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    New Arts Standards Coming Soon!

    Please review the proposed new Illinois Arts Learning Standards

Congratulations to Saucedo Academy Concert Band!!

The Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy Concert Band made history this year!!

The Saucedo Concert Band received a Division I Rating at the Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) District VII Organizational Band Competition on Saturday, March 19, 2016.  They were invited to advance to the Northern State Division Organizational Band Competition on Friday, April 22, 2016, in which they received the coveted title of Honor Status, the highest award given by IGSMA.

Out of 134 bands, orchestras and choirs that performed throughout this past Friday and Saturday, the Saucedo Concert Band was one of only 5 concert bands to be awarded this title of Honor Status.

This is a historic occasion.  In the 77-year history of IGSMA, Saucedo Academy is the first Chicago Public School to participate in both the district and state level competitions.  It is now the first Chicago Public School to receive both a Division I rating at the IGSMA District Level, as well as Honor Status at the State Level.

The Department of Arts Education would like to recognize director Carlos Ayento, as well as the Saucedo students and community, for this prestigious honor.

Visit http://www.saucedoband.org/ for upcoming performances, videos, and more.


New Arts Standards!

Please review the proposed Illinois Arts Learning Standards based in the National Core Arts Standards.

Visit www.illinoisartslearning.org/ and view the below presentation for more details!

Illinois Arts Learning Standards Presentation

Regional Arts Day – Thank You!

The Department of Arts Education would like to thank the following arts partners who provided FREE workshops for elementary students on January 23, 2016!

NORTH (Schurz HS):                 WEST (Juarez HS):                     SOUTH (Curie HS):
Ian Sherwin Gallery                  Lookingglass Theatre                   Professional Theatre/
Mindful Practices Yoga               Changing Worlds                        Dance Youth Academy
Lyric Opera of Chicago              Design Dance                             Mariachi Heritage FDN
Dream Big Performing Arts        Chicago Jazz Philharmonic            Urban Threads
Lookingglass Theatre                Two Pence Theatre                      Hyde Park Arts Center
Northlight Theatre                    Play In A Book                            SkyART
Striding Lion


All-City High School Exhibition

The All-City High School Exhibition application is now open! Exhibiting students will qualify for raffle prizes and summer scholarship opportunities!

Help your  9-12 grade students apply to have their artwork featured in a series of juried art exhibitions (as always for free) at www.AllCityExhibitions.slideroom.com.

Applications are open until February 10, 2016.

Click here for more information.


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