Welcome to MATES after-school Fall 2019 chorus

Below are the details for after-school chorus classes at MATES. The Fall session will conclude with a holiday show at MATES and the Oaks Mall. Thank you for involving your child in music!

Class Dates & Times
Kindergarten & First Grade
Tuesday, Sept. 10th through Jan.7th  1:35 pm – 2:20 pm

2nd & 3rd Grade
Wednesday, Sept. 11th through Jan. 8th  3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

4th & 5th Grade
Thursday, Sept. 12th through Jan. 9th 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MATES Chorus Enrollment Flyer Fall 2019

Holiday Chorus Concerts @ MATES:
K/1 – Tues, Dec. 17th @ 7pm
2/3 – Wed. Dec. 18th @7pm
4/5 – Thurs., Dec. 19th @ 7pm
T.O. Mall Concert TBA


To enroll in my e-newsletter, please sign-up here.

Annie Jr Summer Camp

Broadway Musical Camp
Frank LaGuardia, Camp Director
June 17 – July 12 from 9:00am – 12:30pm
(performances July 12-14)
June 10 – July 5 from 2:00pm – 5:30pm
(performances July 6-7)
At Meadows Arts & Technology Elementary School (MATES) 2000 La Granada Drive, Thousand Oaks Map
No camp July 4th
At Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center;
456 North Reino Road, CA 91362 Map
Tuition for camp is $700
T-shirt included
($50 sibling discount)
$15 tickets for the performances
There is a $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve a spot in camp

Space is limited! 
Afternoon Camp (Ages 11-16) 
1pm, Saturday, July 6, 2019
7pm, Saturday, July 6, 2019
1pm, Sunday, July 7, 2019
Morning Camp (Ages 6-10)
7pm, Friday, July 12, 2019
1pm, Saturday, July 13, 2019
7pm, Saturday, July 13, 2019
1pm, Sunday, July 14, 2019
Register at Hillcrestarts.com Today!

All District Chorus Festival

Our first concert will be on Thursday, April 25th for the All District Chorus Festival at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Kavli Theater.

I will have an opportunity on Friday, April 12th @ 2:30 pm in the MATES MPR for you to pick up your Festival tickets or purchase extras. This will save you from having to stand in line on the night of the Festival performance. The tickets are $10 each, payable by cash or check. You will receive one free ticket for each semester that your child was registered in choir for the school year.

All District Chorus Festival
Thursday, April 25th at 7:00pm
Rehearsal time: 3:15-5:00pm (at the Fred Kavli Theater)
For complete details, view the
 ADCF 2019 details

Spring 2019 Chorus Classes at MATES

Here is the schedule for the Spring after-school chorus classes at MATES!

Kindergarten & First Grade Starts Tuesday, January 29th
1:35 pm – 2:20 pm

Jr. Chorus- 2nd & 3rd Grade– Starts Wednesday, January 23rd
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Jr. Chorus will be performing Aristocats Jr in the Spring! Click here for more info.

Sr. Chorus– 4th & 5th Grade- Starts Thursday, January 24th
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Sr. Chorus will be performing Annie Jr in June. Click here for more info.

Simply sign up online at http://hillcrestarts.com/chorus.php

Sign up for Mr. LaGuardia’s EMAIL NEWSLETTER to stay up to date on the latest news about performances, chorus shows, schedule changes, and volunteer opportunities!!!

MATES Band Important December Performance Info


Thursday, Dec. 13th at 7:00 pm @ MATES call time 6:30 pm

*This concert was move a week later because of the school closure

Parade Date and Time

Saturday, Dec. 8th Camarillo Christmas Parade @10:00 am call time 8:30 am.

Songs for the parade are:  “Merrily We Roll Along”, “Jingle Bells”, and “Good King Wenceslas”

Students need to bring their instrument to school every day next week. We will be practicing for the parade every first recess all next week!

The Dress code for all performances are black pants and the MATES official blue polo shirt and Santa Hat. Students should also wear a pair of comfortable black shoes. Any black tennis shoes are fine.

Here is the info for the Camarillo Christmas Parade:

Students will need to arrive at the corner of Eston St. and Ponderosa Dr. and meet in the old Camarillo Library parking lot @ 8:30 am.

Allow for extra time because of all the road closures. Students will need to have their instruments and be dressed in their official MATES blue polo shirts, black pants, black shoes and a santa hat. All black tennis shoes are good Students must leave their instrument cases with their parents. The parade will start at 10:00 am.

Parade Program

The parade will finish at the corner of Burnley and Carmen. I will stay with the students at the corner of Burnley and Carmen until all students are pickup. Feel free to stay for the Santa’s Village Holiday Carnival at the Community Center after the parade. The
carnival ends at 4:00 pm.

Parent Helpers:
If you would like to walk the parade with the students, please contact me by Friday, December 7th.

We will need help with water bottles and with percussion equipment. If you have a wagon that would be great!

Once the parents have dropped their child off, they can park at:  Camarillo City Hall at the corner of Carmen Drive & Paseo Camarillo.

Parade Route Map

Directions: To get there, parent will turn right from Eston onto Ponderosa. Turn Right on Adolfo. Turn right on Lewis. Turn right on Dailey. Turn Right on Carmen and left on Paseo Camarillo. They will park at City Hall and walk one block north to the Camarillo Community Center.

This parking suggestion will put you in close proximity to the corner of Burnley and Carmen drive. Of course you may park at another location if you want to see the kids towards the beginning of the parade. I recommend having some bottle water handy at the end of the parade. The students will be thirsty.

I hope you can join us for these festive holiday concerts.

Band Holiday Concert Date Change

Due to missed rehearsals because of the Woolsey Fire, the Band Concert will be postponed a week to Thursday, December 13th from 7:00-8:00pm.  Students will receive a flyer with concert details and more information on the Camarillo Christmas Parade.

Schedule Change- Nov 7/8th

Mr. LaGuardia will be away at a music conference, so there will be no Junior Chorus on Wednesday, Nov. 7 or Senior Chorus on Thursday, Nov. 8th. Classes wil resume the following week.

There will be K/1 Chorus on Tuesday.

Please visit my calendar page for all Holiday Show dates and times in December. Additional details will be sent home closer to the show dates.

Summer Camp

If you would like enrollment information on my summer camp, where the students will be performing “Aladdin Jr”, please visit: Hillcrest Arts

Existing students can visit the pages below for camp details.

Ages 6-10 Summer Theatre Camp (coming soon)
June 18 – July 13  Performances July 13 – 15
Meets Mon- Fri 9:00 AM-12:30 PM  (No camp July 4)
Camp location: MATES (Meadows Arts & Technology) School / Newbury Park High School

Ages 11-16 Summer Theatre Camp
June 11 – July 6  Performances July 6 – 8 
Meets Mon- Fri 2:00 PM-5:30 PM (No camp July 4)
Camp location: MATES (Meadows Arts & Technology) School / Newbury Park High School