Friday, October 17, 2014

Trojan Victory

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Trojan Marching Band on great performances during tonight's Pre Game & Half Time, as well as in the stands. Congrats to @DGNFootball on their victory tonight!

Grandparents Day

Monday, October 13, 2014

Finishing Touches

To the dozens of DGN musicians who are, today, putting the finishing touches on their ILMEA All-District / All-State audition preparation, we extend a sincere congratulations for your work toward this goal. Regardless of outcome, you are to be commended for choosing to participate in the audition process. In doing so you have stretched yourself musically, improved your level of musical knowledge, and broadened the scope of your artistic understanding.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Cross Town Showdown 2014

Tonight's Cross Town Showdown was a great example of the collaborative spirit that exists between the Fine Arts Departments at DGN and DGS. Leading a cast of nearly 400 musicians from the two schools, DGS faculty member Greg Hensel conducted the National Anthem during Pre Game. At Half Time both bands performed independently as well as collaboratively with one another.

Congratulations to all involved!

Color Guard Bake Sale Tonight!

Attention fans of the DGN Band, and DGN Football Team!  Our DGN Color Guard will be hosting a Bake Sale at tonight's Crosstown Showdown.  Please stop by their table, pick some wonderful baked goods, and support these hard working students!

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Getting Ready for Cross Town Showdown

Go Purple! Go White!

Marching Band to End Early Tonight

Due to an unexpected facility conflict, tonight's marching band practice will be ending early. We are estimating a 7:30 to 7:45 PM end time.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mark Kellogg - Eastman School of Music

Downers Grove North Brass students attended an area recital of Mark Kellogg, Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at the Eastman School of Music. Thanks to North Central College for allowing us to spend a few minutes with Professor Kellogg following his excellent concert. Thanks are also extended to Low Brass teacher Catie Hickey for facilitating this opportunity for our students.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Please Vote!

Our DGN Color Guard / Winter Guard could really use our collective help!

We are in a tight-race in an online voting contest.  The top three schools will receive free or significantly discounted equipment (a performance tarp) for the upcoming competitive season.  Realistically, it may be hard to surpass the current 1st and 2nd place schools.  But we can leapfrog into 3rd place with your help!

If you use Facebook, please use a computer (voting does not work from most mobile device browsers), and go to the following link to vote:

You will only be allowed to vote once.

Scroll down until you see our school (probably listed 3rd or 4th), and support our team!

Voting ends on September 30th.

See a video from our Guard about WHY your support would be incredibly helpful ...

We really appreciate your support, and please ask your friends to support us to with their vote!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

"Animal" at the 2014 DGN Junior High / Middle School Band Night

450 musicians from DGN, Herrick Middle School, Jefferson Junior High School, and Westview Hills Middle School combined to perform "Animal" at the 2014 DGN Junior High / Middle School Band Night.