Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 Winter Art Show Peoples' Choice Awards

The results from the 2013 Winter Art Show Peoples' Choice Awards are in:

In 2D, the winner is Egle Keturaluge with runner-up Cassie Lukken.  In 3D, the winner is Tyler Zowawki with runner-up Michael Baer.  These students were selected through balloting in all art courses and selected from more than 500 2D and 3D works that exhibited in the 2013 Winter Art Show.  Congratulations to every student that participated in the show, and, to the students whose work emerged as the Peoples' Choice Award winners.

Sugar Bowl Here We Come!

The Marching Mustangs departed this afternoon for warmer temperatures, traveling to New Orleans to participate in the 2014 All-State Sugar Bowl.  The game (Alabama versus Oklahoma) will be televised on ESPN on January 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM, with the massed band halftime show estimated to be around 9:15 PM.  While in New Orleans, the Marching Mustangs will also participate in a field show competition on December 31, and, will perform with the jazz ensemble in renowned Jackson Square.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

What an evening sharing music and culture!

What an amazing evening of sharing music and culture tonight in the auditorium at South High School.  The students from both bands performed very well, however, the student musicians from the Kagoshima Joho HS Wind Orchestra impressed the audience with their blazing technique and stunning musicianship.  The performance ended with a rousing combined rendition of Stars and Stripes Forever!  The students are all now headed home for an evening of rest.  We are excited to hear these musicians back at South High School rehearsing in the morning as they prepare for their performance at the Midwest Clinic on Thursday.

Kagoshima Joho HS Wind Orchestra & South HS Wind Ensemble LIVE on the High School Cube

The internationally renowned Kagoshima Joho HS Wind Orchestra will be joined on stage by the South HS Wind Ensemble for a performance on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM (Central Standard Time)  in the auditorium at South High School.  

Thanks in advance for planning to attend the performance to be supportive of our international guests.  If you are unable to join us for the performance, please join us on by viewing on the High School Cube by 

clicking here.

Final dress rehearsal on stage

The students from the Kagoshima Joho HS Wind Orchestra moved to the auditorium stage after school for a final sound check to prepare for the concert this evening.  Both groups are excited to share the stage with one another for this international musical and cultural exchange.