March Madness

Senior MusicalThe Class of 2013 will present Footloose on March 15 and 16 in the Dunne Auditorium at DHS. Students have been working every day after school to bring this exciting musical to life. Tickets are $15; $10. for students/Seniors and can be purchased in the DHS Main Office.

Voice of TreasonCongratulations to the Dedham High School Drama Guild for their fabulous performance at Saturday’s preliminary round of the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s annual Festival. Performing Voice of Treason, an original play by Senior Lucy Kindstrand, the guild received praise from the other seven schools competing at the Sharon HS, and Senior Fern Kaufman recieved special recognized for her outstanding acting performance as Holly.  Other featured actors included Junior Kristen Aldous-Traynor as Vanessa and Freshman George Tannous as Caleb (pictured).  Thanks to the entire cast and crew for months of hard work and an awesome day of theater.  The Drama Guild will now begin preparations for their Spring production, to be presented on May 15 and 16.

Elementary Concert NoticeElementary band and string students are being issued their Spring Performance schedule this week.  You may see the notice to the left by clicking it. Two combined concerts will take place on Sunday, April 7 and Thursday May 16. The two concerts will combine students from all four schools into combined band and string ensembles.

Guard - EverettThe DHS Winter Guard continues to win in their division. On Sunday, March 3rd they won the show in Everett by over 2 points! The guard is undefeated so far in competitions in the New England Scholastic Band Association. The NESBA Championships will be held in Reading on April 6. Good luck to Director Jackie Gaffney and the entire guard.

DHS and DMS musicians are gearing up for the Don Heald Jazz Night on Tuesday, April 9th at DHS. With the passing of Mr. Heald, it was decided to rename the ‘all-town’ concert in his honor. Performances will include the DHS and DMS Jazz Bands with select choruses from both schools. Students are excited to remember Mr. Heald through their music. All are welcome to join in this celebration of his life and influence on countless Dedham musicians.

Parkway ConcertWe’d like to thank the Dedham Music Association of Dedham High School for their continued support throughout the year.  On Sunday, March 3rd they hosted the Parkway Orchestra Concert for a fund-raising concert at Dedham Middle School. PCO is conducted by Matthew Fritz and featured violin soloist Markus Placci. They also performed a piece combined with students from the DMS and DHS Bands, conducted by DMS band director Jeff Daniels.  A very memorable day for all involved. Special thanks to Dedham Music Association President Noreen Troccoli for all her efforts in organizing this event.

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