The winter months see the beginning of several performing groups in the Fine Arts Department.
Auditions are finished and the Class of 2014 has started production on the annual Senior Musical – Disney’s High School Musical. Mr. Nicholson will return as Director, with newcomer Jackie Theoharis coming on board as this year’s choreographer. The show will be performed on March 14 and 15 in the Dunne Auditorium. Rehearsal schedules will be posted in the music hall and on this website throughout the production.
The Dedham High School drama club will be entering the METG Dramafest for the third straight year. The preliminary round will take place on March 1st with sites around the state. This year the cast will once again perform a play written by a DHS student. The Fate of Living was written by Senior Gail Coughlin, who will also direct the production. The Advisor will be Katie McNamara, who is joining our Drama staff to oversee the cast and crew of this new play that takes place during the French Revolution.
The DHS Winter Color Guard and DHS Winter Percussion groups have started practicing their 2014 programs to perform in New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) sponsored shows in February and March. Both groups are making great progress.
Band and chorus students from DHS and DMS continue to audition for the MMEA Eastern District ensembles. Junior District auditions will be on Feb. 1st in Natick with over 100 regional public and private schools sending students for a spot in this prestigious event. We’d like to congratulate Sophomore Noah Littman on his acceptance to the Senior District Band in November. Noah represented Dedham at the Jan. 11 concert at Boston Latin HS. This is Noah’s second time playing the trombone in an Eastern District Festival.
Spring concerts to mark on your calendar are the Don Heald Night of Jazz on Tues., April 8th, the All-Town Choral Festival on April 30th, and the All-Town Elementary Instrumental Concert on Thursday, May 15th at DMS. The DHS Spring Concert will be held on May 20th. This concert once again will feature a performance by the DHS Alumni Chorus. Look for info on joining that group on the Fine Arts website as spring approaches. The District Art Show will be held at Dedham Middle School on Thursday, May 22nd, with the DMS Spring Concerts the following week on May 27 and 29.