05.11.22

District Orchestra Spring Concert – 2022

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District Orchestra Spring Concert is Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 7pm.

Location: Eastlake High School –
Ruth Chapman Performing Arts Center
(1120 Eastlake Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91915)

Featuring SUHSD’s middle and high school music programs. Tickets are $5 and are only available in advance; please contact a Music Teacher at your school.

Participating schools are through out the Sweetwater Union High School District.

04.06.22

Mariachi Spring Concert – 2022

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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.

03.30.22

District Color Guard & Drum Line Showcase – 2022

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District Color Guard & Drum Line Showcase is Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 6:30pm.

Location: Eastlake High School –
Ruth Chapman Performing Arts Center
(1120 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, 91915)

Featuring SUHSD’s middle and high school students. Tickets are $5 and are only available in advance; please contact a Teacher/Band Director at your school.

Participating schools are through out the SUHSD.

01.28.22

District Honor Band – 2022

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The SUHSD District Honor Band Concert will be on Saturday, February 12th, 2022 at 6:30pm

Location: Chula Vista High School – Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center
820 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911

It features the finest middle and high school Honor Band students. These are auditioned groups, including the best players selected to rehearse and perform under the direction of two special guest conductors for an enriching musical experience.

Concert Honor Band: Mr. Fredrick Lee,
Symphonic Honor Band: Mr. Jeff Malecki

10.14.19

Honor Band

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The SUHSD District Honor Band Concert will be on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 6:30pm

Location: Chula Vista High School – Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center
820 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911

It features the finest middle and high school Honor Band students. These are auditioned groups, including the best players selected to rehearse and perform under the direction of two special guest conductors for an enriching musical experience.

Concert Honor Band: Mr. Ken Gammie
Symphonic Honor Band: Dr. Peter L. Boonshaft

Auditions for the Concert Honor Band (grades 7-9), and the Symphonic Honor Band (grades 10-12), will be held at Olympian High School on Saturday, December 14th, 2019, between 8:30am-3pm.

Students wishing to audition must request an audition time by Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, by completing this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3SDtM4WKLKPnMhQqiO3sNWcz5yPXrlvZHbt1doO04q7gdMQ/viewform

Audition requirements, music, scales, and applications are available here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_ZI1NOthCEPz_ppxIrYqY5TVEuGcPpiD?usp=sharing

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.

09.14.18

Art of Elan and ARTS Partnership

VAPA is pleased to partner with Art of Elan and ARTS (A Reason To Survive) in the 2018 Young Artists in Harmony program.

Young Artists in Harmony (YAH) is a unique internship program offered by the innovative chamber music organization

Art of Elan, in partnership with A Reason To Survive (ARTS) in National City, where advanced music students have the opportunity to:

  • explore musical composition with professional musicians
  • create and be a part of public performances — in National City and Balboa Park
  • meet and collaborate with other like-minded music students
  • build a musical composition portfolio for college

Participants in Young Artists in Harmony receive mentoring from professional Art of Elan musicians, and meet weekly at ARTS to both compose music in the computer lab (using Finale software) and try out ideas with other musicians.

The fall program runs October 13 – Dec 15, with sessions each Saturday (except Thanksgiving weekend) from 1-4pm

Final concerts are Dec. 15th at ARTS and January 23rd at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park.

A one-hour orientation for new students and families takes place on Thursday, October 11th at 6:30pm at ARTS.

https://artofelan.org/events/education/

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.