The Fine Arts Department seeks to help students find their strengths and to foster all students’ creative and artistic instincts. Covering three curricular departments – Art, Music, and Drama/Broadcasting – along with a wide range of extra-curricular programs, Fine Arts provides each student a unique opportunity to develop creativity and purpose.
|Phil Ash||Communications Arts, Theatre Communication|
|Matthew Hanes||Chamber, Concert & Mixed Choir, Guitar 1/2, Digital Music & Audio Production|
|David Hutter||Concert, Intermediate & Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Techniques|
|Felicia Lahart||Design & Materials 2 & 3|
|Dylan Meyer||Concert, Intermediate & Wind Ensemble||MSHS Band Web Page|
|Mary Lee Moore||Photo 1, 2, 3 & AP|
|Matthew Nix||String, Philharmonic & Symphonic Orchestra, Piano 1/2||MSHS Orchestra Web Page|
|Rebecca Orr||Communications Arts|
|Cherie Rams||Art 2, 3 & AP Drawing, Design & Materials 1|
|Greg Regalado||Photo 1/2, Digital Imaging, Art Foundations/Applications|
|Patrick Sanchez||Theatre Tech|
|Carrier Saurer||Drama 1, 2, 3, 4, Theatre Tech||MSHS Drama Web Page|
|Mason Strom||Broadcasting, Advance TV/Film|
|MSHS Orchesis Web Page|
|Clubs & Activities|
|Private Music Teacher List|
please contact the Fine Arts office with questions regarding upcoming events 847-692-8240
Calendar of Events – September, 2019
6 – Marching Band (football game), WMTH Game Day
15 – V-Show Auditions @ 11:00am
20 – Marching Band (football game)
26, 27, 28 – Fall Play “Shakespeare in Love” @ 7:30pm
Calendar of Events – October, 2019
1 – ILMEA String Auditions
2 – ILMEA Band/Jazz Auditions
3 – ILMEA Choir/Jazz Auditions
4 – Marching Band (Homecoming football)
5 – Marching Band (Homecoming Parade)
18 – Marching Band (football game, Senior Night)
19 – Band Spectacular @ 6:00pm fund raiser/7:00pm concert
29 – Choir Concert @ 7:30pm
30 SDB Showcase @ 7:30pm
Calendar of Events – November, 2019
7 – Orchestra Concert @ 7:30pm
9 – ILMEA Senior Festival
10 – Veteran’s Day Band Concert @ 2:00pm
22, 23 – A Crazy Little Thing Called V-Show @7:30pm
23 – ILMEA Jazz Festival
25 – Band, Library Concert Series @ 7:00pm
Calendar of Events – December, 2019
6, 7 – Orchesis @ 7:30pm
11 – Musical Auditions
13 – Holiday Concert @ 7:00pm
16 – Musical Callbacks
Calendar of Events – January, 2020
9, 10, 11 – IL Theatre Festival
28 – Orchestra Progress Concert @ Lincoln 7:00pm
30, 31 & 2/1 – ILMEA All-State Festival
Calendar of Events – February, 2020
6, 7, 8 – Winter Play @ 7:30pm
11 – Band Progress Concert, Emerson @ MS 7:00pm
12 – Band Progress Concert, Lincoln @ MS 7:00pm
13 – Orchestra Progress Concert @ Emerson 7:00pm
19 – Wednesday Band Concert @ 7:30pm
21 – Friday Band Concert @ 7:30pm
Calendar of Events – March, 2020
3 – Choir Concert @ 7:30pm
5 – Orchestra Solo/Ensemble
10 – Orchestra Chamber Performance Night
31 – Spring Band Recital @ 7:00pm
Calendar of Events – April, 2020
15 – CSL Art Reception
16 – Musical “Matilda, the Musical” @ 4:00pm Senior Performance
17, 18 – Musical “Matilda, the Musical @ 7:30pm
19 – Musical “Matilda, the Musical” @ 2:00pm
24, 25 – Musical “Matilda, the Musical” @ 7:30pm
29 – Band Concert @ 7:30pm
30 – Orchestra Concert @ 7:30pm
Calendar of Events – May, 2020
5 – Choir Concert @ 7:30pm
6 – Filmfest @ 7:00pm
14 – Music, Thespian, Broadcasting Awards @ 7:00pm
17 – Marching Band, Norwegian Day Parade
25 – Marching Band, Memorial Day Parade
Patrons of “The Arts”
Patrons of “The Arts” is based solely on donations which are used to enhance the Maine South education by providing guest artist-in-residencies and valuable workshops for students in all areas in “The Arts”.
