Thursday, January 19, 2017

Seeking Volunteers for the Class of 2021 Freshman Open House!

We are seeking current band students who would like to help us make a positive impact on current 8th graders who will be attending the Incoming Freshman Open House (Class of 2021).

The Open House is on Thursday, February 9.  We need volunteers to work at both the Elective Fair (in the Field House), and also volunteers to help us make presentations in the Band Room that night.  

If you think you could help us, please follow the link below, and fill out the short form. Specific times are detailed on the form.  

We will look at the volunteer pool, and try to put together a team of speakers and helpers that night that represents a great cross-section of our Band program.  (Various grades, instruments, sender schools, etc.)

Please complete the form no later than Saturday, January 28.

Thanks for your consideration!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Pep Band - January 14

The Pep Band sounded great tonight and enjoyed cheering the Trojans on to victory! Thanks to all who came out to play, including DGN Band Alumni!

DGN Jazz Cafe Features Great Music; Raises Money for St. Jude's Hospital

Congratulations to the members of the @dgnbands Jazz Ensemble, @dgnbands Jazz Lab Band, Westview Hills Middle School Jazz Ensemble, Jefferson Junior High School Friends of Jazz, and the Herrick Middle School Jazz Band for terrific performances at the 2017 DGN Jazz Cafe!

The annual DGN Jazz Cafe serves as a philanthropic event, with free-will donations going to a charity nominated by the student musicians.  Thank you to all of the concert patrons who made a donation to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. We appreciate your support!

Special thanks are extended to the DGN Fine Arts Boosters for their generous support of the Jazz Cafe, as well as Peet's Coffee of Downers Grove for their donation of coffee.  We also offer our deepest thanks to parent Carolyn Donnelly who has served as the Jazz Cafe Volunteer Coordinator and has led the logistics of this event for the past seven years. Thank you, Mrs. Donnelly, for your long-term commitment to this event!

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Jazz Cafe Is Tonight! #WeAreDGN

Don't miss tonight's DGN Jazz Cafe!  This annual showcase of outstanding student talent - from across the community - will be sure to get your toes tappin'!  The concert begins at 6 PM with a performance by the DGN Jazz Ensemble, and continues with bands from Westview Hills Middle School, Jefferson Junior High School, and Herrick Middle School. The DGN Jazz Lab Band, DGN Jazz Combo and DGN Jazz Ensemble bring the concert to a close at approximately 8:30 PM.

Join us for coffee, soft-drinks, popcorn, good friends and wonderful jazz music in this 'cafe' atmosphere!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Trojan Marching Band Performs at Walt Disney World! #WeAreDGN #99Learns

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Trojan Marching Band on a successful tour to Orlando, Florida where students performed in the Walt Disney World Thanksgiving Parade of Bands, as well as a featured parade performance at Disney's Magic Kingdom.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Congratulations to DGN Band Students Performing at the ILMEA District 1 Festival! #99Learns #WeAreDGN

Congratulations to the eleven DGN Band students that were part of a wonderful day of music making today at Elmhurst College as part of the ILMEA District 1 Band, Choir and Orchestra Festival. Stay tuned to our DGN Fine Arts Blog for more pictures of all of the ensembles, but for now, enjoy some "action shots" of our students hard at work making some incredible music during rehearsals:

In the ILMEA District 1 Band:

Eirene Kowal, Percussion

 Brian Perillo and Jennifer Casey, Euphonium

 Caleb Schmurr, Trombone

 Ryan Knezevich, Trombone

Daniel Brethauer, Bass Trombone

Chloe Mason, Oboe  

In the ILMEA District 1 Orchestra:

Zach McCoy, Percussion 

Miles Teague and David Atwater, French Horn 

Maria D'Ambrose, Oboe