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Order your 2015 Evening of Fine Arts DVD!

There is still time to order your 2015 Evening of Fine Arts DVD!  DVDs are $15 plus shipping and handling fees. Order Now

Celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School Jazz and Marching Band returns from performance at London Olympics

The Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School Jazz and Marching Band showcased its talent and put a spotlight on DPS on a worldwide stage before crowds at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.  The 50-member band raised funds  to make the trip a reality.   “Band is about much more than 50 students playing in unison,” said band director Victoria Miller. “It’s about teaching the students to have hope, dream big and set goals.” Miller has been the band director for 37 years and said her students who went to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing have gone on to thrive in college, some of them earning scholarships.

Nearly 700 Students Showcase Talent in 43rd Annual Evening of Fine Arts at Fox Theatre

Approximately 680 Detroit Public Schools students were featured in the 43rd Annual Evening of Fine Arts event held Thursday, May 10 at the Fox Theatre. Detroit Public Schools, SODEXO and the DPS Office of Fine Arts collaborated to present the event showcasing the work of elementary, middle, and high school students. Click here to download the 2012 Evening of Fine Arts DVD Order Form. Click here to view a full Program Listing for the 2012 Evening of Fine Arts. The SOLD-OUT event, titled “An Evening of Elegance and the Arts,” featured instrumental, vocal, visual and performing arts students in performances including Detroit School of Arts Jazz Vocals-“Baroque Samba,” by Darmon Meader; Law Academy Glee Club-“Blue Skies,” by Irving Berlin; Renaissance High School

Detroit Public Schools 43rd Annual Evening of Fine Arts — May 10

The Detroit Public Schools Office of Fine Arts Education on May 10 will proudly present Elementary/Middle and High School Instrumental, Vocal, Visual and Performing Arts students in “An Evening of Elegance and the Arts.” The Detroit Public Schools 43rd Annual Evening of Fine Arts begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Fox Theater with special performances in the lobby and a beautiful student Art Gallery. Click here to download the 2012 Evening of Fine Arts DVD Order Form. Click here to view a full program listing for the 2012 Evening of Fine Arts. This event is free, however, tickets are required for admittance. Attire is dressy. There will be a free gift at the door for the first 200 patrons. Listen to WRCJ 90.9FM, the Official Media

Student Talent on display in 75th annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition at Detroit Institute of Arts

Paintings, drawings, pottery, photography and more by students in grades K–12 Hundreds of imaginative works created by Detroit Public Schools (DPS) students will be on display in the 75th annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). The exhibition, on view April 28–June 3, is free with museum admission. An opening reception for students and their families will be held Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Charter One Foundation is supporting the special anniversary of the DPS show this year. Students from dozens of schools in grades K–12 submitted paintings, prints, drawings, photography, ceramics, videos, jewelry and other work to a jury of local artists, DPS officials and a DIA representative, which

John R. King’s Angelic Chorale Performs at Carnegie Hall

The John R. King Academic & Performing Arts Academy’s Angelic Chorale traveled to New York March 2-5, 2012 to perform at the world’s most prestigious performing arts stage: Carnegie Hall. The Angelic Chorale was selected by the Heritage World Strides National Middle School Festival to perform as the Featured Choir at Carnegie Hall. The group of 22 students performed four songs: “Night Winds,” by Victor C. Johnson; “We Can Plant a Forest,” by Jim Papoulis & Mike Greenly; “Kyrie,” by Jay Althouse; and “Rockin’ Jerusalem,” by Donald Moore. “We were received by the audience with a rousing standing ovation that seemed to last forever,” said Annette Anderson, Vocal Music Director. “This was an educational experience that will have a lasting

Congratulations to the following award winners in the 2012 Southeastern Michigan Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for 2012!

DPS  2012 National Scholastic Competition Winners Gold Key Photography Portfolio Nogoye Sow Cass Technical High School Teacher: Senghor Reid Christopher Terry Renaissance High School Teacher: Odette Holley Bates Academy Teacher: Robin McDaniel Kimani Johnson – Gold Key – Painting Kennedy Scott – Certificate – Painting Joya Wood – Gold Key – Photography Joya Wood – Certificate – Photography Cass Technical High School Teachers: Kimberly Harden,  Mindy Mitchell, Senghor Reid Asia Hightower – Silver Key – Fashion Asia Hightower – Certificate – Fashion Alondra Lopez – Gold Key – Fashion Alondra Lopez – Silver Key – Jewelry Kellye Perdue – Certificate – Digital Art Tremaine Shelton – Silver Key – Drawing Nogoye Sow – Gold Key – Photography Nogoye Sow –