We hope you share our commitment to expand the talent pool available to the Maine South Fine Arts students by becoming a member of the Patrons of “The Arts” and donating to this valuable, philanthropic organization.
Be a “Patron” and lend your support to our students and community by increasing the resources available to our Fine Arts programs here at Maine South and give all our students an outlet for creative self expression!
click HERE for the Patrons of “The Arts” membership form
click HERE for Patrons of “The Arts” 2nd semester 18/19 newsletter
“Arts education is critical for helping students develop creativity, critical thinking and problem solving abilities.”
Megan Chernin, LA Fund Chair
MSHS Music Booster Org
The Maine South Music Booster Organization is parent run and a wonderful way to support the music programs at Maine South. Through Boosters, the students in Orchestra, Choir, Band, Piano, and Guitar are eligible to apply for scholarships for private lessons, summer camps, and college. During the 2016-2017 school year, Boosters provided over 600 private music lessons, and awarded 8 summer camp scholarships and 14 senior scholarships. In addition, Music Boosters provided two meals to each of the over 200 students who participated in the Washington, D.C. trip, along with contributing to both the new in class sound systems and the upcoming new auditorium sound system.
Boosters also provide financial and hands-on help with concerts, equipment, guest musician clinics, travel experiences, snacks/meals, uniforms, etc., and respond to various requests from teachers throughout the year.
Please join The Maine South Music Booster Organization and consider volunteering to support the fantastic music programs at Maine South. Attend our quarterly meetings, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MusicBoosters and check out our website at www.mainesouthmusicboosters.org to keep apprised of all the happenings and how you can be involved. We are recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, so your membership and any contributions are tax deductible.
click HERE for a Music Booster membership application
click HERE to go to the MSHS Music Booster web site
click HERE for information on the Music Booster Gift Card Sale
Speech, Drama Broadcast Boosters
The mission of the Speech, Drama & Broadcasting Boosters organization of Maine South High School is to support the students participating in these three programs, both in the classroom and as extracurricular activities. Our primary focus is to raise funds and offer scholarships to graduating seniors. In the past three years we have distributed over $35,000 in scholarships. The SDB Boosters support and assist the faculty, the Fine Arts Administration, and the students involved in speech, drama and broadcasting.
The Drama Department produces a number of shows throughout the year. A large part of our fundraising is through raffles, concessions, and flower sales at these performances. TLC dinners are served during tech rehearsals to everyone involved with the production of the fall and winter plays and the musical. The Boosters also support drama at Maine South by hosting receptions during special performances and recognition ceremonies, and assisting the International Thespian Society Troupe with their fundraisers.
The Broadcasting program includes both radio and television experience for students. Funds donated to SDB Boosters have enabled us to assist with updating broadcasting equipment, to host an end-of-the-year reception celebrating excellent work and festival awards, and to provide other support of these students’ activities.
Please consider joining Speech, Drama & Broadcasting Boosters. As an added incentive, your membership will enable you to enjoy the benefit of purchasing pre-sale tickets to the Spring Musical. Our meetings are open to all members and are held five times a year. We can always use help with TLC dinners, concessions, and flower sales at performances and many of us really enjoy getting to know each other by working together in support of our children’s creative endeavors. Please join, even if you are not available to volunteer. Though most of our members are parents of current students, some SDB Boosters are alumni families or friends from the community who wish to support arts education at Maine South, and we are so grateful to them. We depend on and truly appreciate any donations of time and/or your financial support of the Speech, Drama & Broadcasting Booster programs!
click HERE for a printable SDB Booster membership form.