Over 250+ student string musicians gathered at South High School yesterday for the 2016 D99/D58 String Festival Workshop. Student musicians worked in student led-small groups, focusing on improving performance repertoire. After small group work, the students gathered in the cafeteria for a pizza dinner co-sponsored by DGS Friends of Fine Arts and DGN Fine Arts Boosters. The festival concluded with a combined rehearsal in the auditorium with Ayodele, an African Drum and Dance ensemble.
This festival is in preparation for the combined concert featuring student string musicians from Herrick MS, O'Neill MS, and the D99 Orchestra which will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the auditorium at South High School. The concert theme is “Music is a Passport to the World,” and will feature a variety of music from various world cultures, including Native American, Chinese, Hungarian, African, Mariachi, Indian and much, much more!
Special thanks to D99 Orchestra director Jennifer Mullen for coordinating this event, and to Herrick MS director Madelyn Fiene and O'Neill MS director Julie Spring for supporting their student participation in this event.