Elementary 4/5 Instrumental Music Festival
The 2019 SFUSD Elementary Music Festival will be held at Balboa High School in April 6 (rhearsal) and April 13, 2019 (concert). Please contact 4th and 5th grade Instrumental Music Specialists at the school sites or the Visual and Performing Arts Department for information regarding participation.
Elementary Music Festival Letters:
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Elementary Music Festival Rubrics:
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Choral Collaboration Concert
Our 4th annual Choral Collaboration Concert will take place Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Mission High Auditorium (time TBD). The VAPA choral directors combine 10 Elementary Schools together which comprises of up to 300 student singers who have all learned the same songs. This year, we will have a multicultural representation of songs from Cuban to African music, to music from Thailand. We will have guest artists accompanying the students. Come one, come all! It's free admission and parking at Everett Middle School.
SFUSD Arts Festival
The San Francisco Unified School District proudly presents the SFUSD Arts Festival; a celebration of student creativity in visual, literary, media, and performing arts hosted by the Asian Art Museum in the Civic Center from April 27 to May 5, 2019. (The museum will be open on Monday, April 29, 2019 for school groups only.) For the past 32 years this unique San Francisco event, (formerly Young at Art), has been a point of destinations for families, teachers and community members from San Francisco and beyond. The promise of equity and access in arts education for all students K-12 during the curricular day, made real by the SFUSD's groundbreaking Arts Education Master Plan, finds its point of destination in this festival, where all who attend may see for themselves the inspiration and creativity inherent in all of our youngest San Franciscans!
To learn more about the SFUSD Arts Festival, please click here.
All City Middle and High School Honors Concert
Sponsored by AIM (SFUSD Association of Instructors in Music), bands, orchestras, and choirs gather for a showcase of our SFUSD secondary ensembles. Coming February 2019 (details will be posted at a later date).
Ewald Art and Poetry Contest
The purpose of The Ewald Foundation is to encourage the development of talent in San Francisco¹s public elementary school students by supporting talent contests in the arts. The SFUSD Elementary Music Festival, Young Artists Solo Contest, Visual Art Contest, and Literary Art Contest are all funded by The Ewald Foundation. The Foundation has supported these contests for many years and has donated thousands of clarinets, trumpets, flutes, violins, song flutes, and CD players to the elementary school music program. In addition, the Foundation provides funding for the administration and production of these programs.
For more information about the Ewald Foundation, please click here.
SFUSD Dance Showcase
New this year! Coming in November 2018. Details will be posted at a later date.
International Band Festival
May 11, 2019 at Burton High School.
Details coming at a later date.
AIM Solo and Ensemble Festival
AIM (The Association of Instructors of Music) is an organization of volunteer SFUSD certificated music teachers that sponsor and produce the annual SFUSD Solo and Ensemble Festival . The Festival is an opportunity for recommended fifth through twelfth grade SFUSD music students to perform solo and ensemble music and receive an adjudicated rating and performance comments from a music education specialist. This year's event will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (details coming soon).
Our annual mariachi concert will be held at Mission High School in the Auditorium on Thursday, March 14, 2019 (time TBD). Students from Bryant, Mission Education Center, Fairmount, Cleveland and César Chávez Elementary Schools, Buena Vista Horace Mann School, Everett Middle School, Mission High School and the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts will perform a selection of songs. Mariachi Los Gavilanes de Monaco Middle School will be joining us as our special guests along with Cuicalli Dance group. Seating is limited and beginning in February 2019, you may reserve tickets online.
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