Get ready for an amazing stretch of concerts leading up to school vacation. Concert season kicks off with the Dedham High School Concert on Tuesday, December 4that 7pm. Enjoy a selection of concert and holiday music featuring the jazz and concert bands, chamber singers and <-chorus, and the HS string ensemble.
The following week will feature many concerts – some on the same day! For the elementary concerts, please note that instrumental groups only perform at the morning concert. December 10 – Greenlodge School at 9:15 and 1:30; December 11 – DMS Choral and String Concert at 7pm; December 12 – Riverdale School at 9:15 and 1:15; December 13 – Avery School at 9:15 and 1:30 – DMS Band Concert at 7pm; December 14 – Oakdale School at 9:15 and 1:15.
Students form Dedham elementary and middle schools made their annual trek to Providence to perform the opening ceremonies for the Providence Bruins game on November 17th. Fifth grade students from all four elementary schools sang America, The Beautiful, and God Bless America, followed by DMS students who sang the Star Spangled Banner before the game.
The Dedham HS Class of 2019 is excited to announce that the annual Senior Musical with be Guys and Dolls! Auditions will start in the coming weeks with the show opening on March 15th. This year, Director Nate Haywood has decided to add an afternoon matinee giving fans 3 chances to see the show. Guys and Dolls, with iconic music from Frank Loesser, gives students a great vehicle to act, sing, and dance to some of Broadway’s most memorable songs including Luck Be A Lady Tonight. Check back here later in the winter for more info. Good luck to the Senior Class as they start rehearsals.
The holiday season started with members of the HS band performing at the annual Dedham Square Holiday Stroll. Students played holiday favorites while the crowd waited for Santa to arrive to light the downtown tree. This year, the band was followed by the Dedham School of Music Community Band, conducted by our own Jeff Daniels. A great night of music to get the town ready for the holidays.
To get ready for the gifting season, DPS music teachers have posted the annual Music Gift Guide for parents looking for ideas to give their young musicians. Click on the link at the top of the page to find some great deals they have found, as well as links to many music sites to find the perfect gift.