Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

DGN Trombones @ Chicago Christ Kindle Market

Endeavoring to spread holiday cheer, members of the DGN Trombone section independently organized a performance at Chicago's Christ Kindle Market today in Daley Plaza.  




Friday, December 20, 2013

Brayer Teague Presents "The Paperless Music Tour: iPads, the Cloud and Social Media" at Midwest Clinic in Chicago

Congratulations to Brayer Teague for a very successful, very insightful presentation on the uses of cloud computing and social media technologies as they relate to student travel and music program administration.  We, in the North High Fine Arts community, are all familiar with these technologies of course - as they have been integrated into many facets of our music and visual arts programs.  It was exciting to see so many music educators from around the United States (and the world!) come to learn from Mr. Teague this morning with the intention of adding these exciting technologies to their own teaching and music programs.

Congratulations Mr. Teague!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

IMEC Preparation with Don Owens

Last spring the DGN Jazz Ensemble was honored with an invitation to perform this coming January (2014) at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria.  Students continue their work in preparing music for that important performance, and tonight the band welcomed Northwestern University Professor Emeritus, Don Owens, as a guest jazz mentor.  Mr. Owens, who was Mr. Teague's Jazz mentor at Northwestern University, is the fifth of seven guest-conductors who have agreed to serve as mentors to the band leading up to the January 23rd performance.  

Every member of the band thoroughly enjoyed working with Professor Owens tonight, and the sonic improvement in the band's interpretation of the 'conference set' was a testament to their collective respect for his knowledge, as well as his masterful teaching style.

Thank you, D. O., for inspiring us with your musicianship, intellect, and keen sense of humor.

Monday, December 09, 2013

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like #dgnmosaic2013!

Don't miss the 2013 Holiday Mosaic, presented by the Downers Grove North High School Fine Arts Department!

5:30 & 8:00 PM

Free & Open to the Public. 




Friday, December 06, 2013

Mosaic Preview 2013 - #dgnmosaic2013

You will not want to miss the 2013 DGN Holiday Mosaic Concert!  Tuesday, December 10th at 5:30 and 8:00 PM.  Admission is free and open to the public, but get there early to get a seat!  500 student musicians from Downers Grove North High School will fill your soul with the spirit of the season.  4436 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL.  #dgnmosaic2013

Thursday, December 05, 2013

DGN Jazz @ Mullens

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Jazz Ensemble on a terrific performance tonight at Mullen's in Lisle!  The band played an exciting and musical 45 minute opening set for the Pete Ellman Big Band.  





Wednesday, December 04, 2013

DGN Band Alumnus Kristin (King) Bowers - Jesu Joy!

DGN alumnus Kristin (King) Bowers is the Principal Clarinetist for the renown United States Air Force Band of Washington, D.C.  Recently the band performed in a 'Flash Mob' at the National Air and Space Museum.  Enjoy the wonderful holiday spirit of this performance; it's fun to think that Kristin got her start with "Jesu" at the DGN Mosaic Concert years ago!