Thursday, August 09, 2018

Band Camp 2018 - Section Theme Night

Congratulations to the Drumline for winning today's Spirit Contest (Section Theme Night) with their tribute to the television series "The Office." 

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Band Camp 2018 Twin Night Video

Click HERE for a short video featuring many of the students who participated in Band Camp 2018 Twin Night! 

Monday, August 06, 2018

Band Camp 2018 Section Color Night #WeAreDGN

Band Camp 2018 Opening Day

Despite some wet weather this morning, the band is out of the starting blocks and marching forward (and backward!) during our first two practices today. 

It's great to have our students back on campus and preparing for "Harry Potter and the DGN Trojan Marching Band." Tonight we add instruments!

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Final Band Camp Reminders / Purdue Band Day Permission Form

Band Camp Tomorrow
We are excited to being work with the 2018-19 DGN Trojan Marching Band tomorrow, August 6. As a reminder, all NEW students to the band (+ student leaders) report at 8 AM for our morning practice session. Please don’t forget to bring a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration! Returning band members will report at 1:30 PM for a practice that extends to 3:30 PM. We will have a 2.5 hour dinner break, and will then resume for a final 6:00 – 9:00 PM practice.

Purdue Trip Permission Form
The DGN Trojan Marching Band will perform at Purdue University on Saturday, September 8. Every marching band member/family must complete THIS PERMISSION FORM no later than Monday, August 13. There is a lot of important information about the trip, transportation fees, and uniform included in the online form. Students also have an option to order a commemorative t-shirt from Purdue. All those details are accessed through the link. Please read this information carefully.

Section Color Night – Monday
The Trojan Marching Band will continue our long tradition of “Spirit Nights” at full band practice during the season. A full list of this year’s Spirit Night themes may be found HERE. For tomorrow night (Monday, August 6th, 6 – 9 PM), each member of the band is highly encouraged to wear clothing (or accessories!) that match the color of their section: Flutes (red), Clarinets (yellow), Saxophones (green), Trumpets (blue), Mellophones (orange), Low Brass (white), Percussion (black), Guard (pink). The section with the highest rate of participation winds a prize, and creativity counts!

Band Camp WikiHow
If you have not yet read Mr. Smith’s Band Camp WikiHow, please access it HERE. Make sure you read it before tomorrow, and bring the appropriate supplies to succeed at camp.

Student Leaders Welcome Marching Band Class of 2022! #WeAreDGN

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Guard and Percussion Mini Camps

Members of the Color Guard and Drumline wrapped up three-days of 'mini camp' practices on Friday as students and staff continue to prepare for the 2018-19 academic year. Thank you to these dedicated band members for their energy and enthusiasm to make this year's Harry Potter themed Marching Band show one of the most memorable ever!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Student Leaders Practice Teamwork

The 30 member Trojan Marching Band Student Leadership Team spent the day at the Lincoln-Marsh High Ropes and Teams Course. Thank you to this dedicated group of Section Captains and Drum Majors for their fabulous work today!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tuba Mini Camp

Members of the DGN Trojan Marching Band Sousaphone section have been putting in extra time this summer to get ready for the 2018-19 school year. Thank you to all the students who have been working with Mr. Smith Tuesdays and Thursdays this month, and a SPECIAL thank-you to our new tuba players who are converting from other instruments to help balance our sound this year!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Reserve Your Stadium Seat for DGN Trojan Marching Band Performances!

Want to guarantee a seat in the stands this season? Reserved seats may be purchased online. Orders are due on Friday, July 27!