VAPA News & Events

Band Spectacular - November 2, 2022

marching band

We are very excited to announce the return of our annual Band Spectacular, a showcase performance of the high school and middle school instrumental music programs from throughout the district!

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
7:00 p.m.
Portola High School


Tickets are available on the day of the event (no pre-sale) at the ticket booth:

$10 for individuals
$5 for students who are not performing
$25 for families (up to 4 people).

All proceeds go toward supporting instrumental music in IUSD.


6:00 Rehearsal Starts in the Stadium/Ticket Booth Opens
7:00 Band Spectacular Begins
8:30 Band Spectacular Concludes After the Combined Band Performance

As this is a very popular event and to help with seating, bands will be performing to both the home AND away sides of the stadium.  For the Grand Finale, all spectators are invited to watch from the “home” side of the stadium.

High School Music Festivals - march 21-23, 2023

HS Festival of Music

Each concert begins at 7:00 PM

A showcase performance of the top high school instrumental ensembles from throughout IUSD: one orchestra, one jazz ensemble and one band from each high school.

39th Annual Donald Bren Honors Concert - March 30, 2023

The Irvine Unified School District presents the 39th Annual Donald Bren Honors Concert on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 7 p.m.. IUSD student musicians in grades 5 - 12 will have the opportunity to showcase their talents at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

The Honors Concert provides an excellent opportunity for students to work with challenging musical compositions that stretch the skills of even the most accomplished students. Students add additional practice and rehearsal time to their day while proceeds from this annual concert provide financial support to Arts IUSD and directly impact the sustainability of Irvine’s music programs for years to come.

 Ticket prices range from $25-$85.
 Tickets can be purchased: 


  1. All ticket sales are final.
  2. Every person entering the theater who is not a performer needs a ticket.
  3. Photographing or recording the performance is strictly prohibited.
  4. There are several parking garages adjacent to the Center. Pre-paid parking can be purchased here. The updated price is $15.
  5. For specific questions related to ticketing or the venue, visit Segerstrom's Plan Your Visit page.  


1st Annual IUSD Honors Art show - MaY 19-20, 2023

More details coming soon!

1st Annual District Art Show