Artsy April

The Fine Arts Department continues to provide opportunities for students to perform and demonstrate their artistic talents.

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Chorus students from Grades 5 through 12 will perform in the Dunne Auditorium at DHS at the Dedham All-Town Choral Concert on Tuesday, April 30th at 7 o’clock. We invite lovers of vocal music to enjoy the talents of hundreds of Dedham students. The night culminates with all groups combining for the last few pieces.  We have arranged for a combined rehearsal for Friday morning, April 26th.  Avery and DMS students will walk to DHS with buses transporting students to and from Greenlodge, Oakdale, and Riverdale schools.  All Town Permission SlipPermission slips are being distributed through choral classes district wide. You can also print it by clicking on the thumbnail to the left. These need to be signed and are due back before 4/26.

May begins with the annual Spring Fine Arts Banquet on Tuesday, May 7th, at the Endicott Estate. DHS Band, Chorus, Color Guard, and Drama students will be recognized for their outstanding contributions throughout the school year. Ticket info will be sent home with students. Thanks to the Music Association of Dedham High School for organizing this event. Save the date!!

Mass Bay Info Letter 2013The DHS Band and Chorus will be performing in and hosting Mass Bay Music Festival on the morning of Friday, May 17th.  Both groups will be evaluated by judges and rated in many categories. The Festival will also include choruses from other schools. After the performance, our students will attend an evening performance of Sheer Madness at the Charles Playhouse as part of the Festival. Band and Chorus students were issued <–Festival information two weeks ago. Permission slips are due before vacation.

May Fine Arts Events include:

  • DHS Drama Guild Spring production of Steel Magnolias on May 15 and 16.
  • All-Town Elementary Instrumental Concert – Thursday, May 16th at DMS.
  • DHS Spring Concert – May 21st, with performance by the DHS Alumni Chorus.
  • All-Town Art Show – Dedham Middle School on Thursday, May 23rd.
  • Full performance schedule can be found above.

We will be posting DHS Alumni Chorus music on this site. Look for a link in the sidebar. Rehearsal information will also be posted here as it develops.

DSCN6728 - Version 2One final shout out to the Class of 2013 for their fantastic presentation of Footloose. Outstanding performances by so many talented students made this Senior Musical stand out. We’d like to thank Director Mr. Nicholson and Choreographer Michael Lombo for all their time, effort, and patience in seeing this show come to life. A photo slide show can be seen by clicking on that page at the top of this site.

The DHS Winter Guard finished their competitive season at the New England Championships at Reading HS on Saturday, April 6th.  The guard missed the A Class championship by .32, a very tiny amount in the scoring system. The girls performed amazingly throughout the season winning every show up to Championships. Congratulations on an unforgettable season.

DSCN6833 - Version 2Members: Martha Caissy (Co-Capt.), Amber Dillon, Sarah Emanuel, Merissa Jansky, Kristen Lebovitz, Stephanie O’Kane (Co-Capt.), and Sarah Perno.  Staff: Director Jackie Gaffney was assisted by her father Paul Gaffney, Nicole Stieber, and Shannon Proctor.  We’d also want to thank all parents and the Dedham Music Association for supporting the guards efforts throughout the season.  The guard couldn’t have done this without you.

DSCN6884On Tuesday, April 9th, DHS hosted the Don Heald Night of Jazz in the Dunne Auditorium.  This concert featured Jazz Bands, Choruses, and students groups from DMS and DHS.  The night was dedicated to the former band director at Dedham Middle School, who passed away in January. This concert was a memorable tribute to a man who dedicated years of career to the students of Dedham. Students recalled his influence on their lives through their words and music.  Don Heald Jazz Program 1You can see the program by clicking on the thumbnail to the left.  We have put a photo album in the DHS/DMS band and chorus categories in the upper right.  Here is a video posted on You Tube of the performance of Freshman Joseph Borsellino’s original composition, Eternal Don.  Thanks to all who contributed to this fitting tribute.

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