Tuesday, December 22, 2020

DGN Musicians star in Virtual Marching Band!

Congratulations to Carissa Blumka (Drum Major), Raegan Novak (Flute), and Owen Nystrom (Bassoon) on their involvement in the Virtual Marching Band performance "The Constant", presented by Virtual Arts. These students took on the extra musical commitment in the fall, and the final product of their work, and the work of over 3000 members, was presented this Saturday on YouTube. Check out the performance HERE! (It's really cool!)

We are SO PROUD of our students, and their representation of DGN Bands in this massive project from the marching arts community. 

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Holiday Music Video by Mr. Smith & Mr. Teague

CLICK HERE for Mr. Smith and Mr. Teague's version of White Christmas!

Thank you to the members and families of the Downers Grove North High School Bands for their generous contributions to the 2020 Giving Tree campaign. Having exceeded our top fundraising target of $3,500 with $4,305 in donations, this video is our promised Holiday "Gift" to you!

Peace & Health to you and your loved ones in the New Year!

- Mr. Smith & Mr. Teague

Monday, November 16, 2020

DGN Band Families Set New Record for Giving Tree Contributions!

Thank you, and CONGRATULATIONS to the members of the DGN Bands, and their families, who raised an incredible $4,305 (up from $2,267 in 2018 and $3,222 in 2019) to support needy children this holiday season. 

Because of your tremendous generosity, the DGN Band has been able to TRIPLE the number of needy children we will support. That is really something to celebrate! 

We are incredibly proud of the incredible giving-spirit of the entire DGN Band family. We extend our deepest appreciation to all the band students and families who contributed!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

@MrTeagueTok Launch

Mr. Teague has made good on his promise to launch a "TeagueTok" account. You can follow him: @mrteaguetok.

Not a TikTok user? Click HERE.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

"Into the Unknown" with the DGN Trojan Marching Band

2020 has provided unprecedented challenges and a mandate to adapt. Congratulations to the members of the DGN Trojan Marching Band for finding innovative ways to rehearse, perform, capture and share their music as we continue ... Into the Unknown

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Mr. Smith Makes Good on Giving Tree Pledge!

The DGN Bands met the first fundraising benchmark for the 2020 Giving Tree ($1,500), and that means "bye bye bye" to Mr. Smith's beard!

Sunday, October 11, 2020

DGN Jazz Band featured in DGN Homecoming Assembly Broadcast

Congratulations to the DGN Jazz Band, and vocalist MacKenzie McGuire, as they were featured in the 2020 DGN Homecoming Assembly broadcast!

Click HERE, or watch the embedded video excerpt below ...

Saturday, October 10, 2020

DGN Band Members Represent: Homecoming Court!

Congratulations to DGN Band members Tessa Arenz and Rachel Rios for being selected to this year's Homecoming Court! And a special shout-out to Tessa Arenz who was named 2020 Homecoming Royalty

Friday, October 09, 2020

Happy Homecoming! DGN Trojan Marching Band (with Alumni) "Virtual School Song"

Today is Homecoming Friday! We wish we cold welcome all students and faculty to campus this morning with the Trojan Marching Band's traditional "Homecoming Steps Show." Instead, we offer this year's "Virtual School Song," and invite you to sing and clap along!

Click HERE for a direct link to the DGN Fine Arts YouTube Channel, and a performance by the 2020 DGN Trojan Marching Band (with DGN Alumni Band)! [https://tinyurl.com/DGNVirtualSchoolSong2020]