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 Mariachi Spring Concert

District Mariachi Spring Concert is Wednesday & Thursday, April 26 & 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Chula Vista High School Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center (820 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911) Featuring middle and high school Mariachi groups. General Admssion is $5 at the door.

Performing Wednesday: Chula Vista High, Montgomery Middle, Southwest High, and Southwest Middle.

Performing Thursday: Bonita Vista High, Bonita Vista Middle, Montgomery High, National City Middle, Otay Ranch High, San Ysidro High, and Sweetwater High.

Printable flyer here.


District Mariachi Holiday Night

16_mn_adDistrict Mariachi Holiday Night is Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Location: Castle Park High School Gymnasium (13i95 Hilltop Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91911)

General Admission is $5.00

Featuring middle and high school mariachi groups from Bonita Vista High, Bonita Vista Middle, Chula Vista High, Montgomery High, Montgomery Middle, National City Middle, Otay Ranch High, Southwest High, Southwest Middle, San Ysidro High, and Sweetwater High.


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



Mariachi Festival & Competition

The next Annual Mariachi Festival & Competition is March 12, 2017 at Pepper Park, 3299 Tidelands Ave, National City.

Moe info on this link: http://mariachifest.com/

Congratulations to Mariachi Miztli from San Ysidro High School for winning first place and Bonita Vista High for winning 3rd at the 2016 Mariachi competition.

Photo below: Mariachi Miztli and Instructor Wendy Charines from SYH.