The Arts Gallery

The Arts Gallery: Past Events
Hill 6th Grade Advanced Visual Arts Day of the Dead Show
Monday October 16th–30th,10 AM–6 PM Mon–Sat; 12–5 PM Sun
@ Show of Hands Gallery, 210 Clayton St, Denver 80206

Come view the amazing “Day of the Dead” works by the 6th Grade Advanced Visual Arts class! Silent auction of the pieces runs through Monday October 30th: come bid on your favorite piece! We are very excited to have this public show and auction; all proceeds support the Hill Visual Arts Department supplies and materials.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Wednesday, November 8th @ 7 :00 PM, Hill Auditorium
Suggested Donation: 2 Student/$5 Adult. Concessions available (dessert!) for $1.

Come join the Hill Community & PTSA for the Share the Warmth Potluck and wrap up your evening with 8th Grade Theatre’s delightful and wacky  presentation of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”: it’s dinner & a show! Don’t miss Alice, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Queen of Hearts and more wonderful characters.
Around the World… and Beyond! Band Concert
Thursday, November 16th @ 7:00 PM, Hill Auditorium
Suggested Donation: $1 Student/$2 Adult; Concessions available for $1.

A safari in Africa… A Canal Street Clambake… An Attack of the Cyclops! Let the 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Bands transport you around the world in this delightful concert. You’ll enjoy the many moods of ensemble music, from hymns to jazz to traditional in an international (and other worldly!) exploration of expression!
2017 Citywide Honor Choir Festival
Concert on Saturday, December 2nd @ 3 PM at Thomas Jefferson High School
Congratulations to this year’s Hill students accepted into the DPS Citywide Honor Choir: Joneel Lewis, Thomas Sheldon, Jacob Thomas, Alana Davi, Charlotte McHughs and Katie Truitt. They were part of an outstanding performance. Kudos to our singers!
Can Cans, Colossus & Cartoons: An Orchestra Concert
Tuesday December 5th, 7:00–8:00 PM, Hill Auditorium
Suggested Donation: $1/student, $2/adult. Concessions available for $1.
Come explore the many moods of orchestra music! The 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Orchestras will share everything from traditional folk tunes to orchestral classics to jazzy favorites from cartoon hits—with just a sprinkling of classic holiday jingles. Don’t miss this versatile performance!
Songs of the Soul Choir Concert
Wednesday December 6th, 7:00–8:00 PM, Hill Auditorium
Suggested Donation: $1/student, $2/adult. Concessions available for $1.
From traditional spirituals to classic jazz to modern pop—the 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Choirs will serenade you with tunes that offer all the right notes! You’ll want to round out this semester’s concert season—and head into your holidays—with this soulful performance.
2018 Citywide Honor Band Festival
Concert on Saturday, January 20th @ 3 PM at Manuel High School
Kudos go out to these Hill students who participated in the Citywide Honor Bands:
Beginning Band: Jaylen Lewis, Percussion; Aidan Wamsley, Percussion; Anna Blanchard, Flute; Stuart Motes, Trumpet; Camila Read, Alto Saxophone; Cornelius Bankston, Clarinet
Intermediate Band: Samuel Cozart, Trombone, Chair 2; Jacob Thomas, Bass Clarinet, Chair 2; Guinivere Kelly, Clarinet, Chair 4; Haylie Gorski, Clarinet, Chair 12; Sophia Fabian, Flute, Chair 10
Advanced Band: Henry Motes, French Horn, Chair 1; Nora Weber, Flute, Chair 2
2018 Citywide Honor Orchestra Festival
Concert on Saturday, February 10th @ 3 PM at South High School
A big shout out to our Hill Orchestra students who participated in the Citywide Honor Orchestras:
Beginning Orchestra: Trayvion Jefferson, Viola
Intermediate Orchestra: Tiarah Robinson, 1st Violin, Chair 10; Addie Funnell-Shaffner 1st Violin, Chair 17; Ashley San Miguel 2nd Violin, Chair 14; Jazzlyn Corfield, Viola, Chair 14; Anna Kathryn Baer, Cello, Chair 2; James Lupo, Cello, Chair 15
Robin Hood: 7th Grade Production with the Hill Advanced Orchestra
Wednesday, February 14th @ 7:00 PM, Hill Auditorium
Suggested Donation: $2 student/$5 adult. 
Concessions available for $1.
Bring your honey or best friend for a night out of grand adventure. Join Lady Robin Hood, Sir Marius, and the Band of Merry Wives for high drama, low comedy, and a wee bit of ribaldry. It’s a date!
The Musical Merge: Combined Hill Band & Choir Showcase
Wednesday, February 28th @ 7:00 PM, Hill Auditorium
Suggested Donation: $1 student/$2 adult. 
Concessions available for $1
Join us for an innovative vocal and instrumental program! We’re merging musical styles and Hill’s music groups to bring you up-beat offerings from around the globe, traditional and contemporary. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear these fantastic groups play separately and together!
The Hill All-School Musical: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Thursday, March 8th & Friday, March 9th @ 7:00 PM, Hill Auditorium
Tickets: $5 student/$10 adult. 
Concessions available for $1. Arts Department swag $1–10.
The Hill Arts Department and talented students throughout the school are pulling out all the stops for the biggest show of the year! Follow Cinderella through the trials and tribulations of coming into her own, including various fairies and nefarious characters who smooth the way or create mischief. Complete with student lead stagecraft (sets, lighting, sound and management), the Hill Advanced Orchestra and one very tall prince.
Metro State University Solo & Ensemble Festival
Saturday, March 17th 9: 00 AM to 3:00 PM
This event gives students the opportunity to give a juried performance, receive constructive feedback and participate in intensive workshops. Congratulations to these Hill students for their inclusion in the Festival with their performance of the “Passacaglia Quintet”: Tiarah Robinson, Violin; Addie Funnell, Violin; Ashley San Miguel, Violin; Jazzlyn Corfield, Viola; Anna Kathryn Baer, Cello.
2018 Citywide Middle School Honors Visual Arts Exhibition & Reception
Exhibition: April 7th–May 3th; Reception: April 24th
Denver Public Library Main (downtown) Branch

