Skyview Winter Guard Wins Back to Back State Championships
Hard work and dedication, trust in your teammates, self-confidence, and perseverance, is a sure-fire recipe for creating a winning tradition. That is exactly what Winter Guard Director Kirby Dillmann instills in her winter guard team, and her students in turn absorb this, believe this and work diligently to ensure that the goals that they have set for themselves as a team come to fruition.
With that in mind, it is our pleasure to offer congratulations to the Skyview Winter Guard on winning the gold medal at the Rocky Mountain Color Guard Association State Championship, held at DU Ritchie Center on Saturday, April 13. The guard was up against 18 other teams in Scholastic Regional A Class and finished with a near-perfect score of 90.865 from a panel of 10 judges. The guard program is two years old and is a two-time state champion.
The Winter Guard has proven over and over again this year that they are a force to be reckoned with, winning second place in their first competition of the year at Mesa Ridge High School in Colorado Springs, followed by two first place finishes at Mountain Range High School, and Chaparral High School, respectively. The guard continues to amaze fellow competitors, coaches, and judges alike in only their second year of competition. It is their hope to continue their standard of excellence during the upcoming school year. Therefore, it is our pleasure to announce that tryouts will be held April 30, May 1, and May 2 from 4:15-6:15 in the Skyview big gym, for the 2019-2020 school year. All current 7-11 grade students are invited to audition for Color Guard. Come be a part of the Sport of the Arts!
Mapleton's Got Talent Uncovers "Diamonds in the Rough"
Eleven of Mapleton's brightest performers turned out to compete for bragging rights in the First Annual Mapleton's Got Talent talent competition, that took place on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in the Rosa Auditorium on the Skyview Campus. Students from Mapleton Early College, Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts, Academy High School, Big Picture College and Career Academy, as well as York International, proved that they have what it takes to shine with a variety of incredible talents in singing, dancing, stand-up comedy and various musical instruments. The final standings for this year's competition were:
- First Place- Morgan B. (Big Picture) Irish Step Dancing
- Second Place- Javier V. (MEC) Sang "Preclosa" by Vicente Fernandez
- Third Place- Tristan P. (MESA) Stand-up Comedy
- "Rising Star Award"- Honors Orchestra Quintet, featuring: Daniel A. (MESA), Kali H. (MESA), Patrick S. (MESA), Nadia M. (MESA), and Jonathan G. (Academy), performed "Vetus" by Todd Parrish
Please congratulate all of these students for their dedication and perseverance to this competition, and it is our hope too see them, as well as YOU in next year's Mapleton's Got Talent.
Mapleton's Got Talent Announces Finalists
On Tuesday, April 2nd and Thursday, April 4th, 2019, some of Mapleton Public Schools' most talented performers auditioned for "Mapleton's Got Talent", our First Annual District-Wide Talent Show for 9th through 12th grade students. The competition was intense, yet our students shined, and through careful scoring and deliberation, we present to the Mapleton Community, the biggest and brightest talent that our students have to offer, and it is our hope to continue providing this forum to showcase the many wonderful talents that our students possess. This is what Mapleton's Got Talent embodies, and it is our pleasure to present to you, the finalists for Mapleton's Got Talent 2019.
Thank you to all students who auditioned for our inaugural year of "Mapleton’s Got Talent"! We were all so impressed and honored to have you show us your amazing talents. After lots of careful deliberation we have narrowed down to our final selection. Finals will be held:
Thursday, April 11th @ 6:30 pm
Skyview Rosa Auditorium
Congratulations to the following acts! The final performance order:
