The DHS Drama Club made quite an impression with their annual fall production. The one act play, ‘All I Need To Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play’ left the audience begging for more. Congratulations to Mr. Nick and the entire cast and crew for a very entertaining night of theater. You can see a ->slide show of pics from the production in the Drama Club category to the right.
The DHS Marching Band will complete it’s fall season with their Thanksgiving day performance at the Dedham-Norwood Game. The band performed a show based on the music of the late 60’s ‘Summer of Love’. The show included productions of Somebody To Love by the Jefferson Airplane and White Room by the band Cream. Congrats to the entire band, particularly Seniors Derek Jameson and Mason Maternowski, and Guard Captains Amber Dillon and Sarah Perno for tremendous leadership throughout the fall season.
With Marching Band winding down, the DHS winter ensembles have started their seasons. Winter Percussion has more than doubled their membership and will be competing in New England Scholastic Band Association shows in February and March. We welcome back Director Mark Sachetta for what should be a memorable year. If any high school student is still interested in joining, contact Director of Fine Arts – Mr. Bolduc.
A number of DHS students performed at the Dedham Council on Aging Art Show at the Endicott Estate in early November. Students performed jazz standards, a few pop tunes, classical duets, and even some authentic Renaissance music to add ambiance to the event. We are proud of our students who willingly provide community service in support of such great causes around Dedham.
We have updated our annual ->Music Gift Guide for anyone looking for that special item, big or small, to give their musician this Holiday season. Feel free to follow the links embedded into the article (at the top of the page) to find great deals and great ideas. Here’s a few of our favorites: Music and Arts, Musicians Friend, Woodwind Brasswind. If you have any gift ideas we missed, send them through the comment box at the bottom of the page and we’ll add them as vacation approaches.
December will witness the first performances of the year by many of our music ensembles district-wide. It will also include community events that our performing students participate in annually. The first of these will be the Dedham Square Holiday Stroll on December 5th. The performances start in front of the theater and end with the lighting of the tree downtown.
Groups from multiple schools will then be performing in the 31st annual Dedham Savings Bank Holiday Program. The Avery Chorus will perform at 10 am. followed by members of the DHS band at 11am on Monday, Dec. 8th. DMS groups will play on Tues., Dec. 9th at 1, and the Riverdale Chorus will be singing at 9:30 on Wednesday, December 12th. These performances will be at the main branch on Elm Street. On December 12th, the DMS a Cappella Chorus will perform at the retired men’s luncheon at the American Legion at 1:00.
We then begin our Winter Concerts district wide with the High School concert at 7pm on Wednesday, December 10. Band, Chorus, Jazz Band, and the AVE chorus will be featured. Other school concerts will be as follows:
Friday, December 12 – Greenlodge School (morning and afternoon performances)
Thursday, December 18 – Oakdale School (morning and afternoon performances)
Thursday, December 18 – Dedham MS Holiday Concert, 7pm
Friday, December 19 – Avery School (morning and afternoon performances)
Monday, December 22 – Riverdale School (morning and afternoon performances)
We continue to support local art and music organizations, and enjoy sharing links to their sites to promote their great programs to the entire community.