Monday, November 30, 2015

REMINDER: Poinsettia Orders Needed by Wednesday!

Please remember to turn in your orders right away! These beautiful high quality, six- to eight-bloom red poinsettia plants, delivered directly from the grower, will be on display during the Downers Grove South Holiday Concert on December 10, 2015. Each plant is $12 and can be picked up at the conclusion of the concert. 

Alternate pick-up options include December 11th, during the school day, in the Fine Arts office of Downers Grove South High School, B-122. Or special arrangements can be made by contacting Tina Karagiannis at 630-697-9342.

Please complete the order form and return it, with payment, to the DGS Fine Arts Department. Checks should be made payable to DGS Fine Arts.

Thanks for supporting this FOFA fundraiser! (Note: Music students earn $4/plant for the 2nd, 3rd, etc. poinsettia sold.)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Downers Grove Music Club Annual Benefit Concert

The Downers Grove Music Club is hosting its annual benefit concert that supports music education in District 99 on Saturday November 14
th at 7 pm.  This event, A Notable Celebration of the Arts, is a music filled evening, including a performance by DGN’s very own, Amelia Smerz, a very talented cellist and recipient of one of the Music Club’s 2015 Rising Star awards.  In addition, the program will include professional local musicians who are donating their time and talent to support music education in District 99:  violinist Renee-Paule Gauthier, pianist Chris Garofalo, soprano Angela Presutti-Korbitz and guitarist Ron Korbitz.  The concert will be followed by a dessert reception and a silent auction.

More information and tickets are available at High school and younger students are admitted free with a paying adult.

The Music Club relies on this event to fully fund the annual Rising Star and College Music Awards given each spring to deserving students in music at both Downers Grove North and South High Schools.  The Rising Star awards ($400 each) are given to up to 6 juniors, and the College Music awards ($1000 each) are given to up to 2 college bound seniors for the continuation of their musical studies.  Look for information on the application process that will be announced early in 2016.