Wednesday, October 30, 2013

IMEC Preparation with Glenn Williams

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 DGS Fine Arts Department Chairperson, and trombonist, Glenn Williams as a guest jazz mentor.  Mr. Williams is the second of seven guest-conductors who have agreed to serve as mentors to the band leading up to the January 23rd performance.  

Mr. Williams' work with the ensemble tonight was not only educationally insightful, but musically inspiring.  Every student in the ensemble benefitted tonight from Mr. Williams' perspective and passion for jazz literature.  

Mr. Williams has been tapped to guest-conduct the Illinois All-State Jazz Ensemble this year, and will lead Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Jazz Band on a tour of Europe this summer.

Thank you, Mr. Williams, for "crossing the tracks" and inspiring us with a great night of music making and learning!



 

 



 

 


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Way to go Orchestra Winds & Percussion!

Kudos to the members of the DGN Wind Ensemble who performed this evening with the District 99 Orchestra, and Project Trio.  Thank you for your extended efforts to prepare music for this additional performance!



 

 



 

 



 

 


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Band-O-Rama Brings Crowd To Their Feet!

A prolonged and heart-felt standing ovation for the members of the Trojan Marching Band was a fitting tribute and acknowledgment of the hard work and dedication displayed by the 185 student musicians performing tonight at DGN.

Special thanks are extended to the Athenas, JV Cheerleaders, and Varsity Cheerleaders, for sharing the spotlight at this evening's Band-O-Rama ... and for all their great work this season in support of the North High community.

Well done Trojan Marching Band!




 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 


Live Webcast of Band-O-Rama

Can't be with us in Downers Grove tonight, but want to hear and see the 2013 Band-O-Rama?

Click here for our live webcast!

http://www.highschoolcube.com/event/2013-14-band-o-rama-325693

The concert will also be available for viewing after the show!


Join Us For Band-O-Rama 2013!

You are cordially invited to join the members of the Trojan Marching Band, the Athenas, and the Cheerleaders, for Band-O-Rama 2013 ... a high-energy concert featuring the sights and sounds of Friday Night Football!

Band-O-Rama is Tuesday night, at 7 PM, in the Purple Gym of North High.  We hope you can join us for a showcase of terrific student tallent.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

IMEC Preparation with Tom Tait

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 are hard at work preparing music for that important performance, and tonight the band welcomed professional trumpeter and music teacher Tom Tait as a guest clinician.  Mr. Tait is the first of seven guest-conductors who have agreed to serve as mentors to the band leading up to the January 23rd performance.

Thank you, Mr. Tait, for a great night of work with the full ensemble, as well as the trumpet section.  It was a pleasure to have you with us, and to learn from you.



 

 



 

 


Friday, October 11, 2013

Seniors Honored

Congratulations - and thank you - to our Seniors (Class of 2014) for over 140 years of combined service to the Trojan Marching Band and the North High Community.

Great Cake!

Impressive work Allison P.!

All In The Family ...

Tonight the Trojan Marching Band will honor the Senior Class of 2014 as they perform in their final regular season home game on Carsten's Field.

We often refer to the DGN Band as a 'family.'  This notion rings especially true for Jess Chika (Class of '14) who has been attending DGN Football Games for many years.  Enjoy this image of Jess with her brother Chris (3rd grade), her brother Kevin (7th grade), and this year ... as a senior herself!

Thanks Jess, and all the seniors of the DGN Trojan Marching Band, for a great four years!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

DGN Purple Pride

DGN Band members showed their Purple Pride last week at Thursday night's marching band practice as Mr. Kasik stopped by to thank the band for their notable energy, passion and spirit for North High.  



 

 



 

 


Friday, October 04, 2013

He Plays QB Too!

Congratulations to senior quarterback (and DGN Band Principal Trombonist) Sebastian Calvino on a spectacular four-touchdown performance during tonight's 42-21 victory of crosstown rival Downers Grove South!









Images from the Crosstown Showdown

Congratulations to the members of the Trojan Marching Band on another terrific performance this evening!  

A special thank-you is extended to our sister school, Downers Grove South, and the wonderful students/faculty of the Mustang Band program, for their gracious hospitality tonight.