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Kaneland School District Arts

Kaneland School District Arts Events

It has been a Kaneland tradition to have outstanding Arts programs throughout the school district.

We are proud to highlight them here!  For more information, go to www.kaneland.org

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 Tickets are ON SALE NOW for the KHS Theatre Department production of INTO THE WOODS!

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PAST EVENTS

 KHMS 6th – 8th Grade Choral Concert – Tuesday, March 22nd at 7pm. FREE

Join the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade choirs of Kaneland Harter Middle School as they perform the fabulous choral pieces they have been working hard to prepare.  The choirs are under the wonderful direction of Mrs. Rachel Shershen and Mr. Bradley Staker.  The concert is at 7pm in the Kaneland Auditorium is free!

The concert was live streamed and recorded.  Check out the link here!  First time users will need the code: KANELAND2015 and when you’ve created your profile, you’ll be able to see all the Kaneland  videos!  ENJOY!

KHMS 7th & 8th Grade Band Concert – Thursday, March 17th at 7pm – FREE

Enjoy the beautiful music and hard work of the musicians in the 7th & 8th Grade Bands from Kaneland Harter Middle School, under the fine direction of Mrs. Rebecca Andersen.  Concert begins at 7pm in the Kaneland High School Auditorium.

PLEASE NOTE: This concert WILL be live streamed.  Live streaming the concerts means that they will be simultaneously broadcast LIVE on the internet.  You will also be able to access the event to watch it again after the event.  Here are the instructions to get to the live stream of the event. If you haven’t already created a profile from previous events, you’ll need a code to access the feed.  Click here to go to Knights Vision. Once there, type KANELAND2015 and click “REDEEM.”  You will need to create a user profile, but you will then be able to see all Kaneland events that are live streamed.

NIB 12 Conference Choral Festival – Tuesday, March 8th at 7:00 pm! Admission: $4 adults, $2 students

Join us to hear the combined choirs made up of students representing the NIB 12 Conference schools.  This annual concert is hosted this year by Kaneland High School and will take place in the Kaneland Auditorium at 7pm on Tuesday, March 8th.  Admission for this concert is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

PLEASE NOTE. This concert WILL be live streamed and recorded for later viewing.

Kaneland High School Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band Concert – Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm!  Admission is FREE!

The outstanding musicians that make up the Kaneland High School Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band will be presenting a concert on Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm in the Kaneland High School Auditorium.  This highly entertaining concert fill feature both ensembles under the direction of KHS Director of Bands, Aaron Puckett.

PLEASE NOTE: This concert WILL be live streamed.  Live streaming the concerts means that they will be simultaneously broadcast LIVE on the internet.  You will also be able to access the event to watch it again after the event.  Here are the instructions to get to the live stream of the event. If you haven’t already created a profile from previous events, you’ll need a code to access the feed.  Click here to go to Knights Vision. Once there, type KANELAND2015 and click “REDEEM.”  You will need to create a user profile, but you will then be able to see all Kaneland events that are live streamed.

Kaneland Music Faculty Recital – Thursday, February 11th at 7:00 pm!  Admission is FREE

Come hear your Kaneland teacher perform at the Kaneland Music Faculty Recital on Thursday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Kaneland High School Auditorium.  The recital and parking is free.

8th Grade/HS Choral Clinic – Thursday, February 4th!

The Kaneland Harter Middle School 8th grade choir students and the Kaneland High School choir department will participate in a choral clinic on February 4, 2016 at Kaneland High School.  Students from both schools will combine to practice a variety of songs throughout the day during the clinic and present them in a concert in the evening.

Please join directors, Bradley Staker and Bryan Kunstman and the choral students from 8th grade through 12th grade on February 4th at 7pm in the KHS Auditorium.  Admission and parking are free.

PLEASE NOTE: This concert WILL be live streamed.  Live streaming the concerts means that they will be simultaneously broadcast LIVE on the internet.  You will also be able to access the event to watch it again after the event.  Here are the instructions to get to the live stream of the event. If you haven’t already created a profile from previous events, you’ll need a code to access the feed.  Click here to go to Knights Vision. Once there, type KANELAND2015 and click “REDEEM.”  You will need to create a user profile, but you will then be able to see all Kaneland events that are live streamed.

Kaneland High School Music Department Holiday Concert on Wednesday, December 16th at 7pm – Kaneland Auditorium

Join the outstanding musicians of the Kaneland High School Band and Choir departments along with their directors as they present their Holiday Concert on Wednesday, December 16th at 7pm in the Kaneland Auditorium.

