DCPS Arts showcase spotlights student talents

March 21, 2019 | 3:04 am

Updated March 20, 2019 | 5:30 pm

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The Daviess County Public Schools district has announced the schedule for Arts Alive! This year’s theme is “Artistry in Motion” and will spotlight student talents in a variety of visual and performing arts.

All performances and displays will take place March 24-26 at the Owensboro Convention Center and are open free to the public. All DCPS schools will be represented at this event.

The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, March 24, 2 to 5 p.m. – Performances will include an elementary showcase, featuring the Whitesville Wildcat Fiddlers, Audubon Eagles Third-Grade Recorder Ensemble, East View Ukulele Shining Suns and Country Heights “Movement in Music.”

Other performances for Sunday include the Apollo High School drama/musical theatre, elementary school mass choir featuring approximately 120 students, Daviess County High School drama, choirs from Burns Middle School, College View Middle School, Daviess County Middle School, Apollo High School, Daviess County High School and a combined AHS/DCHS choir.

Monday, March 25, 5 to 8 p.m. – Performances will include middle and high school bands and orchestras, including DCMS Concert Band, DCHS Indoor Winds, CVMS/DCMS/DCHS Jazz 3, DCHS Jazz 1, DCHS Percussion Ensemble, DCHS/DCMS/CVMS Bands, CVMS/DCMS Sixth-Grade Orchestras, DCMS Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Orchestras, CVMS Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Orchestras and the DCHS Orchestra.

Tuesday, March 26, 5 to 8 p.m. – Spotlight performances will include the BMS Sixth-Grade Orchestra, CVMS Band (Ensembles), BMS Sixth-Grade Band and Ensembles, BMS Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Orchestra, AHS Jazz Band, AHS Concert Band, AHS Orchestra and AHS Winterguard.

The visual arts gallery, featuring more than 700 two- and three-dimensional visual arts products, will be open throughout the event.

“The event will highlight many of our performing groups as well as a multitude of visual art pieces created by DCPS students this school year,” said District Arts Coordinator Anthony Sparks, “It is a time to celebrate individual and group student achievement in the arts and a time to reflect on the positive impact quality arts education programs have in our schools and community.”

Awards will be presented to winners of the Visual Arts Exhibit at the conclusion of the orchestra concert on Tuesday evening.

“We are excited for our community to see and hear all the great things going on in our district,” Sparks said. “This event really spotlights the incredible talent of our students and the outstanding leadership of our visual and performing arts educators.”

March 21, 2019 | 3:04 am

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