Lynwood Unified Celebrates Student Talent at 8th Annual Art Festival and District Showcase

Hundreds of students, families and community members gathered to enjoy show-stopping performances, arts and crafts activities and art displays from schools across the District during Lynwood Unified’s eighth annual Festival of the Arts and District Showcase, held April 30.
Lynwood Unified's Festival of the Arts showcased the creative talents of LUSD students through dance, drama, painting and other artistic mediums, presenting their work and demonstrating how creativity can blossom when provided with a robust visual and performing arts (VAPA) curriculum.
Students from more than a dozen schools came together to perform and demonstrate their talents at the event. Lynwood High School's Danza Azteca dance group kicked off the festivities with a “Permiso & Land Acknowledgement” routine, followed by a Conga performance from Firebaugh High School dance team.
Students from Lincoln, Mark Twain and Lindbergh elementary schools also provided lively introductory performances for the crowd, and Abbott Elementary’s Spring Performing Arts Group presented a reenactment of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from the Disney Pixar film “Encanto.”
The event also featured the musical talents of the District’s middle school bands, with Caesar Chavez and Hosler middle schools’ concert bands delivering energetic performances. Additionally, Firebaugh High School’s marching band staged a rousing act that engaged the audience. 
“I’m really excited to be here playing with the Marching Band, especially since it’s going to be my first time performing with them,” Firebaugh High sophomore Natalie Alvarez said. “It’s great to see all of the hard work and dedication that went into making it happen.”
Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in raffles and giveaways, as well as take a walk through an outdoor gallery featuring drawings and paintings from students across the District.
“The Lynwood Festival of the Arts is an amazing opportunity for the District and the community to come together and appreciate art and music,” Superintendent Dr. Gudiel Crosthwaite said. “Our students are creative, hard-working and talented individuals and we are proud to showcase their work.”