Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Tri-M Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. There are 1,800 chapters across all 50 states, involving more than 75,000 students.
A special thank-you is extended to faculty sponsor Ms. Jennifer Mullen for her leadership in organizing the nation's newest chapter of Tri-M, at DGN!
2016-2017 Inductees / Founding Members:
Posted by Brayer Teague at 8:13 PM
Friday, March 17, 2017
This year's theme, "Commotion In The Ocean" featured music from the movie soundtrack of Titanic, “Under the Sea” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Moana, and several other water-themed selections.
Want to see a video replay of the concert? Follow THIS LINK within the next 30 days!
Posted by Brayer Teague at 3:03 PM
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Congratulations to the members of the DGN Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble, for terrific musical performances at this evening's March Band Concert. Each ensemble played with artistry and passion.
A special congratulations is extended to Senior Concerto soloists Zach McCoy (percussion) and Caleb Schmurr (trombone) for their stand-out performances with Wind Ensemble tonight.
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Posted by Brayer Teague at 10:04 PM
Tonight's concert will be streamed live on High School Cube. Click HERE to be redirected to the broadcast. This same link will remain active for 30 days for re-broadcast viewing.
Posted by Brayer Teague at 6:31 AM
Monday, March 06, 2017
The 2016-17 DGN Winter Guard is clearly working with purpose determination and perseverance, making weekly improvements to the competitive show. We are proud of you Winter Guard!
Posted by Brayer Teague at 8:02 AM
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By geographical proximity, DGN students are fortunate to live within a relatively short driving distance of a myriad of amazing summer music and visual art camps. These camps and workshops cover a broad range of experiences: shorter or longer, different types of music, different types of media, college residential, and much, much more.
Pursuing musical or artistic study, in depth, in a camp setting during the summer months is a great way for a student artist to develop new competencies and stay motivated when school is not in session.
To access a list of summer music and visual art camp experiences, please click here.
As a reminder, the DGN Fine Arts Boosters offer "Summer Study Grants" to DGN music and visual art students who plan to pursue their passion at an arts-related summer camp or workshop. Click here for details about the Summer Study Grants, and links to the application.
Posted by Brayer Teague at 10:56 AM
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Fine Arts Department is beginning to receive inquiries from families regarding the dates for the 2017 Summer Band Camp practices for the Trojan Marching Band. The official Fine Arts Department Calendar (2017-18) is currently in ‘draft form’ and awaiting final approval from our school’s administrative team. We expect to publish the official calendar in the next several weeks, but in the meantime we can share the Band Camp schedule now.
As many of our families already know, District 99 is moving to an “Early Start Calendar” in August of 2017. This decision, and the process to come to this decision, has been covered thoroughly in the local press. The adjusted calendar will allow students to finish Semester 1 (and Final Exams) prior to the Winter Break, and this decision more closely aligns District 99 with other Chicago suburban high school districts.
In anticipation of an earlier start in August 2017, we endeavored to create a more compacted Band Camp schedule last year (August 2016). In summary, we experimented with fewer rehearsal days, but added several hours of rehearsal each day. The schedule worked well for the band, and we will use this same format in 2017, just moved up one week to accommodate the earlier start of the school year.
Here, then, are report dates for Band Camp 2017, with detailed times and schedules in the attached image.
- July 31 – All Student Leaders (Drum Majors and Section Captains) report for Leadership Training
- August 2 – All Percussion & Color Guard report for three day Mini-Camp
- August 7 – All band members report for Band Camp 2017
Posted by Brayer Teague at 9:28 AM
Monday, February 13, 2017
$400 Awards for Juniors
This year, the Downers Grove Music Club will present multiple $400 Rising Stars Music Awards. Awards are given to students enrolled in the District 99 high schools in the areas of Band, Choir or Orchestra. Award recipients are selected based on the merit of their musical accomplishments, as described on the application form and the quality of the musical performance provided on the recording portion of the application. The goal of these awards is to recognize and reward those students who have worked very hard in their musical pursuits and have achieved a high level of accomplishment as a musician.
Click HERE to be redirected to the DGMC Website with application details.
Who is Eligible?Any District 99 high school band, choir or orchestra student, currently in his/her junior year, pursuing a musical educational experience during the summer in which tuition is charged, is eligible to apply for a Rising Stars Award. Pianists may apply in the musical category with which they are affiliated.
Award recipients are required to perform the following year at the DGMC Rising Stars program, usually scheduled on a Tuesday evening in April. Come hear the 2016 award recipients perform on April 4, 2017.
How Can I Apply?The Application Form must be completed and mailed or e-mailed, along with a performance recording, as directed on the form by April 1, 2017. Award recipients will be chosen only from among the applications received by the deadline date.
All entries must be POSTMARKED (if mailed) or DATE/TIME STAMPED (if electronically submitted) by the deadline date of April 1, 2017 to be eligible for review.
Questions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Brayer Teague at 9:14 PM