Las Vegas Guitar Performance Schedule
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PAC=Performing Arts Center Lowden=Lowden Theater for the Performing Arts
September 1 (Friday)-Deadline for registration for Honor Guitar Auditions-just need names of students auditioning
September 1 (Friday)-Deadline for turning in $40 lab fee for ALL guitar majors
September 6 (Wednesday)-LVA Open House-Senior Quartet to perform from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
September 16 (Saturday) High School Honor Guitar Auditions-LVA-$25 fee due by September 30. 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 4 at LVA and Wednesday, November 29 at the Smith Center. Auditioning for this honor ensemble is a partial requirement for seniors to receive a chord at graduation.
September 21 (Thursday) Cowen Sunset Open House-Senior Quartet to perform from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
September 22-24 (Friday-Sunday) Varsity 3 travels to San Luis Obispo, CA to attend the bi-annual La Guitarra Festival at Cal Poly State University
September 29-Middle School Honor Guitar Audition Results and Registration Fees Due
September 28 (Thursday) Varsity 2 & 3 perform first concert "Playing the Classics" in the Lowden at 7:00 p.m. $7.00 admission (required attendance for Varsity 1)
September 29 (Friday) High School Honor Guitar Fee of $25 is due for students who auditioned and accepted into the High School Honor Guitar Ensemble
October 11 (Wednesday) High School Honor Guitar Rehearsal after school 2:30 - 4:30 in LVA Band Room
October 13 (Friday) Senior Guitar Quartet to perform for school board 6:45 a.m.-PAC
October 20 (Friday) Guitar Recital open to second, third & fourth year students-Black Box-2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. $7.00 admission (required attendance for ALL guitar majors)
October 25 (Wednesday) High School Honor Guitar Rehearsal after school 2:30 - 4:30 in LVA Band Room
November 1 (Wednesday) High School Honor Guitar Rehearsal after school 2:30 - 4:30 in LVA Band Room
November 3 (Friday) High School Honor Guitar all-day rehearsal at LVA. Students will be excused from regular classes.
November 3 (Friday) Middle School Directors' Choice Honor Guitar Ensemble rehearsals 3:30 - 5:30 Lowden Theater
November 4 (Saturday) High School Honor Guitar afternoon rehearsal and performance at 7:00 p.m. at LVA in the Lowden Theater under the direction of Dr. Lynn McGrat
November 4 (Saturday) Middle School Directors' Choice Honor Guitar Ensemble rehearsal and performance in Lowden Theater.
November 6 (Monday) Magnet Open House-Senior Guitar Quartet
November 10 (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 7 (Tuesday) Senior Guitar Quartet to perform at Magnet Open House 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. PAC
November 10-12 (Friday-Sunday) Senior Guitar Quartet travels to Oklahoma City for the OCU Guitar Ensemble Competition
November 15 (Wednesday) High School Honor Guitar Rehearsal after school 2:30 - 4:30 in LVA Band Room
November 29 (Wednesday) CCSD Honor Guitar Ensemble - rehearse at the Smith Center on Wednesday (TBA) and performance at the Smith Center on Wednesday, November 29 (times to be announced) Performance begins at 6:00 p.m.
December 1 (Friday) Holiday Guitar Recital at the West Charleston Library-7:00 p.m.-Free-open to all guitar majors to perform
December 8 (Friday) Trans Siberian Guitar Orchestra Concert, Varsity 1, 2 & 3-PAC-7:00 p.m.-$7.00 (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 9 (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 13. Registration is due November 10. Open to all high school guitar students in Clark County.
December 15 (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 13 (Saturday)- Best Guitarists in Southern Nevada Solo & Ensemble Tournament Round Two and Final Round. Winners of Round 2 will perform a concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theater on Friday, January 19. Admission is $7.00.
January 19 (Friday) Winners of the Best Guitarists in Southern Nevada Solo & Ensemble Tournament will perform in the Black Box Theater at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00. 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.
January 26 (Friday) Senior Guitar Quartet performs for California School Teachers Union Conference at Rio Hotel from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
March 13 (Tuesday) Middle School CCSD Guitar Ensemble Festival at LVA in PAC
March 14 (Wednesday) High School CCSD Guitar Ensemble Festival at LVA in PAC
March 16 (Friday) Classic Rock Guitar Concert, Varsity 1,2 & 3 - Lowden Theater-7:00-$7.00
There may be an after school rehearsal with strings on Thursday or Friday of this week.
April 27 (Friday) Senior Guitar Recital-Black Box Theater- 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. -$7.00 (required attendance for ALL guitar majors) (Special matinee performance at 2:30 p.m.)
May 11 (Friday) Seniors' Choice Guitar Concert, Varsity 1,2 & 3-PAC-7:00 p.m. - $7.00
May 24 (Thursday) Last day of school
There are 4 Guitar Concerts scheduled for the following dates: September 28, December 8, March 16 and May 11. Admission is $7.00 for each concert.
There are 3 Guitar Recitals scheduled for the following dates: October 20, January 19 and April 27. Admission is $7.00 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.
Varsity 1 Guitar Ensemble members will perform on December 8, March 16 and May 11. 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 2017-18
September 28 "Playing the Classics"
October 20 "Guitar Recital"
December 8 "Trans Siberian Guitar Orchestra"
January 19 "Solo & Ensemble Winners' Recital"
March 16 "Classic Rock Guitar Concert"
April 27 "Senior Guitar Recital"
May 11 "Seniors' Choice Guitar Concert"
Admission for each event is only $7.00
All performances begin at 7:00 p.m.
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