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VAPA (Visual & Performing Arts)


Central Unified Elementary Band Teacher, Steve Madden, will be performing on clarinet with the Sequoia Symphony Orchestra for their 2018-19 Wonders of Europe concert. The concert will be held on April 13, 7:30 pm in the Visalia Fox Theatre.


The Central High Jazz Band received a Unanimous Superior at the Fresno City Jazz Festival on March 22. Additionally jazz band student Adrian Ortiz performed in the Fresno Madera Clovis Music Educator Association Jazz Band concert that evening at FCC.







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!

VAPA Events

May 7: Hs Spring Music Concert, CHE PAC 7 pm

May 8: Middle and High School Jazz Concert, CHE PAC, 6:30 pm

May 9: Rio Vista Spring Music Festival, Rio Vista, 5:30 pm; Freaky Friday Musical, Glacier Point MS, 7 pm

May 10:  Middle and High School Guitar Concert, CHE PAC, 6:30 pm



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

Marilyn Kosareff
Administrative Assistant
559-274-4700 ext 63155

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