Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Madrigal Singers at Symphony Center #99Learns

Congratulations to the South High School Madrigal Singers for their recent performance in the rotunda at Symphony Center in Chicago.  The ensemble spent some fun time in the city then performed to rave reviews for patrons at this hallowed performance space.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Inaugural Alumni Pep Band Night #99Learns #dgspride

An historic event for the ages, the inaugural Mustang Bands alumni Pep Band night took place on Saturday, December 19, 2015.  Over 50 South High Band alums joined the current Pep Band to create a fabulous sonic force of over 100 players for the South vs. North basketball game.  Graduates from as early as 1978 returned for an evening of food, music and fun.  Special shout out to Mr. Hensel for developing this concept and bringing it to fruition this evening.  Tonight was a great night to be a Mustang!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

South High School 2016 All-State Musicians

Fourteen student musicians from South High School in Downers Grove have been selected through competitive audition to participate in the 2015-2016  Illinois Music Education Association All-State Bands, Orchestras, Choirs, Jazz Bands or Vocal Jazz Ensembles. 

“Earning a spot as an All-State musician is the pinnacle of performance success for a high school performer in Illinois” said Fine Arts Department Chairman Glenn Williams.  "The long term performance success of these student musicians can be attributed to families, private teachers, and sender school music teachers.  South High School is proud of these students for their diligence and commitment to musical excellence and is pleased to have them represent our school, our district and our community as All-State musicians."

The All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra will convene for a series of rehearsals in Peoria, IL, January 27-30, 2016.  Their concerts will be held at the Peoria Civic Center on the afternoon of January 30, 2015.

Bridget Moroney (12) Clarinet
Kristina Mucha (11) Clarinet
Julia Poska (12) Clarinet

Juliana Arhontas (12) - Soprano I (Honors Choir)
Alana Copeland (12) - Soprano II (All-State Choir)
Sean McCarthy (11) - Tenor II (Honors Choir)
Patrick Mitchell (12) - Tenor I (Honors Choir)
Peter Szpytek (12) - Tenor II (All-State Choir)
Jeremy Ursache (12) - Bass II (Honors Choir)

Nicolette Cheaure (10) Viola
Kristyn Krajewski (12) Harp

Brianna Imgruet (11) Trumpet
Dan Piccoli (11) Alto Saxophone

Gabrielle Henderson (12) Alto (All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble)

Gabrielle Henderson - Jazz or Vocal Ensemble - 2nd place - Moon Rock Island

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Holiday Concert and Winter Art Show #99learns #dgspride

Enjoy these snapshots from the Winter Art Show and Holiday Concert this evening.  If you were unable to join us tonight, please experience the archived stream on the High School Cube by CLICKING HERE.  Photo credit:  Mitch Turoff.