1. Javier V.
MEC – 10th Grade
Singing - "Preclosa" by Vicente Fernandez
2. Jill. E
MESA – 11th Grade
Singing - "Sandcastles" by Beyonce
3. Jayson T.
MESA – 9th Grade
Dance – Hip hop/Breaking
4. Andy D.
Academy HS – 11th Grade
Singing - "Ya te Perdi La Fe" by La Arolladora
5. Ali M.
Academy HS – 10th Grade
Singing - "Grand Piano" by Nicki Minaj
6. Tristan P.
MESA – 12th Grade
Stand up Comedy
7. Uriel A. (Exhibition Performance)
Clayton – 8th Grade
Dance – Michael Jackson Compilation
8. Leo B.
York International – 10th Grade
Singing - "Say you won’t go" by James Arthur
9. Monica G.
Academy HS – 9th Grade
Singing - "Creep" by Radiohead
10. Honors Orchestra Quintet
Daniel A. -MESA 12th Grade
Kali H. - MESA 12th Grade
Patrick S. - MESA 11th Grade
Nadia M. - MESA 9th Grade
Jonathan G. - Academy HS 11th Grade
"Vetus" by Todd Parrish
11. Morgan B.
BPCCA- 9th Grade
12. Samuel G.
MEC – 11th Grade
Guitar/Singing - "Mi Vida" by Abraham Vazquez
Skyview Winter Guard Makes Strong Statement at
Chapparal High School Winter Guard Competition
Congratulations to the Skyview Winter Guard on their 1st place victory at the Rocky Mountain Color Guard Association’s contest hosted at Chaparral HS on Saturday, March 16. The team competed against 10 other schools in Scholastic Regional A class. The guard will conclude their competitive season at the State Championship, held at DU Magness Arena on April 13. New member auditions for the 2019 Fall Season will be held April 30, May 1, and May 2nd. If you enjoy being a part of something much bigger than yourself, to become part of a team of hard-working student athletes, focused on creating a legacy for our Mapleton community, then please consider auditioning for the Skyview Color Guard Fall Season, and become part of a winning tradition. The Skyview Winter Guard have proven this year, that they are formidable opponents, but as successful as this season has been for them, they know that they have much, more work to do and they are not about to rest on their laurels for one moment. Winter Guard Director Kirby Dillmann believes in the words of the great NCAA basketball coach John Wooden, who stated that, ““It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” These are the words that “The Guard” will hold on to, as they proceed in the quest for their second state championship in a row.
Skyview Winter Guard Takes First Place at
Mountain Range Winter Guard Competition
Congratulations to the Skyview Winter Guard on their 1st place victory at the Rocky Mountain Color Guard Association's contest hosted at Mountain Range HS on Saturday, February 23. The team competed against 11 other schools in Scholastic Regional A class, including: Loveland, Highlands Ranch, Wheatridge, Bear Creek and many other heavy hitting winter guard teams. Winter Guard Director, Kirby Dillmann states that, “Placing so highly among established programs, makes me excited for the future, because my team believes wholeheartedly, that with hard work, anything is possible.” The guard will next compete at Chaparral HS in Parker, Colorado on March 16. The guard would like to thank everyone for their support of the Skyview Guard, and our Performing Arts Department as a whole. We are humbled and proud to share our accomplishments with our amazing Mapleton Community.
Defending State Champions
Skyview Winter Guard Begins 2019 Season
Congratulations to the Skyview Winter Guard on their 2nd place finish at the Rocky Mountain Color Guard Association’s contest hosted at Mesa Ridge High School in Colorado Springs on Saturday, February 2nd. The guard competed against 11 other teams in Scholastic Regional A class across the Denver and Colorado Springs areas. The Skyview Winter Guard is coming off a historic season last year, where they won the State Championship in the Novice Division, in only their first year of competition. Winter Guard Director Kirby Dillmann stated that, "It feels that we are right on track. Early season success is usually a good indicator of how a season will go, but you just never know. We have to keep working hard." The Skyview Winter Guard will next compete on Saturday, February 23rd, at Mountain Range HS. Join us in wishing them well this season and congratulating Winter Guard members: Captain Kevin L., Kendra B., Mia C-S., Makayla F., Nayeli G., Ana N., Savannah S-H.,Justina V-L., for an amazing performance on Saturday.