Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pre Game Video

Homecoming 2008





Homecoming '08 was a major success for the North High Bands. Friday was a very busy day for students, including a performance at the Homecoming Assembly, the Parade, and of course the Homecoming Football Game.

Approximately 60 band alumni returned to participate in pre-game, half-time and to perform in the stands with our current students. We had representatives ranging from the Class of '44 all the way to the Class of '08. It was great to have everyone back!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hey Baby! It's Homecoming!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

miniBand Marches With Curious George!


The Trojan miniBand was THRILLED to participate in the Downers Grove Friends of the Library Storybook Parade. The weather forced the parade into the 1st and 2nd floors of the library, but everyone seemed to have a great time. Congratulations to all the young marchers that joined the miniBand in their GREAT costumes. And thanks to Curious George for this photo op!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cross Town Classic





Last night, at the North vs. South football game, over 400 student musicians joined forces to present a stirring rendition of the National Anthem as a part of the "National Anthem Project." Thank you to Mr. Miller for his terrific work organizing the event, as well as the entire District 99 Music Faculty for the extra energy entailed.

Congratulations to the student musicians involved last night, and a special thank you to our colleagues from South High. It was a pleasure to host the Marching Mustangs!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Jazz Band Audition Results 2008-2009

Thank you to all who auditioned for the 2008-09 Jazz program. Please read the following information very carefully.

There will be TWO Jazz groups this year, following this schedule:
Jazz Ensemble: Monday – Friday (7 – 7:45 AM) Mr. Teague
Jazz Lab Band: Monday – Friday (7 – 7:45 AM) Mr. Miller

We did not have enough instrumentalists audition this year in all areas to create a third big-band (Jazz Workshop).

First rehearsals for Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab will be on Thursday, September 4th, at 7:00 AM. (Arrive at 6:55.)

Jazz Ensemble Class begins on September 4th, with Mr. Teague.

Alto Saxophone
I Mike Walser
II Andrew Zahn

Tenor Saxophone
I Joe DePeder
II Josh Williams

Bari Saxophone
Jon Box

Clarinet (as needed)
John O’Hara

Trumpet
I/II Dwight Johnson
II/I Caroline Hlohowskyj
II/III David Steffen
III/IV Peter Ralph
IV/V Richard Pospisil

Trombone
I Bryn Sitkiewicz
II Ben Utz
III Zachary Schneeweis
IV Brandon Broholm

Drums
Nicholas Goergen
Joseph Corson

Piano
Hannah Shatzer
Emma Sassano

Guitar
Mike Pool

Bass
Kelly Kedzior
Rudy Rundek

Jazz Lab Band
Class begins on September 4th, with Mr. Miller.

Alto Saxophone
I Drew Richard
II Brendan McBride

Tenor Saxophone
I Jim Blair
II Siga Lapinskas
II Candice Riha

Bari Saxophone
Xavier Schneider

Trumpet
I Erin Amundson
II Shauna Bracken
III Perry Martin
IV Maxim Becker
V Alexander Poortinga

Trombone
I Charles Barron
II Joe Butler
III Steven Stefanisin
IV Grant Crist

Drums
Isaac Stevenson
PJ O’Hara
Jon Parthun

Guitar
Nolan Schillerstrom

Piano
Patrick Long
Trevor Utz
Emily Temple-Wood

Bass
James Tandaris
Jessica Rayston
Marisa Bellie