• Performing and Fine Arts Performing and Fine Arts


    The Chandler Unified School District is a premier district of choice, offering some of the top fine and performing arts programs in the state of Arizona. All students have the opportunity to participate in Band and Orchestra upon entering 5th grade. Students in grades kindergarten through 4th grade receive General Music instruction, and in grades 5th and 6th students can choose between General Music, Band or Orchestra.

    Each of Chandler's six high schools provide award-winning instrumental and vocal music programs as well as a wide range of visual arts opportunities. Chandler junior high schools provide elective opportunities with highly qualified instruction in instrumental and vocal music through band, orchestra, jazz band, chorus, visual arts, and many more. In addition, many before and after school clubs at all levels offer a variety of fine and performing arts opportunities..

    Scroll down to check out our BRAGS in Performing and Fine Arts below! 

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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009076 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Megan Vogus
    We are pleased and thrilled to announce that Megan Vogus, our music teacher, has been selected as the Chandler Chamber Educator of the Year! We are incredibly fortunate to have Mrs. Vogus as our music teacher. Her passion and commitment to students and music education are second to none. She advocates for all students and works at both the state and national level to improve music education.
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    Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A009058 Casteel High (2019-2020)
    Sarah Horn
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Sarah Horn has been an accomplished artist through her junior high and high school years. She has won awards and has been featured in the Tempe Art Festival for four years. Her art has been featured at school as well. She took AP Art her junior year and received the highest points for the course. She has maintained over a 4.0 GPA for all four years of high school, receiving an award for her GPA and art at the annual awards night. During her senior year, she continued to take AP courses and dual enrollment while working outside of school. She plans to attend a local community college for the first two years of her four year degree. She has always been a focused, hard-working student throughout her school years. Casteel High Seniors Highlights
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    Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009098 Chandler High (2019-2020)
    All Shook Up
    Chandler High Theatre had an outstanding showing at the 2020 ASU Gammage High School Musical Awards. All Shook Up! won the highly coveted Best Musical award. In addition, Nainoa Aguano won Best Vocalist, and the Chandler High Sound and Lighting Teams won Best Sound and Best Lighting awards. Congratulations to the winners, Theatre Director Ms. Stephanie Likes, and everyone who worked on this outstanding musical production!
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    Musical Theatre Award Finalists
    Chandler High's spring musical has done it again! Chandler had top ten finalists in almost every category in the ASU Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards for its production of All Shook Up!
    • Best Lead Male - Nainoa Aguano
    • Best Supporting Male - Avery Chisenski
    • Best Supporting Female - Charlize Cornejo
    • Best Vocalist - Nainoa Aguano
    • Best Set/Props - Chandler High Team (and Beth Sobotka)
    • Best Lighting - Chandler High Team (and Bill Lorentz)
    • Best Sound - Chandler High Team (and Jason Krull)
    • Best Costumes - Chandler High Team (and Diana Likes)
    • Best Hair and Makeup - Chandler High Team

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    Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A009041 Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus (2019-2020)
    Ashleigh Griffin
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Ashleigh Griffin, a member of the Arizona College Prep - Erie Class of 2020, has thrived at ACP where she was challenged both academically and personally. We are so proud of her dedication and achievements. Ashleigh has maintained a 4.5 GPA and received AP Scholar with Distinction honors. She has been a member of several clubs at ACP including National Honor Society, UNICEF, and Red Cross. In addition to academics, Ashleigh has pursued her passion for dance during the past 12 years, training at several elite ballet schools and competing both regionally and nationally with her dance team. At ACP, she was a member of the ACP Spiritline team where she served as JV and varsity captain of both the cheer and pom teams. She also competed both regionally and nationally with the cheer and pom teams. Ashleigh would like to pursue a career in medicine and hopes to become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. She plans to attend the University of Washington as a pre-public health major in the fall. ACP Erie Seniors Highlights
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    Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A009048 Basha High (2019-2020)
    Morgan Allen
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Morgan Allen has been a member of the Kismet Dance Company and an active participant of the Basha dance program for four years. Morgan has been an excellent student and has lent her time and talents to various community service projects. She will be attending Scottsdale Community College and Arizona State University where she will study business and dance. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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    Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A009012 Casteel High (2019-2020)
    Macey Clausen
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Macey Clausen is a dedicated performer in both choir and theatre. She is a member of the Concert Choir as well as the Jazz Choir. She is the only student to ever make the All-State Concert Choir, All-State Jazz Choir, and the All-State Show choir in the same year! She is a gifted musician and excels in piano and voice. She currently has a private music studio of 11 students! Macey has played numerous roles on stage, from the quirky but lovable Miss Hannigan in Annie to the fun-loving teen Kim MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie. Currently, she serves as Drama Club vice president and Jazz Choir vice president. She is also a member of National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, and has a 4.5 GPA. Macey plans to attend Brigham Young University next year to study music or business. Casteel High Seniors Highlights
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    Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A009015 Casteel High (2019-2020)
    Samantha Suarez
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Samantha Suarez' poem "Hands Held Together" was awarded first place in the 2020 Chandler's Young Artists and Authors Program (YAAS). Samantha earned the Presidential Scholarship and plans to attend Chandler-Gilbert Community College. She enjoys dance and wants to study film production. Casteel High Seniors Highlights
