Sunday, May 25, 2008

Good morning from the Indy 500!

Unloading @ the 500

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Indy 500 Festival Parade

Ready for the parade

We're "live" in Indy!

Monday, May 19, 2008

2007-2008 DGN Color Guard Announced


Captains: Hannah Degen, Nella Granback, Kaitlin Sheber

Caitlin Brodie

Tegan Clinton

Jackie Grobe

Anna Kowalewicz

Katie Kropp

* Marilyn Lauterbach

Amy Moscato

Anita Pattanayak

Jen Poad

Lauren Weisner

Our first practice is June 11th at 6:30 PM (Meet in the band room).

If you are going to miss any summer rehearsals please bring written notification to the June 11th practice.

* Please contact Mr. Teague at North High.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Almost Ready To Go!

The Trojan Marching Band took to the streets of Downers Grove this past Saturday to prepare for their performances at the Indianapolis 500 Festival and Race (see our previous post for more details). A big thank you to the Village of Downers Grove and to our neighbors around North High School for allowing us to have this very important rehearsal. It was nice to see so many families come out to enjoy the music and to cheer us on. We hope we have the privilege of giving you your own private parade again really soon! Until then, we look forward to seeing you again when we perform as part of the District 99 Marching Band (with the Marching Mustangs of Downers Grove South H.S.) in the Downers Grove and Darien Independence Day Parades!

Friday, May 16, 2008

IPL 500 Festival Parade to include the North High School Trojan Marching Band

INDIANAPOLIS (May 14, 2008) – The 500 Festival announced today the Trojan Marching Band from Downers Grove, Illinois, will take part in the 2008 IPL 500 Festival Parade on Saturday, May 24. The Parade, now a 51 year tradition, attracts more than 300,000 spectators along the two-mile route. During this celebration spectators will have the chance to catch a glimpse of the 33 starting drivers of the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500, specialty units, nationally-known celebrities including Grand Marshall Patricia Heaton, spectacular floats, marching bands and entertainment groups, giant inflatable balloons and costumed characters.

The Trojan Marching Band has performed regularly in the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Downers Grove, IL and Independence Day Parades in Darien and Downers Grove. The band has also performed in the Chicago Jingle Elf Holiday Parade and the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland.

The band will also perform on race day on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track as part of the Annual Pre-Race Pageant of Bands.

The IPL 500 Festival Parade provides an opportunity to see all 33 drivers set to start the Indy 500 in one place the day before the race. The Parade has grown to be one of the signature events in the U.S. each year. It consistently ranks among the top three parades in the nation including the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Themed “Fuel the Dream,” this year’s parade is a true representation of the power and pageantry of the month of May - a Hoosier tradition with a television package that will bolster the Parade’s national presence. The IPL 500 Festival Parade will be televised nationally on ESPN2. Be sure to look for the band on the ESPN2 telecast starting at 4PM local time on the 24th!

Friday, May 02, 2008

2008-09 Concert Band Audition Results

The 2008-09 class lists for Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will be posted on Blackboard, in the North High Band "Organization" site, at 10 PM this evening, Friday, May 2, 2008. Make sure you check the organization site, rather than the site for a specific band class.