Day 3 of the DGN Band Tour began with a tour of Central Park, including the Strawberry Fields and the "Imagine" mosaic that is a tribute to the late John Lennon.
Students continued their tour of Manhattan by coach bus with local guides, ending at the Circle Line pier. From here students boarded a ship and headed down the Hudson River for spectacular views of the skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
Our afternoon was spent at the theatre, as students attended one of two musicals: Aladdin and Matilda.
Evening included group photos in Times Square and a magnificent meal at the Marriott Marquee - Times Square.
Day 2 of the DGN Band Tour began at the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum. It was a powerful and poignant reminder of this national tragedy, yet presented in a beautiful and way that honors all who lost their life.
We transitioned to the Rockefeller Center area in the afternoon. Students took tours of Radio City Music Hall and enjoyed views at the "Top of the Rock." In between these tours students had time to explore the area in small groups, and many visited St. Patrick's Cathedral. Some of our touring parents visited the M&M store and purchased #NYNouveau candy!
Dinner was a fabulous Italian affair at "Naples 45," followed by a breathtaking performance by the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center.
The DGN Fine Arts Department welcomed drumming great and jazz legend Dennis Mackrel to campus today. Accompanied by the Elmhurst College Jazz Combo, Mr. Mackrel displayed tremendous virtuosity in his performance.
We thank the Elmhurst College Department of Music for sponsoring today's jazz master class in conjunction with the 48th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival.