Saturday, April 21, 2018

Winter Guard Showcase Tops Off Successful Season!

Congratulations to the members of the Winter Guard for a successful 2018 campaign. The team finished "Top 3" at every competition they entered this year, including the circuit Championships. 

Thank you to the family and friends who came out to support the team on Friday night at the season finale, the Winter Guard Showcase. After a final performance of this season's show, guard members invited their family and friends to re-create their routines. 







Friday, April 13, 2018

Composer William Himes Visits DGN Fine Arts


Composer William Himes was on the DGN campus today, at the invitation of Mr. Polancich, helping members of the DGN Wind Ensemble interpret his setting of 'Amazing Grace." The composition will be performed on the upcoming May 1st "Graduation Concert." 

Mr. Himes earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan, studying composition with Leslie Bassett and George Balch Wilson. For five years he taught instrumental music in the public schools of Flint, Michigan, where he was also adjunct lecturer in low brass at the University of Michigan-Flint. With over 130 instrumental and choral publications to his credit, his music is continually featured on international broadcasts and recordings. Since 1977, Mr. Himes has served as head of the Music and Gospel Arts Department of The Salvation Army’s USA Central Territory, and in this capacity he is also conductor of the Internationally celebrated Chicago Staff Band.

Thank you, Mr. Himes, for sharing your passion for music and helping our students interpret your composition with heightened artistry! 




Final Day for DGN Band Banquet Ticket Sales!


Today is your final opportunity to order tickets for the 2018 DGN Band Banquet / Awards Dinner! 

Join us at the beautiful Ashyana Banquets Ballroom on Friday, May 4, 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 for a letter from the Fine Arts Department describing this year's Banquet.

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. Teague by phone or email.



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Monday, April 09, 2018

Top 10 Reasons You Don't Want To Miss The DGN Band Banquet!

10.         Every DGN Band student will be recognized with one or more awards.
9.            Experience our new location: Ashyana Banquets
8.            An Amazing Raffle and Silent Auction!
7.            It’s fun to get dressed up and have dinner with your friends.
6.            Learn who was voted “Outstanding Musician” in their class, by their peers.
5.            The presentation of the Freshman Spirit Award and “whippy-wand-o-spirit”
4.            The Legacy Awards
3.            Awarding of the Senior Plaques and Reflections
2.            The infamous “Senior Mock Awards”
1.            Lean On Me!

The 2018 DGN Band Banquet / Awards Dinner ticket deadline is FAST approachingSales close this week, on Friday, April 13.  Join us at the beautiful Ashyana Banquets Ballroom on Friday, May 4, 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 for a letter from the Fine Arts Department describing this year's Banquet.

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. Teague by phone or email.



Rex Richardson Visits DGN Fine Arts


Trumpet virtuoso Rex Richardson is in residence this week at Downers Grove North High School, working with students in the DGN Bands and preparing for Tuesday night's "Sharing Is Caring" Jazz and Percussion Ensemble Concert.

Mr. Richardson - a Yamaha Performing Artist - will be featured prominently in the Tuesday evening concert. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors to the Clarence Johnson Auditorium open at 6:30 PM, and the concert begins at 7:00 PM. Downers Grove North High School is located at 4436 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515. A brief reception and CD signing event will follow the concert in the Main Street Auditorium Lobby.

DGN Fine Arts thanks the DGN Friends of Fine Arts, Yamaha, and Quinlan and Fabish Music, for supporting Mr. Richardson's residency and work with our students. 





Sunday, April 08, 2018

Congratulations DGN Winter Guard - 3rd Place at Circuit Championships!

A big congratulations to the DGN Winter Guard team on a third-place finish in their competitive division at circuit championships this weekend! Senior members, Lindsey LeBeda and Sophia Di Iorio were recognized in the age-out ceremony for their years of dedication to the activity. In addition to this, Sophia Di Iorio was awarded with a scholarship from the Midwest Color Guard Circuit. 

The team has maintained top 3 placings all season long and has much to be proud of. 

If you haven't had a chance to catch this season's show, you have one last chance! Check them out at the winter guard showcase on Friday, April 20th at 7:30pm.












Wednesday, April 04, 2018

DGN Bands 2018-19 Kick-Off Video!




CLICK HERE for the 2018 Kick-Off Video (important updates and announcements for 2018-19 DGN Band members).

CLICK HERE for the companion 2018 Kick-Off Mailing.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Welcome Dr. Stephen Peterson - University of Illinois Bands


The DGN Fine Arts Department welcomed the University of Illinois Director of Bands, Dr. Stephen Peterson, to campus this afternoon. Dr. Peterson guest-conducted the DGN Wind Ensemble and helped students interpret literature that is being prepared for the upcoming May 1st 'Graduation Concert.' 


Don't Delay! Get Your Band Banquet Tickets Today!!

The 2018 DGN Band Banquet / Awards Dinner ticket deadline is approaching. Sales close next week, on Friday, April 13.  Join us at Ashyana Banquets on Friday, May 4, 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 for a letter from the Fine Arts Department describing this year's Banquet.

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. Teague by phone or email.