Tuesday, December 12, 2017

DGS Trumpet Ensemble performs at Aspired Living


Congratulations and kudos to the DGS Trumpet Ensemble, led by senior Jake Burrows, for their performance yesterday at Aspired Living in Westmont.  The musical and interpersonal interactions enriched the lives of both the student musicians and the residents.


2017 Winter Art Show Highlights


Please enjoy this video highlight reel of 2D and 3D student work from the 2017 Winter Art Show.  Congratulations to all the student artists and their mentoring faculty for creating such a wonderful exhibition!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

DGS All-State Musicans


Congratulations to our 2017-2018 All-State Musicians.  The All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra will convene for a series of rehearsals in Peoria, IL, January 24-27, 2018.  Their concerts will be held at the Peoria Civic Center on the afternoon of January 27, 2018

WINDS AND PERCUSSION
Allie Brandt (12) - Bb Clarinet
Danny King (12) - Bb Clarinet

CHORUS
Amy Binder (12) - Alto II
Matt Burrows (12) - Bass II
Agne Giedraityte (10) - Soprano I
Myles Henderson (12) - Bass II
Matthew McKenney (11) - Bass II
Natalie Olsen (12) - Soprano II
Nathaniel Parson (12) - Tenor II
Priya Patel (12) - Soprano II

ORCHESTRA STRINGS
Nicolette Cheaure (12) -Viola
Bella Kelly (12) - Violin II
Therese Malinowski (10) - Cello

Thursday, December 07, 2017

2017 Holiday Concert


Congratulations to the students and staff who participated in the 2017 Holiday Concert at South High School this evening.  Please enjoy this archived broadcast of the performance.


Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Winter Art Show and Holiday Concert - FINAL PREPARATIONS!







The 2017 Winter Art Show opens on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the West Events Foyer at South High School.  The Holiday Concert is at 7:00 PM in the main gymnasium at South High School.  Admission is free to both events and the public is cordially invited to attend this annual celebration of student artists and the arts at South High School.

FOFA Notecards, Calendars and LUNGEVITY Ribbons




Friends of Fine Arts (FOFA) is selling note cards and a calendar featuring the work of South High School student artists.  The note cards are $8 for a packet of 6 cards;  the calendar is $15.  Both items will be on sale at the opening of the Winter Art Show on Thursday, December 7th at 6 PM in the West Events Entrance at South High School.  These items will also be on sale at the Holiday Concert on Thursday, December 7th at 7:00 PM in the Main Gymnasium.  

All proceeds from the calendar sale this year are dedicated towards LUNGEVITY, the school-wide philanthropy for 2017-2018. 

Finally, all music students will be wearing white ribbons during the Holiday Concert to create awareness of and support for LUNGEVITY.  Patrons may purchase ribbons ($2 suggested donation) and join us in our campaign this year.  

Monday, December 04, 2017

2017-2018 South High School All-State Musicians


13 student musicians from South High School in Downers Grove have been selected through competitive audition to participate in the 2017-2018  Illinois Music Education Association All-State Bands, Orchestras, Choirs, Jazz Bands or Vocal Jazz Ensembles.  The audition took place on October 10, 2017 at Carl Sandburg High School. Chorus students have been placed into Honors or All-State Ensembles based on their district auditions and call-backs.  Instrumental students will audition again in January while in Peoria for placement in either Honors or All-State Ensembles. 

“Earning a spot as an All-State musician is the pinnacle of performance success for a high school performer in Illinois” said Fine Arts Department Chairman Glenn Williams.  "The long term performance success of these student musicians can be attributed to families, private teachers, and sender school music teachers.  South High School is proud of these students for their diligence and commitment to musical excellence and is pleased to have them represent our school, our district and our community as musical ambassadors at the IMEC this coming January in Peoria."

The All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra will convene for a series of rehearsals in Peoria, IL, January 24-27, 2018.  Their concerts will be held at the Peoria Civic Center on the afternoon of January 27, 2018

WINDS AND PERCUSSION
Allie Brandt (12) - Bb Clarinet
Danny King (12) - Bb Clarinet

CHORUS
Amy Binder (12) - Alto II
Matt Burrows (12) - Bass II
Agne Giedraityte (10) - Soprano I
Myles Henderson (12) - Bass II
Matthew McKenney (11) - Bass II
Natalie Olsen (12) - Soprano II
Nathaniel Parson (12) - Tenor II
Priya Patel (12) - Soprano II

ORCHESTRA STRINGS
Nicolette Cheaure (12) -Viola
Bella Kelly (12) - Violin II
Therese Malinowski (10) - Cello