04.16.18

2018 Auditions – The Addams Family

The 16h Annual Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY.

Production Dates: July 25-28, 2018 at San Ysidro High School.

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

Singers, Dancers, Actors, Stage Techs, and Set Construction Crews Needed! Audition notice is posted here.

Audition Dates:

  • Wednesday, May 2 from 4-6:30 pm at Chula Vista High School – Performing Arts Center Dance & Choir rooms 1903 & 1904
  • Thursday, May 3 from 4-6:30 pm at San Ysidro High School – Performing Arts Center “Black Box”
  • Monday, May 7 from 4-6:30 pm at Bonita Vista High School – Bolles Theatre

Performer Auditions:

  1. Sign up for an audition date and time (here).
  2. Fill out the audition form (here). You can fill this out online and print OR print a blank form and fill out by hand. Form must be brought with you to the audition.

Deadline for sign ups is noon the day of the audition. No walk-on auditions will be allowed. All auditions must be scheduled via the online portal above.

Prepare 16 measures of a song of your choice and bring the music track (without vocals) on an ipod/music player. Wear comfortable clothing that you are able to dance in and arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time to check-in.


Call-back is Wednesday, May 9 at Chula Vista High School – Little Theatre on K St. from 4-7 pm. Be prepared to sing and read.

Rehearsals at San Ysidro High School:
M-F 6/25 – 6/29 from 9 am – 5 pm
M-F 7/2 – 7/6 from 9 am – 5 pm (No rehearsal on 7/4)
M-F 7/9 – 7/13 from 9 am – 5 pm
Sat. 7/14 from 1 pm – 5 pm
M-F 7/16 – 7/20 from 4:30 pm – 9 pm
Sat. 7/21 from 9 am – 5 pm
M-T 7/23 – 7/24 from 4:30 pm – 9 pm
W-F 7/25-7/27 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Production)
Sat.  7/28  from 12:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Production)

Tech Crew Application:

    1. Fill out the application form (here) You can fill this out online and print OR print a blank form and fill out by hand.
    2. Prepare a brief resume with your tech experience highlighted.
    3. Form and resume must be brought with you to an audition day. No online sign up needed for tech crew, walk-ins are welcome.

Pit Orchestra Audition Information (posted here soon)

03.14.18

Sweetwater High – Mariachi Nuevo Aguadulce

Last week, Sweetwater High School’s Mariachi Nuevo Aguadulce was invited to play at the Fox 5 San Diego Morning Show. The same week, they attended Mariachi Workshops at USD and learned from some of the best mariachi musicians in the industry. On Sunday, March 11th, 2018, they participated in the Mariachi Festival & Competition at Pepper Park, in National City and won third place! Congratulations to Mariachi Nuevo Aguadulce and their Mariachi Instructor, Fredd Sanchez!

02.20.18

2018 Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy

The Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy is a FREE one week camp offered each summer to over 150 Sweetwater Union High School District students in String Orchestra, Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Dance, Mariachi, and Visual Art. This year it will take place at the Army Navy Academy in Carlsbad from June 11 – 16, 2018. 

The intense week closes with student performances and an art exhibit on Saturday, June 16th at Chula Vista High School Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center.

Deadline to submit the online interest form was March 16th, 2018. Selected students are notified by mail in mid April.

“2017 Summer Arts Academy at Camp Cuyamaca” video here.

02.14.18

District Show Choir Festival

District Show Choir Festival is Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Eastlake High School Ruth Chapman Performing Arts Center (1120 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, 91915) Featuring SUHSD’s Show Choirs. General admission is $5 at the door.

Participating Schools: Bonita Vista High School, Chula Vista High School, Eastlake High School, Otay Ranch High School, and Sweetwater High School.

Downloadable flyer here.
Downloadable program here.

02.12.18

District StringFest

District’s 22nd Annual StringFest is Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Sweetwater High School Gymnasium (2900 Highland Avenue, National City, CA 91950) Featuring hundreds of student performers! District String Orchestra directed by Jennifer Opdahl, District Symphonic Orchestra directed by Greg Caldera and Maren Glover, and the Combined Middle and High School Orchestra directed by guest conductor Mr. Michael Gerdes. General admission is $5 at the door.

