April started with another impressive musical presented by Dedham Middle School. Their production of Shrek Jr., The Musical played to sold out crowds and allowed so many students to display their talents for family and friends. We have posted a slide show of some of our favorite moments. Thanks to the cast and crew as well as the advisors for all their efforts in putting this together.
The All-Town String Concert ended our Dedham-wide concert series with students from grades 3-12 celebrating the growing orchestra program in our schools. We now prepare for many spring events to celebrate achievement in art, music, and theater:
- April 25, 5:30 to 7 – Elementary Night of Folk Dance – Riverdale School Gym.
- May 2, 6 to 8 – High School Fine Arts Awards – DHS café and auditorium
- May 8, 7pm – High School Spring Concert
- May 11-12, 7pm – DHS Performing Arts Company Spring One Acts – Dunne Auditorium
- May 17, 5:30 to 8 – District Art Show – DMS
- May 22 and 24, 7pm – Middle School Spring Concerts
Elementary Spring Concerts (morning and afternoon concerts – times TBA): Greenlodge – May 25; Riverdale – June 6; Oakdale – June 7; Avery – June 11
We’d like to congratulate the <- Dedham High School Winter Percussion Ensemble for another successful season performing in NESBA competitions. Following their first championship last year, the group moved up to AA class and received their highest score to date at the New England Championships. A video of their finals performance has been posted in that category in the sidebox. Thanks to all the students, parents, and the coaching staff for the amazing amount of work and dedication it takes to present such a polished show.
We now begin preparing for the 2018 fall marching band season. There will be an open house for all interested students in grades 8-12 in the DHS band room on Thursday, May 3rd. Students will read through potential show music, and get to meet the coaching staff. The preseason Band Camp will be held on June 6, 7, and 8 to begin training and learning the show for full Band Camp scheduled for August 20-23. Any questions about marching band or fall guard should be directed to Jeff Daniels, the Director of the Marauder Marching Band at: firstname.lastname@example.org.