The Hero Project

This year we are choosing to come together as a community to celebrate heroes large and small.

The Hero Project is our way of giving back to the community, encouraging students to identify, admire and model individuals that exhibit heroic characteristics. This program, particular to the 2018-19 school year, is offered to K-12 school classrooms throughout the Greater Bay Area. Students will work together with their classroom teachers and advisors to select an individual, living or deceased, famous or unknown. 

Through the course of four sessions with San Francisco Opera Guild’s teaching artists, students will compose and rehearse a song, short scene, praise poem or movement piece that reflects the spirit and heroic deeds of their chosen honoree.

Students will share their work in a collective performance as part of The Hero Festival in late March that will allow the community to learn about those being honored via the inspirational, creative and interpretive efforts of the students. Certificates of completion and a place in the Keepsake Hero Album will be presented to each participating class.


Who It's For

Grades K-12


A Hero Project coordinator will visit participating classrooms in November to help launch the creative process, and each class will be visited four more times between November 1, 2018 and March 1, 2019, to create a short performance piece with the class. Access to performance space and a piano in good working order is necessary. Grades K-5 are encouraged to attend Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena and complete Poinsettia Projects as part of their participation in The Hero Project.

Information for teachers

Applications will be due by September 15, 2018. Participants will be notified by October 1, 2018.


The Hero Project is free to 10 participating schools. 

Tickets to Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena are $8 per student.