Participating Schools: CPH, CPM, CVH, CVM, ELH, ELM, HTH, HTM, MVH, MVA, OLH, ORH, and SYH.

02.06.18

San Ysidro High School – Mariachi

San Ysidro High Mariachi Program presents Valentine’s Day Mariachi Concert on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at the San Ysidro High Dr. Maida Torres-Stanovik Performing Arts Center (5353 Airway Rd, San Diego, CA 92154). Featuring special guests: Greater San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Dr. Angela Yeung, Javier Rodriguez, and Mariachi Juvenil de San Diego. Tickets are $5 pre-sale and $7 at the door.

Downloadable flyer here.

01.29.18

Honor Band

HB_adDistrict Honor Band Concert was Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 5:00 pm Location: Chula Vista High School – Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center (820 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911) 

It featured the finest Middle & High School Honor Band Students. Auditions were held in December and were open to all SUHSD band students.  The best players were selected to rehearse and perform under the direction of two special guest conductors for an enriching musical experience. 

Schools Represented: BVH, BVM, CPM, CVH, CVM, ELH, ELM, MOH, MVH, OLH, RDR, and SUHi. Event flyers: 18HB_flyer , 18HB_sm_flyers and Program: 18HB_Program

01.18.18

Eastlake High School – Titan Regiment 1st Gala Concert & Dinner

Eastlake High School Titan Regiment presents their 1st Gala Concert & Dinner Night on April 13th, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Ruth Chapman Performing Arts Center. Featuring Eastlake High School concert bands, solos, quartets and a special guest.

General Tickets are $25 and VIP Tickets are $35 per person. Includes Dinner Paella Valenciana, salad, coffee and pastries. Limited space available. Please contact Lourdes Ramos at lourdesideas@yahoo.com for sponsorship opportunity, program advertisement, and tickets.

Downloadable flyer here.

11.16.17

50th Annual Band Pageant

The 50th Annual Band Pageant is Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 6PM at San Ysidro High School Football Field (5353 Airway Rd, San Diego, CA 92154) Featuring SUHSD Middle and High School Bands. Tickets are $5, free admission for children 4 and under.

Participating High Schools: Bonita Vista High, Castle Park High, Chula Vista High, Eastlake High, Hilltop High, Montgomery High, Mar Vista High, Olympian High, Otay Ranch High, Sweetwater High, and San Ysidro High.

County of San Diego California PROCLAMATION Presented by Supervisor Greg Cox HONORING SWEETWATER DISTRICT BAND PAGEANT 50TH ANNIVERSARY.

Participating Middle Schools: Bonita Vista Middle, Castle Park Middle, Chula Vista Middle, EastLake Middle, Granger Junior High, Hilltop Middle, Montgomery Middle, Mar Vista Academy, Rancho del Rey Middle, National City Middle, and Southwest Middle.

Downloadable Poster here and
Downloadable small flyers here.
Slideshow of bands from the past here.

Chairwoman Dianne Jacob and all the members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors herby declare this 16th day of November 2017 to be “SWEETWATER DISTRICT BAND PAGEANT DAY” throughout Sand Diego County.

City of Chula Vista PROCLAMATION

 

 

Mayor of the City of Chula Vista Mary Casillas Salas together with City Council herby proclaim November 16, 2017 as “SWEETWATER DISTRICT BAND PAGEANT DAY” in the City of Chula Vista and ask all residents to observe and take part in activities recognizing the importance of music, musicians, and musical organizations to the cultured life of our city.

City of San Diego PROCLAMATION

 

 

 

Councilmember for the Eighth District of the City of San Diego David Alvarez hereby commends Sweetwater District Band Pageant and proclaims November 16th, 2017 to be SWEETWATER DISTRICT BAND PAGEANT DAY in the Eight District of the City of San Diego.