MARIACHI

ALMOST MAINE

A Flea In Her Ear

Performer of the Year:  2016

MARCHING BAND

CHAMBER SINGERS WITH PHARRELL

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

JAZZ

In The Heights

Jazz A at the Hollywood Bowl

MARCHING BAND

Jazz

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

Anything Goes

39 Steps

PIANO RECITAL

ANYTHING GOES

A FLEA IN HER EAR

THE WIZ

SYMPHONY AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

Sound Studio

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

CHAMBER CHOIR AT SAN FRANCISCO HERITAGE FESTIVAL

JAZZ

THE WIZ

MUSICAL THEATER SHOWCASE

In The Heights

Jazz

PIANO RECITAL

JAZZ

Winner:  2017 Spotlight Award

               2017 Young Arts Award

DRUMLINE

THE WIZ

A FLEA IN HER EAR

INHERIT THE WIND

Performer of the Year

MUSICAL THEATER SHOWCAS

ACADEMY CAFE

DANCE TEAM

CHAMBER SINGERS WITH COMMON

SYMPHONY 

Once Upon a Mattress

John Clayton Master Class

THE WIZ

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

39 STEPS

YOU CAN'T TAKE AIT WITH YOU

In The Heights

INHERIT THE WIND

THE WIZ

THE WIZ

In The Heights

CHAMBER CHOIR WITH CARLY SIMON

ACADEMY STUDENTS SPEAKING AT PREMIER OF HE NAMED ME MALALA

DANCE

CHORUS LINE

In the Heights

WIND ENSEMBLE

John Clayton Master Class

Peter Pan

Dance Team

POETS AT THE ACTORS GANG

A Flea In Her Ear

Pep Band

CHAMBER CHOIR AT SUPERINTENDENT'S ANNUAL MEETING

Performer of the Year:  2016

THE WIZ

JAZZ

39 STEPS

THE SPELLING BEE

THE WIZ

In The Heights

MARCHING BAND

Beauty and the Beast

SYMPHONY

Hairspray

You Can't Take it With You

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

A Flea In Her Ear

JAZZ

A Flea In Her Ear

ALMOST MAINE

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Holiday Concert

In The Heights

MARIACHI

ALMOST MAINE

Performer of the Year:  2016

 Flea In Her Ear

Children's Theater

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Poets at the Actor's Gang

The WiZ

ALMOST MAINE

 Flea In Her Ear

DRUMLINE

Almost Maine

DANCE TEAM

THE WIZ

In The Heights

In The Heights

THE SPELLING BEE

Chamber Choir

In The Heights

THE WIZ

MARIACHI

Performer of the Year: 2016

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

THE SPELLING BEE

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

THE WIZ

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

ALMOST MAINE

A Flea in her Ear

Featuring

 The Academy of Music and Performing Arts Magnet

is proud to announce that we are in our 30th year of operation!

 And now just a few of our notable alumni:
 
Kamasi Washington:   Emmy award winning jazz musician
Lizzy Caplan:  Freaks and Geeks, Mean Girls, Master of Sex and many more.
Reeve Carney: Spiderman:  Turn off Thee Dark (Broadway) Penny Dreadful
Emile Hirsch:   Lords of Dogtown, Into the Wild,  and many more.
Will Rothaar:    Killing Kennedy, and many TV and stage roles
Kaitlin Doubleday: Empire, Catch me if You Can and more.
Joesph Wiggins: Cirque du Soliel
Matt Howard :Principal chair, Percussion, LA Phil       
Matt Shulman: Lighting Programmer:  Cirque du Soliel
Coby Chasman-Beck Assistant LIghting Designer: She Loves Me (Broadway)
MIke Elizondo:  Musician, Producer, collaborations with Dr. Dre and Eminen,
 mulltiple producing credits.
Abe Laroriel Jr. :Jazz Musician, producer.
Manny Marroquin,: 8 time Grammy winning producer
Melodye Perr : Singer, composer, Jumping the Broom,
Zane Carney: Actor, Musician, composer,   Dave's World, Big City,
Katie Thiroux : Musician, composer, vocalist:  Katie Thiroux Quartet
Jared Schonig:  Tony Winning Broadway Drummer, Grammy nominated, co-leaderof Wee Trio
 
Stay tuned for more!
 
 
 
 

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9th grade AMPA summer reading list:

Below is the 9th grade summer reading list
Beginning Readers:

Just Listen Sarah Dessan
You Don’t Know About Me David Klass
Fat Boy vs The Cheerleaders by Geoff Herbach
Drama by Raina Telgemeier


Intermediate Readers:

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Dark Dude by Oscar HijuelosEleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
King Dork by Frank Portman

Advanced Readers:
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Lord of the Flies by William Golding

*Several of these texts involve adult themes and experiences. Please review the book before getting it for your student and ensure that you are okay with the subject matter.

Drama and Musical Theater nominated for 22 National Youth Theater Awards. Win 12!!

