Friday, May 25, 2012

Combos Wrap Up Great Year of Jazz With Sonic Show & Tell

Today, at 6:15 AM, the four DGN Jazz Combos from this year (Bird, Cannonball, Dizzy and Miles) met to share music with one another and celebrate a year of tremendous musical growth.

Congratulations and thanks to the twenty-three jazz musicians who regularly came EXTRA early (6:15 am) this year to participate in our jazz combo program.  Well done Trojan musicians!  





Tuesday, May 22, 2012

2012-13 Color Guard Announced

Thank you to all students who auditioned for this year's Color Guard.  We truly appreciate the time and energy that many students put into the clinic and audition process.

Congratulations to the following students have been named to the 2012-13 squad:

Lauren Barbato
Grace Carlson
Alison Elgass
Amanda Godar
Lindsay Henry
Emily Heppner
Elizabeth Heyler
Aysia James
Maria Kowalewicz
Katie Krainc
Allison Palmer
Alex Price
Caymen Sheets
Aaron Sieve
Rebecca Sprague
Megan Sybeldon, captain
Madison Ukrin
Sarah Wilson, captain
Karina Wise
Robin Younker

Sarah Steffen (Winter Guard Only)

Images from Jazz In The Park 2012

Congratulations to all six jazz bands from District 99 for wonderful performances at tonight's "Jazz In The Park."

Monday, May 21, 2012

Jazz In The Park Tomorrow Night!

The North High Fine Arts Department invites you to attend the annual Jazz in The Park concert tomorrow evening, May 22, at Fishel Park in Downers Grove.  This performance is the first public event in the new Veteran’s Memorial Band Shell in Fishel Park.  The North High Chamber Choir will perform the National Anthem at a dedication ceremony at 6:00 p.m.  Following the dedication, the jazz begins at 6:30!  Six jazz ensembles from both North and South High will be performing.  The event will conclude around 8:45 p.m.  So, bring your favorite picnic food and gear, set up a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the inaugural performance at the brand new Veteran’s Memorial Band Shell at Fishel Park.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Music Seniors Shine At Graduation Concert

Congratulations to the members of the A Cappella Choir, Wind Ensemble, and especially the Class of 2012 for an amazing concert this evening!

2012-13 Wind Ensemble Roster

Click here for the 2012-13 Wind Ensemble roster.

The Symphonic Band roster will be posted next week, as soon as all auditions are completed.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Graduation Concert Tomorrow Night!

The DGN Fine Arts Department is pleased to invite you to attend the Graduation Concert Thursday evening, at 7:00 p.m. in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium.  This free concert will feature the A Cappella Choir &Wind Ensemble.  Also featured will be two senior soloists – Shauna Bracken, trumpet -- and percussionist, Michelle Hsu.  

The concert will conclude with a wonderful piece written specifically for North High by composer Andrew Kinney.  'With Grateful Hearts' is based on the text and music of the DGN Alma Mater, with poignant text by Ralph Waldo Emerson.  The Fine Arts Department is pleased to welcome and honor retiring Chairperson for the English & Communications Department, Mrs. Linda Augustyn, in the role of narrator.  

We hope you will join us for a wonderful evening of music, and support our North High musicians.


Saturday, May 12, 2012

2012 Band Banquet

Congratulations to all members of the DGN Bands for a tremendous year, and thank you to all of our dedicated parent volunteers for another fabulous Band Banquet at the historic Willowbrook Ballroom.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Spring Band Concert

Images from tonight's Spring Band Concert.

DGN Bands In Concert Tonight!

Join the members of the DGN Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Percussion Ensemble for a great evening of music!  Featured senior soloist tonight is Jonathan Sheetz (bass clarinet).

The concert starts at 7 pm in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium.  Admission is free.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Color Guard (12-13) Audition Resources

Click here for a video of this year's audition routine.

Click here for the routine count sheet.

Click here for the audition packet distributed at the 5/5/12 meeting.  This includes the 'Audition Ticket' that you must fill out with a parent/guardian prior to auditions.  If you did not receive a packet at the May 5th parent meeting/clinic, you must print this out at home so you have the Audition Ticket completed prior to the May 21st auditions.