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    Visit Perry High Website Report a Problem with Item A008990 Perry High (2019-2020)
    Manuel Edrozo
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Manuel Edrozo will be attending the University of Northern Colorado where he will major in theater education. Manuel has been involved in theater for seven years and won National Youth Arts Award: Best Supporting Actor (Musical) in three productions, Perry Theatre Award: Best Actor, Perry Theatre Award: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Musical), Perry Theatre Award: Best Male Performance in a Musical, and Utah Shakespeare Festival: 6th Place Overall in Monologues (Buckingham Division). Perry High Seniors Highlights
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    Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A008966 Basha High (2019-2020)
    Kendall Zylstra
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Kendall Zylstra is both the president of ITS (International Thespian Society) and co-captain of SIC (Sudden Impact Comedy Improv) this year. She worked hard to improve the level of knowledge other students had in each club. She was integral in creating additional opportunities for the ITS students to not only improve and interact with each other on campus, but also in connecting with other ITS troupes in the valley in an effort to support theatre in all high schools. She also works exceptionally hard to create opportunities for herself, and persists even when the challenge is great and difficulty is high. Kendall plans to study physics and astronomy at University of Arizona in the Honors College. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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    Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A008968 Basha High (2019-2020)
    Morgan Cywinski
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Morgan Cywinski is a gifted leader who always gives her best in everything that she does. She was flute section leader in Basha Band and president of Band Council. Morgan also took multiple AP classes and was a member of National Honor Society. Her senior project was an open mic night to raise money for the fight against Alzheimer's. Morgan will attend Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University in the fall to study religion and sociology. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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    Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A008969 Basha High (2019-2020)
    Olivia Morey
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  While taking art classes at Basha High, Olivia Morey has grown into a self-assured artist with a vision. Olivia has a unique artistic voice, and her artwork offers something important for viewers. As an AP Studio Art student, Olivia is organized, thoughtful, and willing to take on new challenges. Her hobbies include drawing, writing, exercise, and reading. Olivia will attend the University of Arizona School of Fine Arts, majoring in illustration and design. She is also planning to minor in writing. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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    Tess Ward
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Tess Ward is a second year AP Studio Art student, an incredibly skilled artist who is constantly pushing towards new levels of mastery. She has won awards for painting and drawing at the regional and state levels. Tess always brings a part of who they are into their work and doesn't shy away from their individuality. As a student, Tess is wonderful to have and always contributes in a positive way. She was a member of National Honor Society and French Honor Society. Her hobbies include music and drawing portraits, and she is an animal lover. Tess graduated magna cum laude and will be attending Arizona State University for art and design and is enrolled in Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. She has also received the ASU New American University Resident President's Award academic scholarship. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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    Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A008985 Basha High (2019-2020)
    Hiep Dang
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hiep Dang is a very committed student. He is extremely active in school, including (but not limited to) Noteworthy Choir, High Impact (performer and choreographer), AMS Choir (Choreographer) ACE Club, Dance, and KJC (Kismet Jazz Company) where he helped choreograph Show Choir and dance! Hiep also was a member of Asian Cultural Ethics Club and choreographed all of their dances. He is very deserving of this spotlight as he gives his all to Basha High School! In the future, Hiep plans on working as a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, while continuing to pursue choreography professionally. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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    Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A008988 Basha High (2019-2020)
    Emily Uranga
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Emily "Em" Uranga is a four-year member of the Basha theatre department and represented Basha in numerous events and categories during this time (receiving many Superiors); including showcasing in Stage Management at the Arizona State Thespian Festival while only a sophomore. She participated in every main stage performance offered, was an officer of ITS (International Thespian Society) for the past two years, and mentored younger students in technical theatre consistently. Em is accomplished academically, involved in other activities on campus, and is president of the Girl Talk club in addition to her theatre responsibilities. When the teacher was injured last year, Em stepped up and directed the spring main stage show without the benefit of a trained adult in theatre present to help her. Em has truly been an integral member of the theatre department and a significant portion of the student foundation that supports the arts on campus. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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    Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A008957 Basha High (2019-2020)
    Brandon Sayler
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Brandon Sayler is one of the drum majors for marching band, a talented All-State musician, and quality student leader. Brandon is involved in multiple musical pursuits, including Jazz Band and choir. He is a performer with personality and passion, and helps build the Basha community with his energy and positive attitude. Brandon is headed to the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in the fall on scholarship. Congratulations, Brandon! Basha High Seniors Highlights
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    Chloe Critchfield
