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Mr. William Riddle
Performing Arts Department Chair

(630) 617-2462
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 Performing Arts are presented as a serious academic enterprise within the total school curriculum.  Three areas of emphasis within the department are offered: Performance (bands, choirs, and orchestras), Technical (piano, guitar, and dance), and Classroom (music theory).  All Performing Arts courses meet the fine arts graduation requirement. *Dance may be taken to fulfill fine arts or physical education requirements (must be declared in advance).

Check out our York Music Parents Association (YMPA) website for more information on what is happening in the York Performing Arts Department

York Music Department name Grammy Signature School Semifinalist for the third straight year!

Finalists to be announced in March 2014!

Congratulations to the York High School Performing Arts Department for being named a Grammy Signature Gold School for 2012-13

Congratulations to the York High School Performing Arts Department for being named a Grammy Signature Gold School for 2012-13

York Performing Arts 2013--14 Calendar

 


 

 

August 13-16 Marching Band Camp (Part 2) 6:00-9:30 pm Stadium, Band Room
August 30, Fri. Home Football Game 6:15 pm Stadium
September 6, Fri. Home Football Game 6:15 pm Stadium
Septemnber 13, Fri. Home Football Game 6:15 pm Stadium
September 18, Wed. Collage Concert 7:30 pm Choir Room
September 24, Tues. Orchestra Concerto/Aria Auditions 7:30 pm Field House
September 27, Fri. Home Football Game (Homecoming) 6:15 pm Stadium
October 1, Tues. Greens Sale Kick-Off    
October 2, Wed. York Orchestra/Side by Side Dress Rehearsal 3:20 pm Auditorium
October 2, Wed. York Orchestra/Side by Side Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium
October 12, Sat. Marching Band Festival (tentative) 3:00 pm Stadium
October 15, Tues. IMfEA Auditions (Selected Students) evening Sandburg HS
October 17, Thur. Greens Orders Due 6:15 pm Stadium
October 18, Fri. Home Football Game 6:15 pm Stadium
Nov 1-3, 7-9 Fall Play 7:30 pm Auditorium
November 13, Wed. Dance Performance 7:30 pm Black Box
November 16, Sat. IMfEA District Jazz Festival (Selected Students) 7:30 pm  
November 20, Wed. Symphony Orchestra Dress Rehearsal 3:20 pm Auditorium
November 21, Thur. Holiday Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium
November 23, Sat. IMfEA District Festival All Day TBA
December 2, Mon. Orchestra Chamber Ens. Recital 7:00 pm Commons
December 4, Wed. Band Dress Rehearsal 3:20 pm Auditorium
December 5, Thur. Holiday Band Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium
December 11, Wed. Choral Dress rehearsal 3:20 pm Auditorium
December 12, Thur. Holiday Choral Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium
December 12, Thur. Winter Art Show 6:00 pm Commons
January 22-25 IMEA All-State Festival   Peoria, IL
January 29, Wed.. Orchestra Solo Recitals 5:30 pm Selected Rooms
January 30, Thur. Band Solo Recitals 5:00 pm Selected Rooms
February 4, Tues. Jazz Band Dress Rehearsal 3:20 pm Commons
February 4, Tues. Jazz Band Dress Concert 7:30 pm Commons
February 5-9 Winter Drama Festival 7:30 pm Auditorium
February 11, Tues. Winter Orchestra Dress Rehearsal 3:20 pm Auditorium
February 12, Wed. Winter Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium
February 14-16 Band Tour to Chicago TBA  
February 14-15 Orchestra Tour to ISU/IL TBA  
February 17, Mon. Winter Choral Dress Rehearsal 3:20 pm Auditorium
February 18, Tues. Winter Choral Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium
February 19, Wed. Winter Band Dress Rehearsal 3:20 pm Auditorium
February 20, Thur. Winter Band Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium
March 8, Sat. Marching Band/St. Patrick's Day Parade 12:00 pm Elmhurst
March 20-23 Spring Musical    
March 25, Tues. All District Band Festival 7:30 pm Field House
April 8,9, Tues/Wed Brass and Woodwind Chamber Concerts 7:30 pm York Commons
April 10, Thur. Percussion Concert 7:30 pm York Commons
April 11-17 Fine Arts Week    
April 24, Thur. Jazz Ensemble Dress Rehearsal 3:20 pm Commons
April 24, Thur. Jazz Ensemble Concert 7:30 pm Commons
April 29, Tues. Cadet/Concert Band Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium
April 30, Wed. Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal 3:20 pm Auditorium
May 1, Thur. Symphonic Band Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium
May 7, Wed. Choral Dress Rehearsal 3:20 pm Auditorium
May 8, Thur. Choral Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium
May 13, Tues. Cadet/Concert Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium
May 14, Wed. Symphony Orchestra Dress Rehearsal 3:20 pm Auditorium

May 15, Thur.

Symphony Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium
May 18, Sun Orchestra Performs for Graduation 1:00 pm Field House
May 26, Mon. Memorial Day Parade 9:30 am Elmhurst

Recent York Band Graduates in the Northwestern Wildcat Marching Band

Recent York Band Graduates in the Northwestern Wildcat Marching Band

Recent York Graduates in the Fighting Illini Marching Band

Recent York Graduates in the Fighting Illini Marching Band
Gemkow, Christopher
Music & English Teacher
Marianetti, Rebecca
Performing Arts Teacher marianetti@elmhurst205.org
Ostwald, Ray
Performing Arts Teacher, Orchestra Director rostwald@elmhurst205.org
Pavlik, Michael
Performing Arts Teacher mpavlik@elmhurst205.org
Riddle, William
Performing and Visual Arts Division Chair & Summer School Director wriddle@elmhurst205.org
Sapozhnikov, Anna
Performing Arts Teacher asapozhnikov@elmhurst205.org
Trebella, Whitaker
Performing Arts Teacher wtrebella@elmhurst205.org
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See Band Homepage for Marching Band Camp Information

September Performing Arts Student of the Month Drew Yasdick

September Performing Arts Student of the Month