Dolphins pull out all the stops on annual fine arts night

Dogwood Elementary showcased all of its 930 talented Dolphins on the 2nd annual Fine Arts Night.  Mrs. Price had envisioned this as a night filled with a variety of art on display from the gym to the cafeteria showcasing student talent, and that’s exactly what it was! DES is so proud of its impressive art programs and with each year Fine Arts Night gets better and better.  

Art teachers, Mrs. Luyendyk and Mrs. Drury had the brilliant idea to have each student choose their most successful piece, so there was a variety presented in each grade level. Every student in the school had art on display in the gym; students did 2-D artwork that could be put in a frame- paintings, drawings, prints, and collages.  The art was framed for purchase to benefit our Fine Arts Programs at Dogwood. 

Mr. Simons and Mr. Smith lead several musical performances in the school cafeteria.  Everyone enjoyed a fun “Descendants” Sing-A-Long.  The talented Honor Choir gave a mini-performance.  But the main musical event was the second-grade performance of “Grammar Rocks.”  Each class took on an educational song and theme.  “Killer Verbs” was a crowd favorite.  The students from Mrs. Yarbro’s class wore 80’s fashions as they rocked out!  Mr. Simons said, “This was a terrific night showcasing every student’s artwork and many displaying their musical skills.  I was so proud of our students’ growth in the arts this year.” 

Other activities were also a part of this night.  Fine Arts Winner, Savannah Chandler, sang the original Dogwood song; and our Dogwood Orchestra showed their skills.  The Renegades of Percussion visited to play, and they featured two current Dogwood students and several former students.  Mrs. Drury said, “Dogwood Fine Arts Night was a labor of love. Our admin team truly care about the arts at our school.  I was amazed at how many teachers attended and helped out. The Dogwood family is absolute gold!”
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