Saturday, March 27, 2010

EIU Trumpet Ensemble

DGN Band Alumnus Jay Keliher returned to North High on Friday to
perform with the Eastern Illinois University Trumpet Ensemble.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Band Concert - March 18

Congratulations to the members of the Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble for their wonderful performance at the March 18th Spring Band Concert.  All three groups achieved sonic success while performing a program of challenging literature.

Special kudos are extended to Caroline Hlohowskyj (trumpet) and Emma Sassano (marimba) for their solo performances, and to Mr. Bob Graham of our Social Studies Department for narrating "Liberty for All."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

In Memoriam: John David Katrenak

The faculty, staff and students associated with the DGN Band and the North High Fine Arts Department are saddened by the death of 2008 North High alum John (J.D.) Katrenak.  Our condolences and sympathies are extended to the entire Katrenak family.  

The wake for John David Katrenak will be at Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home (Downers Grove) on Wednesday, March 17, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.  A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, March 18, at 10 a.m. - St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church - 820 Division Street, Lisle, IL 60532.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Boy Scouts of America, Friends of Scouting, Three Fires Council, Downers Grove North High Music Boosters, or Woodridge Organization of Music Parents at Jefferson Jr. High School, Woodridge School District 68, are suggested.

The March 18th Band Concert at North High will be dedicated to the memory of John Katrenak.  

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Congrats to Andrew Zahn - DGN Pi Day Record

Congrats to band member Andrew Zahn on shattering his own school "Pi Day" record (1,123 digits), and reciting 2,010 digits from memory!

Friday, in band class, the members of Wind Ensemble chanted ...

"3 - point - 1 - 4 - 1 - 5 - 9 ... Andrew Zahn is Ultra Fine!"

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Did you hear the band on WGN? Can you support our London 2011 Tour?

WGN RadioMembers of the DGN band were featured on WGN-Radio 720 on Friday morning.

Are you able to support the band's invitation to the 2011 London New Year's Day Parade?  Please follow this link to the Tour Blog.