art Teacher: Suriya Stewart
Baile Teacher: Eduardo Romero
Band Teacher: Eric Mabrey
Choir Accompanist: Joe DeMers
Dance Teacher: Atishia Hall
Jazz Teacher: Fred Marx
Mariachi Teacher: Fredd Sanchez
Orchestra Teacher: Greg Caldera
Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presented In The HEIGHTS! July 29, 30, 31, & August 1st, 2015 at San Ysidro High – Dr. Maida Torres-Stanovik Performing Arts Center.
Directed by Sharon Maley – Vocal Director: Tony Atienza – Music Director: Eric Mabrey – Choreographer: Valerie Ingram – Set Designer: Charles Batchman – Theatre Manager/Lighting Designer: Keith Davis – Sound Designer: Eusevio Cordoba – Accompanist: Barbara Schroeder. Congratulations to all participants for a fantastic show! IN THE HEIGHTS was presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals: www.rnh.com
2013 Highlights of the District’s Annual Baile Folklorico Concert, just click on the video! It features high school students representing the diverse regions of Mexico; Puebla, Oaxaca, Nayarit, Campeche, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Veracruz, Nuevo Leon, Chiapas, and Jalisco. Participating Schools: CVH, HH, MVH, ORH, SUH, SYH
The next District Baile Folklorico Concert is March 21 and 22, 2014 at San Ysidro High School.