Last month more than 160 middle and high school students showcased their acting, dancing, singing talents at the Performing Arts Showcase.
“This event is a wonderful opportunity for students in arts programs throughout the county to come together for an outstanding performance,” said County Superintendent Ted Alejandre. “We have so much talent among our students and to see them in the spotlight in a professional, historical setting was truly incredible.”
The event was held at the historic California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino. The student performers represented eight districts in San Bernardino County.
“I’m excited to be with all my friends, especially after COVID, and it’s just a blessing to be able to perform [in person] again,” said Mercedes, a Senior at A.B. Miller High School and a member of the dance ensemble. “It just brings peace of mind that hard times don’t last forever and being able to dance and share this art with other people is a great opportunity.”
The first Performing Arts Showcase took place in 2016 and has been held annually at the California Theatre, except for a two-year break from 2020 to 2021 due to COVID-19 protocols. This year, students, teachers and attendees celebrated a return to in person performances.
San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools hosts the event in collaboration with The California Arts Project.