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Young Americans Workshop Update

Due to the weather, it will take the Young Americans a little longer to get to Springfield High School tomorrow. So the workshop will be held from 3 pm to 7 pm (instead of 2pm to 6pm). We look forward to seeing you then!

If you have questions, please contact Karla Wilhelm at kjbrady@us.ibm.com or call/text at 217-502-9428.

District 186 Music Student Trip to Hamilton

December 8, 2016   11 photos
On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, forty-five District 186 middle and high school music students/staff had the opportunity to attend the musical production of Hamilton at Chicago's PrivateBank Theatre.
Tickets for "Hamilton" in Chicago- for current 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students enrolled in a MUSIC class

This link will allow you to sign up for the "Hamilton" in Chicago ticket lottery. The trip is Wednesday, December 7, 2016, departing at 7:30 a.m. and returning at approximately 9:00 p.m. If you are in the first 50 to submit your name, you will receive an email from Lynn Gilmore to complete the registration process with the travel company. One the right is basic information regarding the trip. If you have questions, please contact Lynn Gilmore (lgilmore@sps186.org) or call/text 217-652-7664. STUDENTS WHO ARE OR WILL BE IN BAND AT SHS FOR 2016-2017—December 7 is the SHS Band Concert. Please do NOT sign up for this trip. Concert attendance is mandatory, as is rehearsing during the school day on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Tickets for "Hamilton" in Chicago- current 6th and 7th grade MUSIC students only

This link will allow you to sign up for the "Hamilton" in Chicago ticket lottery. The trip is Wednesday, December 7, 2016, departing at 7:30 a.m. and returning at approximately 9:00 p.m. If you are in the first 50 to submit your name, you will receive an email from Lynn Gilmore to complete the registration process with the travel company. One the right is basic information regarding the trip. If you have questions, please contact Lynn Gilmore (lgilmore@sps186.org) or call/text 217-652-7664.

All City Music Festival 2015 Video Link

Congratulations to our outstanding musicians! Here's a link to the All City Music Festival 2015. Bravo!!

All City Music Festival 2015

April 22, 2015   68 photos
More than 400 students from Springfield middle and high schools performed in the Springfield Public Schools’ annual All City Music Festival at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, at the University of Illinois Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium.

District 186 Visual Art Students Share Passion with Radio Listeners

February 17, 2015   2 photos
Thank you to Courtney, Grace, Claire and Annah for sharing their passion for the arts with radio listeners on WFMB this morning. It was evident that art has a special place in your heart! Congratulations on your well-deserved awards!
All City Music Festival 2014 Video Link

The All City Music Festivaly 2014 was held in Sangamon Auditorium on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Congratulations to all of our outstanding musicians on a job well done! Bravo!

All City Music Festival 2013

Please join us this evening, Tuesday, March 19, 2013 for the annual All City Music Festival. Roughly 425 students from Springfield middle and high schools will be performing in the Springfield School District’s annual All City Music Festival at the University of Illinois Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium this evening.

Performances begin at 7 p.m. and will be led by guest conductors. The concert should last no more than two hours.

Jake Delfs, choir director for Herscher High School, will conduct the middle school choir. Pam Potter, retired band director from Quincy Notre Dame High School, will conduct the middle school band. Sue Hamilton, adjunct professor of music at Lincoln Land Community College, will conduct the high school choir. And Jason Waddell, assistant professor of music at Lincoln Land Community College, will conduct the high school band.

All groups will combine to perform a finale, “Patriot Dreams.” Choir and band members include students from Lanphier, Southeast, and Springfield high schools; and Franklin, Grant, Iles, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Washington Middle Schools.

Music scores, octavos, and conductor stipends are funded by a grant from the Springfield Public Schools Foundation.


Fine Arts Mission Statement

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District 186 Fine Arts Department Mission Statement
Our Mission...

*To empower students to develop and achieve their creative and expressive potential through aligned, articulated, and assessed experiences in the arts.

*To instill lifelong involvement in and appreciation of the arts through the inspiration of instruction and diversity in learning experiences; and foster a high level of achievement in the artistic disciplines.