Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mustang Conducts String Quartet

Thanks to Vincent Molina for sharing this shot of Milo the Mustang conducting the String Quartet as they perform at the 2010 Winter Art Show.

2010 Winter Art Show Slide Show

Images from the 2010 Winter Art Show are presented in the slide show on the right side of the blog. More than 250 images will enable you to remember the amazing student work until this time next year. Enjoy!

Emerging Artists 2010

As a facet of the 2010 Winter Art Show, students from Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lakeview and O'Neill participated in the in the exhibit. Special thanks to teachers Lindsay Briski, Eisenhower; Melissa Palmer and Susan Staudt, Jefferson; Alane Lexzatte, O'Neil; l and Donna Cirjakovic, Lakeview for taking the extra time and making the extra effort to make this show possible for their students. We anticipate these future Mustang visual artists will experience signficant success based on their current work. Well done future Mustangs!!!!!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Winter Art Show 2010

DGS Visual Art students and staff are busy transforming the Events Foyer into an art gallery. The 2D and 3D work of more than 600 student artists will be available for gallery viewing starting tonight, December 9, 2010 at 6:00 PM. The show remains up during regular business hours until Tuesday, December 14th at 8:00 AM.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

2010 Holiday Concert w/guest artist Sam Stryke

DGS student musicians from DGS are preparing for the 2010 Holiday Concert, featuring guest artist Sam Stryke. Students in DGS bands, DGS choirs and the District 99 Orchestra will perform Thursday, December 10, 2010 at 7:00 PM in the Main Gym.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

2010 DGS All-State Musicians

From the 56 student musicians selected to participate in IMEA Districts, 17 student musicians from Downers Grove South High School were selected, by competitive audition, to the 2010 Illinois Music Educator’s Association All-State Band, Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Future Music Educator Seminar and Secondary General Music Composition Contest. The extremely competitive performance auditions were held in October at Hinsdale Central High School.

“This is a tremendous honor for these students,” said Glenn Williams, Fine Arts Department Chairperson at South High. “All-State selection represents the pinnacle of musical achievement for a high school student musician. We are very proud of our students, and look forward to hearing their performances in January.”

In addition to these select students performing with their respective All-State ensembles, the DGS Madrigals have been selected to perform at the IMEA State Convention. The Madrigals will perform in Peoria on Friday, January 28, 2011 from 10:15-10:45 AM.

In total, 31 student musicians from District 99 were selected for this prestigious performance honor.

The All-State Band, Choir, Orchestra and Jazz Band will convene for a series of rehearsals in Peoria, IL, on January 27-29, 2011. Their concerts will be held at the Peoria Civic Center on the evening of January 28, and the afternoon of January 29, 2011.

All-State Band
Pat Bartlett – junior – tuba
Carly Charles – junior – horn
Billy Moroney – junior – clarinet
Lexi Osborn – senior – flute
Zach Plata – junior – clarinet
Michelle Spiewak – junior – horn
Tiffany Wu – senior - flute

All-State Choir
Lilly Space – senior – Alto I

All-State Honors Choir
Erin C. Walsh – junior – Soprano I
Samantha Worlton – senior – Alto II

All-State Orchestra
Aaron Collins – junior - Violin
Nikki Mihelich – senior - Cello
Lisa Salazar – junior – viola
Suzanne Segredo – senior - oboe

All-State Jazz Band
Mike Ruth – junior – Alto Saxophone

Future Music Educator Seminar
Callie Sorce

Music Composition Contest
1st place – Arranging – Rhapsody on Two Familiar Folk Songs
Zach Plata – junior

1st place – Vocal Solo – In Our Hearts
Meredith Richard - senior