Saturday, December 15, 2018

DGN Trojan Pep Band @ DGN vs DGS Double Header - Welcome Back Alumni!

The DGN Trojan Pep Band is making their 2018-19 debut tonight as DGN faces DGS in a cross-town matchup. A special welcome is extended to DGN Band Alumni who are sitting in with the band!

DGN Trojan Marching Band Ready For London!

The members of the Trojan Marching Band held their final full-practice in preparation for the 2019 London New Year's Day Parade, culminating with a performance for family and friends. The band is poised to make a strong musical and visual contribution to the parade. Congratulations to the students and staff of the band for the hard work that has gone into preparing for the upcoming tour!

Video of the TV Zone is available HERE

Band Leadership Holiday Party

Thank you to our dedicated Student Leaders who give selflessly of their time and talents to support our DGN Bands!

Monday, November 26, 2018

That's A Wrap! DGN Band Leaders Support Giving Tree #99Learns #WeAreDGN

Members of the DGN Band Student Leadership were busy this past holiday weekend purchasing and wrapping gifts for needy children. Thank you to all of our DGN Band families who contributed time and resources to support this worthy cause; your generous spirit is inspiring!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

DGN Band Students Perform at 2018 ILMEA District Festival

Congratulations to our DGN Band student-musicians selected to perform in the Illinois Music Education Association District Festival. Students from across the Chicago region were selected by competitive audition to participate in day-long educational workshops with highly respected guest conductors, and present a culminating concert for family, friends, and educators.

Daniel Atwater (12) – Trumpet (Orchestra)
Sean Figuray (11) – Bass Clarinet (Band)
Emilija Irvin (11) – Bassoon (Orchestra)
Justin Koblich (11) – Percussion (Orchestra)
Francesca Korbitz (9) – Flute (Band)
Angelica Kowara (10) – Trombone (Band)
Emma Krause (11) – Flute (Band)
Owen Nystrom (10) – Bassoon (Orchestra)
Brian Perillo (12) – Euphonium (Band)
Aidan Purcell (12) – Bb Clarinet (Band)
Miles Teague (11) – French Horn (Orchestra)

Sunday, November 11, 2018

DGN Jazz Swings at ILMEA District 1 Jazz Festival

Congratulations to the DGN Jazz students who participated in the ILMEA District 1 Jazz Festival on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Hinsdale Central HS. We are proud of your success as jazz musicians. 

Ellie Banke (12) – Soprano 
Jeremy Blumka (12) – Bass Trombone 
Ben Hodonicky (11) – Guitar
Kristen Karam (11) – Guitar 
Ish Mistry (11) – Trombone 
Jonathan Orjala (11) – Trumpet 
Andrew Swenson (10) – Trumpet 
Miles Teague (11) – Piano

Thanks you to our neighbors at Hinsdale Central HS for hosting the festival for the day - we appreciate your spirit of volunteerism!

Friday, November 09, 2018

Wind Ensemble at Veteran's Day Assembly #99Learns #WeAreDGN

Thank you to the members of the DGN Wind Ensemble for performing at this morning's Veteran's Day Assembly!

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

DGN Band Giving Tree Totals #WeAreDGN #99Learns

Thank you, and CONGRATULATIONS to the members of the DGN Bands who averaged $11 donations per student and raised an incredible $2,267 in three days to support needy children this holiday season. (Concert Band, $553; Symphonic Band, $591; Wind Ensemble, $1,123).  Wind Ensemble students had the highest giving average at $17 per student.  

We extend our deepest appreciation to all the band students and families who contributed, and extend our thanks to the members of our Band Board that will do the shopping for and wrapping of gifts!

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Giving Tree Update - Day 2 (with 1 day left to give!)

One of our band classes gave $310 today! WOW! Which class was it? We're not telling ... because it's anyone's giving-contest to win! Every band class improved their giving percentage today, which is fabulous. 

In total our band has raised $902 in two days. This is indeed wonderful, but less than half of what we raised in total last year. We are hopeful that our most generous giving is still ahead!

With very genuine thanks to everyone who has already given as much as they are able to donate, we pose this question to those who have not yet made a donation (or who might be able to give again): is there anything you can do without this week - or some small sacrifice you could make - that would allow you to make a donation on Wednesday, our final day? 

Thanks to all our students for your consideration of those in need! Your giving-spirit is inspiring!

Monday, November 05, 2018

Giving Tree Totals - Day 1

Two bands - Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble - each raised exactly $157 today. Wind Ensemble is technically in "1st place" because their class had 67 members ($2.34 per person) compared to Symphonic Band's 67 members ($2.07 per person). 

Our total program giving, after day one, stands at $350. That's a great start, but an average of only $0.62 per band member. 

The DGN Band has adopted 21 children for the holidays. Thanks to all our students for your consideration of those in need!