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Chloe Critchfield is a unique student. She has never been anything but kind and supportive of other students. Chloe has been a member of SIC (Sudden Impact Comedy Improv) for two years, and this year expanded her theatrical performing to include ITS (International Thespian Society) productions. Her first art was, and is, orchestra. Chloe is the type of student who will always try to help. She is a loudly quiet person who uses humor to deflect attention from herself onto others who may need additional attention or support. She never tries to take the spotlight. She prefers to support others who aren't in it very often. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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    Emma Klages
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Emma Klages is very involved on campus. She is a member of Noteworthy and High Impact Choirs, and also volunteers two hours of her day as the teaching assistant to the Accelerated Middle School Choirs, and the Women's Choir. She has been active in track and is also an AP student with a 4.5 GPA. Emma makes every day better because of her effort and energy. Basha High Seniors Highlights
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    Danielle Musick
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Danielle Musick is known for her kindhearted and generous personality. She has always been nurturing and compassionate but also a natural leader who is ambitious and driven. She is an accomplished violin player, but she also taught herself to play the piano and guitar. She excels in science and math but is also very creative and artistic. She loves spending time with her dogs and jogging. Her passion is medicine, and she plans to attend Baylor University in Waco, Texas seeking an undergraduate degree in biochemistry. From the time she was a small child, she has wanted to be a doctor. She would like to specialize in pediatric cardio-thoracic surgery. ACP Erie Seniors Highlights
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    Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A008927 Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus (2019-2020)
    Vincent Quintero
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Vincent Quintero has attended ACP since the 7th grade. He is President of Mobius Electronic Waste club, secretary of the Chess club, treasure of the Maker Space club and a member of the ACP symphonic band. He enjoys spending time with family and playing his trumpet. Vincent will be attending Grand Canyon University in the fall majoring in mechanical engineering and plans to continue his music career with their Thundering Heard Pep Band team. ACP Erie Seniors Highlights
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    Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009084 Chandler High (2019-2020)
    Ariana Enriquez
    Ariana Enriquez, 2012 Chandler High graduate and current ASU Art History graduate student, is beautifying downtown Chandler with a 225 feet Chandler-inspired mural. When the City of Chandler put out a call for art, Ariana was one of 14 artists who applied. Ariana is so proud to have won the opportunity to have her mural adorn downtown Chandler and represent her beautiful home, and CHS is proud of her legacy. Facebook post with video
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    Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A008852 Casteel High (2019-2020)
    Taylor Goldberg
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Taylor Goldberg is a senior dancer and president of Project 15 Dance Company. Taylor is a light to be around. She is so passionate about dance and choreography. She brings a creativity that is so special and truly her own. She is a leader and role model to many. Goldberg earned the Blue Chip Leadership Award and University of Arizona Wildcat Recognition Scholarship and will be attending UofA this fall. Casteel High Seniors Highlights
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    Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A008853 Casteel High (2019-2020)
    Mikayla Thomas
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Mikayla Thomas is a strong musician who is deeply passionate about the Casteel band program. She has always been willing to put in the extra work it takes to make herself and those around her better. Mikayla served as the drum major for Colt Marching Band in the fall of 2019, and plans to attend NAU and become a member of the NAU Lumberjack Marching Band. Casteel High Seniors Highlights
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    Gabriel Pino
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Gabriel Pino is in his second year at Casteel, and we are so grateful he transferred here! He currently serves as president of the Casteel Theatre Company and is a member of Company/Performance Theatre and Chorale, two of the top arts groups on campus. Gabriel has performed in numerous school shows, most recently as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. His work ethic and infectious positivity are only two of the many impressive things about him. We know that he will go far in life! Gabriel will be attending Arizona State University in the fall, where he will continue to perform! Casteel High Seniors Highlights
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    Hunter Stanley
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Hunter Stanley is a four-year member of the Casteel Theatre Program who has acted in every mainstage show in his high school career. He is a founding member of our Improv Troupe, a member of our top acting group on campus, and has received numerous Superior ratings at acting festivals. Hunter is also a member of one of the top choirs on campus, Chorale. He is a talented individual whose dedication to the theatre and choir programs has been greatly appreciated! We hope to see his talent again in the future! Casteel High Seniors Highlights
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    Alex De Cossio
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Alex De Cossio is an amazing artist and person. She is one of the most driven, honest, dedicated students. Alex is kind and genuinely cares about the people in her life. She is completing her 2nd AP Studio portfolio this year while also attending EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology) for emergency medical tech. Congratulations, Alex! Casteel High Seniors Highlights
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    Amithy Vallone
    SENIOR HIGHLIGHT:  Amithy Vallone is an active participant in the choir and theatre programs at Casteel. She is a member of the top acting group and also sings in both Chorale and Encore, the highest level choirs on campus. She also serves as president of Chorale. Amithy has received several superior ratings on pieces at theatre festivals. She has also written one act plays. Amithy is an incredibly hard-worker who strives to achieve greatness at whatever she attempts, but she also strives to make others feel loved. These skills will take her far in life! Casteel High Seniors Highlights
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    Visit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009179 Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary (2019-2020)

    Under the leadership of Children's Choir, Hartford students participated in the CUSD Choir festival.
