Welcome to the District Visual & Performing Arts Department!
Providing access and opportunities to the arts for a lifetime of enjoyment!
Our district is proud to offer instruction in Visual & Performing Arts to our students district-wide, from grades 1-12!
(559) 898-ARTS (Phone)
Elementary VAPA (grades 1-5)
Our students receive instruction every other day for 45 minutes in the arts, learning choral music, instrumental music (flutophone), and visual art.
Highlights of the 2017-2018 School Year were:
- KCUSD Children's Day - Partnership between KCUSD Migrant Department and VAPA.
- Performances, Community Partners, and Activities for Children
- ALL district students, grades 1-5, were provided an all-expenses paid "capstone arts experience" field trip!
- Events included:
- Enchanted Playhouse Theater - Visalia, CA Productions of "Peter Pan" & "Charlotte's Web"
- Tulare County Office of Education Theatre Company Production of "Elf, Jr."
- Children's Musical Theaterworks Production of "Annie" - Fresno, CA
- KCUSD Drama Productions, as presented by Reedley High & Orange Cove High School Theatre Departments
Highlights of the 2016-2017 School Year were:
- "El Bracero" Mariachi Opera and Visual Art Showcase - In partnership with the Visalia Opera Company - OCHS
Highlights of the 2015-2016 School Year were:
- KCUSD District Fair Primary Grade Performance - Orange Cove High School
- Oral Interpretation Festival - 450 KCUSD and St. La Salle students grades K-6 participated - Orange Cove High School
- Fiesta Art Show - Students from nearly all KCUSD Elementary & Immanuel Schools submitted art - Downtown Reedley
- KCUSD School Board Showcases - Washington Elementary & Jefferson Elementary
- Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - McCord Elementary - Downtown Orange Cove
- 2nd Annual Orange Cove High School Band Review
- Various Site Christmas Concerts - Reedley & Orange Cove Schools
- AL Conner, McCord & Sheridan 5th graders - "Miss Nelson Is Missing" Play - Presented by the OCHS Drama Dept.
- District-wide Graffiti Prevention Curriculum - with support from the Reedley Police Department & KCUSD Administration
- Jefferson, TL Reed & Lincoln 5th graders - "School House Rock, Jr." - Presented by the TCOE Theatre Company (Visalia)
- Reedley High School Spring Musical - "Beauty and the Beast" - Elementary Student Presentation
- Spring Night Performances - Washington Elementary, Jefferson Elementary
- Patriotic Salute - Riverview Kindergarten through Third Grade - Riverview Elementary
- School-wide Visual Art Showcase - AL Conner Elementary
- Mr. Holland's Opus Instrumental Music Grant - New Instruments purchased - Dunlap K-8 School & Grant Middle School
VAPA Tech Staff
Our team of caring Visual & Performing Arts Technicians are excited to share their love of the arts with your child at every opportunity! We strive to provide a balanced variety of music and visual art curriculum in a variety of topics, both seasonal and educational, to help your child develop curiosity and passion for all things artistic!
|AL Conner Elementary
||Orange Cove, CA
||Donna Vincent, Micah Brummitt
||Rachael Rudy, Amber Mendoza
||Robert Clark, Micah Brummitt
|Great Western Elementary
||Carol Leppke, Stephanie Barnett
||Benjamin Applegate, Andrea Welch
||Orange Cove, CA
||Sara Balderas, Joshua Harden
||Orange Cove, CA
||Ashley Panella, Stephanie Barnett
|Silas Bartsch K-8
Joseph Ham, Joshua Harden
|TL Reed K-8
||Janice Trott, Stephanie Barnett
||Crystal Nunez, Amber Mendoza
Secondary VAPA (grades 6-12)
Our secondary VAPA programs offer a wide variety of educational opportunities for our students.
We are excited to offer programs in:
- Band (grades 6-12)
- Reedley High "Pirate" Marching Band
- Directors: Daniel Paulsen, Samuel Gipson, Lisa Dewhurst, Jason Awbrey
- Colorguard: Bill Davis
- Drum Line: Corey Dobbins
- Orange Cove High "Titan" Marching Band
- Directors: Ryan Ubhoff, Moises Caluya
- Choir (grades 9-12)
- Reedley High School & Orange Cove High School
- Director: David dela Concepcion
- Accompanist: Corey Dobbins
- Performing Arts Theatre Manager: Steve Jones
- Theatre & Drama (grades 9-12)
- KC Showcase (grades 3-12)
- Director: Sarah Wiebe
- Musical Consultant: Bernadette Tasy
- Stage Manager: Marianne McFarlin
- Staff: Corey Dobbins
- Visual, Applied & Culinary Arts (grades 9-12)
- Reedley High School
- Staff: Connie Wiebe, David Smith, Matthew Hiebert
- Orange Cove High School
- Staff: Samantha Garner, Chef Bueno