The Summer Arts Academy for VAPA students was amazing! We would like to congratulate and thank all the students, teachers, parents, and staff for a successful camp this year!
The SUHSD Summer Arts Academy was a FREE one-week camp offered each summer to Sweetwater Union High School District students that are currently enrolled in the arts. The camp celebrated the Visual Arts, Choir, Concert Band, Dance, Orchestra, Mariachi, Baile Folklórico, and Color Guard.
Once again, we would like to thank all the students that participated this year. Have a great summer break and see you next year!
The Summer Arts Academy deadline to register is today! The SUHSD Summer Camp for VAPA students is June 6 – 10, 2022 from 9AM – 3PM each day. The Summer Arts Academy will be held this year at Chula Vista High School. The SUHSD Summer Arts Academy is a FREE one week camp offered each summer to Sweetwater Union High School District students that are currently enrolled in the arts.
(Students must use their sweetwater.net emails to access the application.)
To register for the 2022 Summer Arts Academy, please click, here.
Mariachi Spring Concert is Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 6pm and on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 6pm.
Location: Rancho del Rey Middle School –
Cultural Arts Center
(1174 East J Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910)
Featuring SUHSD’s middle and high school students. The concert is free of charge this year and it is open to parents and family.
Participating Schools: Bonita High School, Bonita Vista Middle School, Chula Vista High School, Montgomery High School, Montgomery Middle School, National City Middle School, Southwest High School, Southwest Middle School, Sweetwater High School, and San Ysidro High School.
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
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
Our mariachi programs from San Yisdro High School and Southwest High School are being featured on the video below. Special thanks to KVIE Public Television.
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!
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.
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)
The next Annual Mariachi Festival & Competition is March 12, 2017 at Pepper Park, 3299 Tidelands Ave, National City.
Moe info on this link: https://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.