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    Visit Riggs Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009217 Riggs Elementary (2019-2020)
    Riggs Honor Band
    Congratulations to our musicians selected for the Riggs Honor Band: Brenleigh McKinney (flute); Charlotte Glover (clarinet); Noah Cooke (trumpet - 1st chair!); Eddie Chen (baritone - 1st chair!). Riggs Honor Band Photo Album
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    Visit Perry High Website Report a Problem with Item A009211 Perry High (2019-2020)
    Perry Dancers
    Select Advanced Dancers were chosen to perform at the ESSA Performance 2020.
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    Arizona High School Dance Festival
    Select Advanced Dancers received distinction (the highest) in all three categories of Choreography, Technique, and Performance at the Arizona High School Dance Festival 2020.
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    Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A009136 Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus (2019-2020)

    Congratulations, ACP Chamber Orchestra! Our Knights received a Superior with Distinction rating at this year's A.B.O.D.A. Area Festival and have qualified for the state festival in April. Musicians to acheive this high honor are: Defne Aydin, Avery Bird, Uriel Choi, Megan Dowd, Aliana Estrada, Michelle Estrada, Rishita Gavara, Calvin Gregory, Tamara Grujicic, Alessandra Isaacson, Sejal Jain, Crystal Lee, Justin Lee, Kate Leinenweber, Katie Lien, Aurelia Marsh, Grace Matsui, Danielle Musick, Aubrey Naleski, Ethan Ngo, Shristi Paudel, Brandon Pham, Taman Truong, Tamuyen Truong, Isabella Warner, Chase Williams and Grace Wolf-Schwaiger.
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    Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009162 Chandler High (2019-2020)
    All Shook Up
    The Chandler High campus is still buzzing about "All Shook Up!", a rock 'n' roll musical comedy that highlighted the great talent of CHS's performers, directors, and crew. The musical featured Nainoa Aguano, Amelia Oliver, Drew Sedgley, Charlize Cornejo, Kayla King, Ever Ruiz, Autumn Towne, Claire Willes, Avery Chisenski, and Joseph Hoyt, and was directed by Ms. Stephanie Likes and Ms. Katie Kolacki. Ms. Lori Lyford directed the music, and Mrs. Tiffany White directed choreography. Thanks to everyone who supported the production behind the scenes and in the audience. It was a fantastic show! All Shook Up! Photo Album
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    Adrian Robles
    Adrian Robles won a Scholastic Silver Key award and Honorable Mention for another work from among the over 32,000 original works sumbitted from across the nation.
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    Raedyn Hursey
    Raedyn Hursey won a Scholastic Silver Key award from the over 320,000 original works submitted from across the nation.
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    Aleksandra Rosten
    Aleksandra Rosten received an Honorable Mention from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
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    Visit Galveston Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009170 Galveston Elementary (2019-2020)
    Scott Sutton
    Author/illustrator Scott Sutton visited Galveston Elementary. Students had a great time learning how to illustrate characters.
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    Visit Hull Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008400 Hull Elementary (2019-2020)
    Sistine Chapel
    Hull Elementary second graders in Heidi Raaf's class had to endure tough working conditions creating art while in Italy learning about Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel.
