06.28.18

2018 The Addams Family

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

Production: 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

Tickets are $10.00, students & seniors $5.00

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.

Cast 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 (6:30 pm curtain)
Sat.  7/28  from 12:30 pm – 10:00 pm (2:00 pm curtain)

Tech rehearsals are from 7/19 on, no conflicts are allowed from that date on.

PIT ORCHESTRA INFORMATION IS BELOW:

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

Download rehearsal calendar here.

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

05.18.18

Eastlake High School – Show Choir

Eastlake High School Showchoir presents FINAL BOW on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Eastlake High School Ruth Chapman Performing Arts Center (1120 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91915)

Tickets are $13 at the door and $8 for students and seniors. Free admission for staff and children under four years old. Downloadable flyer here.

05.14.18

Rancho del Rey Middle – Spring Choral Concert

Rancho del Rey Middle School Spring Choral Concert is Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Rancho del Rey Middle School Cultural Arts Center (1174 East J Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910)

Featuring performances of a variety of choral music including classical, spirituals, pop and jazz by the RDRM Choir and Harmonia. Also featuring a showcase of special student performances and guest choir, the Casillas Elementary School Comet Harmonics. Downloadable flyer here.

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

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.