Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Exchange with Wayszata High School

North High welcomed the Wayszata High School Wind Ensemble (Plymouth, MN - suburb of Minneapolis) to campus today for an 'Exchange Concert' with the DGN Wind Ensemble.  Under the baton of conductor & teacher Dr. Donal Krubsack, the students from Wayszata performed beautifully.  The band's balance, blend, and intonation - not to mention their technical facility - were inspiring.  The members of the DGN Wind Ensemble also performed with excellence as Mr. Miller led the group in a performance of Richard Salva's 'Baicatu.'

Our thanks goes out to the WHS Wind Ensemble for stopping at DGN on their way home from their Chicago tour.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Band Concert

Congratulations to the members of the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, as well as senior soloists Marie Kirkegaard and Isaac Stevenson on a wonderful Spring Band Concert.

A special thank you to Dr. Matthew Mailman for guest conducting the bands tonight and for sharing his musical insight with our students this week.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Guest Conductor - Dr. Matthew Mailman

Dr. Matthew Mailman, Professor of Conducting at the Wanda Bass School of Music of Oklahoma City University, was on campus today working with all of our band students in preparation for tomorrow night's Spring Band Concert. After school, Dr. Mailman led a session exploring the art of conducting.

Thursday night Dr. Mailman will guest conduct each of the DGN concert bands, including a performance of his father's (Martin Mailman) famous composition "Liturgical Music For Band" (1967).