|The Del Norte High School Concert Band will finish out the year with its final performance playing for the Del Norte High School graduation ceremonies on Friday, June 13 at 6 p.m. at Mike Whalen Field.
Dan Sedgwick directs the Concert Band during a performance at Disneyland in April. Submitted
The band will play the traditional graduation march “Pomp and Circumstance,” along with other selections.
This year has marked the first year of teaching for the Band and Choral director, Dan Sedgwick, who took over from Lindy Rust, who retired last year after 30 years of teaching music at Del Norte High School.
Sedgwick has worked hard this year to keep the great music traditions of Del Norte alive, including taking the Concert Band on tour during spring break to perform at Disneyland.
Del Norte High’s Steel Band, which plays on large steel drums in a Caribbean style, also got to travel and perform as well. The Concert Band performed on the Carnation Stage on Main Street Disneyland and the Steel Band performed on the California Adventure Hollywood Stage. The school’s third band, the Stage Band, which plays jazz music selections, attended and performed at the Reno Jazz Festival during the end of April.
This next school year, Sedgwick plans to take the auditioned choirs on tour, as well as upgrade the drum section of the marching band.
The music department welcomes community support and donations to help keep the musical traditions of Del Norte High School going strong for another 30 years and more. Contact Sedgwick at 464-0272 for information on how you can help.
|Uncharted Shores Academy (USA) held a Medieval Times Presentation Fair on May 29.
Bradley Harp builds a Lego castle as his project for the presentation fair. Submitted
Students displayed projects, presented dramatic productions, showed Renaissance-era puppet plays, and ran booths with medieval crafts. Younger students participated in the theme with presentations such as the Dance of the Unicorns, and older students performed puppet plays for their younger schoolmates.
Medieval handmade books, coat of arms display, medieval weapon replicas and miniature castles made from various materials were part of the displays.
USA holds a presentation fair at the end of every term, which reflects the integrated subjects theme that the students have been studying.
This term, students in grades 5-8, studied the medieval and Renaissance times, which was integrated with medieval literature, human anatomy lessons, and projects illustrating the subject. Hands-on projects and demonstrations reflect the school’s philosophy of learning, which revolves around actively involving students with their education.
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