Celebrate The Arts!

We’d like to recognize DHS Seniors Weilin Berkey and Gregory Walter for receiving a Gold Key in the Massachusetts Scholastic Art and Writing Awards from over 12,000 submissions.  Gold Key recipient’s artwork now moves forward to the national contest in NYC with winners announced in March.  All Gold Key artwork will be on display at the regional awards ceremony at Breed Memorial Hall at Tufts Univerity on Saturday, March 16th.   Greg Walter received a gold key for his sculpture -> ‘Lantern’. Weilin was recognized for her for <-‘Portrait of Thomas’.  She also received an Honorable Mention for her ‘Portrait of Maxwell’ ->.

Combined Elementary Bands

The All-Town Band Concert featured over 200 performers in front of a packed house on February 6th. We have posted a photo gallery to highlight the evening. Thanks to all students, teachers, and the parents who support the band program for making the night possible.

We now quickly prepare for a very busy month of March, known nationally as Music In Our Schools Month.  The theme this year is ‘All Music, All People’.  The month will kick off with the annual tribute concert – The Don Heald Night of Jazz – held in the DMS auditorium on March 5that 7pm.  On March 13th, Greenlodge School will host the Elementary Family Night Folk Dance.  Students from kindergarten through grade 5 have been rehearsing folk dances from around the world to share with their families, who are encouraged to join in! This year’s dances will be accompanied by a live band.

Winter Guard at Salem HS

Winter Percussion at Tewksbury HS

The Dedham High School Winter Guard and Winter Percussion groups have started their competitive season with promising starts.  The guard has performed at 2 NESBA sanctioned shows already, taking 3rdplace at the show in Burlington with their 2019 show, ‘This Is Me!’.  Winter Percussion continues to polish their show ‘Heliophilia’, which starts in winter, and ends with a <- celebration of summer. Here’s the remaining schedule for both groups:  Feb. 23 – Both groups at Dartmouth HS; March 9 – Both groups at Salem, NH HS; March 23 – Guard at Mansfield HS, and Percussion at Triton Regional HS; March 30th– Guard at New England (NESBA) Finals at Salem, MA HS, April 6 – Percussion at NESBA Finals at Dartmouth HS.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dedham HS presents: Guys & Dolls. March 15-16-17.

All-Town Choral Concert. March 20th: DHS Auditorium

All-Town String Concert. March 27th: DMS Auditorium

DMS Musical: The Little Mermaid, Jr. April 3-4-5

 

 

 

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