Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Happy Birthday America!

The District 99 Marching Band gave the community spirited patriotic music to cheer about on our nation's birthday! Congratulations to the talented musicians of the North and South Bands for a terrific performance today!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Get Ready For The D99 Marching Band!

Celebrate our nation's birthday July 4th at the Downers Grove Independence Day Parade! The talented musicians of the D99 Marching Band are ready to lead-off the parade at 1:00 PM (following the DG Fire Department at 12:45 PM).

July 4th Parade Details and Instructions for D99 Band Members

The final rehearsal for DGN Band members will be held tonight from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at North High. We are rehearsing with members of the South High Marching Band tonight.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Drum Majors Prepare For 2017-18

The @dgnbands Drum Majors have recently completed their academy training in preparation for the 2017-18 academic year. Thank you Emily, Abigail and Aidan for your dedication on behalf of the DGN Trojan Marching Band!

Monday, June 26, 2017

DGN Band Students Prep for July 4th Independence Day Parade

Members of @dgnbands hit the pause-button on their summer vacation tonight as they returned to campus and prepared for the Downers Grove Independence Day Parade (July 4th - 1:00 PM).

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

July 4th Parade Practice This Coming Monday!

The first of two important rehearsals for DGN Band members will be held this Monday night (June 26) from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at North High.  We will be preparing for our participation in the Downers Grove July 4th Parade.  Students should arrive wearing comfortable closed toe tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle.

The second of two rehearsals will be held at North High on Monday evening (July 3) from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.  We will be combining with members of the South High Marching Band on that evening as we finalize our parade block for the July 4th parade.

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Monday, June 05, 2017

Early Bird Music Final Class at Omega

Continuing a 20+ year tradition, DGN's "Early Bird" music courses (AP Music Theory, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Lab Band) held their final class of he year off-campus. Thanks to the staff at Omega for serving our students efficiently and with a smile!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

D99 Jazz Swings at Park Concert Year-End Finale

Congratulations to the student musicians and directors affiliated with the five District 99 Jazz Ensembles that opened the Summer Concert Series for the Downers Grove Park District last night at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park.  Thanks to the DGS Jazz Workshop, DGS Jazz Lab Band, DGN Jazz Lab Band, DGN Jazz Ensemble, DGS Jazz Ensemble, and the D99 Honors Jazz Band for a wonderful evening of music at Fishel Park!  Thanks to the community members in attendance last night for supporting live jazz music in our community!

We bid a fond farewell to the graduating members of the Class of 2017 from both North and South.  You've set an extremely high sonic bar; best wishes in all of your future endeavors!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Jazz In The Park is Tonight!

You won't want to miss the 2017 "Jazz In The Park," tonight (6 PM) at Fishel Park in the Downers Grove Veterans Memorial Pavilion. 

The concert, which kicks off the Downers Grove Park District Summer Concert Series, will feature jazz bands from both DGN, and DGS. 

Bring a blanket, a lawn chair, or both. Food may be purchased from local vendors, or bring your own!