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!  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.

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

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

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 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

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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.