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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you always thinking about making your toaster move? Do you upgrade your own RAM just because the computer could go a little faster? When actually turn the computer do you spend your time doodling? Or perhaps you look at the code of websites and personalize famous sites?
Dillard Center of Technology's Emerging Computer Technology is the place for you. Come to our Open House, Meet our talented teachers and students. January 29, 2015 6-8 pm.
Your input matters to us. Please take a few minutes to participate in our Annual Survey for parents. To access the survey please visit the District’s website, browardschools.com, and click on the Annual Surveyicon. The survey takes place from January 5 – February 13, 2015, and is your opportunity to share your opinions and ideas about your child’s educational experience at Dillard High 6-12. To access the survey, you will need your child’s student ID number and date of birth. If you do not have your child’s student ID number (which is printed on school report cards) or if you do not have internet access at home, please call (754) 322-0800 and we can assist you.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate in this important survey and for partnering with us in your child’s education.
Dillard Center for the Arts is inviting uniquely talented and gifted students (and their parents) that are deeply interested in studying in the visual and performing arts to attend our Magnet Open House on January 21 beginning at 6:30 PM.
This event is designed to share the amazing opportunities that lie ahead for students that wish to study within either of our four themes which includes Music, Dance, Theatre or the Visual Arts.
The evening will begin with showcase performances from our Orchestra, Jazz Combo, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Theatre Department and our nationally renowned Jazz Ensemble. Our Visual Arts Department will also have en exhibit on display in our very own 25oo sq. ft. Art Gallery.
Students and parents will then be given a tour of the World Class DCA Performing Arts Center which includes our state of the art Theatre, Black Box Theatre, Recital Hall, Recording Studios and Ensemble Rehearsal Spaces.
The open house will also feature a short presentation about the magnet program covering application, entrance and audition requirements and procedures as well as one on one Q&A's with instructors representing their respective programs. For more information you may contact the V&PA office at 754-322-0838 or you can email Artistic Director Israel Charles directly.