A two-year, pandemic-related break sets the stage for more than 250 students in Skyline’s performing arts department to showcase their talents. According to Dr. Ingrid Larragoity-Martin, music teacher at Skyline High School’s Visual Performing Arts Academy, the showcase will feature performances from the choirs and orchestras, along with Skyline High School’s mariachi band.
“All of it is a highlight since it's our first Winter Gala since 2019,” Larragoity-Martin said. “We’re excited to have everyone come and celebrate music and our community.”
Held in the auditorium at Skyline High School, the Winter Gala is free and open to the public tomorrow night. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with snacks and a student jazz combo performance in the school commons before the Gala gets underway at 6:30 p.m.
According to Larragoity-Martin, there is no specific theme to the performance beyond highlighting the hard work of the performing arts students. Musical selections will vary, she explained, and the evening will feature student-run chamber music and beautiful scenery on stage.
Though the performance is free, the high school is accepting any and all donations from the Longmont community to support performing arts at Skyline.
“After the losses of last year, we need all the donations possible,” Larragoity-Martin explained. “The funds go to supporting new music, special events, field trips and lessons.”
Skyline High School is located in northeast Longmont at 600 East Mountain View Avenue near Pace Street. Per school district policy and Boulder County mandates, masks are required during the performance.