DCPS Arts showcase spotlights student talents
The Daviess County Public Schools district has announced the schedule for Arts Alive! This year’s theme is “Tapestry: Weaving the Arts Together” and will spotlight student talents in a variety of the visual and performing arts.
All performances and displays will take place at the Owensboro Convention Center and are open free to the public. The schedule is as follows:
Sunday, April 23 – Orchestra, theatre and visual arts
Monday, April 24 – Choral performances and visual arts
Tuesday, April 25 – Band, instrumental, dance/interpretive arts and visual arts
The visual arts gallery, featuring more than 500 two- and three-dimensional visual arts products, will open at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday on the dates listed above; performances are scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Anthony Sparks, district arts coordinator, said, “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. 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.”
All DCPS schools will be represented at this event. Students from all three levels will participate in vocal music and visual arts. Students have been selected from each of the 12 elementary schools to participate in a district choir of 120 students. Elementary students will also perform in a percussion ensemble and a school-specific honor choir.
Middle school students will present band, orchestra and vocal music performances; and students from Apollo and Daviess County high schools will participate in theatre, dance, jazz band, indoor marching winds, winterguard and as members of various other woodwind, brass and percussion ensembles.
Another highlight will be an orchestra comprised of adult learners, their student teachers and their own children. In addition, special services students from BMS will share an interpretive piece in sign language; and special needs students from College View Middle School and Daviess County High School will be in the spotlight with a dance performance.
The annual DCPS arts showcase is open to the public. “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.”