The music faculty, private teachers and sender school music teachers associated with South High School are proud to recognize the students that earned 37 placements in band, choir, jazz band and orchestra.  On Wednesday, October 11,  69 student musicians from South High School in Downers Grove took a total of 84 auditions at Carl Sandburg High School to participate in the 2017  Illinois Music Education Association District 1 Festivals.  These students have been selected through a highly competitive audition to participate in the 2017 ILMEA District Festivals.

Student musicians enrolled in music ensembles in the DGS Fine Arts department continue to annually demonstrate remarkable success at both the District and All-State level. “The total number of participating students continues to be consistently high on an annual basis.” said DGS Fine Arts Chairman Glenn Williams. “Additionally, DGS is equally well represented in all areas of ensemble performance – band, choir, orchestra, vocal jazz and jazz band – in this process.”

For more information about attending these district festivals, please contact Fine Arts Department Chairman Glenn Williams at gwilliams@csd99.org or at 630.795.8681.


Amy Binder – (12) – Alto II
Peter Burrows – (10) – Tenor I
Matt Burrows (12) – Bass II
Abby Davenport – (12) – Alto I
Michaela Dukes – (12) – Soprano I
Jillian Foster – (11) – Alto II
Agne Giedraityte – (10) – Soprano I
Myles Henderson – (12) – Bass II
Faith Ley (12) – Soprano II
Matthew McKenney – (11) – Bass II
Natalie Olsen (12) – Soprano II
Nathaniel Parson – (12) – Tenor II
Priya Patel – (12) – Soprano II
Allison Puccillo – (12) Alto I
Sam Selakovich – (11) – Alto II
Adrian Trujillo – (11) – Bass II


Emma Ansah (11) – Bb Clarinet
Carson Aldrich (11) – Trombone (Orchestra)
Allison Brandt (12) – Bb Clarinet (Orchestra)
Jake Burrows (12) – Trumpet (Orchestra)
Samantha Guagliardo – (11) – Euphonium
Danny King (12) – Bb Clarinet (Band)
Kyle Kotula (12) – Trombone (Band)
Emily Schwab (11) – Bassoon (Band)
Saahil Sorakayla (10) – Bassoon (Band)



Nicolette Cheaure (12) – Viola
Bella Kelly (12) – Violin
Therese Malinowski – (10) – Cello
Lauren Mulé – (10) – Violin
Madeline Pteanc – (11) – Violin



Carson Aldrich – (11) – Trombone
Nathan Brummel – (9) – Trombone
Jake Burrows – (12) – Trumpet
Joseph Daniele – (11) – Trombone
Kyle Kotula – (12) – Trombone
Scott Pape – (11) – Drum Set
Nathan Wiechec – (10) Trombone

Spirit wear is here!


Choir apparel: DGS Choir Boosters are selling choir apparel through the Holy Cow Sports link below, which accepts PayPal or Credit Card payment.

T-Shirts: short-sleeved ($15) & long-sleeved ($20)

Hooded Sweatshirt ($25)

Flannel PJ Pants ($25)

Follow this link to see designs and place an order! http://www.companycasuals.com/dgschoir

Sale ends Wednesday, October 25. All orders will be bagged per student for distribution in choir classroom. Delivery date will be approximately two weeks after store close date, approximately November 8.

Please contact Lisa Riley with any questions rileylisa@icloud.com.

Fall Concert 10/12

The first concert will be October 12th and we will need volunteers to sell concessions before the concert, so contact Sandy Selakovich if you are interested at samanthasel@hotmail.com.

After the concert, enjoy a treat at the Dairy Queen at 63rd and Main as they will be donating a percentage of sales from that day to DGS Choirs.

Back to School 2017-18

It is hard to believe but the 2017-18 school year is underway!  We hope you learned all about the great choir programs at DGS during the Open House on August 31st.  We would love to see all of the families of student’s in choir join Choir Boosters this year.  If you didn’t get the registration form at Open House, please download it here.

Hope you have a great school year!