Sunday, March 17, 2019

Congrats Winter Guard: 1st Place (AGAIN!) This Weekend!



Congratulations to the DGN Winter Guard on another 1st place finish, this time at the Thornton Fractional South High School Winter Guard Contest. The team's score of 74.92 was a five point increase over their last contest score. The team also swept the board, taking 1st in every judged caption in their competitive class. #wearedgn!








2019 Band Banquet Tickets On Sale!

The 2019 DGN Band Banquet / Awards Dinner tickets are now on sale. All students who have performed in curricular band classes, jazz band classes, or marching band are invited and encouraged to attend. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 12. Join us at Ashyana Banquets on Friday, May 3, as we honor the incredible students of the DGN Bands, and their musical accomplishments!

CLICK HERE for details about the Banquet and how to order your Banquet Tickets.

CLICK HERE to be redirected to the Ticket Order website.

Please remember, if there is a desire to attend, but family finances make the purchase of a ticket problematic at this time, contact Mr. Smith or Mr. Teague by phone or email.



Thursday, March 14, 2019

Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Shine at March Concert


Congratulations to the members of the DGN Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble, for a tremendous performance at this week's concert. Each ensemble played with passion and attention to musical detail. A special congratulations is extended to Senior Concerto Soloist Abigail Bowers.






Wednesday, March 13, 2019

2019 DGN Band Banquet Ticket Information

The annual DGN Band Banquet will be here before you know it! It's time to order your tickets and start making plans for a terrific celebration. 

CLICK HERE for all the important details and ticket ordering information! 

Band Concert Thursday Night!


Please join the DGN Bands for their March Concert, Thursday evening at 7:00 PM in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium of North High School.

Family and friends unable to join us on campus may tune in to the live-stream on the DGN Fine Arts YouTube Channel

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Congratulations to Winter Guard! 1st Place at Stagg!



Congratulations to the DGN Winter Guard on their 1st place finish at the Stagg High School Winter Guard Contest this past weekend! The team's score of 69.92 was a ten point increase over their last contest score; and they swept the board, taking 1st in every judged caption in their round. The winter guard did DGN proud this weekend, and we can't wait to see what they accomplish with the rest of their season!



Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Masterclass With Alumna Heidi Begay


DGN Fine Arts was pleased to welcome North High Alumna Dr. Heidi Kay Begay back to campus today as she presented a series of masterclasses for DGN musicians. 

Dr. Begay is currently an adjunct music instructor at Tarrant County College’s Trinity River Campus and a flute instructor through the Hurst, Euless, and Bedford district (HEB ISD). In the past, Heidi has taught at Eastern New Mexico University and throughout several school districts in the Fort Worth area.

Heidi works with non-profit music organizations locally and nationally. She is the current treasurer for the Texas Flute Society and she is on the Archives and Oral History Committee through the National Flute Association. Former positions, through the Texas Flute Society, include executive and festival committee positions, such as president, president-elect, registration coordinator, festival co-chair, and industry/commercial liaison.

In addition, she has an ongoing interest in performing locally, nationally, and internationally. Recent performances have taken place in Florida, Greece, Italy, Texas, Chicago, Washington D.C., among others. Heidi’s research publications are featured in Flute View and Flute Talk magazines. Finally, she has been an adjudicator for the National Flute Association (NFA) and for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA).

Heidi’s degrees include a D.M.A. from Texas Tech University, an M.M. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and a B.A. in Music from the University of Arizona. Her past flute teachers include Dr. Lisa Garner Santa (TTU), Dr. Dennette Derby McDermott (NSULA), Dr. Brian A. Luce (UofA), Dr. Diane Boyd-Schultz (UA), and Don Bailey.





Sunday, February 10, 2019

Congrats Jazz Ensemble - FitzGeralds!


Congratulations to the members of the DGN Jazz Ensemble for a terrific performance at FitzGerald's Nightclub!




DGN Winter Guard - 2nd Place at Naperville Central Contest


Congratulations to the DGN Winter Guard on their outstanding performance at today's Naperville Central Contest. With a score of 59.56, DGN took second place, only two one-hundredths of a point (.02) behind the first-place Winter Guard in their division. Way to go DGN Winter Guard!








Saturday, February 09, 2019

Support the DGN Jazz Ensemble This Weekend at FitzGerald's!


The DGN Jazz Ensemble will open for the Chicago Grandstand Big Band Sunday night, February 10th, at the famed FitzGerald's Nightclub in Berwyn, IL. DGN's set will begin at 5:30 PM. Come out and support our DGN jazz musicians as they perform in this historic venue, and on the stage that has welcomed the world's most legendary jazz musicians!