December featured memorable performances from so many of our talented students. From the high school concert on December 6th through the elementary and middle school shows, a mix of choral and instrumental, holiday and seasonal favorites were on display. Congratulations to the performers and their teachers for bringing some holiday cheer to each school.
Holiday cheer was also evident at community performances in early December. Member of the DHS band once again performed at the Dedham Square Holiday Stroll ->, and students from many schools performed at the annual Dedham Savings Bank Holiday Concert series. Elementary students also sang holiday tunes at Legacy Place and the Golden Living Center.
We would like to congratulate several students who were accepted to district and all-state music groups after an extensive audition process and will represent Dedham at these prestigious events. Christian Villard will sing with the MMEA Eastern District Chorus at the senior festival on January 7th at Boston Latin High School. Performing with the Elementary All-State Treble Choir in March will be Giovanna Lowery, Susie Plunkett, Vanessa Pugliesi, and Kathleen Tocci. We would also like to acknowledge teachers Nate Haywood and Sara Allen for all their work in preparing these students for the audition process.
Our first event after vacation will be the annual DHS Talent Show on Tuesday, January 31st. The public is invited to see the varied and amazing talents of so many of out performers. Acts range from singing, instrumentalists, and a few surprises sure to delight he crowd. Admission will be charged at the door. The next full concert will be the All-Town Band Concert on Wednesday, February 8th in the DHS gym. Students from grades 4 to 12 will present a variety of pieces, culminating with a combined performance by over 200 band students. Donations will be accepted, along with the drawings for the Many Ways to Win Raffle. Raffle ticket sales begin right after vacation.
Director Nate Haywood has announced that the annual Senior Musical will be Jekyll and Hyde. This show, a little darker than our usual fare will highlight the talents of so many seniors. The show will be presented on March 17 and 18 in the Dunne Auditorium. Ticket info can be found here as the show approaches.