2021-2022 School Year Events
Our second and third grade Dowds School students did a fantastic job singing and dancing in their spring program entitled, “The Bear Went Over the Mountain.” Special thanks to Mr. Justin Dabney for the video work. Enjoy and “see what you can see” of our talented young performers. 🙂
The Shelby High School Music Department presented their Winter Concert on Sunday, December 12 in the SHS Performing Arts Center. The Shelby Whippet Band, directed by Casey McCall and Tim Mayer, opens up the celebration. The Shelby Choirs, directed by Brian Nabors and Katherine Vichinsky, provided additional entertainment. Featuring holiday music from SA, TB, Melloettes & Chamber Choirs, this performance provided a nice return to live music.
The students at Auburn Elementary would like to present a short patriotic program in honor of Veterans Day. On behalf of our entire staff and student body, we wish to thank the brave men and women who have served our country. Although we know we can never fully repay the debt we owe, we are grateful for your service. The students have truly enjoyed preparing songs and writing pieces for you. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you and salute you today!
We dedicate this video to all military personnel who have served our country.
We also want to dedicate this Veterans Day video to our beloved friend and colleague, Cathy Biglin, who passed away last year. Cathy was an amazing educator who was in charge of our Veterans Day program for many years. She loved to teach the history of our country, and you could often hear her class singing “It’s a Grand Old Flag” as you went by her room in the morning. We miss her dearly, and hope that she is enjoying this program from her heavenly home.
2020-2021 School Year Events
On Mother’s Day weekend – several students joined recent high school graduate, Blake Roberts on stage. In lieu of performing large musicals, this weekend of songs from christian to rock, from broadway to original works, proves to be a weekend worth remembering. Come join Whippet Theatre’s presentation of A Music Revue.
Dear Families: Our second & third grade students at Auburn masked up and put their fins on for a short online musical entitled “Go Fish!” In keeping with the Auburn ocean theme, the students learned all of the songs in the musical. When performance time came, we divided them into three groups of about 44 students. Each group was featured on two songs to allow for distancing on stage. The kids did an outstanding job at being masked singers.🙂 Singing without a live audience and with much of their voices and expressions hidden, proved to be a challenge! However, I am incredibly grateful we have the staff and resources to be able to share our music with you online until we can gather again in the auditorium.
I would like to thank the following people who helped make this happen:
Mr. Justin Dabney, videographer
Mr. Brian Nabors, sound
The PAC student workers
Teachers: (Dana Ball, Patti White, Mandy Green, Kelsey Fuller, Jessica Crist, Sarah Rettig)
Students: (Mrs. Ball’s Red Island Crabs, Mrs. White’s Dolphins, Mrs. Green’s Sea Turtles, Mrs. Fuller’s Orcas, Miss Crist’s Clown Fish, Miss Rettig’s Blue Tang Fish)
Mrs. Kelly Kuhn, Principal
Mr. Tim Tarvin and Mr. Paul Walker
We hope you enjoy our presentation of “Go Fish!”
~Mrs. Cindy Strickler, Music Teacher
This has been a unique year. Due to Covid, the ms band students have not had the opportunities that they normally would to perform for an audience. That being said, the primary purpose of the following video is to highlight some of what the students have been working on during this time. Due to the various protocols needing to be followed, we’ve been unable to rehearse as a full band class this year. Each day the students are split into 2 or more groups. Because of this, they were given small ensemble pieces that they could work on with the hope that they would be able to perform them at some point. This video is both the result of this endeavor as well as a way to showcase some of the students who also participated in the virtual Ohio Music Education Association Solo and Ensemble Event (an annual event in which students prepare pieces to be judged).
Many thanks to Justin Dabney, who both filmed and edited this video. We hope you enjoy the performances.
Tim Mayer Assoc. Dir. of Bands SHELBY CITY SCHOOLS
Shelby High Schools’ Whippet Theatre returned to the live stage performing Jonathan Rand’s Check Please. on April 16 & April 17. This one act show followed a series of blind dinner dates that couldn’t get any worse — until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel? Thanks to the gracious donation of the Russell and Mary Gimbel Foundation, Check Please was able to be produced. Due to Covid protocols, our audience had been limited to friends and family. The cast included the following SHS students