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    Visit Knox Gifted Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A009200 Knox Gifted Academy (2019-2020)
    Mack Jones
    Our kids are so gifted and talented in so many ways. We love to celebrate their passions with them! Our very own Mack Jones is auditioning for America's Got Talent and he couldn't wait to perform his audition piece for his peers. In this piece, he uses technology to loop parts of the song as he plays with a foot petal and computer program. So impressive. Good luck, Mack!
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    Gold Honor Troupe
    Hamilton Theatre was honored by the Arizona Thespians as a Gold Honor Troupe in recognition for the many activities and opportunities provided for students, as well as contributions to the school and surrounding community. To qualify as a Gold Honor Troupe, the highest honor, Hamilton Theatre had five or more public audience productions, 20 or more thespian activities (socials, workshops, field trips to see shows, etc.), and six or more school and community service activities. Reaching this designation would not have been possible without the support of the staff and administration at Hamilton and the help of all of the Hamilton community.
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    Southwestern Regional Music Festival
    Several Chandler High performers participated in the Southwestern Regional Music Festival. Katarina Fenner and Marco Ramirez represented CHS band. Elise Owens, Khaymin Westbrook, Aryan Mathur, Kenny Applegate, and Claire Owens represented orchestra. Additionally, Kayla King and Todd Applegate represented choir (not pictured).
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    CUSD Elementary Choral Festival
    The CUSD elementary choral festival took place at the Chandler Center for the Arts in February with the theme of "Songs of Africa." Twenty-four elementary schools participated over the course of two days. All students worked with Wendy Umbrianna from Santan Junior High on choral singing techniques. Melissa Trafficante and Liana Clareson taught choreography over the course of the two days to close to 1,400 students. The amazing choirs from Chandler High School performed both days at the festival under the direction of Lori Lyford and delighted the elementary students with their musical abilities. Megan Vogus and Katie Landon hosted the festival and were awestruck by the talented groups that performed each day. Elementary Choral Festival Photo Album
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    Hartford Huskies Choir
    The Hartford Huskies Choir performed at CUSD Elementary Choral Festival in February.
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    CUSD Honors Orchestra
    Weinberg 6th graders (left to right) Vienna Vargas, Angela Chen, Hailey Green and Ellie Andersen recently auditioned and made the CUSD Honors Orchestra. Even more impressive, Ellie Anderson is the concertmaster (first chair) for the orchestra, and Angela Chen is in the first stand of the violas. Congratulations!
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    Diya and Isha Goel
    Ryan fourth graders (and twin sisters) Diya and Isha Goel had a booth at the Acton Children's Business Fair in downtown Chandler and won for "Best Presentation." Additionally, Diya's art placed in the top 10 at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show art competition.
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    Chandler High Chamber Choir
    The Chandler High Chamber Choir earned two Superior ratings at the Jazz Madrigal Festival in Flagstaff.
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    Ananya Lakkaraju
    Fifth grader Ananya Lakkaraju was the winner in the "Kids Safe Online Cyber Security Awareness Calendar Contest." With hundreds of students from all around Arizona submitting art work, it is truly an honor to be chosen. Her family is invited to an award ceremony over spring break at the Arizona State Department of Administration in Phoenix. 7th Annual Cybersecurity Awareness Kids Safe Online Calendar Contest
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    Katarina Fenner and Marco Ramirez
    Congratulations to Katarina Fenner and Marco Ramirez who have been selected to perform with the All-Region Honor Band.
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    Willis Jazz Band
    The Willis Junior High School Jazz Band auditioned and was selected to perform at this year's Arizona Music Educators' Association Conference. Director John Studzinski and members of the jazz band presented a break-out session on Friday, January 31 related to beginning and building a successful jazz program. On Saturday, February 1, the jazz band was one of two featured groups for a morning concert. As always, they did a phenomenal job and were positive representatives of Willis and the Chandler Unified School District! Willis Jazz Band Honored - Photo Album
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    Memory Tiles
    Sixth grade students have been busy painting their memory tiles during their science/social studies period over the first couple of weeks in January. Students had to preplan their design by drawing four different ideas that show they used up the entire 6 by 6 inch ceramic tile. The design was a symbol of themselves representing something that identified them as 6th graders. It had to be thought out right down to the three different colors (excluding black and white) they would use. Students were taught to color spaces but paint layers. They also learned how that technique makes the design details pop out on the white background. The Memory Wall is a Dad's Club creation starting since 2017 and continues to be sponsored by them as they take on firing of the tiles in the kiln and then hang on the wall. The tiles will be hung before the end of the school year.
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