3rd Annual Shades Of Blue Concert April 16

Vocal Music, Performing & Visual Arts

3rd Annual Shades Of Blue Concert April 16

The Dillard High Music Department proudly presents the 3rd Annual "Shades of Blue" Gospel Concert, featuring the Dillard High School Choir with several special guest.  Showtime is 7:00 PM, April 16 in the Dillard Center for the Arts Theater. In addition to the Dillard High Chorus, this year's concert will also feature the Rhoda Glasco Snead Collins Alumni Singers, as well as the Harmony Plus Alumni Singers.  A special tribute is planned for another one of Dillard's outstanding choral directors, Ms. Brenda Brown. Special guests also include "Sweet Anointing'" from Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Donations given at the concert contribute directly to the Rhoda Glasco Snead Collins scholarship fund for deserving Dillard High music students.  The late Mrs. Collins faithfully served as choral director at Dillard High for 22 years throughout the 50's and 60's. The Rhoda Glasco Snead Collins Scholarship (RGSC Scholarship) perpetuates the memory of Mrs. Collins and provides scholarship assistance for Dillard High School students entering college with an interest in music.

If you would like to support the RGSC Scholarship fund, please submit your contribution payable to “Dillard High School”.  Write “RGSC Scholarship donation” on the bottom of your check and send it to:

Dillard High School
2501 N. W. 11th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Attn: Bookkeeper

DHS SigmaCats Nab Second Regional Championship

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DHS SigmaCats Nab Second Regional Championship

The Sigmac@t Robotic Team defeated 64 teams from throughout country for their 2nd consecutive win at the 2015 Peachtree Regional Robotic Competition in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dillard High School and their corporate sponsor, Motorola Solutions have participated in competitions hosted by F.I.R.S.T. for over twenty years.  teamcrop

Supervisor of Elections Kicks Off Annual High School Voter Registration Drive Next Week

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Supervisor of Elections Kicks Off Annual High School Voter Registration Drive Next Week

Broward County, FL - The Supervisor of Elections will kick off the annual High School Voter Registration (HSVR) Drive on March 16 to March 20, 2015. The effort is presented in partnership with the Broward County Public schools and with significant participation from Broward County Private and Charter high schools. All Broward County High Schools will have the opportunity to register their students who meet the qualifications to become registered voters.

A student workshop/training was held on February 19, in each school’s media center to communicate voter registration policies and procedures. The video conference training streamed live to the participating schools, hosted by BECON.

Broward County Election officials are scheduled to visit over 40 local high schools next week. Election Officials will be on hand to assist the high school students and staff as they conduct their voter registration drive. The school with the most registered students will receive the coveted brass trophy, banners and certificates. Last year, J.P. Taravella High School registered almost 600 new students.

High School students who are 18 years old are eligible to register to vote. Students who are 16 and 17 years of age may pre-register. The goal is to register 8,500 students this school year.

For further information, contact Gino Herring, Voter Education Director, or Tonya
Edwards, Public Information/ Voter Education Coordinator at (954)712-1303 or log on to the Broward County Supervisor of Elections website at: www.browardsoe.org.

Vote For Dillard's Lady Panthers For A Chance To Win $1000 For DHS

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Vote For Dillard's Lady Panthers For A Chance To Win $1000 For DHS

Vote for Dillard's State Champion Lady Panthers for the Best High School Basketball program in the nation on the USA TODAY's high school website, Dillard is one of several schools representing Florida including Dr. Phillips, Ribault, Miami Country Day and Miami High.  To vote now please go to http://contest.usatodayhss.com/vote/girls-basketball-2015/round-1/fl/7859 and vote for DILLARD. You can vote as many times as you like!  The athletic department could win up to $1,000 and a banner for our gym.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD & VOTE NOW!

FASFA Family Night Feb. 24

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FASFA Family Night Feb. 24

If you are a student who is planning on attending college and wish to receive a scholarship or financial aid and need further assistance, join us in the DCA Blackbox Theater!

For help & assistance please bring the following:

  • ID or Driver’s License
  • Tax returns
  • Social Security Card

For more information call Mr. Witherspoon (754)-322-0815

Award Winning DCA Jazz Ensemble LIVE! Feb. 8

Performing & Visual Arts

Award Winning DCA Jazz Ensemble LIVE! Feb. 8

w/Special Guest Rodney Whittaker

Catch the award winning and nationally renowned DCA Jazz Ensemble with special guest Rodney Whittaker for an evening of Jazz Classics, 4:00 PM Sunday, February 8 in the DCA Theater.

