Friday, September 27, 2013

Homecoming Game & Alumni Band 2013

Homecoming Parade

Homecoming Assembly

Homecoming Wake-Up Video

Thank you to the members of the Trojan Marching Band for a great performance this morning on the steps of the school!

Homecoming Wake Up!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Roaring 20s

The Trojan Band got into the spirit of Homecoming 2013 tonight by wearing "Roaring 20s" attire to rehearsal.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The stage is set ...

... for "The Great DGN Variety." Come on out to North High this evening at 7 pm for this year's Homecoming Variety Show!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Homecoming Week Schedule - DGN Marching Band

Tuesday, September 24
3:30 - 5:30 PM       Drum Line Practice

6:00 – 8:30 PM      Color Guard Practice

Thursday, September 26
5:00 – 8:30 PM      Full Marching Band Practice

Friday, September 27 – “Homecoming”

For the day …         Report to school wearing, Band T-Shirt and Blue Jeans.  Make sure your MB cap,  MB shoes and LONG BLACK socks are with you at school on Friday!!! 

7:15 AM       Marching Band (+ jazz ensemble classes) play on the Front Steps of DGN and in the Main Lobby for students and faculty as they enter the building.  *** All Marching Band members are asked to attend.  We realize that some bus riders may not be able to secure an early ride on this day, but we ask that everyone try to join us!  ***

8th Per.         Report to Band Room for assembly and parade.  Change into MB cap, shoes / black socks.  Move to Purple Gym for assembly.  Have your instrument and your flip folder.  We will play during the assembly several times.

3:00              When assembly ends, put your flip folder in your slot (they will be in the hallway), move to Main St. entrance, and exit to parade starting positions next to the church.

Parade line up and step-off (east side of building, next to Gloria Dei church).  Parade travels south on Main St., west on Prairie, and north on Forest.
3:45ish PM   Parade ends.  Band students eat dinner on own.  Consider local area restaurants or a sack-dinner.
5:30 PM                   Report time for MB members.  Meet on East Practice field in MB cap, t-shirts, shorts or jeans, and MB shoes with instrument/music. 
5:40 PM                   Rehearsal with Alumni Band
6:20 PM                   Inside to dress into uniforms.
6:40 PM                   Field House warm-up.
7:10 PM                   Move to track for parade march.
7:25 PM                   Pre Game
7:35 PM                   Kick Off
8:30 PM                   Half-time
9:45 PM                  Game ends

Friday, September 20, 2013

2013-14 Band Officers and Band Staff Announced

Congratulations to our newly elected Band Officers and newly appointed Band Staff.

The first meeting of the DGN Band Board will take place on Wednesday, September 25th, at 9:30 AM in the Band Room.  This is a late-start day.

Andrew Slobidsky (WE)

Jennifer Vetrone (WE)

Concert Band Reps
Becky Donnelly (CB)
Olivia Featherstone (CB)

Symphonic Band Reps
Evy Martin (SB)
Mary Kaminskas (SB)

Wind Ensemble  Reps
Lauren Barbato (WE)
Tommy Donnelly (WE)

Drum Majors
Gwen Cortez (WE)
Evan Culligan (WE)
Tine Greene (WE)
Evangeline Tuohy (WE)

Publicity Chairs
* Katie Goldsmith (WE)
Alison Elgass (WE)
Ashia Hanes (CB)

Equipment & Properties Managers
* Adam Mills (SB)
Allison Printz (WE)
Allie Sheetz (WE)

* Cameron Nichols (WE)
Katie Goldsmith (WE)
Emma Larson (WE)
Allie Sheetz (WE)

Music Librarians
* Sarah Steffen (WE)
* Ashley Pirl (SB)
Daniel Brethauer (CB)
Jessica Chika (WE)
Alison Elgass (WE)
Sarah Fantinel (SB)
Prasanthi Kopparapu (WE)
Emma Larson (WE)
Sean Lyons (SB)
Evy Martin (SB)
Allison Printz (WE)
Lena Stangley (CB)
Rachel Staron (SB)
Melissa Take (SB)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Congrats Rob Kulik

Congratulations to DGN Fine Arts student Rob Kulik, DGS Fine Arts students Brian Moroney and Patrick Mitchell, as well as DGN Fine Arts alumnus Trevor Utz, on their band's new release and music video.

Be sure to check out "Nothing On Us" by The Resolution.

Brian Moroney- Lead singer/guitar
Trevor Utz- Guitar/vocals
Patrick Mitchell- Bass
Rob Kulik - Drums

200+ Students Share Field with DGN Trojan Marching Band

Over 200 students from Herrick Middle School, Jefferson Junior High School, and Westview Hills Middle School joined the Trojan Marching Band this evening for the annual "Band Night" at North High.

Congratulations to all who performed, and to Senior/Mellophone Captain Cameron Nichols who arranged the music for tonight's massed-bands performance.

Well done everyone!









Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mr. Teague sends birthday thanks ...

Dear members of the DGN Band:

A very sincere and heartfelt thank-you for all you did to make me feel special on my birthday today.  The warm wishes in the hallway from Concert Band as they left class today, the balloon-bombing of my office, the serenade in Symphonic Band when I dropped the baton for our warm up, and the cool iPad case (and saying) from Wind Ensemble, all helped make this a very memorable birthday.  I'm one of the luckiest people on the planet to have the opportunity to collaborate with each of you.

I better turn in for the night.  It's almost "Beat the Hilltoppers Game Day!"  (What does a Hilltopper do, anyway?) Thanks again!


New Marching Band Teaching Station

This evening, thanks to the generous support of the DGN Music Boosters, the Trojan Marching Band staff was able to attain an appropriate 'press box level' perspective during the teaching of marching band drill formations on the new West Practice Field.  The new teaching station is a very welcome addition to the rehearsal facility as it will allow marching band staff to more accurately and quickly analyze student progress, as well as offer constructive feedback for improvement.  

THANK YOU DGN Music Boosters for your amazing and ongoing support of our student musicians!





Monday, September 09, 2013

Jazz Class Lists: 2013-2014

Class rosters for the 2013-14 Jazz Ensemble course may be accessed by clicking here.

Many thanks are extended to each student who expressed an interest in the jazz curriculum and spent time preparing the audition materials.  Students came well-prepared, making it one of the most competitive audition cycles ever.  If you auditioned, were not placed in a jazz class this year, but will be at DGN again next year, we truly hope you will come back out for auditions.

Jazz classes begin tomorrow, Tuesday, September 10th, at 7:00 AM.  See posted list for additional details.  

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Big 10 Football Under the Lights

Congratulations to the members of the Trojan Marching Band on a terrific performance at Northwestern University tonight. Nearly 2,000 musicians performed under the lights at Ryan Field during halftime of the NU vs. Syracuse football game.

Trojan Marching Band @ NU

The Trojan Marching Band is in Evanston today to perform at halftime of the Northwestern vs. Syracuse football game. Good luck to our DGN students as they perform alongside the Northwestern University Wildcat Marching Band!

Friday, September 06, 2013

Seniors Honored Under Friday Night Lights

Congratulations to the entire membership of the Trojan Marching Band for a terrific home-opener, as DGN toppled Hinsdale Central by a score of 28-0.  

The Trojan Marching Band wowed the crowd with the pageantry of Pre Game and the exciting music of this year's half-time theme: #50007 - The Music of James Bond.  

Special congratulations are extended to the Class of 2014 who was honored tonight prior to kick off, as well as all of our newest "Formers" ... who completed their first performance in uniform this evening.

Tomorrow the band is off to Northwestern University to perform for "Chicago's Big Ten Team."