May 27th – Memorial Day Ceremony Downtown Auburn 11:00 am. DeKalb Dynamics.
May 28th – Last Day of school for students
June 2nd – Graduation Commencement Ceremony 2 pm
June 14th – Auburn Elks Lodge 1978 – Flag Day Celebration at DeKalb Outdoor Theater. 2014 Classic Connection All Stars
DHS Choral Department’s Spring Concert & Choral Awards night was Thursday May 16th. The Concert Choir, Advanced Concert Choir, Sound Sensation and Classic Connection all sang the music they prepared for ISSMA organizational where all groups received a gold rating this year. The music was mostly classical and serious music. After the concert, members were recognized for any awards they have earned. There was a slide show of the seniors and the years activities.
Monday April 8th, A resolution in the Indiana House of Representatives (HR1575) was read and unamimously approved recognizing Classic Connection’s recent State Championship and winning State 4 of the last 5 years. Classic Connection traveled to the statehouse and was present when the resolution was introduced by District 52 State Representative Ben Smaltz. After the resolution was read. the House suspended the rules and Classic Connection sang Back Home Again In Indiana. Afterwards, the kids toured the State House,the Supreme Court and met (and sang for) Indiana Superintendant of Public Instruction – Glenda Ritz.
This was quite an honor and an occasion that our students will not soon forget.
For the 2013 ISSMA Show Choir Class B State Finals, Classic Connection won the State Championship with Best Vocals! Plainfield was 2nd with Best Visuals and Northridge was 3rd with Best Band.
For the Women’s division, Sound Sensation was State Runner Up with Best Vocals. Plainfield was State Champions with Best Visuals, Northridge was 3rd with Best Band.
It was a great day for DeKalb. Both groups competed at the highest levels, performing the best shows of the year.
It has been quite a year for the DeKalb. Looking back over the season, Sound Sensation captured 4 Grand Championships, 1- 1st runner up, 2 – 2nd runner ups and 1 – 3rd runner up. Classic Connection captured 1 Grand Championship, 5 – 1st runner ups, 1 – 2nd runner up, 1 – 4th runner up and 1 – 6th runner up. As we look at our competition going into State, no one has a much better record in Class B than us – for either girls or mixed. That said, there are several groups to watch including Fairfield, Bishop Dwenger, Northridge and Plainfield. And since this is show choir, any group can beat any other group on any given day, so our plan is to compete at the highest level we can and whatever happens, happens. – Kent
Sound Sensation were crowned Grand Champions for the 4th time this season at the East Noble show choir competition. SS also won the awards for Best Choreography and Best Vocals. 2nd was Anderson and 3rd was Belmont. Best Performer was Andrea Espinosa.
Classic Connection finished as 1st runner up with the Best Choreography award. CC missed the Grand Champion trophy by 1 point. The final order was Anderson – 1, DeKalb, Churubusco 3, Belmont 4 and Garrett 5. Mason Snider was the Best Performer. Mason also was crowned Grand Champion soloist is the separate solo competition.
Both groups qualified to compete at ISSMA State Show Choir Finals again this year. Sound Sensation will perform at 11:45 am and Classic Connection will perform at 7 pm. Both groups drew the 6th performance slot. 9 schools in each division will compete for the title.
The women’s division is made up of (in performance order) Washington, Plainfield, Anderson Preparatory, Bishop Dwenger, Fairfield, DeKalb, East Noble, Northridge and New Castle.
The mixed division includes (in performance order) Northridge, Twin Lakes, Fairfield, East Noble (New Vision), Plainfield, DeKalb, Churubusco, New Castle and Bishop Dwenger.
We will host a State Preview show on Thursday night in the high school auditorium at 7:30 pm. This is free and everyone in the community is welcome to attend. We will recognize our seniors after both shows have been performed.