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.


Our Mission

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.

We want to offer opportunities to empower our students and make positive contributions to our community. It’s a New Day is a model of how to do this.
— Bonnie Graeve, choir director at Royal High School

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.