We hope that you will take time to celebrate the arts with us in the month of March. The De Soto Bands and the Fine Arts Department are working on numerous artistic events that are open to the community. From the beginnning of the month to the end, there are a plethora of events that will be taking place on or near campus. From the Spring Musical to multiple music festivals and performances, there is certain to be a performance for everyone to enjoy. Please read on for a highlight of some of our upcoming events. For a complete listing of all March into the Arts events that are occurring, click here.
Jefferson County HS Honor Band- March 14th, 2020
Seven students were named to the Jefferson County HS Honor Band. These students represented DHS in Herculaneum on March 14th, 2020 when they met for an all day rehearsal and an evening performance. We are incredibly proud of these students for their accomplishments and their representation of DHS!
Jon Gowan- Bari Sax
Victoria Avis- Trumpet
Lacy Mueller- Horn in F
Logan White- Trombone
Eric Dimercurio- Trombone
Kylie Mitchell- Euphonium
Caleb Avila- String Bass
Fountain City Jazz Fest- March 20-21st, 2020
The De Soto Bands in association with Tri-M Chapter #8124 invite you to the 3rd Annual Fountain City Jazz Fest with headliner Funky Butt Brass Band! Throughout the day on Friday and Saturday area jazz bands will perform on stage. They will receive one on one clinics with some of the finest jazz musicians and educators. During lunch two clinics will be provided for students and directors, in order to assist them in growing the jazz skill set and program.
Come see the DHS Jazz Ensemble and Funky Butt Brass Band at our concert finale March 21st, 2020 at 7pm. Ticket prices for this concert will be $7 for adults and $5 for students. An exciting night of jazz and funk is sure to ensue, with some killer solos and licks. You won’t wanna miss this amazing concert!
De Soto/Farmington Combined Band Concert- March 26th, 2020
In partnership with the HWY 67 Band Consortium, the DHS and Farmington HS Symphonic Bands will be presenting a combined concert on March 26th in the DHS Auditorium. The concert will begin at 6pm, and is free and open to the public.
This concert provides our students the opportunity to work with another clinician, share their progress with the community, and meet other area band students that are also preparing for state music assessment and the Missouri Music Symposium.
The DHS Fine Arts Department invites you to come see all of the arts in one night! The DHS Fine Arts Night brings together Art, Band, Choir, and Drama students performing for the community in order to showcase the amazing talent in our schools. The students in our district have grown immensely throughout the year by creating, improvising, and challenging themselves in all area of the arts. This night is a collection of all of their hard work.
There will be live music provided by band and choir members, performances by members of the Drama classes, and live art demos in the lobby of the auditorium. Come see the incredible achievements of the DHS Fine Arts students!
De Soto HS Fine Arts Night- March 27th, 2020
De Soto MS Band Festival- March 28th, 2020
On March 28th, the DHS Tri-M Chapter #8124 will host the De Soto MS Band Festival. This event brings music students from across the region to perform for expert clinicians and receive feedback.