Saturday, February 17, 2018

DGN Musicians Support “Feed My Starving Children”

70 DGN musicians from Band, Choir, Orchestra, and Tri-M Music Honor Society volunteered tonight at "Feed My Starving Children" and packed over 40,000 meals.

Special thanks is extended to our event volunteer coordinator, Aleena Albert.


Sunday, February 11, 2018

DGN Jazz Ensemble Swings at FitzGerald’s

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Jazz Ensemble for their spirited and "swingaliscious" performance at the famed FitzGerald's Nightclub!

Winter Guard Elevates 8 Points - Takes 3rd at Naperville Central

Congratulations to the DGN Winter Guard on another outstanding showing at today's Naperville Central Winter Guard Contest. The team elevated their score to a season high 65.42 (an 8 point increase from last week).

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Pep Band Welcomes Parent Musicians!

It was great to have extra sonic support at today's performance of the DGN Pep Band!

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Parents Invited To Sit In With The Pep Band!

This Saturday will be the final home game of the season. For our final home game, we are inviting any parents out there that play an instrument to join us!

Typical band instruments will work in addition to any bass or guitar players. If you've ever come to watch your student play with the Pep Band and thought to yourself, "That looks like fun.." Now's your chance to join in!

Join us at 12:00 noon in the Band Room this Saturday for a short rehearsal. We will perform in the gym beginning at 1:00 PM and the game starts at 1:30 PM.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Winter Guard Improves 6 Points - Takes 3rd at DGS

Congratulations to the DGN Winter Guard for their incredible work this past week as show revisions were incorporated, leading to a solid 3rd place finish at their second contest of the season. The contest took place at Downers Grove South High School, and their score improved by a full 6 points from the previous week. Way to go, ladies!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

DGN and DGS Jazz Bands Swing at the Tivoli

Congratulations to the members of the DGN and DGN Jazz programs for their outstanding performances tonight at the Tivoli theater in Downers Grove. It was a pleasure and honor for our students to open for the great Northern Illinois University Jazz Orchestra!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Congrats Winter Guard! 3rd Place at Naperville North

Congratulations to the DGN Winter Guard for their third place finish at their competition at Naperville North High School. With a score of 51.68, they are off to a great start! Check out their next performance at Downers Grove South this coming Sunday. The DGN Winter Guard will be performing at 12:47 PM.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Pep Band Rocks The House

Great job DGN Pep Band at tonight's Varsity Basketball Game!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

DGN Jazz Musicians Swing Home with Awards and Recognitions

Congratulations to the student musicians of the North High School Jazz Program for an outstanding showing at the 2018 Purdue Jazz Festival.   Three jazz ensembles performed and competed with more than 100 high school ensembles from five states across the Midwest. 

In addition to receiving a score from the panel of adjudicators in each room, each group received real time formative feedback from each judge in an audio recording.  This feedback is essential to the continuing growth of both individual students and the musicianship of each ensemble.  

The DGN Jazz Ensemble and DGN Jazz Lab Band each received Division I ratings from the panel of judges.  This is the highest possible rating on the scoring rubric.  

In addition to the outstanding ensemble performances, 12 Outstanding Soloist Awards were given by the panel of judges to DGN students for displaying outstanding musicianship.

Congratulations to:

Carissa Blumka (Tenor Sax)
Josie Bondarowicz (Bass) - 2 awards
Kevin Griffin (Trombone)
Andrew Jackson (Tenor Sax)
Kristen Karam (Guitar)
Ryan Knezevich (Trombone)
Kaylee McCarthy (Trombone)
Owen Nystrom (Bari Sax)
Miles Teague (Piano/Vibes) - 2 awards
Marz Tingzon (Bari Sax)