All the Beautiful Colors

Isaac Holden

On the date of April 22, 2015, Cesar Chavez High School hosted a cultural assembly. This event gave a small insight of various culture’s dances and how they express their selves, whether it’s in colorful robes, or flashy outfits. This event was mainly for the student of Cesar Chavez, because it seems to be that not every culture gains recognition that they deserve.

To summarize what had happened, there were many different genres of acts such as:Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi, Polynesian, Cambodian & Loas ect. They then came out separately and proceeded with their act. After each act was concluded, then the audience would cheer and show respect for all members of the group.

The list of acts come as:

  • National Anthem/Alma Mater
  • Jazz Choir
  • Dance Club
  • Ballet Folklorico
  • Mariachi
  • Polynesian
  • Cambodian/Loas
  • Winter Guard
  • Winter Drumline
  • Jazz Band

To introduce one of the acts fully, lets overview Cambodian/Loas.  The Cambodian/Loas act was much different from any other dances in numerous people’s opinions.  The music was very calming and brought a comforting sensational vibe to the crowd.

Overall, this was the most interesting as well as educational assembly I have ever attended throughout my years.  A message also came along with it that said, “No matter the pigment of your skin, you’re still simply a wonderful human being.”  The performances were all terrific, but it feels that dance club shouldn’t have been there because again, this is ‘culture’ day.  The audience was very attentive and showed much respect to all of the different groups as they all entered as well as exiting out.  The number one issue that came across was the setting up.  For some of the acts, it seems that they did not have an idea of where to set up all of their equipment, which delayed time by a bit.