Friday, August 21, 2015

Band Camp Showcase & Ice Cream Social

Congratulations to the members of the 2015 Trojan Marching Band on their outstanding performance at tonight's Band Camp Showcase!

Marching Band Preview Show Tonight!



Band Camp 2015 is in the books, and all that's left this week is our 2015 Band Camp Showcase performance.  Come on out and join us tonight on the West Practice Field. Show starts at 5:30 PM. Bring a lawn chair and get ready to enjoy the sound and pageantry of the 2015 Trojan Marching Band.  We'd love to have you with us!

(Student call time = 5 PM for warm-ups in the Band Room.)




Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Spirit Nights @ Band Camp

From Superheroes & Villains ... to That 70s Show ... DGN Marching Band members know how to fill evening camp rehearsals with tremendous spirit!

Updates (August 18)

Please take a few moments to read through the following reminders and updates:

Wednesday Evening Music Parent Meeting for All Band Students
This meeting is for all band families (even if a student has a Fall Sports Exemption from Marching Band).  We will begin at 7:30 PM in the Auditorium. 

Need New Marching Band Shoes?
If you are a newcomer to the program and need to order your first pair of marching band shoes, or a returning member who lost or outgrew their shoes, our supplier will be at DGN tonight to size students and take orders.  Please see Mr. Paul Phillips between 4:30 – 4:55 PM tonight in the hallway between the Band Room and the exit to the football stadium.  This is the only night we are taking orders and recording sizes.  We must have your order tonight!

Wednesday Marching Band Schedule
Due to the Freshman Orientation program on Wednesday morning, and the Music Parent meeting on Wednesday night, we follow this schedule:

1:30 – 4:30 PM – Full Marching Band Practice
4:30 – 6:00 PM – Dinner Break
6 – 7:30 PM – Full Marching Band Practice
7:30 – 8:30 – Band students attend Music Parent Meeting with their parents in the Auditorium.

Thursday & Friday Marching Band Practices
As published.

Friday Night Marching Band Camp Showcase!
5:00 PM – All Marching Band members report to the Band Room for warm up.  Students will wear their 2015 Marching Band T-Shirt (issued on Thursday), White Marching Band ball cap (already issued), shorts, tennis shoes. 

5:20 PM – Band will move to the West Practice Field near the Prince Street parking lot.

5:30 PM – Band Camp Showcase Performance for family and friends.  Feel free to bring a lawn chair!

6:30 PM (approx.) – Showcase Performance ends.

6:45 PM - ?  Band Families invited to “Every Day’s A Sundae” – downtown Downers Grove – for Ice Cream Social.  Coupons to be distributed at Wednesday night Parent meeting. (Optional/encouraged participation.)


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Tonight's Practice Will End at 8 PM

This afternoon we realized that the end time for tonight's practice has been listed inconsistently. We apologize for the error.

Camp restarts today at 5 PM. We will dismiss students at 8 PM tonight.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Back on Campus and Ready to Rock!

The Trojan Marching Band is off and running at Band Camp 2015. 

Congratulations to our "Newcomers" and our "Formers" for a great first day!





It's Band Camp Day!!

Hello! We are SO excited to welcome so many new and familiar faces to campus today for the first day of camp with the entire Trojan Marching Band in attendance. Our Student Leadership Team has been working hard all week to get ready for today, as has the Drumline and Color Guard who have just completed their mini-camps. 

This morning we welcome newcomers and leaders at 8am. We'll look forward to seeing EVERYONE again this afternoon at 5pm. Tonight's 'Spirit Night' is Section Colors. Newcomers - we'll explain this. Formers - you know what to do! Here's a reminder of your assigned color:

Flute-red
Clarinet-yellow
Saxophone-green
Trumpet-blue
Mellophone-orange
Low Brass-white
Percussion-black
Guard-pink
Drum Major- camo


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Updated DGN Band Camp Practice Schedule (Camp starts tomorrow!)

The 2015 DGN Marching Band Camp kicks off tomorrow (Friday, August 14) with new members & leaders attending a morning session, and the full band attending in the evening.

In late May, several small adjustments were made to the schedule originally published in April. To make sure that all families have the most current version of the Band Camp schedule, we are posting the revised schedule again today.


The changes that were made to the original schedule included:
  • eliminating the practice originally announced for Sunday, August 16.
  • adding a morning rehearsal on Thursday, August 20
  • adding a morning rehearsal on Friday, August 21

Please click here for a PDF file of this updated schedule, or review the embedded document below.



Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Percussion and Color Guard Mini Camps Underway!

Members of the Trojan Marching Band Percussion and Color Guard sections are on campus today, Wednesday, and Thursday participating in mini camp rehearsals. All tolled, these dedicated students will rehearse a full 24 hours in advance of Band Camp 2015. Thank you to each of the students in these sections - as well as their Student Leaders - for their dedication to excellence!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Leading the Way #99Learns

The 2015 DGN Band Student Leadership Team spent the day honing their communication and leadership skills at the Lincoln Marsh Nature Preserve Ropes Course and on campus. Thanks to these dedicated students for their energy and dedication to excellence!