The 2018 Citywide Middle School Art Show will again be on display at the main branch of the Denver Public Library downtown from April 7-May 3. Congratulations to theses Hill students for having their work selected for this year’s annual DPS show: 6th Grade: Mackenzie Ehlert and Maya Neff; 7th Grade: Ashe Harper and Blake Miller; 8th Grade: Lluvia Rodriguez and Madison Smith.
8th Grade Choir Concert
Wednesday, April 25th @ 7:00 PM, Hill Auditorium
Suggested Donation: $1 student/$2 adult. 
Concessions available for $1. Arts Department swag $1–10.
2018 Shakespeare Festival
Friday, April 27th 9 AM–2 PM @ the DCPA (Denver Center for Performing Arts)
 to participate! Transport provided.
Orchestra Concert
Wednesday, May 2nd @ 7:00 PM, Hill Auditorium
Suggested Donation: $1 student/$2 adult. 
Concessions available for $1. Arts Department swag $1–10.

6th & 8th Grade Band Concert Concert
Wednesday, May 2nd @ 7:00 PM, Hill Auditorium

Suggested Donation: $1 student/$2 adult. Concessions available for $1. Arts Department swag $1–10.

Film Festival
Wednesday, May 9th @ 7:00 PM, Hill Auditorium
Suggested Donation: $1 student/$2 adult. 
Concessions available for $1. Arts Department swag $1–10.

DPS 2017 Citywide Orchestra Festival


Seven Hill students participated in the 2017 Citywide Orchestras. During the Festival, held at John F. Kennedy High School on Saturday, January 21st, the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Honors Orchestras performed. All three orchestras, comprising over 170 DPS musicians, joined for the Grand Finale, the premier of Ernest Bell’s new work, Halleluja Nachtmusik in Blue, No. 5.
The Guest Conductors were Andrea Meyers, Loni Obluda, and Brett Wallace. Each of the conductors described the growth they observed in the students over the course of one sectional rehearsal in December followed by 12 hours of rehearsals the Friday and Saturday morning before the concert.
Hill musicians who participated were:
Anna Kathryn Baer
Sierra Gordon
Fatima Magaña
Fiona Martin
Kaitlann Osburn
Juju Read
Avry Williams



Students were enthusiastic about the opportunity to perform with their most competitive and diverse peers from across the district.
The 2017 Citywide Band Festival will be held next month, and several Hill musicians are expected to participate.

8th Grade Musical Art-Todd Reid Visit


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