February Update

DSC_3759Students from the Oakdale School had the chance to perform in front of a big crowd at a recent Providence Bruins Game. Music teacher Sara Allen brought a group of students to perform Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing during a break in the action on January 15th at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Great job by all students who represented Dedham with this impressive performance. You can see the video of their performance at the bottom of this post.

T_2345_H_Chloe_HM_Dedham_Grade12_tcm18-230174Congratulations to DHS artist Chloe Adams, who received an honorable mention in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art competition. She was also named a runner up-> in the ‘Cool Science’ contest. The cool science event had 1,200 works of art from K-12 students all across Massachusetts. Chloe will be recognized for this accomplishment at the award ceremony on April 8th at UMass Lowell.

CinderellaThe Dedham High School Class of 2016 continues to prepare their presentation of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella for the Senior Musical. The show will be presented on March 11 and 12, starting at 7pm in the Dunne Auditorium at DHS. Tickets may be purchased in the DHS main office starting on 2/29. Prices are: $15. for adults; $10. for students and seniors; and $5. for kids 11 and under.


Band students from grades 4-12 displayed their talents at the annual All Town Band Concert on February 4th. Almost 200 students performed a variety of pieces, culminating in a combined performance of Ode to Joy by all students. The audience also had the chance to see the Dedham Winter Guard open the concert. Great job by all students, and teachers from the Dedham School of Music and to Guard Director Kim Bolduc, Mr. Daniels, and Mr. Bolduc.

4am posterThe DHS Drama Club will be participating in the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s annual Drama Festival at 4pm on Saturday, February 27th at Framingham HS.  Students will be presenting the short play 4 A.M., by Jonathan Dorf, to a panel of judges and a packed house for a coveted spot in the Mass. Semi-Finals on March 12th. Drama Club advisor Mr. Nicholson says this play will give Drama Club members a great vehicle to display their talents and have a memorable day.  Eight schools will be performing throughout the day in Framingham, with three picked to move on in this statewide event.

Winter Guard 2016The Dedham Winter Guard has already had 2 competitions and are off to a great start. You can see a video of their first 2 performances of their 2016 program ‘Living’ ->here. The DHS Winter Percussion ensemble will be starting their competitive season on February 20th at Dartmouth HS. Their program is titled ‘The Big Band WOLF Gang’ and incorporates modern pieces wrapped around Symphony No. 40 by Wolfgang Mozart (thus the title). Look for video of their finished program in the coming weeks.

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