May Is For Celebrating The Arts

Please join our students as they celebrate their artistic achievements and present these cumulative events for the school year. We invite you to support our students and teachers by attending any or all of the upcoming Fine Arts productions.

  • All-Town Instrumental Concert – Tuesday, May 5; 7pm              DHS Gym
  • DMS Music Festival – Friday, May 8, All day.                                 Longmeadow HS
  • DHS Drama Guild – Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9; 7pm, Dunne Auditorium                      
  • DHS Fine Arts Awards – Monday, May 11, 6 pm.                           Endicott Estate.
  • Mattress fundraiser – Saturday, May 16, 10 to 5.                       See flyer and info below.
  • DHS Concert – Tuesday, May 19, 7pm
  • District Art Show – Thursday, May 21, 5 to 8                                Dedham Middle School.
  • DMS Choral Concert – Tuesday, May 26; 7pm.
  • DMS Instrumental Concert – Thursday, May 28; 7pm.
  • Elementary Concerts (times vary)
    • June 5, Avery School
    • June 8, Riverdale School
    • June 11, Oakdale School
    • June 12, Greenlodge School

Unknown-2The DHS Drama Guild will present three, one-act comedies for their Spring production: Check Please Take 3, Hard Candy, and The Mad Breakfast. They will produce 2 performances for the community on Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th at 7:15 pm. Admission to support Drama Guild activities will be $8., $5. for students, payable at the door.

9) SAVE THE DATE flyerOn Saturday, May 16th, the music department will be sponsoring a Mattress Sale in the DHS Gym. The event will run from 10 to 5 and will turn the front gym into a mattress showroom. If you or anyone you know is in need of a mattress, please consider sponsoring our music programs by purchasing it from us on the 16th. The selection of name brands is as good as any furniture store, but with better prices. You can find out more details by clicking on the this      <-flyer.

Marauders DOn Tuesday, May 19th, we will be presenting the annual DHS Spring Concert. Performances by the Concert and AVE choirs, Concert and Jazz Bands will be highlights, followed by a performance of the Alumni Chorus. If you are interested in performing with this group, (anyone in the community is welcome) contact Mr. Nick at wnicholson@dedham.k12.ma.us. Rehearsals will be on Monday evenings – 5/4, 11, and 18.

DSCN4907Our concert season started with the very successful All-Town Choral Concert on April 29th. A packed house witnessed the talents of almost 300 singers performing for family and friends. Featuring students from grades 5 to12, each group presented a varied repertoire of popular, classical, folk, and Broadway selections. Thanks to choral directors Bryan Bigelow, Heather Kirby, William Nicholson, Maria Price, and Jeff Taylor for their contributions to the success of this annual event.

Chloe AdamsCongratulations to Chloe Adams for being selected to participate in the 2015 Art All State. Art All State is an intensive two-day art experience. Students, competitively selected, collaborate with professional artists and juniors throughout Massachusetts to create installations inspired by the collections in local museums and galleries. The event will be held at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on June 12th and 13th.  For more Information visit www.massarted.com/art_allstate.html

MCand MMOur high school art students continue to take a lead role in bringing the Dedham Little Library Project to life around town. This project began in the spring of 2014 and is getting into full gear this year. These small outdoor libraries were built by the DHS wood shop, and are being designed and painted by high school art students and adult artists in the community. The first library is already installed in front of Town Hall. Want to donate a book? Looking for a good summer read? Having a Little Library in every neighborhood will make that possible. Thanks to Mr. Dwyer and Ms. O’Sullivan for coordinating this with Peter Reynolds and the Dedham Little Library Committee.

art show inviteMany of our artists will have work showcased at the District Art Show on May 21st. This annual art exhibit features art from students at every grade level. The show will also feature musical performances throughout the evening and is a memorable event every year. Join us at Dedham Middle School from 5 to 8 to celebrate the talents of hundreds of Dedham students.

The Music Association supports programs and events throughout the year, paying contest fee’s for all our competitive groups, offering two scholarships to graduating students, and  organizing parental support throughout the school year. All of their efforts are greatly appreciated and we couldn’t provide all these programs without their continued support. If you are interested in getting more involved with the Music Association, contact President Mary Thakur at mthakur66@msn.com.

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