Monday, December 10, 2018

5-6 Jazz Lab to Perform Jazz Showcase!

The Darien 5-6 Jazz Lab will be presenting their winter Jazz Showcase performance in the Orchestra Room at Darien High School on Thursday, December 13 at 4:30 p.m. The ensemble will feature all of the students and their high school assistants performing their improvisation on jazz standards. The 5-6 Jazz Lab Director is Mr. Collin Walters. The group will also be performing on the Sweet Night of Jazz on February 6th.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Darien School Groups to Perform at Stamford Mall Holiday Concert Series.

Several Darien School musical ensembles will be performing in the Stamford Town Center's "Holidays in Harmony" concert series. All of the student performances will being at 4:00 p.m. the the mall's Center Court. The following school ensembles will be participating: Monday, December 3, Holmes Elementary School Chorus, Tuesday, December 4, Darien High School Flute Ensemble & Tokeneke Elementary School Chorus, Wednesday, December 5, Darien High School Tudor Singers, Thursday, December 6, Darien High School Strings, Friday, December 7, Middlesex Middle School ROCKestra.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Darien Schools Announce December Concert Schedule

The Darien Public School Music Department would like to announce their schedule of upcoming holiday winter concert programs for the month of December. The concerts will feature nearly 2,000 Band, Chorus, and Orchestra students performing in 10 concert programs throughout the district. There is no charge for any of our winter concerts. The schedule of concerts is as follows:

December 3       MMS Grade 6&7 Winter Chorus Concert             6:30 p.m.             DHS Auditorium
December 3       MMS Grade 8 Chorus and Camerata Concert       8:00 p.m.             DHS Auditorium
December 5       MMS Grade 6, 7, 8 Orchestras Winter Concert     7:00 p.m.             DHS Auditorium
December 6       MMS Grade 6, 7, 8  Bands Winter Concert           7:00 p.m.             DHS Auditorium
December 10     Tokeneke Holiday Concert                                     9:15 a.m.             Tokeneke School
December 11     Holmes Holiday Concert                                        9:30 a.m.             Holmes School
December 12     Darien HS Holiday Spectrum Concert                   7:00 p.m.             DHS Auditorium
December 13     Ox Ridge Holiday Concert                                     9:45 a.m.             Ox Ridge School
December 14     Hindley Holiday Concert                                        9:30 a.m.             Hindley School
December 18     Royle Holiday Concert                                            9:15 a.m.             Royle School

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Orchestras Perform Fall Halloween Concert

The DHS Chamber Orchestra and Concert Orchestra were joined by the Grade 8 Orchestra and the DHS Tudor Singers on October 29th to perform Carl Orff's "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana as their concert finale. Jane Minnis is the Director of Orchestras at Darien High School, Christopher Andrade directs the Tudor Singers and Austin Scelzo and Dylan Spielvogel instruct our middle school strings. You can hear the finale at the link below:
O Fortuna from Carmina Burana - DHS Orchestras&Tudor Singers
                                                                 Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Darien HS and MMS Orchestras Present "The Haunted Ballroom" Concert

The Darien High School Concert Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra will be presenting their first concert of the season, The Haunted Ballroom"  on Monday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the Darien HS Auditorium. The high school Orchestras will be joined by the Middlesex Middle School 8th grade Orchestra. Ms. Jane Minnis is the director of Orchestras at Darien HS and Austin Scelzo is the orchestra Director at Middlesex Middle School. 

5-6 Jazz Lab to Perform Jazz Showcase!

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