Concert of the Century: Musicians and Performers to Set the Tone for Chula Vista Centennial Celebration

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New LEED Gold-Certified performing arts center comes alive with the sights and sounds of local talent as part of a year-long celebration of Chula Vista Centennial events.

Chula Vista Centennial

Olympian Clean-up Crew set to perform. Olympian High School

The Centennial Concert is all about the people of Chula Vista and the incredible talent we have right here in our own city. It will be the concert of the century.

Chula Vista High School’s new performing arts center comes alive on March 7 and 8 with the sights and sounds of local musicians and performers as the City of Chula Vista kicks off its year-long centennial celebration with the Chula Vista Centennial Concert: 10 Decades of Memories, Moments and Milestones.

Planned and performed entirely by local talent, audiences will enjoy an event packed with memorable songs from the first 10 decades of the city’s history, beginning in 1911. The backdrop for the once-in-a-lifetime show is Chula Vista High School, the city’s oldest high school, and its new LEED-Gold certified performing arts center, a symbol of the future of green development in the century to come.

“The Centennial Celebration Concert is all about the people of Chula Vista and the incredible talent we have right here in our own city,” said Reina Bolles, the concert’s artistic director. “The performers are going all out to make this a special night for the community. More than 300 dancers, singers and musicians are perfecting special music, wardrobe, and choreography for their performance. It will be the concert of the century.”

Emceed by local celebrity Little Tommy Sablan and dancer/vocalist Andria Elam, performers of all ages will delight the community by presenting marching bands, four-part harmony choirs, 1920's Charleston dancing, swing music, jazz, rock, and hip hop. There is something for everyone. Family members, friends and co-workers can celebrate a musical evening of people and progress throughout Chula Vista’s first 100 years.

Tickets are now available online for $10 at Online sales end on Friday, March 4 at 4 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased at the centennial office located at Chula Vista City Hall Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets prior to March 4 as the concert is expected to sell out early.

Proceeds generated from ticket sales help benefit community events throughout the centennial year. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this and other centennial-related events.

For additional information about supporting centennial events and projects, contact Mary Marcdante, centennial manager, at (619) 585-5682 or

All activities are organized by the Centennial’s Committee of 100 volunteers in partnership with community businesses, educational groups, and non-profit organizations and continue through 2011.

The centennial office is located inside City Hall at 276 Fourth Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910.

Chula Vista Centennial Concert Details and Performance Lineup:

Dates:    Monday, March 7 & Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Time:        7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. (General Admission Seating)

Emcees, Little Tommy Sablan & Andria Elam
Preshow - Mariachi CV, Chula Vista High School
Opening - Lutheran High School Choir, Lutheran High School, Chula Vista
1911 - Honor Symphonic Band, Chula Vista High Schools
Centennial Slide Show Medley - John Kalpus
1920 - Dance Force, Chula Vista High School
1930 - Chula Vista Torch Singers
1940 - The Music Machine, Bonita Vista High School
1950 - House of Guitars, Chula Vista High School
1960 - JD and the Blues Busters
1970 – Southwestern College Choir & Chamber Singers
1980 - Olympian Clean-up Crew, Olympian High School
1990 - Tre' Tenore (The Three Tenors)
2000 - Eastlake Dance Co., Eastlake High School

About the Chula Vista Centennial
The City of Chula Vista Centennial is a yearlong, once-in-a-lifetime celebration of events, organized by and for the community to commemorate the history and people of the city and create a lasting legacy. City-wide events sponsored by community businesses, educational groups, and non-profit organizations in partnership with the Centennial's Committee of 100 volunteers will continue through 2011. To learn more about the Centennial and review a calendar of events and projects, visit the official website at Website designed by Chula Vistan Israel Farrer.


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