Thursday, May 16, 2019

2019 Spring Band Concert









Congratulations to the students and staff affiliated with the Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony for presenting a wonderful Spring Concert.  Special shout-out to senior soloist Carson Aldrich for his performance of Saint-Saens Cavatine with the Wind Symphony.  We also bid a fond farewell to the members of the Class of 2019 in Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony - thanks for a fabulous four years of making music together.

If you were unable to join us in the auditorium live this evening, please view the archived broadcast on the South Fine Arts YouTube Channel.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

2019 Graduation Concert
















Congratulations to the students and staff affiliated with the A Cappella Choir and the Wind Ensemble for presenting an outstanding Graduation Concert this evening.  Special congratulations to all the student soloists this evening, especially to senior soloists Samantha Guagliardo on euphonium and Mary Mulcahey on flute.  The combined performance of Eric Whitacre's Sleep  with the Wind Ensemble and A Cappella Choir left the patrons in the house breathless. We also bid a fond farewell to the members of the Class of 2019.  Your sonic presence will be missed and your legacy will be remembered.  May the wind be always at your back as you depart South High School.

If you were unable to join us in the auditorium this evening, please view the archived broadcast on the South High Fine Arts YouTube Channel.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2019 Spring Choir Concert

















Congratulations to the students and staff affiliated with the South High School Choral program for presenting a fabulous Spring Concert this evening.  The 18 different pieces performed by the 7 different choirs represented a diverse range of musical styles.  The closing Alma Mater welcomed singers from all generations to the stage to join in song together.

If you were unable to join us in the auditorium this evening please view the archived concert on the South High School Fine Arts YouTube Channel.


Mustang Jazz Musicians perform at Oak Terrace


Musicians from the South High School Jazz Program performed dinner music tonight for residents at the Oak Terrace Community in Downers Grove.  The quartet consisted of  Nathan Weichec on trombone, Tony Raso on guitar, Stephen Nicholson on bass, and Scott Pape on drums.  The students played standards including Autumn Leaves, I Got Rhythm, and The Preacher to rave reviews from the residents in attendance.  Group leader Nathan Weichec organized this event in part to fulfill requirements for the Fine Arts Honors Program as a jazz musician.  Well done Mustang jazz musicians!

The District 99 Orchestra Celebrates a Successful Year

The 2019 District 99 Orchestra Awards Banquet brought together 270+ members of the orchestra family to celebrate another extremely successful year.

Special thanks are extended to the many parent volunteers who created a spectacular event, most notably our banquet co-chairs Ms. Kaaron Gross (North High parent) and  Mr. Brian Allendorfer (South High parent).



The students and faculty of the Fine Arts Department and the District 99 Orchestra gratefully acknowledge the participation by families in the 2019 Orchestra Basket Raffle. The money raised in support of the District 99 Orchestra will go a long way in providing impactful experiences for our student musicians.