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".
Finals Line-up Set for First Annual Mapleton's Got Talent Jr.
Last week, some of Mapleton's brightest young talent auditioned for our First Annual Mapleton's Got Talent Jr. A talent show specifically for Mapleton students in grades 5-8. We had singers, dancers, gymnasts, musicians and even a contortionist. Out of the 15 who auditioned, 11 were chosen to move on to the finals night, this Wednesday, October 9th, beginning at 6 PM in the Rosa Auditorium on the Skyview Campus. Please join us in congratulating the following students for their dedication to their talent and craft and we ask that you please join us for what we believe will be wonderful display of Mapleton's young talent. The following are the performers who have advanced:
Saira B. - Monterey 8th Grade
Trevor B.- Trailside 8th Grade
Vanessa R. - Global Intermediate 6th Grade
Carmen H. - Trailside 6th Grade
Maria True-Morning J. - Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts 8th Grade
Abygail C. and Jose A. - Monterey 6th Grade
Jeweliana B. - York International
Callie B. - Meadow Community 5th Grade 8th Grade
Derrick J. - Global Intermediate 7th Grade
Serenity M. - Adventure 5th Grade
Kacey C. - Clayton Partnership 8th Grade
First Annual Mapleton's Got Talent Jr.
Kicks Off its Inaugural Show
Mapleton Performing Arts is proud to present Mapleton's Got Talent Jr. A talent show specifically for Mapleton students in grades 5th through 8th grade only. Last year, during preparation for our high school talent show, there was such an immense interest for an intermediate talent show, that we felt we needed to provide a forum for our younger performers to show off their amazing talent. That said, information for our First Annual Mapleton's Got Talent Jr. are listed below and will be held in the Rosa Auditorium on the Skyview Campus:
Sept. 25 – Mapleton’s Got Talent Jr. Informational Meeting (Grades 5-8 Only) 4-5 PM Rosa Auditorium
Oct. 1 – Mapleton’s Got Talent Jr. Auditions (Grades 5-8 Only) 4-7 PM Rosa Auditorium
Oct. 3 – Mapleton’s Got Talent Jr. Auditions (Grades 5-8 Only) 4-7 PM Rosa Auditorium
Oct. 7 – Mapleton’s Got Talent Jr. Technical Rehearsal (Grades 5-8 Only) 4-5:30 PM Rosa Auditorium
Oct. 9 – Mapleton’s Got Talent Jr. Finals (Grades 5-8 Only) 6 PM Rosa Auditorium
** We strongly recommend that students wishing to perform, attend the "Informational Meeting" on Wednesday, September 25th. In addition, all performers MUST audition on either Tuesday, October 1st, or Thursday, October 3rd, in order to even be considered for the Finals performance on Wednesday, October 9th. Those chosen to compete in the finals will be REQUIRED to attend the rehearsal on October 7th, so that our Finals show will be polished, rehearsed, and ready for our Mapleton community. Audition spots are limited, so please sign up for an audition spot as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Skyview Marching Band Kicks off the 2019 Marching Season With a Stellar FinishCongratulations to the Skyview Wolverine Marching Band and Color Guard on placing 2nd in the Friendship Cup Competition, held at Englewood High School on Saturday, September 7th. The band had a strong performance in their first competition of the season, and in addition to placing 2nd out of 5 competing units, they also won 1st place in Color Guard and High Visual captions, respectively. The band will next compete on October 5 at the Douglas County Marching Invitational. Congratulations to the marching band and color guard!"
Mapleton Performing ArtsStage Door PlayersHolding Open Auditions for District Fall PlayMapleton Performing Arts, Stage Door Players Drama club will be holding open auditions for our district-wide fall play, "You Can't Take it With You" by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Auditions and call backs will be held on the Skyview Campus in the Rosa Auditorium, on September 10th and 11th beginning at 3:45 PM, with call back auditions occurring on September 12th at 4 PM.Auditions are open to all Mapleton high school students grade 9-12 only. If you are interested in auditioning, please attend our Stage Door Players Drama Club at 4 PM on Wednesday, September 4th from 4 to 6 PM on the Skyview Campus in the Rosa Auditorium. In the event that you cannot make the drama club meeting, you can contact the drama director, Mrs. Jessi Short at firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule an audition time. We hope to see you there!
Mapleton Performing Arts
Mapleton Performing Arts will hold its annual parent meeting for all Choir, Band, and Orchestra students on Thursday, September 5th. The times are as follows:
- 6:30 PM for all Zero Hour Choir, Band and Orchestra students
- 7:00 PM for all Beginning Choir, Band, and Orchestra students
Come meet your students teachers and receive information about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, ask questions, and pay participation and rental fees. If you have questions or if you need more information, please contact Performing Arts Director, Robin Cutting at (303) 853-1223 or Performing Arts Assistant Director/Administrative TOSA, Robert "Hudge" Hudgins at (303) 853-1205. We hope to see you there!
Skyview Marching Band to Compete in the Englewood Friendship Cup
The Skyview Marching Band begins its 2019 marching season with the Friendship Cup marching contest at Englewood High School on Saturday, September 7th (times to be determined.) The Wolverine Band will be competing with the first two movements of their 2019 halftime show, "Best of Luck". Come join us as the Skyview Marching Band and the Skyview Color Guard kick off their 2019 season.
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 to see them, as well as YOU in next year's Mapleton's Got Talent.