Wednesday, August 24, 2016

It's Almost Showtime!

The Trojan Marching Band is less than 48 hours away from the curtain officially going up on their 2016 season!

Like any production, it's important to have one last dress rehearsal to make sure everything is put together the right way, everyone knows their parts, etc.

Marching Band members should make special note of the following:

This Thursday's rehearsal will begin promptly at 4:30 as published. Students should come to rehearsal wearing ATHLETIC-TYPE shorts. Part of our rehearsal will be doing a trial run of getting into full uniform and practicing our parade march. As with any game night, wearing athletic shorts under the uniform will make changing go much quicker, and allow the uniform pants to fit correctly.
Students should also wear TALL BLACK SOCKS (not ankle socks) and their MARCHING BAND SHOES for this rehearsal. Students do NOT need to wear their Marching Band T-Shirt for Thursday's rehearsal.

Friday night's rehearsal before the football game will begin on the East Practice Field 5:00 pm. Students should be wearing the following:

  • DGN Marching Band Star Wars T-Shirt
  • Athletic-type shorts
  • Tall Black Socks
  • Marching Band Shoes
  • Gray Marching Band Cap
Students without these important uniform parts may not be able to perform (but will be required to attend and assist throughout the evening).

Thanks in advance for paying attention to all of these details!! We look forward to seeing our fans at the Varsity Football Game against Lockport High School. The Pregame show begins just before the 7 PM Kickoff.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Band Camp Showcase 2016 #WeAreDGN #99Learns

Congratulations to the 200 members of the 2016 DGN Trojan Marching Band for a spirited and musical performance at tonight's Band Camp Showcase!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

@dgnbands Uniform Day! #WeAreDGN #99Learns

Despite an electrical storm that took out our computer servers, and slowed down our ability to move students through the fitting process, the parents and students of the DGN Bands were incredible today as we worked to put nearly 200 students into our new uniforms!

Heartfelt thanks are extended to our incredible parent volunteers for their tireless work today.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Marching Band Uniform Fittings are Saturday!

We are very excited to be debuting brand new marching band uniforms this season. We are asking all Marching Band students as well as students taking a Fall Sports Exemption that are traveling on the Florida tour to attend this Saturday's (August 20) uniform fitting. The schedule is as follows:

8 AM - Parent volunteers report for final set up and orientation

9:00 AM - Seniors A-J
9:30 AM - Seniors K-Z
10:00 AM - Juniors A-K
10:30 AM - Juniors L-Z
11:00 AM - Sophomores A-H
11:30 AM - Sophomores I-Z

12:00 PM - Lunch Break for Volunteers

1:00 - 1:45 PM - Freshman A-J

1:45 - 2:30 PM - Freshman K-Z

If you have a conflict with an assigned time you may come during a different listed time slot. If it is impossible to attend this fitting, an alternate time will be scheduled. Realize, of course, the longer you wait, the less uniforms will be available!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Star Wars Night #WeAreDGN #99Learns #TheseArentTheDroidsYoureLookingFor

Welcome to DGN Bands 2016-17!!


We're looking forward to seeing our band families at the mandatory student/parent meeting in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium TONIGHT at 7:30. In addition to the information being presented at the meeting, we want to give you several updates:

  • There is limited space and time available to register for our Thanksgiving tour to Disney World. Visit our Tour Blog for more information. We hope you will consider joining us!
  • Participants in the tour that are taking a Fall Sports Exemption are required to attend the uniform fitting session coming up THIS SATURDAY. Visit the Tour Blog for more information.
  • The 13th Annual DGN Alumni Band will perform at the Homecoming Football Game on September 23. If you are an alum of the DGN bands, we would love to have you join us! For more information, visit our Alumni Band Blog for more information.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Band Camp Day 2 #WeAreDGN #99Learns

Our students are working efficiently with great spirit and musicianship. The 2016 Trojan Marching Band is showing early promise!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Marching Band Section Colors Night

2016 Band Camp Opens for Class of 2020

Today we welcomed the Class of 2020 to our @dgnbands family. Our newcomers did a great job learning marching fundamentals this morning, and we enjoyed hearing from Principal Janice Schwarze.

The full 200+ member band was in music rehearsal this afternoon and will hit the practice field after dinner tonight.

#DGNForceAwakens #WeAreDGN #99Learns