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STUDENTS CLICK HERE to apply to be a part of the 2017-2018 All-City Performing Arts Program! 

This program—one of the oldest traditions in CPS, going into its 55th year—attracts students from across all regions at the elementary and high school levels.  Students will participate in music, theater and dance ensembles each Saturday during the fall semester, and then go on to perform in a full production at our Regional Showcase on January 27th 2018. Students from the regional ensembles may then be eligible for nomination to the All-­City Performing Arts Ensembles which will perform at the Harris Theater for Music & Dance at the Spring Showcase May 20th 2018.

Students can be at a beginning – advanced level in their performing art form and apply for the following ensembles:

Elementary Chorus (grade 3-8)
Elementary Concert Band (grade 4-8), some instrumental experience recommended
High School Chorus
High School Concert Band,  instrumental experience recommended
High School Jazz, instrumental experience recommended
Orchestra (grade 5-12), some instrumental experience recommended
Theatre (grade 8-12)
Dance (grade 8-12)
New Music Ensembles (grade 6-12), student-composed music
Modern Rock Band (grade 5-12)
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Students participate each Saturday at either the North Location: Schurz High School or South Location: Curie High School in a rehearsal with their ensemble. They receive exceptional instruction from highly qualified teachers each week. Students are then nominated to participate in the spring All-City which takes place in 2018. Email allcityarts@cps.edu with any questions!
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Regional Rehearsal Dates

October 7, October 14, October 21, October 28,
November 4, November 11, November 18,
December 2, December 9, December 16,
January 13, 2018; January 20, 2018

Regional Showcase Date: January 27, 2018  

Weekly All-City Rehearsal Times

STARTING OCTOBER 7th for ALL ENSEMBLES: 

NORTH REGION- SCHURZ HIGH SCHOOL  Rehearsal Times
 Morning Block One
Elementary Band
9:00am-11:00am
Dance
9:00am-11:00am
 Morning Block Two
Orchestra
10:00am-12:00pm
High School Modern Band
10:00am-12:00pm
 Morning Block Three
Elementary/HS Chorus (This ensemble is FULL)
11:00am-1:00pm
Jazz Band
11:00am-1:00pm
Theatre
11:00am-1:00pm
 Afternoon Block One
Elementary Modern Band (This ensemble is FULL)
12:00pm-2:00pm
 Afternoon Block Two
High School Band
1:00pm-3:00pm
SOUTH REGION- CURIE HIGH SCHOOL  Rehearsal Times
Morning Block One
Elementary Band 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dance  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
High School Choir 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jazz Band 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Elementary Modern Band  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Afternoon Block One
New Music Ensemble 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Theatre 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
High School Modern Band 12:30 pm -2:30 pm
Elementary Choir 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
4th-12th Grade Orchestra 12:30 pm -2:30 pm
High School Band 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm