Sunday, November 18, 2018

DGS Students at the 2018 District 1 ILMEA Festival #99Learns #DGSPride

Congratulations to the DGS student-musicians selected to perform in the Illinois Music Education Association District 1 Festival. Students from across the Chicago region were selected by competitive audition to participate in day-long educational workshops with highly respected guest conductors, and present a culminating concert for family, friends, and educators.  Thanks to our colleagues at Oak Park and River Forest High School for hosting this event.  Thanks to the volunteer leaders in the ILMEA for facilitating this experience for our student musicians.  It was a great day to be a Mustang!  

Matthew Bair (11) - Bass I
Dominic Balsamo (12) - Bass I
Peter Burrows (11) - Tenor I
Jillian Foster  (12) - Alto II
Agne Giedraityte  (11) - Soprano I
Diana Kwak (10) - Soprano II
Emily Leatherwood (11) - Soprano II
Matthew McKenney - (12) - Bass II
Samantha Selakovich (12) - Alto II
Jacqueline Sumida (11) - Soprano II
Stefan Tambik (11) - Tenor II
Adrian Trujillo - (12) - Bass II

Carson Aldrich (12) - Trombone (Band)
Emma Ansah (12) - Bb Clarinet (Band)
Samantha Guagliardo  (12) - Euphonium (Band)
Kelly Jankowski (12) - Trumpet (Orchestra)
Matthew Leinart (10) - Alto Saxophone (Band)
Emily Schwab (12) - Bassoon (Band)
Saahil Sorakayla (11) - Bassoon (Band)
Jonah Sprandel (10) - Alto Saxophone (Band)


Therese Malinowski  (11) - Cello
Madeline Pteanc  (12) - Violin
Olivia Roti (9) - Viola

Samantha Bachara (9) - alto
Nathan Frewen (9) - bass
Kassem Ossman (9) - tenor
Gwendolynne Royle (9) - soprano

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2018 Fall Jazz Concert #99Learns #DGSPride

Congratulations to the student musicians in Jazz Workshop, Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble for presenting a fabulous Fall Concert this evening.  Student improvisation was a focus of the evening, with numerous students  in all three ensembles having an opportunity to express themselves through improvisation.  It was a great night to be a Mustang Jazz musician!

If you weren't able to join us in the auditorium this evening, please watch the archived broadcast on the South High Fine Arts YouTube Channel:


DGS Highlights from the 2018 Chicagoland 4 x 5 Show #99Learns #DGSPride

Please enjoy these highlights from DGS Visual artists on exhibition at the 2018 Chicagoland 4x5 Show at Oswego High School. 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

DGS Jazz students shine at ILMEA District 1 Jazz Festival #99Learns #DGSPride

Congratulations to the DGS Jazz students who participated in the ILMEA District 1 Jazz Festival on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Hinsdale Central HS.  South High students were featured as soloists in each ensemble and performed with artistry and elegance.  Congrats to Carson Aldrich, Nathan Brummel, Joseph Daniele, Isaac Rutledge and Nathan Wiechec for their work and success as jazz musicians.  It was a great day to be a Mustang!  Thanks also to our neighbors at Hinsdale Central HS for hosting the festival for the day - we appreciate your spirit of volunteerism!

DGS Band students visit Northwestern University #99Learns #DGSPride

 On Friday, November 9, 2018, students from the South High School Bands visited Northwestern University.  Their tour plan for the day included a visit to the Bha'i Temple in Evanston, a campus tour of Northwestern, a visit to Alice Millar Chapel, watching a rehearsal of the NU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and experiencing the concert of the same group that evening.  Special parts of the evening included a Q and A session after the concert with Dr. Mallory Thompson, and, getting to see Allison Brandt (DGS Class of 2018) perform with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.  It was a great day to be a Mustang!  Thanks to Mr. Brooks and Mr. Hensel for facilitating this experience for our band students.

Friday, November 09, 2018

D99 DG Public Library Art Show #99Learns #DGSPride

The 2D and 3D work of over 75 District 99 art students is in exhibition at the Downers Grove Public Library.   Drawings, paintings, photographs, ceramics, metalworks and mixed media pieces are featured in this collaborative show.  The student art work is on display in the North and South Cafe galleries and the Window Displays until November 30th.

Special thanks to the Downers Grove Public Library for partnering with D99 on this exhibition.  Congratulations to the participating students for being selected to have their work in exhibition during this show.  Thanks also to the visual art faculty from DG North and DG South for mentoring these talented students towards artistic success.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

2018 Chicagoland 4 x 5 Art Show #99Learns #DGSPride

Dubbed the "largest small show in the nation" and dedicated to the memory of Fremd HS art teacher Lew Hubbard, the 4x5 show showcases student and faculty artists and forges connections and provides opportunity for student artists through a myriad of corporate and collegiate sponsors.  All of the work in exhibition at the show must be within a 4x5 inch framework.  

South High School is thrilled to announce, after competitive judging, several students have been selected as award winners:

Digital Art
Mitch Kravec - 1st place
Judith Paniagua-Chevez - Honorable Mention
Samantha Groseth - Honorable Mention

Katherin Leinart - Honorable Mention

Chris Leon - Honorable Mention

The show opened on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Oswego High School at 7 PM.  The opening featured a brief reception featuring the award winning Oswego HS Jazz Ensemble and finger foods prepared by Culinary Arts students at Oswego HS, and an awards ceremony in the gymnasium at 7 PM.  

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

2018 Fall Band Concert #99Learns #DGSPride

The student musicians from Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony performed their Fall Band Concert to a capacity crowd in the auditorium at South High School.  Repertoire ranged from Standridge to Saucedo, from Giroux to George, from Fillmore to Mackey.  The year is off to a spectacular sonic start for our Mustang Bands!