MATES Band Fall 2020

Beginning Band and Advanced Band are offered during the school day at no additional charge. This is a FREE program available to students in grades 4th and 5th grade. (Parents are responsible for obtaining their child’s musical instrument).

Rehearsals will be held on Zoom until it is safe to rehearse in person. Students who have played their instrument for one year qualify for the advance band. All other students who have never played their instrument qualify for the beginning band.

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Welcome to MATES after-school Fall 2020 chorus

Below are the details for after-school chorus classes at MATES.  Thank you for involving your child in music!

Class Dates & Times

Junior Chorus: Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade
Starts Wednesday, Sept. 16th
Ends Wednesday, Dec. 9th
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
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Senior Chorus: 3rd, 4th and 5th grade
Starts Thursday, Sept. 17th
Ends Thursday, Dec. 10th
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
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MATES Chorus enrollment flyer Fall 2020

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

“Theater in the Park” Musical Theater Summer Camp

“Captain Louie Jr”
Frank LaGuardia, Camp Director

July 6th – July 24th, 2020
9:00am – 12:00pm @ Old Meadows Park and 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm on Zoom
AGES: 8-16 years old

Mr. LaGuardia is excited to announce a new “Theater in the Park” musical theater summer camp!

Based on the book, “The Trip” by Ezra Jack Keats, and featuring a score by Grammy Award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz, Captain Louie JR. is a delightfully fresh and touching story about friendship — the ability to make new friends… and the importance of old ones.

Enrollment opens on Wednesday, June 3rd at 10:00am and is limited to 50 campers.

Registration is now closed.

If you are enrolled, please visit the Summer Camp page: View Complete Details

MATES after-school chorus is now online!

MATES after-school chorus classes are moving online!  

These classes are for students that are enrolled in the MATES after-school chorus classes through Hillcrest Arts.

Our 1st online classes will be the week of March 23rd.

These classes will be a little shorter, so we can minimize screen time, but still have fun and sing!  

Each class will meet once a week on Zoom.com!  Check your email for instructions.  

 

All District Chorus Festival 2020

Coronavirus Update: We are closely following government guidelines for group gatherings. We are hoping to have this event, as it is so beloved by our staff and community. We are working on a few options, depending on what happens in the near future with Coronavirus. We will let you know of any event modifications, as plans become finalized closer to the dates. 

The 16th Annual All District Chorus Festival will take place at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Kavli Theater. We are proud to offer this special concert in cooperation with the Conejo Unified School District, the Conejo Schools Foundation, the City of Thousand Oaks, the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley, and the Conejo Recreation & Park District, providing our students with an exceptional opportunity to perform in a unique, and inspirational venue.

Students will perform in a culmination of Elementary School, Middle School, and High School choral programs. Elementary students who have registered for chorus through the Arts Council of Conejo Valley will receive one ticket per semester registered. Additional tickets are $10 each.

Rehearsal
Elementary: 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm at the theater

Performance
Call time @ 6:30 pm
Performance @ 7:00 pm

MATES students should wear a white shirt (MATES polo preferred) and black pants or skirt.

ADCF 2020

Flyer en espanol

Spring 2020 Chorus at MATES

The Spring semester of chorus will start the week of January 27th. This will be a fun semester and will culminate with a K/1 Chorus Spring concert and the Jr. and Sr. Chorus musicals. All students will also perform in the annual All-District Chorus Festival on Friday, April 24th at the Civic Arts Plaza.  More information will be provided closer to the dates.

Spring Chorus Schedule

K/1 Chorus: Jan 28- May, 2020 Tuesdays 1:35 -2:20pm

  • Spring Concert:  May 7th
  • All-District Chorus Festival: Friday, April 24th at the Civic Arts Plaza

View K/1 Flyer


Jr. Chorus: Jan 29- April 29, 2020 Wednesdays 3:00- 4:00pm

  • All-District Chorus Festival: Friday, April 24th at the Civic Arts Plaza
  • Spring Musical- Suessical the Musical Kids:
    • Saturday, May 2nd 7:00 pm
    • Sunday, May 3rd 2:00 pm
  • Parent Information Meeting: Monday, Feb 3rd at 6:00 pm  Parents are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting as it covers the production process from auditions through the night of the show.
  • Rehearsal schedule and volunteer opportunities to follow. (There will be weekend and after-school rehearsals 2 weeks prior to the show. Dates TBA)

View Jr. Chorus Flyer


Sr. Chorus: Jan 30- May 28, 2020 Thursdays 3:00- 4:00pm

  • All-District Chorus Festival: Friday, April 24th at the Civic Arts Plaza
  • Spring Musical- Frozen Jr:
    • Friday, May 29th 7:00 pm
    • Saturday, May 30th 12:00 pm
    • Saturday, May 30th 7:00 pm
    • Sunday, May 31st 2:00 pm
  • Parent Information Meeting: Monday, Feb 3rd at 7:00 pm  Parents are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting as it covers the production process from auditions through the night of the show.
  • Rehearsal schedule and volunteer opportunities to follow. (There will be weekend and after-school rehearsals 2 weeks prior to the show. Dates TBA)

View Sr. Chorus Flyer

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)
 
CAMP LOCATION #1
At Meadows Arts & Technology Elementary School (MATES) 2000 La Granada Drive, Thousand Oaks Map
 
CAMP LOCATION #2: DRESS REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES 
No camp July 4th
At Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center;
456 North Reino Road, CA 91362 Map
TUITION
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! 
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER CAMP BEGINS
PERFORMANCE DATES:
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!!!