• Performing Arts News

    The health and safety of all Mapleton families is of paramount importance. Out of an abundance of caution, Mapleton's Marching Band Camp, scheduled for Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31, has been cancelled. The district is following the guidelines of the Colorado Bandmasters Association, who voted to cancel the fall 2020 Marching Band Season.

    Click here to visit the Colorado Bandmasters Association for more information.

  • Mapleton Orchestra Competes in 2020 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Music Festival

     

    We are proud to announce that all of our orchestras received high scores at our annual festival on March 4, 2020! Four of our orchestras performed for a panel of professional judges at the Longmont, CO ASTA Festival, which is one of the most prestigious festivals in the state. The Sinfonia Orchestra, Festival Orchestra, and Honors Orchestra all received a score of an "Excellent" while the Ovation Orchestra received the highest score possible of "Superior". The students have worked tirelessly in the past few months preparing for this festival, and we are so proud of their performances! Great job, orchestras!

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    The Skyview Winter Guard Places Third at Fossil Ridge

     

    Congratulations to the Skyview Winter Guard for placing third at the Fossil Ridge competition, held this past Saturday, February 8 in Fort Collins. According to Guard Director Kirby Dillmann,  "The team had another strong show, and the audience was appreciative. This was our first show in uniform, and just putting it on made a huge difference both in impact and member confidence. I'm excited for the team going forward, as our next show will be our Winter Guard International (WGI) regional debut, a historic performance for our district." The winter guard will compete again on February 22nd at the WGI Denver Regional, held at Mountain Range High School. Skyview Winter Guard is a two time state champion, in years 2018 and 2019, respectively."

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    Skyview Winter Guard Continues its Tradition of Excellence

     

    Congratulations to the Skyview Winter Guard for their 3rd place win at their first competition of the 2020 season, held at Mesa Ridge High School in Colorado Springs this past Saturday, February 1. Skyview Winter Guard is a two time state champion, having won back to back championships in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Winter Guard Director Kirby Dillmann is excited by the prospects of this year’s guard team stating, "Once teams are established in competition, around the 3rd-5th year of existence, that is when you begin to take risks in your productions. We are attempting a very difficult show, and the students are rising to the challenge. Our early success shows that our risk is paying off. I am confident our strong work ethic will continue to propel the team onward as we continue forward in our season. We are very grateful for the support from the Performing Arts and our other fellow educators in Mapleton." The winter guard will compete again this Saturday, February 8, at 7:25 pm at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins. Good luck Guard, we know you will make our community proud!

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  • Two-Time Defending State Champion Skyview Winter Guard Begins 2020 Season

     

    The Skyview Winter Guard begins their third consecutive season, this Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Mesa Ridge High School in Colorado Springs. This year, the Skyview Winter Guard will be performing their show, “And the World Turned” and will perform at 7:13 pm this Saturday. The Skyview Winter Guard is coming off back to back state championships in 2018 and 2019 and under the direction of Winter Guard Director Kirby Dillmann, the Guard has been rehearsing diligently for the past two months to perfect their show in the hopes of making us all proud in 2020. Please give these amazing students your luck and well wishes. Thank you Winter Guard, for all of your hard work and dedication, we love you!

     

    “And the World Turned”

    Music by Gabe Dixon Band

    Cast 2020

     

    Justina A., MESA, 10

    Jadin A., York, 12

    Kendra B., MEC, 10

    Mia C.-S., MESA, 10

    Kevin L., MEC, 11

    Gabby L., Global, 9

    Ana N., MEC, 10

    Savannah S.-H., York, 12

    Alexis S., York, 8

    Sarah W., MESA, 8

     

  • Mapleton Public Schools Spring Musical

    “The Wizard of Oz” Announces Cast

     

    Mapleton Performing Arts choir directors, Jessica Short, Melissa Weaver and Hannah Skalbeck held auditions last week for Mapleton’s Spring Musical “The Wizard of Oz”. Nearly 80 of Mapleton’s 6th through 12th grade students auditioned for what is to be the districts first full length musical in many years. Of the students who auditioned, more than 50 were cast as principal characters, Munchkins, Winkies and Flying Monkeys. The show will begin rehearsals this week and they will continue until the musical opens on March 12, 2020 in the Rosa Auditorium on the Skyview Campus. The cast is as follows, please congratulate all of the many wonderful Mapleton students who will bring the Wonderful Land of Oz to life, this spring.

    The Wizard of Oz Cast List

    Dorothy Gale…………………………………………………………………………………………………………Olivia O.

    Understudy……………………………………………………………………………………………Kira R.

    Aunt Em…………………………………………………………………………………………..……………Olivia M.

    Uncle Henry……………………………………………………………………………………………….……………..CJ S.

    Cowardly Lion/Zeke…………………………………………………………………………………….….Jeremy N.

    Understudy…………………………………………………………………………………………….…Leo C.

    Tin Man/Hickory………………………………………………………………………………………….……Ethan S.

    Understudy…………………………………………………………………………………………………...CJ S.

    Scarecrow…………………………………………………………………………………………………..…Dakota G.

    Understudy…………………………………………………………………………………….…Olivia M.

    The Wicked Witch of the West…………………………………………………………………..…………Clare M.

    Understudy…………………………………………………………………………………………….Jazmin J.

    The Wizard of Oz………………………………………………………………………………………………….Leo C.

