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!
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.
If you are interested in attending the Summer Arts Academy in 2018, please fill out the form below. Make sure you have your parent’s permission to attend the entire week: June 11-16, 2018. If you are planning on attending summer school, please do not apply. You cannot attend both summer school and camp. Last day to submit interest form is March 16th, 2018.
Interest form here.
Downloadable flyer here.
“2017 Summer Arts Academy at Camp Cuyamaca” video here.
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.
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.
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.
SUHSD Student Art Exhibition is February 16 – April 3, 2018 at the South Chula Vista Library (389 Orange Avenue, Chula Vista, 91911) Featuring middle and high school student artwork from throughout the district. Free admission. Award Ceremony was Friday, March 9th, 2018.
Click here to see photos of the award recipients. Photos taken by SYH Teacher, Daniel Solomon.
Event poster here, designed by ORH student Gerald Retonel.
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.
Chula Vista High School – SCPA presents “Mary Poppins” February 28 – March 2 at 7:00 p.m., March 8 & 9 at 7:00 p.m., and March 10 at 2:00 p.m. Location: Chula Vista High Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available for pre-sale online at www.CVSCPA.org for $5 students / $10 adults; At the door for $7 students / $12 adults.
Directed by Sharon Maley. Musical Direction by Barbara Schroeder. Choreography by Valerie Ingram. Technical Direction by Charles Batchman. Orchestra Conductor, Michael Sakell.
“Mary Poppins” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI.) www.MTIShows.com
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.
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.