Congratulations to the DGN Winter Guard on another 1st place finish, this time at the Thornton Fractional South High School Winter Guard Contest. The team's score of 74.92 was a five point increase over their last contest score. The team also swept the board, taking 1st in every judged caption in their competitive class. #wearedgn!
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Posted by Brayer Teague at 9:32 PM
The 2019 DGN Band Banquet / Awards Dinner tickets are now on sale. All students who have performed in curricular band classes, jazz band classes, or marching band are invited and encouraged to attend. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 12. Join us at Ashyana Banquets on Friday, May 3, as we honor the incredible students of the DGN Bands, and their musical accomplishments!
CLICK HERE for details about the Banquet and how to order your Banquet Tickets.
CLICK HERE to be redirected to the Ticket Order website.
Please remember, if there is a desire to attend, but family finances make the purchase of a ticket problematic at this time, contact Mr. Smith or Mr. Teague by phone or email.
Posted by Brayer Teague at 9:22 AM
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Congratulations to the members of the DGN Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble, for a tremendous performance at this week's concert. Each ensemble played with passion and attention to musical detail. A special congratulations is extended to Senior Concerto Soloist Abigail Bowers.
Posted by Brayer Teague at 10:32 PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Please join the DGN Bands for their March Concert, Thursday evening at 7:00 PM in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium of North High School.
Family and friends unable to join us on campus may tune in to the live-stream on the DGN Fine Arts YouTube Channel.
Posted by Brayer Teague at 9:54 AM
Sunday, March 03, 2019
Congratulations to the DGN Winter Guard on their 1st place finish at the Stagg High School Winter Guard Contest this past weekend! The team's score of 69.92 was a ten point increase over their last contest score; and they swept the board, taking 1st in every judged caption in their round. The winter guard did DGN proud this weekend, and we can't wait to see what they accomplish with the rest of their season!
Posted by Brayer Teague at 6:36 PM
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
DGN Fine Arts was pleased to welcome North High Alumna Dr. Heidi Kay Begay back to campus today as she presented a series of masterclasses for DGN musicians.
Dr. Begay is currently an adjunct music instructor at Tarrant County College’s Trinity River Campus and a flute instructor through the Hurst, Euless, and Bedford district (HEB ISD). In the past, Heidi has taught at Eastern New Mexico University and throughout several school districts in the Fort Worth area.
Heidi works with non-profit music organizations locally and nationally. She is the current treasurer for the Texas Flute Society and she is on the Archives and Oral History Committee through the National Flute Association. Former positions, through the Texas Flute Society, include executive and festival committee positions, such as president, president-elect, registration coordinator, festival co-chair, and industry/commercial liaison.
In addition, she has an ongoing interest in performing locally, nationally, and internationally. Recent performances have taken place in Florida, Greece, Italy, Texas, Chicago, Washington D.C., among others. Heidi’s research publications are featured in Flute View and Flute Talk magazines. Finally, she has been an adjudicator for the National Flute Association (NFA) and for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA).
Heidi’s degrees include a D.M.A. from Texas Tech University, an M.M. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and a B.A. in Music from the University of Arizona. Her past flute teachers include Dr. Lisa Garner Santa (TTU), Dr. Dennette Derby McDermott (NSULA), Dr. Brian A. Luce (UofA), Dr. Diane Boyd-Schultz (UA), and Don Bailey.
Posted by Brayer Teague at 7:43 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Congratulations to the DGN Winter Guard on their outstanding performance at today's Naperville Central Contest. With a score of 59.56, DGN took second place, only two one-hundredths of a point (.02) behind the first-place Winter Guard in their division. Way to go DGN Winter Guard!
Posted by Brayer Teague at 1:42 PM
Saturday, February 09, 2019
The DGN Jazz Ensemble will open for the Chicago Grandstand Big Band Sunday night, February 10th, at the famed FitzGerald's Nightclub in Berwyn, IL. DGN's set will begin at 5:30 PM. Come out and support our DGN jazz musicians as they perform in this historic venue, and on the stage that has welcomed the world's most legendary jazz musicians!
Posted by Brayer Teague at 8:28 AM