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PAC=Performing Arts Center Lowden=Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts
August 30 (Friday)-Deadline for registration for Honor Guitar Auditions-just need names of students auditioning
August 30 (Friday)-Deadline for turning in $40 lab fee for ALL guitar majors or purchase Silver or Gold Pass
September 14 (Saturday) High School Honor Guitar Auditions-LVA-$25 fee due by September 20. Auditions for the CCSD Honor Guitar Ensemble at Las Vegas Academy in Sunset from 8:00 a.m. - Noon-Students accepted into this honor ensemble will perform Saturday, November 2 at LVA and Wednesday, December 4 at the Smith Center. Auditioning for this honor ensemble is a partial requirement for seniors to receive a chord at graduation.
September 18 (Wednesday) LVA Open House 6:00 p.m. - Senior Guitar Quartet
September 20 (Friday) High School Honor Guitar Fee of $25 is due for students who auditioned and accepted into the High School Honor Guitar Ensemble
September 24 (Tuesday) High School Honor Guitar Rehearsal after school 2:30 - 4:00 in LVA Guitar Room
September 27-Middle School Honor Guitar Audition Results and Registration Fees Due
October 2 (Wednesday) High School Honor Guitar Rehearsal after school 2:30 - 4:00 in LVA Guitar Room
October 4 (Friday) Varsity 2 & 3 perform first concert "Playing the Classics" in the Lowden at 7:00 p.m. $8.00 admission (required attendance for Varsity 1)
October 16 (Wednesday) High School Honor Guitar Rehearsal after school 2:30 - 4:00 in LVA Guitar Room
October 18 (Friday) Guitar Recital open to second, third & fourth year students-Black Box-2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. $8.00 admission (required attendance for ALL guitar majors)
October 23 (Wednesday) LVA Roadshow-LVA Senior Guitar Quartet ONLY
October 28 (Monday) LVA Gala at the Rio Hotel-LVA Senior Guitar Quartet Performs
October 30 (Wednesday) High School Honor Guitar Rehearsal after school 2:30 - 4:00 in LVA Guitar Room
November 1 (Friday) High School Honor Guitar all-day rehearsal at LVA. Students will be excused from regular classes.
November 1 (Friday) Middle School Directors' Choice Honor Guitar Ensemble rehearsals 3:30 - 5:30 Performing Arts Center
November 1 (Friday) Special Concert-Andrew York in Concert in our Performing Arts Center-All tickets reserved and priced at only $10.00-7:00 p.m. Tickets are reserved and only available at Vendini.com (Silver/Gold passes do not apply for this special event). Reserve your tickets early for the best seats. (This is a required attendance for all guitar majors.)
November 2 (Saturday) High School Honor Guitar afternoon rehearsal and performance at 7:00 p.m. at LVA in the Performing Arts Center under the direction of Mr. Chuck Hullihan and is free to the public
November 2 (Saturday) Middle School Directors' Choice Honor Guitar Ensemble rehearsal and performance in Performing Arts Center-Concert begins at 7:00 p.m. and is free to the public
November 8 (Friday) Registration and Fees are due for the Best in Southern Nevada Solo & Ensemble Tournament. Participating in the solo & ensemble tournament is a partial requirement for seniors to receive a chord at graduation. Fee is $10 per person per event.
November 13 (Wednesday) High School Honor Guitar Rehearsal after school 2:30 - 4:00 in LVA Band Room
December 4 (Wednesday) CCSD Honor Guitar Ensemble - rehearse at the Smith Center on Wednesday (TBA) and performance at the Smith Center on Wednesday, December 4 (times to be announced) Performance begins at 6:30 p.m.
December 7 (Saturday) - Best Guitarists in Southern Nevada Solo & Ensemble Tournament Round One - This will be the first elimination round. Entry fee is $10.00. Those students who move on to the second round compete again on January 11. Registration is due November 9. Open to all high school guitar students in Clark County.
December 7 (Saturday) Middle School Audition Preparation for LVA from 9:30-11:00 in LVA Guitar Room. Free and open to all eighth grade guitar students.
December 13 (Friday) Trans Siberian Guitar Orchestra Concert, Varsity 1, 2 & 3-PAC-7:00 p.m.-$8.00 (There may be an after school rehearsal for both Varsity 2 & Varsity 3 students) This is the first formal concert of the year. This concert will be followed by a holiday reception.
December 13 (Friday) Deadline to register and pay fees for those students going on to Round Two of the Best Guitarists in Southern Nevada Solo & Ensemble Tournament.
January 8 (Wednesday)- Best Guitarists in Southern Nevada Solo & Ensemble Tournament Round Two and Final Round. Winners of Round 2 will perform a concert at 6:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theater on Thursday, January 16. Admission is $8.00.
January 16 (Thursday) Winners of the Best Guitarists in Southern Nevada Solo & Ensemble Tournament will perform in the Black Box Theater at 6:00 p.m. Admission is $8.00. Videos of these performances will be sent to all colleges and universities with guitar programs with the hopes to assist winners to receive acceptance and scholarship money.
March 6 (Friday) Classic Rock Guitar Concert, Varsity 1,2 & 3 - Lowden Theater-7:00-$8.00
There may be an after school rehearsal with strings on Thursday or Friday of this week.
March 10 (Tuesday) Middle School CCSD Guitar Ensemble Festival at LVA in PAC
March 11 (Wednesday) High School CCSD Guitar Ensemble Festival at LVA in PAC
April 24 (Friday) Senior Guitar Recital-Black Box Theater- 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. -$8.00 (required attendance for ALL guitar majors) (Special matinee performance at 2:30 p.m.)
May 8 (Friday) Seniors' Choice Guitar Concert, Varsity 1,2 & 3-PAC-7:00 p.m. - $8.00
There are 4 Guitar Concerts scheduled for the following dates: October 4, December 13, March 6 and May 8. Admission is $8.00 for each concert.
There are 3 Guitar Recitals scheduled for the following dates: October 18, January 17 and April 24. Admission is $8.00 for each recital. All guitar majors are required to attend these three recitals. Guitar majors not performing will receive one complimentary ticket for each event.
Special Performance-World Renowned Guitarist & Composer, Andrew York will be performing on Friday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. All tickets are reserved and priced at $10.00 through Vendini. Silver and Gold Pass do not apply for this event. All guitar majors are required to attend.
Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble members will perform on December 13, March 6 and May 8. All other performance dates are required attendance.
Consequences for an unexcused absence to a performance are: 1) quarter grade will be lowered by one letter grade, 2) citizenship will become a U for the quarter, and 3) placed on probation for the following semester. Please read Page 2 of the LVA Music Department Handbook.
LVA Guitar Program Concert Season for 2019-20
October 4 "Playing the Classics"
October 18 "Guitar Recital"
December 13 "Trans Siberian Guitar Orchestra"
January 16 "Solo & Ensemble Winners' Recital"
March 6 "Classic Rock Guitar Concert"
April 24 "Senior Guitar Recital"
May 8 "Seniors' Choice Guitar Concert"
Admission for each event is only $8.00
Tickets available through Vendini.com
All performances begin at 7:00 p.m.
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