Awards:
Outstanding Production: In the Heights
Lead Actor in a Musical: Owen Ing as Usnavi in In the Heights
Lead Actor in a Play: Daniel McKinley as Tartuffe in Tartuffe
Lead Actress in a Play: Arianna Rose as Elmire in Tartuffe
Supporting Actress in a Musical: Aleska Irizarry-Scott as Vanessa in In the Heights
Supporting Actress in a Musical: Zahava Jaffe as Louise Lerman/Eve in Ruthless! The Musical
Supporting Actress in a Play: Maytal Etehad as Dorine in Tartuffe
Ensemble: Tartuffe
Youth Orchestra: In the Heights
Musical Direction: Stephen McDonough for In the Heights
Direction: Chelsea Field for In the Heights
Direction: Sam Toffler for Tartuffe

Nominations:
Outstanding Production: Tartuffe
Lead Actress in a Musical: Ruby Barrios as Tina Denmark in Ruthless! The Musical
Lead Actress in a Musical: Rebecca Curci as Nina Rosario in In the Heights
Lead Actress in a Musical: Lindsay Hampton as Ginger Delmarco in Ruthless! The Musical
Lead Actor in a Play: Joe Angle as Cop in Middletown
Lead Actor in a Play: Bryce Banks as Orgon in Tartuffe
Lead Actor in a Play: Daniel McKinley as John Dodge in Middletown
Supporting Actress in a Musical: Arianna Alpert-Hufft as Abuela Claudia in In the Heights
Supporting Actress in a Musical: Natalie Garner as Myrna Thorn in Ruthless! The Musical
Supporting Actress in a Musical: Dorotea Murray as Lita Encore in Ruthless! The Musical
Supporting Actress in a Musical: Eliana Yeager as Daniela in In the Heights
Supporting Actor in a Play: Marco Bizio as Valere in Tartuffe
Supporting Actress in a Play: Zahava Lior as Librarian in Middletown
Supporting Actress in a Play: Zahava Lior as Madame Pernelle in Tartuffe
Supporting Actress in a Play: Victoria Smith as Mariane in Tartuffe
Featured Actress in a Musical: Kai Solecita as Company/Yolanda/Dance Captain in In the Heights
Ensemble: In the Heights
Ensemble: Ruthless! The Musical
Costume Design: “Mama J” Patricia Tripp for In the Heights
Set Design: Zachary Burch for In the Heights
Choreography: Chelsea Field for In the Heights
Direction: Joe Faragher for Ruthless! The Musical

To see the full list of winners for this ceremony, click on http://www.nationalyouththeatre.com/news/news_nya_awards2017_losangeles.asp.

Jazz members perform at the Hollywood Bowl.

Several members of Jazz A performed at the Hollywood Bowl on May 26 and 27 as the opening act for LA LIVE, a connection from film to music. It was the movie LA LA Land using musicians from the soundtrack including Arturo Sandoval and Andy Martin. 17,500 were in attendance! Bravo to the Jazz program

BRAVO TO THE CAST AND PRODUCTION STAFF OF 'IN THE HEIGHTS".

In The Heights won the following awards at the JRAY awards:
Best Dramatic Musical
Best Director: Chelsea Fields
Best Student Orchestra: Steve McDonough
Best Performance of the Day.
AND:
The Orchestra is nominated for a Jerry Herman award along with Eliana Yeager for best supporting actress!
Congrats to all.

Jazz A Combo soars!

Jazz Combo A is the winner of the Downbeat Magazine's Best Small Jazz Combo from a performing arts high school. This is a national award!
Bravo to: William Brandt: sax
Joey Curreri: Trumpet
Simon Carlaftes: Guitar
Dario Bizio: Bass
Kenneth Molina: Drums
And to their leader Jim Foschia.

HAMIPALOOZA IS ALMOST HERE!

It's an evening with art and performance at our annual Hamipalooza party on Friday, May 26. Students art is shown on the Sound Stage Patio, Music Technology performs original musical compositions and the Spring Dance recital is at 8:00. Hamipalooza starts at 5:00.
Don't miss out.

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Calendar

Gala
Date: 6/3/2017, 7:30 PM
Location: Norman Pattiz Theatre
Piano Recital
Date: 6/1/2017, 7 PM
Location: A-2
Dance Concert
Date: 5/27/2017, 2 PM
Location: Norman Pattiz Theatre
Dance Concert
Date: 5/27/2017, 8 PM
Location: Norman Pattiz Theatre
Hamipalooza! 2017
Date: 5/26/2017, 4:30 PM 7 PM
Location: Room A-1 and the Recording Studio Patio
Dance Concert
Date: 5/26/2017, 8 PM
Location: Norman Pattiz Theatre
Guitar Concert
Date: 5/19/2017, 7:30 PM
Location: Norman Pattiz Theatre
Symphony Concert
Date: 5/12/2017, 7:30 PM
Location: Norman Pattiz Theatre

Norm Pattiz Concert Hall

The 600-seat Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall at Hamilton High School was renovated and subsequently dedicated in February 1989. Mr. Pattiz is the Founder of Westwood One and is currently CEO of Courtside Entertainment Group. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1960. Every year over 60 concerts including drama, dance & musical theater productions are performed in the Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall.

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