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The musical "Shrek" will perform March 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 and a matinee on March 28. Purchase tickets online: www.vcs.net Click on EVENTS at the bottom, then TICKET SALES.
On-line auditions were held for the 2015-16 Junior High and High School Worship Teams in February. Click here to see the results of the auditions.
A performance at the San Francisco Chinese New Year Opening Ceremonies on Feb. 14 and creation of a video application for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are scheduled for the combined Beijing/VCS marching band/Open Air Ensemble. The Junior High Quest Band will also participate.
The Theatre II and Tech Theatre II Honors classes will screen last year's production of "The Drowsy Chaperone" on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7pm in the Main Theatre. Tickets are $4 per person, at the door.
The Junior High Studio Band and the High School Jazz Lab, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combos earned awards at the annual jazz festival. See Results
Four HS and Two JH Students Were Accepted and Invited to Participate in the 2015 California All State Music Education Conference at the Fresno Convention Center, February 19-22.
Nine JH students were named to the Bay Area Honor Choir and participated in the event at Chabot College on Jan. 9. Three JH students named to the National Honor Choir will travel to Salt Lake City in February to perform at the ACDA National Convention and with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Six students chosen for the Junior Conservatory Worship Team. The group will begin rehearsals and perform at chapels starting in January.
Performances by some Conservatory groups at the California Theatre Christmas Concerts are available here to view.
In the Western Band Association California State Championships held at Fresno State on Nov. 22-23, the VCHS Open Air Ensemble competed against bands from both Northern and Southern California.
Three shows in the Black Box Theatre - Nov. 20, 21, 22 at 7pm. Purchase tickets online or at the box office.
In the Western Bands Association (WBA) competition at Independence HS, VCHS took the first place trophy in Class AAA, and earned awards for Best Visual Effect, Best Music, and Best Percussion. The next competition is this Saturday, Nov. 15 at James Logan HS,Union City. Don't miss the on-campus Preview of Champions on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 8pm in the Skyway stadium.
Both Junior High and High School choral groups will perform at the spectacular Santa Clara Mission Church on Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm. Admission is free, but parking on campus is $5. Please arrive early for parking.
Each week, the JH Photo classes are challenged to photograph something they would not normally think about. The students are given just one word and have to photograph their interpretation of that word. The photographs are submitted anonymously and critiqued by fellow students as to their strengths and weaknesses. Finally, the students cast their votes and the top three places are announced. The winner gets to take a prize from the prize bag. Last week, our word was "transportation." Enjoy the students' interpretations!

Singer in the Junior High Worship Band wins the Northern California Fine Arts Festival of the Assemblies of God Northern California District in Sacramento. Christiana will travel to Columbus, Ohio, in July to compete on the national stage.

JH & HS Students interested in joining a perfoming group for 2014-15 must submit an online audition through SlideRoom by May 1. Students who were in a group this year must submit an audition in order to remain in the group. For more information:

See schedule of events for the Conservatory's annual Festival of the Arts

Early Music Ensemble and Junior High Chamber String Ensemble both won "Command Performance" ratings, as did senior clarinetist Peter Sohn for his solo performance.

At the vocal festival held in Sacramento in early March, the Conservatory Chorus also earned a high score.

Tickets are on sale now online: www.vcs.net/conservatory click on BUY TICKETS NOW

In their fourth competition, the VCJH Color Guard wins First Place!

Three schools participated in an all-day workshop with a capella master Deke Sharon, culminating in an evening concert.

From the producers of the record-breaking miniseries The Bible, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, comes "Son of God," the first major motion picture on the complete life of Jesus Christ in nearly 50 years. Special screening for Valley Christian will be held at the Campbell Cinelux Theatre on Thursday, February 27. See trailer and:

Renowned Jazz Trombonist & Vocalists Dr. Scott Whitfield and Ginger Berglund were the featured guest artists, along with San Jose State Professor Dr. Aaron Lington and VCHS Conservatory teachers Dr. Marcus Wolfe and Dr. Michael Jones, backed by the VCHS Jazz Ensemble and VCJH Studio Band. See photos and

Performance dates: March 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22.
Tickets are on sale now for all performances. Don't miss this awesome, classic musical! BUY TICKETS NOW

Junior High and High School Jazz Bands and "Room 107" Jazz Vocal Ensemble performed at the Folsom Jazz Festival on Saturday, January 25. See Dad Dan Pritchett's Google album and

Senior Jeffrey Tesik and eighth grader Zachary Shah were named to the California Band Director's Association (CBDA) All-State Honor Bands.

Go to www.vcs.net, then BUY TICKETS NOW under QUICKLINKS on the right for Thursday and Friday. If you missed the on-line window for Tuesday & Wednesday, call Mary Creek at 408-362-7602. Seats for those two nights are limited. The traditional Christmas concerts for Kindergarteners through 12th grade singers and musicians will again be held at the historic California Theatre in downtown San Jose. Don't miss it!

There was standing room only at the first vocal concert of the year, featuring junior high and high school ensembles and soloists. Scroll through the photos and see video clip of the Jazz Vocal Choir

The recurring junior high fall play, entitled "Methods: An Evening of Junior High Theatre," features a familiar character in this year's production

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