Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Congratulations to the members of the D99 Jazz Ensembles and special kudos to the D99 All-Star Senior Band for their stunning performance last night in Fishel Park. The weather was fabulous, and the capacity crowd thoroughly enjoyed an excellent evening of jazz music. Special thanks also to the DG Park District for providing such an excellent performance stage for our D99 student musicians.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Opportunities abound this week to experience the work of DGS student artists and musicians. Among the possibilities:
SPRING ART SHOW
Open on Monday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 25th. Experience the 2D and 3D work of over 700 student artists. Featuring the Senior Show in the Black Box. Free admission.
JAZZ IN THE PARK
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 6:30 PM in Fishel Park in Downers Grove the four District 99 Jazz Bands open the DG Park District Summer Concert Series. Evening is concluded by a D99 All-Star Band comprised of seniors from North and South. Free admission. Bring a picnic.
D99 ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM in the DGN Auditorium. Featuring senior soloists and concluding the evening with Brahms' Academic Festival Overture. Free admission.
Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM in the DGS Auditorium. Featuring the A Cappella Choir and the Wind Ensemble. Evening will conclude with a combined rendition of a gorgeous piece titled Dafodils.
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Monday, May 31, 2010 at 10:45 AM in downtown Downers Grove and in Fishel Park. The Marching Mustangs help to celebrate and honor those who have served our nation in military service. Parade and service are sponsored by the Alexander Bradley Burns Post 80 in Downers Grove, Admisison is free.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The 2010 Choir Show titled "MOTOWN - THE SOUND OF CHANGE" opened this evening to a capacity crowd in the DGS Auditorium. The crowd was riveted to their seats during the entire performance, which culminated in a stunning rendition of Michael Jackson's pop classic Thriller. The choir students will perform this show for articulated sender school students on Friday morning, May 21, and will present one more performance for the public on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 7:00 PM.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
A complete Fine Arts Department Awards recap is provided below. Congratulations to our outstanding seniors, and, to every student that garnered an award this year.
2010 Fine Arts Department Outstanding Seniors
Music – Tom Reusz
Art – Michael Hernandez
Goldie Zechel Senior Arts Scholarship
Art – Sunnie Farrar, David Huettner
Music – Kelly Lamorena, Michael Rau
National School Choral Award
Blair Janis, Tom Reusz
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
John Philip Sousa Award
National School Orchestra Awar
Downers Grove Concert Association “Patron of the Arts” Award
Downer Grove Music Club Summer Camp Scholarships
Downers Grove Women’s Club
Friends of Fine Arts (FOFA) Summer Study Grants
Alex Bahaveolos, Kyle Crawford, Aura Evans, Dan Leahy, Malorie Masek, Paige Miller, Billy Moroney, Michael Ruth, Callie Sorce, Jordyn Stapleton, Katie Stone, Elly Walsh-Rock
Monday, May 17, 2010
2010 DGS Spring Art Show
Opening – Thursday, May 20, 2010
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
DGS Events Foyer
Exhibit runs from Friday, May 21, 2010 until
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Featuring the 2D and 3D work of more than 700 student artists, and, the Class of 2010
Senior Exhibit in the Black Box.
You are cordially invited to attend the Downers Grove South High School Spring Art Show,
featuring the 2D and 3D work of more than 700 student artists. Also featured will be
the Senior Show in the Black Box.
The show opens on Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM and will run from
8:00 AM until 4:00 PM until Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 2010. The public is cordially invited to attend and admission to this event is free.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Saturday, May 08, 2010
The District 99 Orchestra celebrated the 2009-2010 school year accomplishments during the annual banquet held on Friday, May 7, 2010 at DGS. Special tribute was paid to the graduating class of 2010, including personal acknowledgment from peers read by director Jennifer Mullen and a concluding video tribute. The only thing during the evening that exceeded the excellent food was the obvious camaraderie. Special thanks and kudos to the parents from DGS and DGN who provided the logistical support to make this event happen for the students in the D99 orchestra.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Krystal Berryman - Honorable Mention
Rachel Chassey - Honorable Mention
Tosha Kadakia - Honorable Mention
Monique Summerville - Honorable Mention
Bryan Conger - First Place
Sunnie Farrar - Honorable Mention
A reception for award winners will take place on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 7:30 PM in the cafeteria at William Fremd High School. For more infomration, go to: http://www.fhs.d211.org/
David Huettner - Face in the Fogged-Up Window
Michael Hernandez - Hephaestus Presents Aphrodite with Her Latest Gift
Julianna Estall - Come Ba-a-ack!
Luke Dolezal - Tower of Madness
Jessica Ponce - Strength of Emotion
James Dreveny - Summer Bubbles
An awards ceremony announcing prizes for First Place and Honorable Mention will take place on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 9:00 PM at the College of DuPage. Way to go Mustang visual artists!!!!!
EAM works directly with local high school art teachers who select student art portfolios to be sent to the Museum for judging. Each submitted portfolio consists of six works created in the same medium. Up to twenty-five portfolios are selected for the exhibition. The Museum hosts several educational programs for students including Portfolio 101 and Careers in the Arts Day.
The following students/schools were represented in this year's exhibition:William Blake, Hinsdale Central High School; Alison Chatten, Wheaton North High School; Stephen Davalos, Wheaton North High School; Laura Dunne, York Community High School; Katie Earl, Downers Grove North High School; Kerry Furrh, Wheaton North High School; Hillary Galvin, Hinsdale Central High School; David Huettner, Downers Grove South High School; Nicole Irwin, Downers Grove North High School; David Martini, Downers Grove North High School; Samantha Merrell, Wheaton North High School; Padraic O’Connor, Downers Grove North High School; Alex Wieder, Hinsdale South High School; Cloe Zikmund, Glenbard North High School
Information about the exhibit may be found at the Elmhurst Art Museum website: http://www.elmhurstartmuseum.org/
The Jazz Octet from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, performed today for DGS Symph0nic Band, Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony students. This award winning ensemble featured several WMU students that have garnered coveted Downbeat Awards for superior performances. In additon to performing for classes today, this ensemble held an open jam session with Fine Arts Honors Program Jazz students Elliot Bild, Matt Kowalski and Lauren Wood. In addition to the sonic dialog, the WMU students shared experiences and hindsights that have led them down a pathway of performance success in jazz studies. Special thanks to Dr. Scott Cowan from WMU for arranging this special performance and clinic.