Saturday, September 29, 2012

DGN Band Alumni with the IU Marching Hundred

DGN Band alumni Emily Daugherty (piccolo) and Chris Dortwegt (Graduate Assistant) were in Evanston, IL today as Indiana University battled Northwestern University in Big 10 competition.

Congrats to Emily, Chris, and the entire IU "Marching Hundred" on their great performances today at Ryan Field.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Disney Preparation with Gary Smith

The Trojan Marching Band is in rehearsal this afternoon with Professor Gary Smith, renown Director (Retired) of the University of Illinois Marching Illini. Mr. Smith is on campus today as an official representative of the Walt Disney Corporation, and is helping the band prepare for their upcoming performance at the Disney World Thanksgiving Parade of Bands in Orlando, Florida.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cross Town Showdown Images

Congratulations to all of the student musicians, dancers, and athletes who contributed to a terrific evening of Friday Night Football as DGN prevailed over DGS by a score of 27-20.

Special thanks to our colleagues from the Marching Mustangs, the Fillies, and the District 99 Choirs and Orchestras for joining the Trojan Marching Band & Athenas on field for Pre Game and Halftime.

Beat the Mustangs Game Day!

Tonight is the annual 'Cross Town Showdown', and to kick off a full day of school spirit, our Drum Line greeted students and staff this morning as they entered the building.

Don't miss tonight's Varsity Football showdown, which will feature special pre-game and half-time performances by the Trojan Marching Band, and our friends from DGS, the Marching Mustangs.

Go Trojans!  Beat the Mustangs!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cross Town Preparations Underway

Tonight the DGN Marching Band and Athenas welcomed the DGS Fillies to
campus to practice tomorrow night's collaborative halftime show.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Gaudete Brass on Campus

North High is honored to bring the Gaudete Brass to campus today. This internationally recognized professional brass quintet is performing for all band classes throughout the morning and afternoon, capping DGN's celebration of "National Arts In Education Week."

On November 13 the ensemble will be featured as guest soloists with the DGN Wind Ensemble.

Welcome Gaudete Brass!

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Halftime @ Northwestern

NU Halftime 9.8.12 -

Purple Reigns @ Northwestern

The Trojan Marching Band is in Evanston today to join another band that wears Purple and a white 'N'. This evening's Northwestern vs. Vanderbilt football game, televised under the lights on the Big Ten Network (7 pm), will feature our DGN Trojan Marching Band alongside the award-winning "Wildcat" Marching Band.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Friday Night Lights

Congratulations to the Trojan Marching Band, Athenas, Cheerleaders, and of course the Varsity Football Team for great performances tonight under the lights!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Jazz Ensemble / Jazz Lab Band Class Lists

Class rosters for the 2012-13 Jazz Ensemble course may be accessed by clicking here.  Students will also find class lists posted on the Fine Arts Office window by 4 pm today.

Many thanks are extended to each student who expressed an interest in the jazz curriculum and spent time preparing the audition materials.  

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Welcome Iowa Marching Band

District 99 was pleased to host the Hawkeye Marching Band on Carstens Field at North High School for a rehearsal this morning. While the potential for inclement weather precluded the wind players from using instruments, the spirit and ensemble precision of the ensemble was still apparent during their marching rehearsal.

It was great to see students and community members alike in the stands for the open rehearsal this morning. Iowa faces the Huskies from NIU at Soldier Field at 2:30 PM this afternoon. Special thanks to the students and staff from District 99 that volunteered their time this morning to make this hosting event possible.