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UPCOMING EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
September 9, 2019All Parents Band Booster General Band Booster Meeting (6pm, Band Room)
September 18, 2019Open House
September 13 – 14, 2019Las Vegas Clarinet and Brass Day
September 26, 2019Fall Band Concert (6:15pm Call Time, 6pm Concert)
October 1, 2019Fall Orchestra Concert (5:15pm Call Time, 6pm Concert)
October 19, 2019Brass Day
October 28, 2019LVA Annual Gala - Experience the Arts (6pm)
November 5, 2019Fall Band Chamber Concert (6pm)
November 13, 2019Smith Center Band Performance (7pm)
November 19 – 20, 2019CCSD Honor Band Etude Clinic
November 21, 2019Winter Band Concert (5:15pm Call Time, 6pm Concert)Hawaii Raffle Winner Announcement
December 4, 2019Winter Orchestra Concert; Symphony & Philharmonic (6pm)
December 7, 2019CCSD Honor Band Auditions (TBD)
December 13 – 14, 2019CCSD Regional Honor Band (Various Locations, Times TBD)
January 13, 2020All Parents Band Booster General Band Booster Meeting (6pm, Band Room)
January 17 – 18, 2020CCSD Honor Band
February 1, 2020Just a Taste of Wine Event (7pm, CPK Law Offices)
February 19, 2020Band Pre-Festival Concert (6pm)
February 29, 2020V3/V2 BOA Regional Festival (Time TBD)
March 12 – 14, 2020V3/V2 High School Advanced Band Festival (Time TBD)
March 31 – April 1, 2020V1 SNBA Intermediate Band Festival (Time TBD)
April 2 – 4, 2020All State Band Conference
April 5 – 9, 2020Band Trip – Hawaii
April 20, 2020All Parents Band Booster General Band Booster Meeting (6pm, Band Room)
May 6, 2020Spring Band Concert / Award Nights (6pm)
- LVA has been ranked as the #6 "Top Performing Arts High Schools in the U.S." by HelpToStudy.com!
The National Band Association has recognized the LVA Band Program as a Western Division Winner in the Blue Ribbon Programs of Excellence! This qualifies the band program for consideration as a National Winner, to be announced at The Midwest Clinic in December.
The LVA Wind Ensemble is a National Winner in the 2018 Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors project. The Mark of Excellence is a national music competition that recognizes music programs and their ensembles for high standards in performance. This selection is from a pool of over 250 ensembles from 38 states.
The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts is a nationally-recognized, award-winning magnet high school, serving approximately 1,700 students in Clark County, Nevada.
Located in the center of the Las Vegas High School Historical District, the Las Vegas Academy serves students from throughout the district in grades 9 through 12. Las Vegas Academy provides students the opportunity to pursue a conservatory in the areas of dance, music, theater, or visual arts within which majors are available in band, vocal music, dance, guitar, international studies, mariachi, orchestra, photography, piano, studio art, technical theatre, theatre, visual design, and World Jazz studies. The four conservatories, previously considered majors, were updated in 2017 as an effort to emphasize the academy’s focus on the arts. All students must meet a certain criteria for acceptance: completing an application, auditioning in their chosen performing major, preparing a portfolio, and/or taking an aptitude test.
The Academy offers students an intellectually challenging learning experience and empowers them with the skills and knowledge to compete successfully in the international workplace. Since opening, the school has placed at the top of the Clark County School District's academic programs with standardized test scores maintained at the 75th or better percentiles. Sixty percent of its graduating seniors enroll in four-year universities each year and another 10 percent enter junior colleges for a grand total of 70 percent enrollment at the university level.
The Academy has received national, state, and local accolades, including those from the White House; Senators Reid, Bryan, and Ensign; former Governor Bob Miller and former Las Vegas Mayor Jan Jones. The Academy has received ten Grammy Signature School awards for excellence in music programs and has been recognized by the International Network of Performing and Visual Arts schools as a STAR school.
In 2000, the U.S. Department of Education recognized the Academy as a New American High School. In 2002, the U.S. Department of Education honored the Academy as a U.S. Blue Ribbon School, making it one out of only 17 high schools in the country to have received both prestigious awards.
In 2013, Las Vegas Academy of Arts received the Outstanding Arts School Award from the Arts Schools Network (ASN), the nation's largest professional membership organization of specialized arts schools. This award is presented to an Arts Schools Network member school with an outstanding record of overall excellence in the categories of faculty and student achievement, community recognition and involvement, arts and academics integration, curriculum innovations, continuing growth and development, and state and national recognition. The Academy was also desginated as a 2013 Magnet School of America School of Distinction.