Friday, February 22, 2013

The Harlem (Airshaft) Shake

Featuring the great Duke Ellington's composition Harlem Airshaft, here's the DGN Jazz Ensemble's video response to the Harlem Shake.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Congratulations Winter Guard

Congratulations to the 2013 DGN Winter Guard for completing their season with a terrific performance at Stevenson High School this past weekend.  The team upped their season's best score by five points, capping off a competitive season which yielded tremendous growth.

Many thanks to Winter Guard Coach Kelly Coffman for her artistic vision and dedication to the team!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Winter Spirit Assembly

Congratulations to the DGN Jazz Ensemble and DGN Winter Guard for their outstanding performances at today's Winter Spirit Assembly!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Winter Guard Demonstrates Amazing Growth

Congratulations to the DGN Winter Guard for their strong performance at the Niles North High School competition on February 2, 2013.  The team's performance last Saturday was their strongest to date, and improved their score an impressive 9 points.  They landed just 1 point shy of a State-qualifying score. 

Returning to competitive performance after a year off, the 2013 DGN Winter Guard is making steady progress and demonstrating that hard work and dedication do indeed pay off. 

Way to go Trojans!

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Spotify Gadget on DGN Band Blog!

It has never been easier to find great recordings of the music we are studying in class.  Much (not all) of the literature currently being rehearsed in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and our Jazz Ensembles will now be included in a Spotify gadget that you can access directly from our band's blog (  Check it out ... and use these recordings as great sonic models!

Corrected Link: Can you help the Band at Open House This Week?

DGN Band students:  Can you help us as a volunteer at the 2013 Incoming Freshman Open House? There are two segments we need help with.  Please complete the Google Doc survey below ...

CLICK HERE (corrected link) to be directed to the Google Doc survey. (Open House Volunteer - DGN Band)