Friday, September 22, 2017

District Music Teachers Prepare to Teach “The Music of Russia!”



 In order to prepare the teachers for the Darien Public Schools’ Music Department Curricular Focus Theme on the Music of Russia, the music teachers were engaged in a Professional Development workshop on August 29 with members from the Barynya Russian Music ensemble.  The music teachers learned about the origins and stories behind Russian Folk songs, unique musical instruments, language and performance practices so that they can design lessons and programs for their students.

Darien High School Jazz Ensemble Places 3rd at Berklee College Jazz Festival

DHS Jazz Band Places 3rd at Berklee Jazz Fest! The Darien High School Jazz Ensemble placed third in their division at the Berklee Colle...