Sunday, December 11, 2016

2016 Winter Art Show Highlights @Dist_99 #99Learns #DGSPride

Please enjoy these highlights from the 2016 Winter Art Show at South High School in Downers Grove.  

Thursday, December 08, 2016

2016 Holiday Concert @Dist_99 #99Learns #DGSPride

From the empty performance space to the final sounds of the Hallelujah Chorus the arts were celebrated in Downer Grove this evening.  Congratulations to all the performing students and staff for presenting a memorable Holiday Concert.

Special kudos and congratulations to Laura Coster.  Mrs. Coster conducted the Hallelujah Chorus this evening and was acknowledged for serving the students at South High School through teaching music since 1984.  Mrs. Coster is retiring from teaching at the end of this school year, and has had a positive impact on countless student musicians.  Congratulations Mrs. Coster, and thanks for all that you have done and continue to do for the students at South High School.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Emerging Artists Exhibit in Winter Art Show #Dist_99 #99Learns #DGSPride

Be sure to view the Emerging Artist Invitational Exhibit in the Winter Art Show.  This exhibit features student art work from articulated sender schools including O'Neill Middle School, Jefferson Junior High School and Lakeview Junior High School.  These emerging younger artists clearly demonstrate  the bright visual future that awaits visual art show at South High School.

Calendars and Note Cards featuring student artists @Dist_99 #99Learns #DGSPride

On Thursday, December 8th starting at 6:00 PM Friends of Fine Arts (FOFA) will have available for purchase note cards and calendars featuring student art work.  These well priced items make great seasonal gifts for all types of family members and acquaintances.  Supplies are limited, so be sure to get your calendars or note cards tomorrow night at the opening of the Winter Art Show!

2016 Holiday Concert on the HS Cube @Dist_99 #99Learns #DGSPride

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Monday, December 05, 2016

2017 South High School All-State Musicians @Dist_99 #99Learns #DGSPride

12 student musicians from South High School in Downers Grove have been selected through competitive audition to participate in the 2016-2017  Illinois Music Education Association All-State Bands, Orchestras, Choirs, Jazz Bands or Vocal Jazz Ensembles.  The audition took place on October 13, 2016 at Carl Sandburg High School. Chorus students have been placed into Honors or All-State Ensembles based on their district auditions and call-backs.  Instrumental students will audition again in January while in Peoria for placement in either Honors or All-State 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 25-28, 2017.  Their concerts will be held at the Peoria Civic Center on the afternoon of January 28, 2017.

Allie Brandt (11) Bb Clarinet (Orchestra)
Danny King (11) Bb Clarinet
Kristina Mucha (12) Bb Clarinet
Susan Zhou (12) Bb Clarinet

Matt Burrows (11) - Bass II
Vanessa Copeland (12) - Alto II
Sean McCarthy (12) - Tenor I
Lydia Walsh-Rock (12) - Soprano I

Nicolette Cheaure (11) Viola

Brianna Imgruet (12) Trumpet
Adam Zlotnicki (12) Trumpet

Grace Zieman (12) - Vocal Ensemble - 3rd Place - "Orange"