04.17.19

2019 Summer Theatre Institute

The 17th Annual Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presents SHREK THE MUSICAL Production Dates: July 24-27, 2019 Downloadable poster here.

Directed by Jose C. Lopez
Technical Director: Charles Batchman
Music Director: Eric Mabrey
Vocal Music Director: Michael Sakell
Choreographer: Valerie Ingram

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

Auditions are now closed. Congratulations to the students who made it in the cast! Downloadable list here.

First rehearsal is scheduled for Monday, June 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at San Ysidro High School. Selected students must attend. Mandatory parent meeting is June 25th at 9:00 a.m. or 4:30 p.m.

 

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

04.16.19

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.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING SUMMER SCHOOL, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. YOU CANNOT ATTEND BOTH SUMMER SCHOOL AND THE SUMMER ARTS ACADEMY.

Application deadline has passed

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

06.28.18

2018 The Addams Family

The 16th Annual Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presented THE ADDAMS FAMILY.

Production Dates: July 25-27 at 6:30 pm & July 28 at 2 pm Location: San Ysidro High School (5353 Airway Road, San Diego, CA 92154) Downloadable poster here.

Directed by Sharon Maley
Music Director: Mark McCann
Vocal Director: Michael Sakell
Choreographer: Valerie Ingram
Technical Director: Charles Batchman
Musical Accompanist: Barbara Schroeder

Cast auditions took place May 2, 3 & 7, and call-backs on May 9, 2018.
Schools represented in the cast: BVH, CVH, ELH, OLH, ORH, RDM, & SYH.

PIT ORCHESTRA:

Pit orchestra auditions took place May 23, 26 & 27 by appointment only. Congratulations to the students selected for the pit orchestra! List is here: The Addams Family Pit Orchestra List

Schools represented in the pit: BVH, CVH, ELH, MOH, OLH, & ORH.

05.11.18

2018 MSF Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Mariachi Scholarship Foundation Award Winners:

Christine Aranda Award ($2,000)
Emma Padilla-Zavala, Sweetwater High School

Founder’s Award ($4,000)
Mario Palacios, Otay Ranch High School

High School Guaranteed Award ($1,000 each)
Raquel Acherman, Bonita Vista High School
Mariali Solano, Bonita Vista High School
Julian Cano, Chula Vista High School
Francisco Demara, Chula Vista High School
Juliette Garcia, Olympian High School
Alana Contreras-Rodriguez, Olympian High School
Cruz Alarcon, Olympian High School
Gissel Corral, Otay Ranch High School
Ricardo Herrera, Otay Ranch High School
Giovanna Raggio, San Ysidro High School
Fernando Salcedo, San Ysidro High School
Lucio Infante, San Ysidro High School
Christopher Reyes, Sweetwater High School
Dorysel Sandoval, Sweetwater High School
Enrique Arvizu, Sweetwater High School

Special Awards 
Edgar Romo ($500), Southwest High School
Josue Solano ($750), Bonita Vista High School
Karla Cardenas ($750), Montgomery High School

Ballet Folklórico ($500 each)
Natalie Naranjo-Morett, Otay Ranch High School
Karlet Ornelas, Otay Ranch High School
Paulina Navarro, San Ysidro High School

02.14.18

District Dance Concert

District Dance Concert is Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Eastlake High School Ruth Chapman Performing Arts Center (1120 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, 91915) Featuring SUHSD’s middle and high school dance programs. Tickets are $5 and are only available in advance; please contact a Dance Teacher at your school.

Participating Schools: Bonita Vista High School, Castle Park High School, Chula Vista High School, Chula Vista Middle School, Eastlake High School, Olympian High School, Otay Ranch High School, Southwest High School, and Sweetwater High School.

Downloadable flyer here.

02.13.18

District Baile Folklorico Concert

District Baile Folklorico Concert is Friday & Saturday March 9 & 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday Matinee at 2:00 p.m. Location: San Ysidro High School Dr. Maida Torres-Stanovik Performing Arts Center (5353 Airway Road, San Diego 92154) Featuring SUHSD Folklorico groups representing diverse regions of Mexico, displaying traditional costumes, and wonderfully choreographed routines. Tickets are $10

Schools Represented: Castle Park High, Chula Vista High, Hilltop High, Mar Vista High, Olympian High, Otay Ranch High, San Ysidro High, and Sweetwater High.

Downloadable flyer here and mini flyers here.

06.12.17

2017 VAPA Musical

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.

04.18.17

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