Monday, September 30, 2013

Marching Mustangs find success at the Providence Catholic Marching Invitational

Congratulations to the student musicians and staff associated with the 2013 Marching Mustangs for their performance at the 2013 Providence Catholic High School Invitational.  The Marching Mustangs earned First place in Class AAA for the competition, and, earned fourth place overall out of 15 competing marching ensembles.

Additionally, the Marching Mustangs earned Outstanding Performance captions in Visual Performance, General Effect, and Percussion.

"We are proud of the progress this ensemble continues to make on the competitive marching field." said Fine Arts Department Chairman Glenn Williams.  

The Marching Mustangs continue their season on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Cross Town Classic, and, on Saturday,October 5, 2013 competing at the Prospect HS KnightTime Classic.  For more information about the Marching Mustangs or about Fine Arts at South High School, contact Glenn Williams at

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Guest Grillers for Mustang Bands

Special thanks to all the students and families from the Mustang Bands who turned out in droves at the Bolingbrook Mongolian BBQ last night to support the upcoming Mustang Bands trip to the 2014 Sugar Bowl.  Guest grillers Mr. Williams, Mr. Roselieb and Mr. Hensel all took turns preparing guest food during the course of the evening.  The Mongolian BBQ manager remarked that the turn out last night was one of the largest he has seen for an event of this nature.  Great work last night Mustang Bands!

Friday, September 20, 2013

2013 Home Opener & Senior Night

Tonight was a great night to be a Marching Mustang!  The band performed their competition show, Artistry in Time, during halftime and received a tremendous ovation from the home football crowd.  Even more impressive than the half-time performance tonight was the collaboration of the band with the football team, and, the integration of the band into the student section in the stadium.  For the first time, the band and football team entered the stadium together, along with all the other spirit groups.  Then, after a rousing pre-game show, the band positioned itself in the stands in a new location, adjacent to the student section.  The coordinated and spirited cheering between the students, the band, and the cheerleaders was impressive.

Special kudos and congratulations to the students, parents and families in the Class of 2014.  This senior night is your first celebration of many during the course of the year.  We are proud of your work, and look forward to your continued success throughout the year until graduation.

 Well done tonight Marching Mustangs - both on the field and in the stands you made us all proud to be Mustangs!

2013 South High School Academic Awards

Congratulations to students from South High School who received the Academic Award during the 2013 recognition ceremony.  In addition to numerous DGS Fine Arts students receiving awards for Academic achievement, several DGS Fine Arts students performed as part of the ceremony.  Senior Mara Alvarez sang the National Anthem to begin the event.  During the course of the awards ceremony, senior cellist Andrew Molina performed a movement of a Rachmaninoff concerto, and senior bassoonist Rachel Wydra performed a movement of a von Weber bassoon concerto.  Both students displayed why they were All-State musicians as juniors, and added an artistic dignity to the event that was impressive.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

"Nothing on Us" - The Resolution

Congratulations to  DGS Fine Arts students Brian Moroney and Patrick Mitchell, DGN Fine Arts student Rob Kulik, as well as DGN Fine Arts alumnus Trevor Utz, on their band's new release and music video.

Be sure to check out "Nothing On Us" by The Resolution.

Brian Moroney- Lead singer/guitar
Trevor Utz- Guitar/vocals
Patrick Mitchell- Bass
Rob Kulik - Drums

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Marching Mustangs at the 34th Lake Park Lancer Joust

The 2013 Marching Mustangs unveiled 5/6 of their show, Artistry in Time today at the 34th Lake Park Lancer Joust.   Featuring the music of Dave Brubreck and Stan Kenton, the show holds extreme promise sonically and visually.  The ensemble has a solid start on their competitive season, and the sights and sounds in this show will continue to improve and gain a solid fan base as the season progress.  With the final movement of the show yet to be unveiled, the Marching Mustangs have much to look forward to in the coming weeks.