For 66 years, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has produced an annual musical extravaganza to share the outstanding music education programs in the district with the community that provides much of the support. The district's excellent music programs are featured in three nights of concerts called "Stairway of the Stars" at Santa Monica High School's historic Barnum Hall auditorium.
Over the three nights, there are approximately 1,000 student performers involved in the Stairway concerts. This year, the concerts will take place on February 10th, 12th, and 18th, from 7:00 pm to about 8:30 pm. The concerts will be held in Barnum Hall on the Santa Monica High School campus.
Each year, guest conductors are featured to work with the district's students. This year's guest conductors are Anna Hamre (Choir Night), John Carnahan (Band Night), and Richard Meyer (Orchestra Night).
The 2015 Stairway Honor Award Recipient will be the Gail Dorin Music Foundation, which founded the incredible Dream Strings program in the district.
FOR 2015 STAIRWAY DEDICATIONS to be included in the Stairway program, to students & friends, please visit the Stairway web page http://www.smmusd.org/vapa/stairway/ and use the Dedications and DVD/T-shirt Order Form.
Make a DONATION to support the extraordinary quality of the SMMUSD Music Program! You may include a donation when you pay for your tickets online, or use the Dedications/DVD/T-shirt Order Form on the Stairway web page. You may use the form to donate without making a purchase.
All Stairway of the Stars concert tickets are for general admission/open seating. During the Stairway Family advance online ticket sales period, each student performer may purchase up to four (4) tickets with their student ID code, for the night of their performance ONLY, on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. Families with more than one student performing may purchase up to four tickets per performing student for each night the student is performing only.
At the end of the Stairway Family advance online ticket sales period, tickets will be available to the public during an online FLASH SALE ending 5 days before each concert date. There is no limit on the number of tickets that a buyer may purchase during the Flash Sale. After the Flash Sale any remaining tickets will be made available to the public starting at 5:30 pm on each event night. Tickets will be sold each evening at the box office ONLY for that evening's performance. Ticket price is $15.00 each, cash or check only at the box office.