Music Department Travel: Orlando 2020!


The school board has approved a trip to Disney World in Orlando, FL for the combined DGS bands and choirs with the D99 orchestra for Spring 2020! This trip will provide performance and workshop opportunities for all ensembles in addition to some good old-fashioned fun exploring the various theme parks in Orlando.

Who: any student in choir (or band or orchestra) at DGS in the 2019-2020 school year

When: March 28-April 1, 2020

Cost: $1699 (All students in quad occupancy)

What: Tentative itinerary is available at:Downers Grove South HSBC & District 99 Orchestra Orlando Itinerary

This link will take you to a Google folder with current information about the trip. Instructions on how to sign up are in the document titled “IPS Registration Form.”
Please direct questions to myself ( or Mrs. Belt-Roselieb (

Raffle Underway to Support Student Accounts. The raffle will be drawn during the choir show on Friday, March 8, 2019.

Hello choir students and families,

Each year, the DGS Choir Boosters organize a raffle for several sporting and theater events – they’re amazing! The person buying the ticket gets to choose which raffle item they want to put their ticket in the drawing for.

Cost: $10 per ticket. Of that total cost, $9 per ticket will be going into the student’s music account for future expenses of choir trips, ensemble attire (dresses, ties, tuxes), or voice lessons. Because students keep 90% of every sale, this is a great fundraiser for students to earn money that they themselves can use!

Incentive: The choir directors are currently pursuing the opportunity to travel sometime in the spring of 2020. This raffle fundraiser is the best opportunity for students to earn money toward their own trip.

Deadlines and Drawing: Raffle ticket order forms and money are due to the choir mailbox by 3:30 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Boosters Raffle Flyer 2019_B Winners do not need to be present to win, but it’s really fun if they are! Invite your ticket-buyers to see our choir show (Motown)!

The six raffle items include:

1) 4 tickets for Wolves vs Colorado Eagles game on Saturday April 6th, 2019 at 7pm, All State Arena

2) 4 tickets for Bulls game – winner will pick a two-game option depending on availability

3) 4 tickets for Cubs vs Miami Marlins game on Wednesday, May 8 in the 200 level at 7:05pm

4) 2 tickets for Drury Lane Theatre, show TBD

5) 2 tickets for Paramount Theatre, show TBD

6) 2 tickets for Broadway in Chicago show, Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical, at Broadway Playhouse Theatre on April 2, 2019 at 7:30pm

Order Form Logistics: The order form is attached. When a person buys a “ticket,” they will not actually receive a physical ticket. Like Girl Scout Cookies, they fill out a line in the form with the number of tickets they want to enter for each item. If I want four chances to win the Cubs tickets and two chances to win the Drury Lane tickets, I put “4” in the Cubs box and “2” in the Drury Lane box, and I write a check for $60. Checks should be payable to DGS.

Raffle questions? Contact Dorothy Foster at or Shelly Davenport at

DGS Choir Spirit Wear Available Now! Orders due by Monday, November 19th!

The order form is below with details, color options, and new logo designs. All costs are included in the listed price; no additional taxes or fees will be added. Please place your completed order form (you do not need to return the second page) in an envelope labeled DGS Choir Spirit Wear, c/o Shari Vasko, and include a check made out to DGS Choir Boosters. Place it in the mailbox in the choir room (near the white cubbies) no later than Monday, November 19th.

Spirit wear should be available for pickup at school during the week of December 10 (details to follow). If you have any questions, please contact Shari Vasko at or 630-310-1219. Thank you for your support!

November 20th Chipotle Fundraiser – 5-9 pm

Support Downers Grove South High School Choir Boosters.
Come in to the Chipotle at 750 Janes Avenue Suite A in Bolingbrook                            on Tuesday, November 20th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm.

Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Downers Grove South
High School Choir Boosters.