Passport to the Arts is a fun weekend for the entire family. The arts festival opens on Friday May 8th with an Instagram Scavenger Hunt and gallery receptions all along the road. Saturday morning starts with the Artist Quick Draw, in which artists are given just two hours to start and complete an original work. Those same pieces are auctioned later that day, but before that happens the talented youth of Santa Fe take the stage in a series of musical performances.
Head to the Big Tent after the Artist Quick Draw to enjoy the music of Santa Fe students.
Music is an integral part of the Santa Fe Public Schools experience, and furthering music education is one of the goals of Passport to the Arts. Proceeds from auctions and other fundraisers go to supporting the more than 3200 students participating in elective music programs, and the 100% participation rates in elementary school music. From small groups to large ensembles the students learn to demonstrate their skills in band, choir, orchestra, or with individual instruments such as guitar or piano.
The music will begin at 1:00 pm on Saturday May 9th and will continue for about one and a half hours. Groups will perform in fifteen minute blocks, with five varied ensembles showcasing the diversity of the music programs. The performances include:
|1:00-1:15 pm||Nina Otero 6th Grade Band|
|1:20-1:35 pm||Aspen Intermediate Orchestra|
|1:40-1:55 pm||Ortiz MS Choir|
|2:00-2:15 pm||El Camino Real Orchestra|
|2:20-2:35 pm||SFHS Choir|
To see the performances of these talented Santa Fe students, head to the Big Tent after the Artist Quick Draw.