University High School’s second annual UChella concert, sponsored by Fanfare Tickets and University High School Swimming, is on Friday, May 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Andrews Hall. Students will share their talents in African dance, tap dance, mime, printmaking, architecture, jazz, photography, videography, illustration, ceramics, theatre, bookmaking, drumming, hip hop, and more! Admission is free, concessions will be available for purchase, and donations are encouraged. All proceeds benefit Arts for Learning, the oldest and largest arts in education organization in Indiana.

UChella is an entirely student-led fundraiser that lets students express themselves through music, visual media, and performing arts. In 2018, the festival amassed almost 200 students, and community members raised $1,300 for Arts for Learning.

Last year Arts for Learning’s professional teaching artists served over 50,000 students in 30 counties around the state. Arts for Learning connects Indiana schools with valuable arts programming activities, assuring a strong presence of the arts in every child’s education. The organization’s goal is to unlock students’ potential while working closely with teachers to make cross-curricular connections that open children’s hearts and minds to learning.

UChella gives University students of all grades a chance to share their talent and passion with their school community. Every student is welcome to both perform and attend the event. UChella has become a landmark community event that many students consider a significant school function.

If you can’t make it to the concert but wish to contribute, you may mail or drop off donations to the school in an envelope marked “UChella.” For more information, contact Keegan Priest.