Since 2011, we have led the effort to protect and support the arts programs of Simi Valley schools. In the past four years, we have donated nearly $40,000 back to the city's four high schools.
It’s a New Day is a group of local citizens, patrons of and participants in the arts, with a passion to promote the arts in our community. By mentoring young, local performers with experienced artists, we produce quality events in a variety of venues to raise money for the funding of worthy and local arts programs.
Since We Began, we have...
- ...staged five annual benefit concerts including students from numerous high schools in Ventura County.
- ...staged multiple annual teen and tween Open Mic Night competitions with cash prizes and judges from the professional entertainment industry.
- ...established an improv comedy troupe for Simi Valley teens, Simi Teen Improv Comedy.
- ...established a monthly concert series at the Simi Valley Public Library featuring local students and community members.
- ...donated nearly $40,000 to the high school music programs in Simi Valley.
- ...staged three summer festivals featuring local bands and community performers to kick off our fundraising season.
- ...produced various local theatre performances.
- ...began an academic theatre program that aims to produce original theatrical performances to supplement the literature of the local school curriculum.