04.17.19

2019 Summer Theatre Institute

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

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

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

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

Audition Dates:

  • Monday, May 20 from 4:30-7pm at Chula Vista High School – Dance & Choir rooms 1903 & 1904
  • Tuesday, May 21 from 4:30-7pm at San Ysidro High School – Performing Arts Center “Black Box”
  • Thursday, May 23 from 4:30-7pm at Otay Ranch High School – Band & Mariachi room 924

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.
    3. 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 backs are May 28th & 29th at 4:30pm, San Ysidro High School.

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.
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.

05.14.18

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.

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.

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.

01.12.17

San Diego Sings 2017

Bonita Vista High School – Vocal Music Department presents San Diego Sings 2017 “The Heritage of Excellence” on February 17 & 18 at Abraham Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center (4777 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92113). Featuring Concert Choir and Show Choir performances and awards. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advanced. For more information, please contact Vocal Director Gail Kennedy at Bonita Vista High School.

 

Friday, February 17 Performance Schedule:

Concert Choirs

5:00 pm – Bonita Vista High School – Lady Tones
5:20 pm – Carlsbad High School – Chamber Singers
5:40 pm – Chaparral High School – Chamber Choir
6:00 pm – San Ysidro High School – Bel Canto
6:20 pm – Helix Charter High School – Mixed Voices

Middle School Show Choirs

7:15 pm – Bonita Vista Middle – Advanced Choir
7:40 pm – Lakeside Middle School – Adrenaline
8:05 pm – Black Mountain Middle School – It’s My Forte
8:30 pm – Black Mountain Middle School – It’s My Forte

8:55 pm – BVHS: Host School
9:20 pm – Awards Ceremony

Saturday, February 18th Performance Schedule:

Unisex Division

FLO (For Ladies Only) Novice Division

9:00 am – Chaparral High School – Dynamics
9:25 am – Granada Hills Charter High School – Here Come’s Treble
9:50 am – Redlands E. V. – Sweet Sensations

FLO (For Ladies Only) Intermediate Division

10:15 am – Eastlake High School – Spotlight Ladies
10:40 am – Helix High School Charter – HD
11:05 am – John Burroughs High School – Decibelles
11:30 am – Carlsbad High School – Encore

FLO (For Ladies Only) Advanced Division

1:00 pm – Brea-Olinda High School – Spellbound
1:25 pm – Glendora High School – Silhouettes
1:50 pm – John Burroughs High School – Sound Sensations
2:15 pm – Bonita Vista High School – Sound Unlimited – Host School

Mens Division

2:40 pm – John Burroughs High School – Men at Work

3:05 pm – Awards Ceremony

Legacy

Soloist Competition

3:25 pm – Granada Hills Charter High School
3:30 pm – Helix Charter High School
3:50 pm – Pacifica High School

Legacy (Mixed Show Choir) Novice Division

3:55 pm – Granada Hills Charter High School – Highlander G’Notes

Legacy (Mixed Show Choir) Intermediate Division

5:30 pm – Los Altos High School – Production Choir
5:55 pm – Eastlake High School – Center Stage
6:20 pm – Otay Ranch High School – Full Effect
6:45 pm – Cypress High School – High Voltage
7:10 pm – Helix Charter High School – HLX
7:35 pm – Chaparral High School – Platinum FX
8:00 pm – John Burroughs High School – Sound Waves
8:25 pm – Pacifica High School – Encore
8:50 pm – Awards Ceremony

Legacy (Mixed Show Choir) Advanced Tier 2

9:10 pm Glendora High School – Royal Stewarts
9:45 pm – Carlsbad High School – Sound Expression

Legacy (Mixed Show Choir) Advanced Tier 1

10:20 pm – Brea-Olinda High School – Masquerade
10:55 pm  – John Burroughts High School – Powerhouse
11:30 pm – Bonita Vista High School – The Music Machine – Host School

12:05 am – Awards Ceremony

11.23.16

More Holiday Events

maDon’t miss CVH’s The Main Attraction and BVH’s Music Machine and Sound Unlimited at December Nights at Balboa Park! December 2nd and 3rd

More info: http://www.balhttp://www.balboapark.org/decembernights

Who doesn’t love a parade?  Here are two opportunities to see our students perform as they join the community to kick-off the holidays!

Chula Vista Starlight Parade
December 3rd at 6 PM

More info: http://www.starlightparade.com/

Bonita Vista High
Castle Park High & Middle Schools
Eastlake High School
Eastlake Middle School
Olympian High School
Otay Ranch High & Rancho Del Rey Middle
Southwest High School
Sweetwater High & National City Middle 

La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival
December 4th at 1:30 PM

More info: http://www.ljparade.com/

Chula Vista High Mariachi
Southwest Middle Mariachi

Eastlake High School Band & Choir Holiday Show
December 6th, at 7 PM

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