STARS! Support The Arts Reaching Students

In Eagle County, more than 8,000 students each year are given invaluable exposure to the performing arts through the Vilar Performing Arts Center’s S.T.A.R.S. programming (Support The Arts Reaching Students). It provides the basis for a life of enjoyment and understanding of a wide array of performing arts disciplines, often for youth who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity. Pat and Pete Frechette were instrumental in the creation of the S.T.A.R.S. program, which was founded in 1998 and has provided thousands of Eagle County youth with free or affordable opportunities to experience age-appropriate performing arts, often via school field trips to matinee shows. The S.T.A.R.S. program brings approximately 20 shows a year to the VPAC. The programming is educational and entertaining, oftentimes integrating with teachers’ lesson plans and sometimes providing a platform for discussion of pertinent childhood issues such as bullying, cultural awareness or how to deal with challenging homework.

2019-2020 STARS LINEUP:
Doktor Kaboom: Look out! Science is Coming! | Thursday, October 3rd | 10AM & 12:30PM | Age Range: 4th & 5th Grade
Maddi’s Fridge | Thursday, October 10th | 10AM & 12:30PM | Age Range: 2nd & 3rd Grades
Sam Reider & The Human Hands: Roots of Freedom | Thursday, October 24th | 10AM & 12:30PM | Age Range: 4th & 5th Grades
David Gonzales: The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures | Friday, November 1st | 10AM & 12:30PM |Age Range: 1st– 3rd Grades
Buzz Brass: The History of Music | Thursday, December 5th | 10AM & 12:30PM | Age Range: 3rd-5th
The Pout Pout Fish | Monday, December 16th | 10AM & 12:30PM | Age Range: Pre-K-1st Grade
The Grigoryan Brothers | Monday, January 27th | 12:30PM | Age Range: 4th & Up
Pilobolus | Wednesday, March 11th | 12:30PM | Age Range: 3rd & Up
Diavolo | Tuesday, March 24th | 12:30PM | Age Range: 3rd & Up
Dino Lights | Monday, April 6th | 10AM & 12:30PM | Age Range: K-2nd

The STARS Series is underwritten by the Frechette Family Foundation.  Vail Daily: “STARS Program receives $1 million endowment from Frechette Family Foundation

If you are interested in signing up a school group or if your school is already booked and you would like to request a reimbursement for bus transportation, please complete the forms linked below.



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