PLEASE NOTE: This concert WILL be live streamed.  Live streaming the concerts means that they will be simultaneously broadcast LIVE on the internet.  You will also be able to access the event to watch it again after the event.  Here are the instructions to get to the live stream of the event. If you haven’t already created a profile from previous events, you’ll need a code to access the feed.  Click here to go to Knights Vision. Once there, type KANELAND2015 and click “REDEEM.”  You will need to create a user profile, but you will then be able to see all Kaneland events that are live streamed.

Holiday Jazz Showcase featuring the Kaneland Harter & High School Jazz Ensembles – Tuesday, December 15th at 6:30 pm, Kaneland Harter Middle School

Jazz Showcase

The spectacular jazz ensembles of Kaneland Harter and Kaneland High School present a Holiday Jazz Showcase on Tuesday, December 15th at 6:30pm at Harter Middle School.

PLEASE NOTE: This event will NOT be live streamed.

Kaneland High School Madrigal Performances

KHS Madrigals.2015


Wes Hale! Good Lords and Ladies fair!
We bid thee welcome, we bid thee share
Our feasting and our revelry,
Our music and our company!

These lines, spoken by the court jester, are meant to remind us that the holiday season is very near and the Madrigal Feaste is fast approaching. This is the thirty-eighth year of the Kaneland Music Department’s Renaissance Dinner. Performances will be held at Kaneland High School in the cafeteria. Parking is reserved for attendees in the northeast corner of campus.

PLEASE NOTE that this event will NOT be live streamed.

KHMS 8th Grade Band & Chorus Holiday Concert – Thursday, December 10th at 7pm, Kaneland High School Auditorium

Holiday Concert 8th Grade

PLEASE NOTE: This concert WILL be live streamed.  Live streaming the concerts means that they will be simultaneously broadcast LIVE on the internet.  You will also be able to access the event on the same website to watch it again after the event is over.  Here are the instructions to get to the live stream of the event. If you haven’t already created a profile from previous events, you’ll need a code to access the feed.  Click here to go to Knights Vision. Once there, type KANELAND2015 and click “REDEEM.”  You will need to create a user profile, but you will then be able to see all Kaneland events that are live streamed, past and present.

Please join the amazing musicians of the 8th grade band and chorus and their directors at their holiday concert on Thursday, December 10th at 7pm in the Kaneland High School Auditorium!

KHMS 7th Grade Band & Chorus Holiday Concert – Tuesday, December 8th at 7pm, Kaneland High School Auditorium

Holiday Concert 7th GradePLEASE NOTE: Due to a scheduling conflict with the equipment, this event will NOT be live streamed.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Enjoy the hard work of the talented 7th grade band and choir students and their directors as they kick off the holiday season!  The concert begins at 7pm in the Kaneland High School Auditorium.

The Kaneland High School Theatre Department proudly presents Romeo and Juliet

directed by Christina StakerRomeo and Juliet

Performances

  • Friday, November 20th at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 21st at 2:00 pm (Understudy Performance)
  • Saturday, November 21st at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 22nd at 2:00 pm

Ticket Pricing – CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO ROMEO AND JULIET

  • Adult: $10
  • Student: $5
  • Senior: $5

Kaneland School District Staff/Kaneland High School Students: $0

Kaneland School District staff and Kaneland High School students MUST show Kaneland ID when presenting ticket for admission.

SHOW INFORMATION:

ROMEO AND JULIET is William Shakespeare’s tragic drama of the “star-crossed” young lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. Romeo and Juliet are teenagers who fall deeply in love but their families are bitter enemies. They seize the moment and marry in secret, they make every effort to conceal their actions but these end in tragedy. Themes running through the play address the issues of the consequences of immature blind passion, hatred and prejudice.  From http://www.william-shakespeare.info/shakespeare-play-romeo-and-juliet.htm

The Kaneland High School Theatre Department will present ROMEO AND JULIET in it’s entirety.  The length of the production is approximately 2 hours which includes a 15 minute intermission.  ROMEO AND JULIET is appropriate for sixth grade and up.

KHS Marching Knights Indoor Marching Band Concert: Tuesday, November 2, 2015 at 7:00pm.

Enjoy the fun and musicianship that is the Kaneland Marching Knights at their annual Indoor Marching Concert in the Kaneland Auditorium of Kaneland High School.  This year, we are live streaming the event.  If you haven’t already created a profile from previous events, you’ll need a code to access the feed.  Click here to go to Knights Vision. Once there, type KANELAND2015 and click “REDEEM.”  You will need to create a user profile, but you will then be able to see all Kaneland events that are live streamed.

