Performing Arts Shows to Watch this Weekend

Chaminade performing arts has two excellent shows to watch this weekend, Chaminade’s high school dance concert Valley of the Jeweled Dragon, and Chaminade Middle School Players’ Luck of the Draw.

Valley of the Jeweled Dragon features an evening of dance a cirque with a fantasy fusion of Eastern countries and cultures at the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts on the West Hills campus. Ticket prices are $22 for adults, $16 for students and $11 for children. Click here to purchase tickets. Show dates and times are:

  • Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Chaminade Middle School Players present a night of musical comedy fun as they perform Luck of the Draw! A completely improvised musical based on audience suggestions, so every night is a new and original show. No two shows are alike! Join us for a night of good laughs, music, and even a little dancing!

Performances will be held at the Fr. Allen DeLong Center for Arts and Athletics. Ticket prices are $10.00  for general admission. Click here to purchase tickets. All proceeds benefit the Chaminade middle school drama program. Show dates and times:

  • Thursday, May 10 at 7:01 p.m.
  • Friday, May 11 at 7:01 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 12 at 7:01 p.m. 

Please come support the Arts at Chaminade!

Center for Excellence Registration is Open

Registration for Chaminade College Preparatory’s Center for Excellence (CCE) is now open. It is the perfect place for students to spend their summer learning and growing. With classes in the morning and afternoon, CCE offers programs, for students entering grades 1-12, designed to inspire, engage, and empower young minds.

Students entering grades 1 through 12 will enjoy expanding their horizons through the Center for Excellence summer programming. For students entering Chaminade’s 6th grade, Eagles Take Flight will prepare them academically and introduce them to Chaminade’s middle school community; while students entering high school grades can acquire valuable skills in High School Study and Success Skills, and students entering 12th grade can prepare for college applications in the College Application Bootcamp. CCE also offers robotics programs on both campuses with a brand-new class on the West Hills campus focusing on electronics and programming.

This year, CCEs summer Ste[+a]m Academy, for grades K-5, will once again be powered by STEMscopes. With a different curriculum each week, there is no repetition. Each STEMscope module engages students in cross-disciplinary activities that build knowledge and skills in areas including computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. Students can come for one week, or all five weeks.

The Great Books Academy, for grades K-5, is one of CCEs most popular programs aimed at educating the whole child. The Great Books curriculum is the cornerstone of the academy and is specially designed to help students become independent readers and thinkers by focusing on reading comprehension, critical thinking, vocabulary, and writing.

Summer is also an excellent time for students of all ages to pursue their creative passions in visual and performing arts. And children ages 5 to 15 can join CCEs Sports Camps and explore athletics from football to basketball as well as soccer, baseball, volleyball, fencing, and more. The West Hills campus also hosts Varsity Camps, which gives students the chance to work with Chaminade’s varsity head coaches, players, and former athletes with college and professional experience.

For more information visit chaminade.org/centerforexcellence or click here to register today.

C-Notes and C7 Take First Place at Santa Clarita Festival

The Chaminade C-Notes and C7 ensemble performed at the Music in the Parks festival in Santa Clarita Saturday, April 28. More than 20 schools from Arizona, California, and Nevada participated in the festival. The awards ceremony took place at Six Flags Magic Mountain where The C-Notes earned first place in the Concert Choir division with a “superior” rating. C7 ensemble Also took first place in the Vocal Jazz division and scored a “superior “rating. They also won best Overall Choir for Junior High/Middle School division. Lauren Effertz ’23 received a medal for the Best Overall Vocalist in the festival.

Congratulations to Mrs. Kathy Rohrs and her High School Assistant Conductors, Denise Enrique ’20 and Brendan Teehan ’21 for their great accomplishment.

C-Notes and C7 Perform at the Heritage Festival

Chaminade College Preparatory’s C-Notes performed in the Heritage Festival in Anaheim, California from March 9 to 11. The C-Notes performed at the Rose Center Theater (Westminster) in front of three choral adjudicators. They sang songs in three contrasting choral genres and in three languages, Latin, French and Spanish. Middle school teachers, Kathleen Baucom-Acker and Miguel Solis who helped with pronunciation in French and Spanish.

The C-Notes won first place Gold in the Concert Choir division. Lauren Effertz ’23, solo soprano and Tim Brustinov ’24, boy soprano, were recognized by the judges for their outstanding solo performance and received the Maestro award. Chaminade’s a cappella group C7, directed by Denise Enrique ’20 and Brendan Teehan ’21, earned Gold in the Vocal Jazz division. The C-Notes have been invited to the 2019-2020 National Youth Choir Festival at Carnegie Hall. This is their fifth consecutive invitation.

Choir Director, Kathy Rohrs thanks her colleagues who were practice adjudicators for this festival: John Apablasa, Jen Bader, Heather Eaton, Joe Norton and Mike Russ. She also extends a huge thank you to Charisse Enrique and Jill Teehan for their support and many hours of preparation.

Join the Chaminade Players for Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls Poster

The Chaminade Players bring a classic Broadway musical to the Marilyn Simon Stage at the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts (West Hills) this March. Guys and Dolls opens on Friday, March 9 for a six-performance run.

Audiences can see the show on the following dates:

  • Friday, March 9
  • Saturday, March 10
  • Sunday, March 11, 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 16
  • Saturday, March 17
  • Sunday, March 18, 2:00 p.m.

All performances begin at 8:00 p.m., unless indicated otherwise. Tickets are $20 per adult and $15 per student, and may be purchased online.