Visual and Performing Arts Center Blog

It’s official! We’re under way.

Under a brilliant blue sky with the U.S. flag waving from atop a McCarthy Building Companies’ crane, the El Camino Visual and Performing Arts Center officially broke ground. Members of the SJUSD board of trustees, Superintendent Kent Kern, and a host of excited students, faculty, parents, and alumni attended this long-awaited moment. As band director…

We’re breaking ground and you’re invited

Please join San Juan Unified for the ceremonial groundbreaking of El Camino Fundamental High School’s signature performing arts center! DATE:  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 TIME:  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM RSVP via our Eventbrite link The future performing arts center is a long-anticipated addition to El Camino’s award-winning band, music and theater programs. Once complete, the…

Shopping on Amazon? Support ecARTS!

If you plan to do any holiday shopping on Amazon in the next few weeks, please remember to support ecARTS through its AmazonSmile link. A percentage of your purchase is donated directly to our theater. Thank you, and happy holidays.

Alumni contributions say, “Thank you!”

by guest blogger Aiyana Cunningham, Class of 1995 My experience as a drama and choir student was transformative and it compelled me to organize an alumni fundraising campaign for the new performing arts center.  By using Gofundme and connecting to classmates on Facebook we raised $1,500.  It was hard work and required some bold hassling…

Drum roll please — bass drum funded!

About two weeks ago we published a wish list of furnishings and equipment for El Camino’s new performing arts center. This week, we are delighted to report a gift of $1,000 to fund our bass drum in honor of band alumnus Michael Slater, Class of 2011. Please join us in thanking the Slater family for their generosity…

Shop Amazon. Give to ecARTS

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the furnishings and equipment fund of the new El Camino High School Performing Arts Center, at no cost to you! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com. The added bonus is Amazon will…

Performing Arts Center news

Good news regarding El Camino’s performing arts center! Principal Shelly Friery and Kevin Glaser met with district officials to establish a proposed timeline for our project: Send out a Request for Proposals — February 2016 Select a contractor/architect — March 2016 Break ground — summer 2017 PAC opens — summer of 2018  In the meantime,…