KHS CHORAL CONCERT: Wednesday, October 21 2015 at 7:00 pm

music nooooootesLed by 2015 Kane County Educator of the Year Mr. Bryan Kunstman, the Kaneland High School Choral Department will present their Fall Concert in the Kaneland Auditorium of Kaneland High School.  This year, we are live streaming the event.  You will need a code to access the feed.  Click here to go to Knights Vision.  Once there, type KANELAND2015 and click “REDEEM.”  You will need to create a user profile, but you will then be able to see all Kaneland events that are live streamed.

KHMS Presents: Legally Blonde, Jr. – May 1 – 3rd

Kaneland Harter Middle School is proud to present, Legally Blonde, Jr., on

  • May 1st at 7:00 pm
  • May 2nd at 7:00 pm
  • May 3 at 2:00 pm

LEGALLY BLONDE, JR is directed by the talented, Bradley Staker and Rachel Shershen.

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde JR., follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Based on the popular movie, this show features an upbeat original score that’s sure to leave audiences alike seeing pink!

Shows are held at Harter Middle School.  Tickets will be  sold at the door.  Children are $3; adults are $5.

Music and Lyrics by  Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by  Heather Hach
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Legally Blonde JR.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
http://www.MTIShows.com

End of Year Performances – KHMS Bands & Choirs

Plan your May with the following great music performances of the Kaneland Harter Middle School Bands and Choirs!  All events are FREE!

  • May 4th at 6:00 pm- Final 6th Grade Band Concert in Harter Middle School’s Cafetorium 
  • May 5th at 7:00 pm – 7th & 8th Grade Band Concert in Kaneland High School’s Auditorium 
  • May 12th at 6:00 pm – 6th – 8th Grade Choral End of Year Pops Concert in Kaneland High School’s Auditorium
  • May 19th at 6:30 pm – KHMS Jazz Band & Mid-Knight Special Spring Fling in Harter Middle School’s Cafetorium

End of Year Performances – KHS Bands & Choirs

Celebrate the end of a great year for KHS Bands and Choirs by attending their last performances of the year!  All events are FREE!

  • May 7th at 7:00 pm – KHS Band Spring Concert in Kaneland High School’s Auditorium
  • May 13th at 7:00 pm – KHS Choir Spring Concert in Kaneland High School’s Auditorium
  • May 17th at 7:00 pm – KHS Jazz Band at The House Cafe in DeKalb
  • May 18th at 6:00 pm – KHS Senior Recital and Music Awards Ceremony in Kaneland High School’s Auditorium

Tickets are now on sale for KHS’ Spring Musical, SHREK, THE MUSICAL – April 24 – 26

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Tickets are now on sale for SHREK THE MUSICAL, the Kaneland High School spring musical, held on April 24 – 26 in the Kaneland High School Auditorium.  The Kaneland High School Theatre Department is thrilled to be using a new ticketing system, which will allow patrons to choose their own seats when purchasing the tickets online.  In line with the school district’s efforts to be more “green,” ticket holders who purchase their tickets in advance may simply show their emailed receipt on their smartphone or tablets to be admitted to the show.  The same system will be used at the box office prior to performances.  The box office is open 1 1/2 hours prior to the start of each show.
SHREK, THE MUSICAL will be presented on the following dates and times:
Friday, April 24th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 25th at 1:00 pm – the Understudy Performance
Saturday, April 25th at 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 26th at 2:00 pm
Tickets prices for SHREK, THE MUSICAL are as follows:
  • Adults = $10
  • Students = $5
  • Seniors = $5
  • Preschoolers = $0  Please note:  preschoolers will need a ticket if they are NOT seated on a lap.
  • Kaneland Staff/Kaneland High School Students = $0  Please note: Kaneland staff/students are required to show Kaneland ID when presenting ticket for admission to the show.
All questions regarding tickets should be sent to Maria at 10911@kaneland.org or 1-630-365-5100, ext. 180.

Kaneland High School & 8th Grade Band End of Winter Band Concert with Special Guest, Phil Brown – Thursday, March 5th at 7:00 pm!  Admission is FREE!

Enjoy a delightful evening of instrumental music made by the talented instrumentalists of Kaneland Harter Middle School’s 8th Grade Band, under the direction of Mrs. Rebecca Andersen, and Kaneland High School’s Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Aaron Puckett.  Kaneland High School Wind Ensemble and the Kaneland High School Low Brass Ensemble will also welcome to the stage, trombonist Phil Brown, who will join the ensembles in two of their pieces.

Kaneland High School Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band Concert – Wednesday, February 25th at 7:00 pm!  Admission is FREE!

