Monday, July 22, 2019

Commencing Countdown... to Band Camp 2019!

In just two short weeks, the Trojan Marching Band will begin Band Camp 2019 in a blaze of glory! This year's production "...and beyond!" is sure to be a great one, and on Monday, August 5th, we begin the season with one "small step" towards success! The schedule for the week can be found on page 6 in the April Kick-Off Mailing HERE.

This your friendly reminder to make sure you have everything you need to be healthy and succesful during Band Camp! Don't know what you need? No problem! Mr. Smith has his very own "Band Camp wikiHow" to help you be prepared. This is great resource for new students and parents! Click HERE to check it out!


Double check your part assignments HERE! *Some people have been adjusted!* Our goal is have the halftime show memorized by the end of band camp. Do your part and learn your part! Sheet music and recordings can be found HERE. GO PRACTICE.

Flutes! Piccolo auditions will take place during band camp! Be sure to look over those parts if you are interested.

Do you have questions about band camp, marching band, schedules, or anything else about the program? Please reach out and ask! We'd love to help in any way we can.



Leadership Team - we will see you next week! Trojan Marching Band, soak up your last couple weeks of summer. We can't wait to see you all very soon!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

DGN Bands To Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing


"50 years ago today, people around the globe gathered at their radios & televisions to join two humans as they landed on the Moon for the first time. As they took one small step, a giant leap was accomplished." (@NASA)

This fall the DGN Trojan Marching Band will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, with an eye toward future space travel, in their show entitled, "... AND BEYOND!"

Friday, July 05, 2019

July 4th Homecoming Surprise!


There was a lot to celebrate on July 4th, including a surprise homecoming that reunited DGN Band flutist Raegan Novak with her brother and United States Marine, Austin Novak. Lance corporal Novak, who is stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA, arrived just prior to the parade to surprise Raegan.

Thank you, Lance corporal Novak, for your service.






Thursday, July 04, 2019

District 99 Marching Band in 2019 Downers Grove Independence Day Parade


Congratulations to the student musicians and staff of the District 99 Marching Band for a wonderful performance in today's Downers Grove Independence Day Parade!













Tuesday, July 02, 2019

District 99 Marching Band Prepares for Independence Day Parade


Members of the DGN and DGS Bands hit the pause-button on their summer vacation tonight as they returned to campus and prepared for the Downers Grove Independence Day Parade (July 4th - 1:00 PM). Student musicians from North and South High School annually combine forces to form the "District 99 Marching Band" for this community event!














Fourth of July Parade Practice Tonight!


The second of two rehearsals will be held at North High on Tuesday evening (July 2) from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.  We will be combining with members of the South High Marching Band as we finalize our parade block for the July 4th parade.

Students should arrive wearing comfortable closed toe tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle.

Students who need a school-issued instrument to use in the parade may check the instrument out at the rehearsal tonight.

CLICK HERE for parade performance details, access to sheet music, audio files, etc.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Revised Halftime Music

The halftime music for the Trojan Marching Band 2019 production "...and beyond!" has been revised! New scores, parts, and audio files are now available HERE

To accommodate the Athena Tunes, as well as feature our junior high and middle school students, our Alumni, and our Seniors at various games throughout the season, we have cut the original first movement from the show. We also made small cuts to the remaining three movements. 

The new parts will have the phrase "Updated 6/23/2019" at the bottom of the page to indicate the correct version. 

If they are able, we ask that students print this music at home and bring it with them to Band Camp in August. 

Front Ensemble parts are still being written. Those will be made available as soon as they have been received. 

Happy practicing!

July 4th Parade - First Practice Tonight!


The first of two important rehearsals for DGN Band members will be held TONIGHT (June 25) from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at North High.  We will be preparing for our participation in the Downers Grove July 4th Parade.  Students should arrive wearing comfortable closed toe tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle.

The second of two rehearsals will be held at North High on Tuesday evening (July 2) from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.  We will be combining with members of the South High Marching Band on that evening as we finalize our parade block for the July 4th parade.

Students who need a school-issued instrument to use in the parade may check the instrument out at the rehearsal on June 25, and (with the exception of Sousaphones) take the instrument home between June 25 and July 2 for personal practice. 

CLICK HERE for parade performance details, access to sheet music, audio files, etc.

Monday, June 24, 2019

16 Years!

2019 DGN Band Banquet
We often speak of the DGN Band as an extension of family. Shout out to the Ford Family as they wrap up 16 years with the DGN Bands, which we believe is a record! (Shannon - Class of 07; Ashley - Class of 08; Ryan - Class of 13; Kacey - Class of 15; Kaitlyn - Class of 19) We will miss you!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sign Up For Required Uniform Fitting Appointment!


Sign Up For Required Uniform Fitting Appointment!

Uniform fitting appointments will take place on Saturday, August 17th. Uniforms are being assembled this summer by amazing parent volunteers, and students must sign-up for a 30 minute window to claim their uniform, and try it on for confirmation. August 17th is the ONLY day we are scheduling appointments.

Students and Parents/Guardians: Please work together to sign up for a time that will work for you on August 17th. Only 15 students may sign up every 30 minutes; the earlier you register, the better chance you will have of securing a time that is most convenient for your family.

Please be careful not to double-register (i.e. student signs up, and then a parent signs the same student up). Make sure that each student is only registered for one time-slot. When you use Sign-Up Genius, the "First Name" and "Last Name" entered should be that of the band member (not the parent/guardian).

Color Guard members do NOT need to sign up for a Fitting Appointment on August 17.

Winds and Percussion, please click on the following link to select your time!