    Understudy…………………………………………………………………………………….Anthony V.

    Glinda the Good Witch………………………………………………………………………………..……..Itzel R.

    Understudy………………………………………………………………………………………….…..Daisy B.

    Emerald City Guard…………….……………………………………………………………………….Anthony V.

    Crows………………………………………………………………Ezra T., Jazmin J., Reesa A.-B., ……………………………………………………………………….DaniMarie G., Aralei A., Kira R.

    Trees…..…………………………………………………….Daisy B., Brooklynn A., Olivia M. Jitterbugs…………………………………………………………………………………..Sammie Q., Kayla M.

    Winkie Guard…………………………………………………………………………………..…………………Mikeala W.

    Nikko………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………AJ B.

    Mayor of Munchkinland………………………………………………………………………………….Antonio S.

     

     

     

    Featured Dancers:

    Reesa A.-B.*+

    Fatima B.*

    Jennifer C. M.*

    Graci C.*+

    DaniMarie G.*+

    Edith G.*

    Ahmi G.*+

    Hana G.*

    Rhianna H.*

    Kayla M.*+

    Sammie Q.*+

    Athena Q.*

    Zoey S. +

    Alexis S. +

                                                                                                                       *Denotes Jitterbug Dancer

                                                                                                                       +Denotes Poppies Dancer

    Munchkins/Monkeys

    Nathalia A.                                                                                                           Angelica G.

    Shalin A.                                                                                                                Hana G.

    AJ B.                                                                                                                                      Leilani H.

    Atlee B.                                                                                                                                Carmern H.

    Jadon C.                                                                                                                               Sean K.

    Jennifer C. M.                                                                                                                    Athena Q.

    Makaley C.                                                                                                                          Kira R.

    Jordan C.                                                                                                                              Ezra T.

     

    Ozians/Winkies

    Reesa A.-B.                                                                                                             Rhianna H.       

    Brooklynn A.                                                                                                             Jazmin J.        

    Serena A.                                                                                                                  Evalina L.       

    Aralei A.                                                                                                                   Olivia M.          

    Fatima B.                                                                                                                                        

    Daisy B.                                                                                                                   Kayla M.          

    Graci C.                                                                                                                 Sammie Q.   

    Kasara C.                                                                                                                  Zoey S.           

    Andrea de S.                                                                                                             Alexis S.        

    Jocelyn F.                                                                                                                  Diana T.         

       DaniMarie G.                                                                                                         Kimberly V.  

    Ahmi G.                                                                                                                            Mikeala W.

     

     

  • Mapleton’s Own Chosen for Colorado All-State Choir

     

    York International Senior Jeremy N. was chosen for Colorado’s All-State Choir. Mapleton’s first in many years. Auditions were held on October 17th at Englewood High School. In order to qualify, a student must prepare the following:

    • Each student has to prepare an Art Song Solo, not Broadway or Pop.  It must be memorized, and a pianist plays with the student.
    • The audition is a difficult process.  Their solo is worth 50 points. The other 50 points is made up of singing 3 types of scales, identifying intervals, singing intervals, sight singing and rhythmic chanting.  
    • If selected, they are placed in 1 of 3 choirs (Mixed, Treble, Tenor-Bass).
    • Once chosen, students are given 6 songs that they will sing together at the All State Choir Concert. 
    • Each student must learn his/her part and memorize it. 
    • Students are auditioned for a 2nd time to make sure he/she knows his/her music. 

     

    All State choir is a weekend event at the Denver Center for Performing Arts (DCPA).  It starts Thursday, February 20, 2020 and goes through Saturday, February 22, 2020. Rehearsals will culminate in a concert to be held at 4 pm on Saturday, Feb. 22nd in the Buell Theater.  Jeremy was placed in the Tenor-Bass choir and we are certain that he will represent our Mapleton Community exceptionally well. Please join the Mapleton Performing Arts team in congratulating one of our very own Jeremy N.!

  • MGT Jr. Finals

     Inaugural Show of Mapleton's Got Talent Jr. Kicks Off the School Year With Rousing Performances by Mapleton 5-8 Grade Students

    Last night, eleven of Mapleton's best and brightest 5th through 8th grade students, competed for bragging rights in this, our "First Annual Mapleton's Got Talent Jr." talent show. Our students showed initiative, they showed perseverance, and they showed exactly why this talent show was so important to them, and why this talent show is important to our community. Students sang, danced, waved flags, played musical instruments and contorted their bodies in such a way, that our judges were truly impressed and mesmerized by the quality of talent that exists within our small Mapleton community. Below is a list of our top four finalists and their finishes:

     

    First Place: Kacey C., 8th Grader, Clayton Partnership School, singing "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen

    Second Place: Saira B., 8th Grader, York International School, Singing and playing Ukelele to "Dear Person Who Broke My Heart" by Coraline Manning

    Third Place: Serenity M., 5th Grader, Adventure Elementary, Performing a contemporary dance (contortion)

    "Rising Star Award": Jeweliana B., 8th Grader, York International School, Singing "Someone Like You" by Adele

     

    Please congratulate these amazing young performers for all of their hard work. Our hope is that these incredible youngsters will continue in their pursuit of honing their craft, so that they may participate in future Mapleton talent shows. You can see last night's winner, Kacey C. in April, as an exhibition act for our high school talent show, "Mapleton's Got Talent 2020: High School Edition".