Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bon Voyage!

The South High School Fine Arts Department sends best wishes to all of the DGN and DGS student musicians, staff and chaperones who will be traveling to Italy and Germany tomorrow.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

D99 Honors Band 2012 European Tour Trailer

Enjoy this 2012 D99 Honors Band European Tour Trailer, created by Brayer Teague.

Friday, June 01, 2012

A fond farewell to the Class of 2012

We bid a fond farewell to the South HS Fine Arts Class of 2012.  Your legacy here at 1436 Norfolk is impressive - you set the bar amazingly high when defining performance success in the Fine Arts, and, you set the bar high with grace, elegance, class and dignity.  We will miss you dearly, but, your presence will continually be felt in the process and product in the arts here at South High School.

This year, the South High School Fine Art Department facilitated 80 public performances and exhibitions (plus or minus 5 either way.)  The level of student achievement continues to be remarkable, and, measured competitively at regional, state, and national levels.  Over 1,100 students in visual art and over 750 students in performance and non-performance music courses pursued their passion in the arts during the 2011-2012 school year.  The Fine Arts staff humbly thanks the students, parents and community members for their dedication to continue to keep a passion for the arts ignited in every learner in our South High School Learning Community.

Jazz Lab Band at Mullen's w/Tom Garling

The South High School Jazz Lab Band culminated their year of musical growth with a performance at Mullen's in Lisle, opening for the fabulous Pete Ellman Big Band.  Additionally, the students got to perform with internationally renowned artist Tom Garling.  Mr. Garling performed his comission Fat Chance with the band and ended the evening with a rousing rendtion of Filthy McNasty.  To top it all off, Mr. Williams even dusted off his trombone (literally) and sat in on the first set with the Pete Ellman Big Band.  Special thanks to the students and parents in the band for their dedication throughout this year, manifested last night in coming out for a a "gig" after school had officially ended.  The sonic future looks bright for the Mustang jazz musicians!