About Rodney Whittaker
Internationally renowned bassist and Mack Avenue recording artist, Rodney Whitaker, currently holds the titles of Professor of Jazz Bass and Director of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University where he has built one of the leading jazz degree programs and performing faculty in the United States of America. He is considered one of the leading performers and teachers of the jazz double bass in the United States. He is also the Artistic Director of the Michigan State University Professors of Jazz, former Artistic Advisor of Jazz @ Wharton Center, Director of Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Civic Jazz Orchestra and a member of the Jazz @ Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Whitaker has earned an international reputation as one of the world’s finest jazz double bass performer. He completed a seven-year tenure as bassist with Wynton Marsalis’ Septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. He has toured the world over the last twenty-five years, collaborating and performing with legendary jazz artists such as Jimmy Heath, Eric Reed, Cyrus Chestnut, Vanessa Rubin, Kathleen Battle, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Jon Faddis, Terence Blanchard, Wycliffe Gordon, Kenny Burrell, Bob James, Benny Golson, Pat Matheny, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, the late greats: Dizzy Gillespie, and Betty ‘Bebop’ Carter as well as performing with leading symphony orchestras world-wide.

This concert is presented by Dillard Center for the Arts in partnership with the Old Dillard Museum.  For ticket information please visit the Old Dillard Museum website.

10th Graders Interested In Dual Enrollment

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10th Graders Interested In Dual Enrollment

Attention 10th Grade Students,

If you are interested in Dual Enrollment starting with the Summer Term, you must RSVP to take the PERT test. See Mrs. Patterson - Hankerson, in the School Counseling Department. Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, Jan 28th.  The test is planned for Tuesday, FEB 3rd. You must have a 3.0 unweighted GPA, and at least 9.5 credits as of the day of the test.  All present and new dual enrolled students must have all registration documents completed no later than February 18th.  Please see your grade level counselor for registration forms starting Tuesday, Jan 27th.

Senior Anthony Hervey Selected For Prestigious Grammy Band

Performing & Visual Arts

Senior Anthony Hervey Selected For Prestigious Grammy Band

Anthony Hervey (left, on trumpet) performing at in NYC at the Ellington Jazz Festival. (May 2014)

Anthony Hervey (left, on trumpet) performing at in NYC at the Ellington Jazz Festival. (May 2014)

Dillard High senior Anthony Hervey is one of 32 students from across the United States selected for positions in the 2015 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session. Their selection launches them into the spotlight surrounding the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and provides them with unparalleled opportunities to perform for some of music's biggest names. The students, representing 31 cities and 13 states, will travel to Los Angeles for a weeklong musical adventure under the direction of Justin DiCioccio of the Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Ron McCurdy of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Hervey is also a member of the nationally renowned and award winning Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble.

"Since 1993, GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session has been gathering the top high school jazz singers and instrumentalists for an extraordinary GRAMMY Week experience where young people have the opportunity to play with their peers and with GRAMMY-nominated and GRAMMY-winning artists at a range of events," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy®. "When we look back at the students who have participated over the years, it really is the best and the brightest in the genre and this year's group is no exception."

The selected students will perform at various GRAMMY Week events, including — for the sixth year— an appearance at GRAMMY In The Schools Live! — A Celebration Of Music & Education, sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works. This special evening, which is open to the public, will showcase the selectees, along with special guest artists, on Feb. 4, 2015, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The group will offer more public performances with special guest artists at Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge in Beverly Hills, Calif., and Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment in Seal Beach, Calif., on Feb. 3 and Feb. 5, respectively. GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session members will also attend the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 8 as guests of The Recording Academy and will perform at the GRAMMY Celebration after-party.

On Feb. 5–7, the young musicians will again record at the legendary Capitol Studios & Mastering in Hollywood, Calif., courtesy of the EMI Music Group. GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session albums from 2007–2014 are available for purchase at online music outlets such as Amazon, iTunes and Rhapsody.

The GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session selectees are eligible for more than $2 million in college scholarships made possible through the GRAMMY Foundation's college partners: Berklee College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and USC Thornton School of Music.