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VAPA (Visual & Performing Arts)

Central Unified School District recognizes the important role visual and performing arts play in providing our students a well-rounded education. The arts - dance, music,theater, and visual arts - are a critical part of every child's education. Research has shown that arts education not only enhances student achievement, but also improves emotional intelligence necessary in life: self-awareness, empathy, self-regulation, and internal motivation. It is no surprise that education in the visual and performing arts is recognized as a key component in developing 21st century job skills, and Central promotes this at every grade level!
Winter VAPA Events Dec. 11-15
December 13th 
  • Glacier Point Jazz, Band and Percussion, 6:00 pm at GP
  • Steinbeck Music Concert 6:00 m at Steinbeck
  • Rio Vista Choir, 7:00 pm at Rio Vista
  • El Capitan Choir with Polk, Madison
  • Teague at 7:00 pm in the PAC
December 14th
  • Biola Music Concert, 5:30 pm at Biola
  • Herndon-Barstow Music Concert, 6:00 pm at Glacier Point
  • Polk Band, 6:30 pm at Polk
  • Central High Guitar, 6:30 pm in the PAC 



We are pleased to announce that Rio Vista had 3 band students, oboist Samantha Ramirez and percussionists Skylar Lampl and Marissa Estrada, selected to perform in the Fresno Madera Music Educators Association’s Honor Band. Students began rehearsing in December in preparation for the concert on January 13, 2018, 7:00 pm in the Shagoian Concert Hall. Tickets $10.00, adults and $5.00 for seniors.

The Central High Marching Band represented the district well at the Northern California Band Association’s Lincoln Review of Champions in Stockton on November 18th. They took 1st place in percussion, 2nd place in brass, 3rd place in band, and 5th place in guard. A terrific end to a wonderful marching band season!


Janeen Casaccia Worland
Curriculum and Instruction
559-274-4700 ext 63155

Marilyn Kosareff
Administrative Assistant
559-274-4700 ext 63155

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