You will not want to miss the 2013 DGN Holiday Mosaic Concert! Tuesday, December 10th at 5:30 and 8:00 PM. Admission is free and open to the public, but get there early to get a seat! 500 student musicians from Downers Grove North High School will fill your soul with the spirit of the season. 4436 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL. #dgnmosaic2013
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Posted by Brayer Teague at 9:24 PM
Friday, November 29, 2013
A special thanks is extended to all of our student leaders who helped with the movement of equipment both to and from the performance tonight. Great job everyone!
Posted by Brayer Teague at 5:11 PM
The Trojan Marching Band performs this afternoon at the DG Tree Lighting Ceremony. Details are included here in the attached image.
If any student has realized that they left a part of their uniform, instrument, or music at school - and need to pick up something at the school prior to the performance - Mr. Teague will be at school between 2:50 and 3:10 PM. Please enter the building through the stadium entrance on the west side of the building.
Posted by Brayer Teague at 8:11 AM
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Last spring the DGN Jazz Ensemble was honored with an invitation to perform this coming January (2014) at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria. Students continue their work in preparing music for that important performance, and tonight the band welcomed Lincoln-Way Central High School Music Department Chairperson, Orchestra and Jazz Director Stacy Williams-Jackson, as guest jazz mentor. Ms. Williams-Jackson is the fourth of seven guest conductors who have agreed to serve as mentors to the band leading up to the January 23rd performance.
Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, it is not a stretch to say that the members of the band were very "thankful" for the opportunity to learn from Ms. Williams-Jackson, and to hear her input and suggestions for future musical growth and improvement. Thank you, Ms. Williams-Jackson, for being with us at DGN!
Posted by Brayer Teague at 7:47 AM
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
trumpet virtuoso Carlos Zabala (carlosmzabala.com), and professional
Chicago-based trombonist Catie Hickey, foe a series of master classes
with our band students.
Mr. Zabala, the first ever citizen of Uruguay to earn a Bachelors
Degree in Trumpet Performance, shared many inspiring stories about his
musical upbringing in South America, as well as his beautifully rich
and vibrant brass sound. It has been a distinct pleasure to have Mr.
Zabala and Ms. Hickey on campus today as guest artists.
Posted by Brayer Teague at 1:57 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Congratulations to our District 99 honored musicians for their outstanding and inspiring performances this afternoon at the ILMEA District 1 Music Festival.
Appreciation and thanks are also extended to our District 99 Fine Arts Faculty, many of whom volunteer countless hours of service each year to the ILMEA. Faculty currently serving in ILMEA leadership roles include:
Bill Miller - District 1 Audition Recording Engineer
Jennifer Mullen - District 1 Orchestra Co-Chair
Beth O'Riordan - District 1 Choral Co-Chair
Craig Roselieb - State Vice-President, Jazz Division
Glenn Williams - District 1 Jazz Division Chair
Posted by Brayer Teague at 6:17 PM
District 99 is represented in impressive fashion at the Illinois Music Education Association District 1 Music Festival. Through competitive auditions held last month, dozens of DGN and DGS student musicians earned the honor and distinction of performing with the All-District Band, Choir and Orchestra this weekend. Congratulations to all our Trojan and Mustang stand-outs!
Posted by Brayer Teague at 11:01 AM
Thursday, November 21, 2013
We also extend thanks to all the families who assisted in the coordination of the post concert reception.
Well done DGN Bands and families!
Posted by Brayer Teague at 9:20 PM