Tuesday, June 25, 2013

DGN Performs at Famed Chicago Jazz Showcase

Since it's inception in 1947, the Chicago's Jazz Showcase has played host to nearly every great jazz musician who has lived.  This evening, the students of the DGN Jazz Ensemble had the honor of opening for the great Mark Colby Quartet.  Congratulations to the DGN Jazz Ensemble members (some who are very recent alumni) for an incredibly inspiring and swing-a-licious set.  What a terrific performance; you made North High - and all associated with District 99 - proud tonight!








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Monday, June 24, 2013

Marching Band Practice Ending Early

Due to a power outage at DGN we will be dismissing students between 7 and 7:30 pm (depending on section). Students will be asked to call for rides using cell phones. DGN staff will stay on campus until all students have been picked up.

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Rehearsal Location / Rain Adjustments

Tonight's Marching Band practice, in preparation for the July 4th parade, is scheduled to be held outside on Carsten's Field and the stadium track.  However, with the approaching thunder storm, please note that the practice will be moved indoors, into the band room or field house, during any inclement weather.

DGN Jazz to open for Mark Colby at Jazz Showcase Tuesday Night!

The DGN Jazz Ensemble will be performing at the famed Jazz Showcase on Tuesday night this week, opening for the great Mark Colby and his Quartet.  Mr. Colby joined current DGN students, and recent alumni, for a rehearsal this past weekend in preparation for the gig.

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Tickets are $10 at the door ($5 for students/children).  Affordable parking, behind the club, is only $5.  DGN performs between 7:30 and 8:20 PM (which is earlier than the Jazz Showecase website states!).


Marching Band Practice Tonight!

Reminder: DGN Marching Band practice tonight for the July 4th Parade!  Practice is from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.  Enter the building on Main St., or from the football stadium back-entrance.  This practice is for all marching band members who will be in town on 7-4-13.  Incoming 9th graders are encouraged to attend and be a part of the parade.  We're looking forward to having you with us!  Don't forget to bring a water bottle, and to wear tennis shoes.  No sandals or flip-flops!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Grove Fest

Congratulations to the DGN Jazz Ensemble for a great set at the 2013 Grove Fest!

DGN Jazz @ Grove Fest Today!

Don't miss the DGN Jazz Ensemble at Grove Fest this afternoon! The band will be headlining on the Main Stage from 2:15 - 3:30. Come out, cheer us on, and enjoy some great music!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Don't Leave Home Without It!

Are you going somewhere on vacation this summer?  Don't forget to snap a photo of your DGN Band Hat, and email the image to Mr. Teague!

Enjoy this montage of the DGN Band Hat's past travel adventures.