Another incredible check from Kiwanis of the Valleys to fund the music education program at Scotts Valley Unified. We couldn’t do it without you!


Scotts Valley Unified School District Receives the NAMM Foundation “Best Communities for Music Education” Award 2017!

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Santa Cruz County Supervisor Bruce McPherson comes out to show support for music in our schools at the NAMM Foundation SupportMusic Coalition at Scotts Valley High School.

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Winning YouTube Video for Lennon Bus.

Scotts Valley High ROP Music Production and Recording Arts Students get a visit from the John Lennon Educational Bus!

Students were able to record an original song written in class on the John Lennon Bus February 22nd.  Following the bus visit the NAMM Foundation held a SupportMusic Community Forum at the high school. Students, teachers, administrators and community leaders served on the panels. Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, Michael Watkins, opened up the event moderated by Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of the NAMM Foundation.  Closing the event were proclamations given to the John Lennon Foundation and the NAMM Foundation by County Supervisor, Bruce McPherson.

We all hope that the state will see the value and importance of music in our schools and designate funding for music education!

SVHS Choir hits LA for the Heritage Festival

The Scotts Valley High School Choir scored 2nd place and an “EXCELLENT” rating at the 2016 Heritage Festival in Anaheim April 16th. Students also got a chance to visit the GRAMMY Museum and its interactive music stations. Great time!

Published in: on April 19, 2016 at 4:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

Scotts Valley Unified Receives the NAMM Foundation’s 2016 “Best Communities for Music Education” Award


SVHS Students Accepted into the CMEA Central Coast Section Honor Band and Choir for 2016

The California Music Educators Association Central Coast Honor Band and Choir performed in January and February.

Scotts Valley High had these students accepted into Honor Choir: Adrian Samson (tenor) and Noah Daniels and Edward Sims-Johnson (bass).

Honor Band: Edward Sims-Johnson on Bari Sax.


Published in: on February 25, 2016 at 11:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

SVHS Honor Band and Choir Students for 2015!

Scotts Valley High School has had four music students accepted into the California Music Education Association (CMEA) Central Coast Honor Band and Choir ensembles. From Choir we have bass singer Mitchell Rust and tenor singer Josh Olson, and from Band we have Natasha Ahrweiler on flute on Kate Cellucci who scored 1st chair on bassoon. 
Students audition by performing selected material by the CMEA. They are adjudicated by music educators from around the central coast and chosen based on their scores.
Honor Band concert will be at Hartnell College, Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at 2:00 PM 
Honor Choir concert will be at Salinas High School. Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 2:00 PM 
Congratulations to these talented SVHS musicians!
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Scotts Valley High School Choir receives a Silver Excellent rating at the Heritage Festival in Hollywood!

Scotts Valley High’s Choir performed in LA April 12th at the Heritage Festival and received the Silver Excellent Award, along with the festival’s “The Spirit of Hollywood” award for their professionalism at the festival.

Students also got to meet Kevin McHale from GLEE! See bottom photo.

Congratulations Choir!

Silver Excellent Award and The Spirit of Hollywood Award at Universal Studios

Silver Excellent Award and The Spirit of Hollywood Award at Universal Studios