Friday, August 21, 2009

Band Camp Showcase

Like clockwork, the skies opened up and rain came down just as we were about ready to begin our Band Camp Showcase for parents, family and friends. Not to be deterred, the exhibition and Ice Cream Social were both moved into the DGN Field House.

Congratulations to the members of the 2009 Marching Band for their great work this week, and thank you to Mrs. Box (and all the parent volunteers who assisted her) for organizing our post-performance Ice Cream.

Alumni To The Rescue

There were not a lot of sunny days during our Band Camp week, but on Wednesday morning a group of recent DGN Band Alumni surprised the faculty and students with an impromptu Lemonade Stand to 'refresh' the hard working members of the band.

Thanks to all who put this together!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Message from the Coach

Head football coach John Wander speaks to members of the Marching Band
at Tuesday night's practice. "We have a really special thing here at
North," said Mr. Wander. "You don't find a relationship between the
football team and the band, like we enjoy, anywhere else."

Band Camp 2009

Today DGN welcomed back the full membership of the Trojan Marching Band for Band Camp 2009!

Welcome Back "Formers!"

Today is the first 'full' day of Band Camp, with all vets of the Trojan Marching Band returning to campus for rehearsal 8-12, and 6-9. We are looking forward to seeing everyone today!

Many thanks to members of the Color Guard, Percussion Section, and the Student Leadership Team for their great work this past week.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Band Camp Off & Running!

Congratulations to our fifty-plus "newcomers" for their great work
this morning!

Rainy Days and Mondays...

...can't stop the Trojan Marching Band! Regardless of weather today, band camp will go on as scheduled for our percussionists and our newcomers (incoming Freshmen and new marchers). Of course, we will work inside until the weather cooperates! Please be careful making your way to DGN today. We're looking forward to working with you!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Student Leaders get ready for Band Camp 2009

27 members of the Marching Band's Leadership Team spent this past Thursday and Friday preparing music folders, setting up lockers, decorating the band room, and generally getting everything ready for Band Camp '09. Thanks to our dedicated team!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Band Leaders Gear Up

Members of the DGN Marching Band's Student Leadership Team are meeting this week for three intensive days of training. On Monday students participated in both teams training and high-ropes course training at Lincoln-Marsh in Wheaton, IL.