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Upcoming Events at Almaden Valley High Schools

Almaden Valley high schoolsAlmaden Valley high schools Leland and Pioneer both have exciting events that you can attend over the weekend and next week.

On Saturday, October 20, the Leland Parent Club is hosting its annual music and dance event, the Dandiya Raas Mela. The Dandiya and the Garba are traditional ritualistic dances performed during the Indian festival of Navratri or the “nine nights”.

This event is one of the biggest fundraisers for Leland High School. A special highlight of the event this year is a performance by the “Naach” group, a students club specializing in Bollywood dance. Tickets can be purchased both online and at the door. All proceeds go towards enrichment programs at Leland High. For more information, visit: http://www.lelandparentclub.com/dandiya.html

Next week, from October 24 to October 27, students at Pioneer High will be performing twin fall plays, 12 Angry Men and 12 Angry Women.

12 Angry Men is adapted from the American courtroom drama of the same name, while 12 Angry Women is a feminist adaptation of the same play.

Advanced reserved seats may be booked through phsdrama.ludus.com. Tickets will also be available at the door. So, come with you family and friends to watch this classic adaptation from a highly talented drama team and help raise funds for Pioneer High. For more information, visit: https://pioneer.sjusd.org/index.php/calendar/filter-by/event/699/2018/10/24/

Leland and Pioneer High School Performing Arts 2016

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Don’t miss these two great plays presented by Leland and Pioneer High drama departments!

Arsenic and Old Lace at Leland High

Leland Drama presents Arsenic and Old Lace, by special arrangement with the Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Written by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, Arsenic and Old Lace is in the genre of black comedy. The plot revolves around the Brewster family, whose ancestors once arrived on the Mayflower, but whose members have now disintegrated into homicidal insanity. Performances are at Leland High School on November 16-18, 7 pm. Tickets: $10 for students and $12 for general admission. Limited seats, hurry and grab yours! For more information, visit http://sjusd.org/leland

Godspell Jr. at Pioneer High

To ring in the holiday spirit in December, Pioneer High Advanced Drama, with its 80-member cast and crew, presents Godspell Jr., a musical by Stephen Schwartz, based on the Book of Matthew. The play reminds viewers that “in a world that feels crazy, community is what gets us through”. The production is hip and modern with new upbeat songs. Performances are at Pioneer High School Performing Arts Center on December 1-3, 7pm. Tickets: general, $10, students, $5. For more information, call 408.365.1615 or get tickets online at https://phsdrama.ludustickets.com/index.php.

Enjoy the drama season!

17th Annual / 2012 Big Band Dance at Pioneer High School – UPDATED 2022

photo: pioneer high school music instructorPioneer High School is holding its 17th Annual Big Band Dance benefiting the school’s Band & Orchestra Program.

This wonderful, fun-filled evening includes live music performances by Pioneer’s “S” Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band. Also enjoy dancing, ballroom dance lessons, appetizers and desserts, and silent auction and raffle prizes.

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Pioneer Performing Arts to Present the Classic American Musical 42nd Street – UPDATED 2022

poster: 42nd StreetPioneer Performing Arts is presenting the classic American musical 42nd Street! This musical has a big band style book, and the pit orchestra will be filled with 15 musicians.

42nd Street tells the story of a chorus girl, Peggy Sawyer, who must take over as the star of the show on short notice when the lead performer is injured.

In only thirty-six hours, Peggy learns twenty-five pages, six songs, and ten dance numbers – and becomes a star.

The musical is at Pioneer High School Performing Arts Center on March 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2011 at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for students and seniors 62 and older. Tickets are available at the door. Or, you can purchase tickets by contacting Anita Adams at 408-718-6974 or anitakadams@yahoo.com. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

16th Annual / 2011 Big Band Dance at Pioneer High School – UPDATED 2022

photo: pioneer high school music instructorPioneer High School is holding its 16th Annual Big Band Dance benefiting the school’s Band & Orchestra Program.

This wonderful, fun-filled evening includes live music performances by Pioneer’s “S” Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band; dancing and brief ballroom dance lesson provided by Dance Boulevard at San Jose Dance Center; and appetizers, desserts, silent auction, and raffle prizes. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

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Pioneer High School 2010 / 2011 E-Waste Collection Events – UPDATED 2022

Logo: Pioneer High School Education FoundationPioneer High School Education Foundation is now holding its e-waste collection events on the first Saturday of each month throughout the 2010/2011 academic year. All proceeds benefit Pioneer High School’s academic and technology programs.

Discard your old computers, TVs, monitors, printers, cell phones, entertainment equipment, tools, small appliances, and any other electronic and battery-powered devices. Just drive up and volunteers will unload for you.

Businesses with large quantities of e-waste can have them picked up by contacting 1st Choice Recycling at support@1stchoicerecycling.com or 877-715-5515.

The event is at the Pioneer High School student parking lot, the first Saturday of each month, beginning September 4, 2010 and ending on May 7, 2011, from 9am to 4pm. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

17th Annual Mustang Stampede Golf Tournament – UPDATED 2022

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The Pioneer High School Athletic Booster Club is holding the 17th Annual Mustang Stampede Golf Tournament. The event includes golf, lunch, dinner, and on-course refreshments. The tournament format is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start.

The event also features tee and raffle prices, long drive, closest to the pin, low team gross, hole in one prizes on all par 3s, and long-drive champion Brian Pavlet. The fee is $150 per person. ($30 for dinner only guests.)

The event is at Santa Teresa Golf Club on Friday, May 14, 2010, beginning at 1pm. Download the sign-up form. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

Pioneer High School Baseball 2010 Alumni Game & 50th Anniversary Celebration – UPDATED 2022

Pioneer High School MustangsPioneer High School baseball program will be holding its 2010 alumni baseball game and celebrating its 50th anniversary. This memorable event includes hit-a-thon fundraiser, BBQ, home run derby, and an alumni vs. alumni baseball game. All Pioneer baseball alums are encouraged to come out and enjoy a great day with former teammates and relive the good old days on the diamond.

The event is at Pioneer High School on Saturday, April 3, 2010. The hit-a-thon fundraiser is 9:00am to 11:30am, BBQ and home run derby 11:30am to 1:00pm, and alumni game 1:00pm to last out. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

Pioneer High School Performing Arts Presents “Crazy for You” – UPDATED 2022

Crazy for YouPioneer High School Performing Arts will be presenting its Spring musical “Crazy for You.” The performances are being held at Pioneer’s Performing Arts Center on April 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, and May 1, 2010. Curtain is at 7pm. Reserved seating is $15 per ticket for adults and $7 per ticket for students and seniors 62 or older. For tickets, contact Anita Adams: 408-718-6974 or anitakadams@yahoo.com. [EVENT IS CLOSED]