Thursday, June 30, 2016

Be Inspired: Cavaliers On DGN Campus Saturday! #99Learns



One of the world's most famous and prestigious music ensembles, The Cavalier's Drum and Bugle Corps, will be in residence at North High School this Saturday, July 2.  The corps will be in town preparing for the "Cavalcade of Brass" drum and bugle corps show to be held at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL this coming Saturday night.  Tickets for the show may be purchased here.

The Cavaliers will be rehearsing on the North High campus Saturday late morning, and afternoon. Precise rehearsal schedules have not yet been announced, but drum and bugle corps typically focus on small group practice in the mornings (drum line, brass line, color guard), and then combine for full ensemble work in the afternoon following a lunch break.



The rehearsals of the corps are open to students from our District 99 band programs, as well as community members at large, to observe.  There is a lot to learn from watching a precision music ensemble focus on collective group goals in their quest for artistic excellence.  We strongly encourage all D99 music lovers to make time on Saturday to be inspired through observation and listening.



Monday, June 27, 2016

Independence Day Parade Practice #99Learns #WeAreDGN

Members of the 2016-17 DGN Trojan Marching Band were back on campus this evening preparing for the 2016 Downers Grove Independence Day Parade!








Sunday, June 26, 2016

July 4th Parade Practices Upcoming This Week!


The first of two important rehearsals for DGN Band members will be held this Monday night (June 27) 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 Thursday evening (June 30) 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.

Click Here for parade performance details, access to sheet music, audio files, etc.


Last Week to Order DGN Band Uniform Totes, Pillows and Chromebook Cases

This week is your last chance to Pre-Order - Totes, Pillows and Chromebook Cases!

As a fund-raiser for the Trojan Marching Band, we are taking pre-orders for Totes, Pillows, and Chromebook Cases.  The orders will be placed on July 5th with a company in California that is repurposing our uniforms into these keep-sake products. To be guaranteed one of these fabulous items, place your pre-order by clicking below.  No money down; we trust you will actually pay for these when they come in next fall! You will receive an email when they arrive in August and you will be able to pick them up at DGN during normal business hours, or at our Spirit Sale Tent during home football games.

CLICK HERE to Pre Order by July 4!

Tote ($50) ...




Pillow ($50) ...


DGN Trojan Marching Band Pillow (Side 1) - shown unstuffed

DGN Trojan Marching Band Pillow (Side 2) - shown unstuffed


Also available - but not pictured: 

Laptop Computer / Chromebook Case($50)






Saturday, June 11, 2016

Bon Voyage Concert Tonight! #WeAreDGN


You are cordially invited to attend the District 99 Honors Band and Jazz Ensemble's Bon Voyage Concert, to be held this evening (Saturday, June 11) at 6:00 PM in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium of Downers Grove North High School.

The D99 Honors Band students are ready for their departure next week, and looking forward to sharing a preview of their European concert set with local audiences tonight.

Doors open at 5:30 PM for this free concert.  We hope to see you there!



Friday, June 03, 2016

Congrats Class of 2016! #WeAreDGN #99Learns

A heartfelt congratulations and a fond farewell to the North High School Class of 2016.   

We wish you each great success in your future endeavors, and encourage you to return to your Alma Mater and visit frequently!  

If you are unable to celebrate locally with the graduating class, you may view the ceremony on the High School Cube by clicking the link below:

North High Commencement 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Updated DGN Band Course Lists (2016-17)

DGN Bands 2016-17 class lists have been updated here.  This new update includes Symphonic Band folder/seating assignments.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Jazz In The Park Opens Summer Park Concert Series #WeAreDGN #99Learns

Congratulations to the student musicians of the DGS Jazz Workshop, DGS Jazz Lab Band, DGN Jazz Lab Band, DGS Jazz Ensemble, DGN Jazz Ensemble, and the D99 Honors Jazz Band for a wonderful evening of music at Fishel Park!










Jazz In The Park Concert Performance Schedule

Don't miss the opening concert of the Downers Grove Park District's Summer Concert Series!  The concert kicks off officially at 6:30 PM, but the music starts even earlier (6:05 PM) with the DGS Jazz Workshop.

6:30 PM DGS Jazz Lab Band
6:55 PM DGN Jazz Lab Band
7:20 PM DGS Jazz Ensemble
7:50 PM DGN Jazz Ensemble
8:20 PM District 99 Honors Jazz Ensemble

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, have dinner with us, and enjoy some fabulous jazz music!


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Buy a DGN Marching Band Uniform, Tote, Pillow or Chromebook Case!

Available Now! (Through June 3)

Any current DGN band students, or alumnus, may purchase the following uniform pieces:

  • Shako: $10
  • Cape: $10
  • Jacket & Cape: $20


Or buy all three and save!
  • Shako, Jacket & Cape Combo: $25


This is a "cash and carry" sale at DGN, and only available for local pick-up.  No advance orders will be accepted (*).  Please do not call or email to ask us to hold a uniform, or to ship a uniform. We cannot do either.  Please come to DGN with exact change; we cannot make change.

This sale will run through Graduation night, June 3, 2016.  You do not need to phone ahead as long as you come to the building during normal business hours (7:30 AM - 4:00 PM).  Show a copy of this message to our Visitor Desk as you enter the Main Street Lobby, and you will then be directed to the Fine Arts Office, with a Visitor Badge, to make your purchase.  

* We have a very small stock of white Drum Major jackets. They will be made available, first, to our current graduating Drum Majors. Any Drum Major alumni interested in purchasing a DM jacket should send an email to Brayer Teague. These sales will be handled "first come, first served" based on the time-stamp of the email.  We will notify you if your email request was received in time for us to sell you one, and if that is the case you will then have 1 week to purchase the coat at DGN (either in person or via proxy).


Available for Pre-Order - Totes, Pillows & Chromebook Cases!

As a fund-raiser for the Trojan Marching Band, we are taking pre-orders for Totes and Pillows.  The orders will be placed on July 5th with a company in California that is repurposing our uniforms into these keep-sake products. To be guaranteed one of these fabulous items, place your pre-order by clicking below.  No money down; we trust you will actually pay for these when they come in next fall! You will receive an email when they arrive in August and you will be able to pick them up at DGN during normal business hours, or at our Spirit Sale Tent during home football games.

CLICK HERE to Pre Order by July 4!

Tote ($50) ...


DGN Trojan Marching Band Tote (Side 1)

DGN Trojan Marching Band Tote (Side 2)

Pillow ($50) ...


DGN Trojan Marching Band Pillow (Side 1) - shown unstuffed

DGN Trojan Marching Band Pillow (Side 2) - shown unstuffed


Also available - but not pictured: 

Laptop Computer / Chromebook Case