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.

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

2017 Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy at Camp Cuyamaca

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. The intense week closes with student performances and an art exhibit.

The academy takes place at Camp Cuyamaca, the Outdoor School for the San Diego County Office of Education, from June 19th through June 24th, 2017.

Interest form deadline was March 18, 2017. Selected students will be notified soon.

Watch a short video of last year’s camp experience here.

District Baile Folklorico Concerts

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

Downloadable flyer here and mini flyers here.

Otay Ranch High – Noche de Folclor

unknownOtay 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.

Summer Arts Academy

SSAA_AdSweetwater Summer Arts Academy’s Closing Day Performance was Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

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


2015 Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presented In The HEIGHTS!

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 SUHSD Annual Baile Folklorico Concert Highlights

folkv_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.