Frazier Mountain FOCUS Central has been busy since January of 2002!

California Arts Council: 2017-current. Through recent grant funding, artists from our community have been invited to share their talents with students at Gorman Elementary School. Last year – 2017-2018 school year – Gorman provided matching funds with the California Arts Council to sponsor 30 weeks/120 hours of Singing/Songwriting (musician Allie-Jo Thomas), Ceramics (artist Gigi Nommensen), and Percussion (musician Richard Schwagerl) instruction by FOCUS teachers, on campus, during the school day. Theater and Ceramics II will be explored in-depth this year, concluding with a live performance of The Velveteen Rabbit and a Ceramics Gallery displaying student work from both years one and two.

After-School Classes:
A sampling of enrichment between 2002-2019:
MUSIC:  Singing, Songwriting, Piano, Percussions, Guitar, Brass/Wind Instruments, Violin
ART:  Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, 3D
VOCATIONAL ARTS: Sewing, Cooking, Set Design, Costume Design
DRAMA:  Acting for Theater and Film, Improv

DANCE:  Hip Hop, Ballet, Ballroom, Celtic, Highland, Tap, Jazz
DIGITAL ARTS: Photoshop, Gimp, Web Design

Summer Art Camps:
One week each summer (15 hours) full immersion into the arts.  Most mediums represented.
2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 pending

FOCUS Family Recital:
Spring Recital for students and their families annually, 2009 – 2018, June 2019 pending.

FOCUS Theatrical Productions:
ALL MY SONS 2015
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU 2014
TWELVE ANGRY JURORS 2012

Community Showcases:
PARADISO’ SHOWCASE AND COMPETITION  2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT  2005
FRAZIER PARK GOES TO THE MOVIES  2004
WATCH US SHINE  2003

Christmas Shows:
NUTCRACKER 2006
A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Co-production FMHS) 2006
A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS  2004
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS  2002

FOCUS Theatrical Productions: (North Hollywood and El Tejon School)
TAMING OF THE SHREW  2005
ROMEO AND JULIET  2005

FOCUS Theatrical Co-Productions:
AS YOU LIKE IT   2007 (MSF)
SEE HOW THEY RUN  2006 (FMHS)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL   2005 (FMHS)
TAMING OF THE SHREW   2004 (FMHS)

Community Band:  Conductor John Van Houten, 2007

Parade Floats:
HOLIDAY FAIRE PARADE   2002-2007 (1
st Place Most Creative 2007; 1st Place 2006)

Design Competitions:
FASHION EXPRESSIONS DESIGNERS COMPETITION  2002, 2003

Field Trips:
FASHION INSTITUTE DESIGN & MERCHANDISING (FIDM)  2003
WIND WOLVES PRESERVE   2002