The outstanding musicians that make up the Kaneland High School Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band will be presenting a concert on Wednesday, February 25th at 7:00 pm in the Kaneland High School Auditorium.  This highly entertaining concert fill feature both ensembles under the direction of KHS Director of Bands, Aaron Puckett.

Kaneland Music Faculty Recital – Thursday, February 19th at 7:00 pm!  Admission is FREE

Come hear your Kaneland teacher perform at the Kaneland Music Faculty Recital on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Kaneland High School Auditorium.  The recital is free.

 

Kaneland Harter Middle School 6th Grade Winter Band Concert!

PLEASE NOTE DATE & TIME CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER!

The Harter Middle School 6th grade band will be presenting their first performance on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Kaneland Harter Middle School Cafetorium.  Please join these students as they demonstrate the skills they have been learning since August with Band Director, Dan Zielinski.  6th grade band is the first year of instrumental music that is offered through the Kaneland School District.

Kaneland Harter Middle School is located at 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554.

For more information, please visit the Harter Middle School website: kms.kaneland.org 

8th Grade/HS Choral Clinic – Thursday, February 5th!

The Kaneland Harter Middle School 8th grade choir students and the Kaneland High School choir department will participate in a choral clinic on February 5, 2015 at Kaneland High School.  Students from both schools will combine to practice a variety of songs throughout the day during the clinic and present them in a concert in the evening.

Please join directors, Bradley Staker and Bryan Kunstman and the choral students from 8th grade through 12th grade on February 5th at 7pm in the KHS Auditorium.  Admission and parking are free.

KHS Spring Musical, Shrek, Auditions!

Auditions for “Shrek” the musical are on Wednesday, January 21st and Thursday, January 22nd beginning at 4:00 PM.

Students will be asked to read from the script, demonstrate their movement/dance ability, and sing a prepared song.  Please use the attached link to Dropbox to find the audition excerpts and mp3 practice tracks.  Each student should choose one song to prepare for auditions.  Female students are encouraged to look at the song for Donkey.   You will also find the student contract for the musical.  Please print three copies of the contract, fill them out, and then bring them to your audition.  Please use the attached link to the Dropbox folder with the files.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tfmscny858g7gdt/AABUiqSvtWvf_Ig8Qc9SVw4Za?dl=0

 

ANNOUNCING the KHMS Spring Musical Legally Blonde Jr!!

Who Can Audition: Auditions are open to ANY student in KHMS
When is Audition: They will take place Tuesday – Thursday, January 13-15, 2015 from 2:50-5:00 pm in the chorus room.

 

Kaneland High School Holiday Concert  KHS Holiday Concert

Don’t miss the Annual Kaneland High School Music Department Holiday Concert on December 17 at 7 p.m. in the KHS Auditorium. This concert will include performances by each of the Kaneland High School music groups, choral and instrumental. The family-friendly event features many holiday classics, fun and contemporary works, and a finale performance of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy the talents of Kaneland’s musicians!  Admission is FREE!

Kaneland Harter Holiday Jazz Showcase

Kaneland Holiday Jazz Showcase.2014Treat yourself to an evening of Jazz at the Kaneland Holiday Jazz Showcase!  Hear jazz ensembles from both Harter Middle and Kaneland High School.  Show starts at 6:30 pm and though it is free, a donation of $2 is suggested.

 

Kaneland High School Madrigal Performances!

Kaneland High School Madrigals

Kaneland High School Madrigal Feaste

Wes Hale! Good Lords and Ladies fair!
We bid thee welcome, we bid thee share
Our feasting and our revelry,
Our music and our company!

These lines, spoken by the court jester, are meant to remind us that the holiday season is very near and the Madrigal Feaste is fast approaching.
This is the thirty-seventh year of the Kaneland Music Department’s Renaissance Dinner. Performances will be held at Kaneland High School in the cafeteria.
Parking is reserved for attendees in the northeast corner of campus.

Tickets for the 2014 Madrigal Feaste are now on sale and are priced at $23.00 each.  Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Dates and times are listed below.

Madrigal Feaste Dates and Times:

Friday, December 12th at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 14th 2:00 p.m.

Kaneland Harter Middle School Holiday Concerts

KHMS Holiday Concerts

 Admission is Free!

Harter Middle School Fall Play

Playing November 21st and 22nd at 7pm.

Buy tickets at the door.  $5 for adults and $3 for students.

 

KHS Fall Play

Playing November 14th at 7pm, November 15th at 2pm (Understudy Performance) and 7pm, November 16th at 2pm.

Buy tickets at the Kaneland Webstore.

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