Sunday, March 30, 2014

Putting The Pieces Together

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Winter Guard on their season-culminating performance this weekend at the Midwest Color Guard Circuit Championships, held at LaPorte High School (Indiana).  The DGN squad finished 6th, placing in the top half of their competitive class.

We extend our thanks and appreciation to the 2013-14 Winter Guard - and coach Kelly Coffman - for their dedication and hard work this year.  It was a great competitive season that showcased substantial growth for the entire team.  Congratulations Trojans; we are very proud of you!



Monday, March 24, 2014

Symphonic Band @ Wentz Concert Hall

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Symphonic Band for a great performance this evening at Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College.  







Thursday, March 20, 2014

Arts Merge at DGN Band March Concert

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble, for terrific performances this evening at the March Band Concert.

Special thanks are extended to Professor Daniel J. Farris (Northwestern University) for joining the DGN Bands tonight as visiting artist and guest conductor.  

Highlights of the concert included senior solos by Joseph Pacheco and Lucy Lu.  Additionally, DGN visual artists Brook Pryor and Livija Rainyte created a beautiful painting - live - as they interpreted Samuel Hazo's "Blue and Green Music" (inspired by the Georgia O'Keeffe oil painting of the same name). 















Tonight's Band Concert on the High School Cube

Out of town tonight and wishing you could be with us at DGN for the March Band Concert?  You're in luck.  This evening's concert will be streamed live, beginning shortly before 7 PM. *

Click here for the live stream.

* High School Cube has experienced server problems in

Why would there be an art studio set up for tonight's Band concert?

Interesting question.  You'll have to come listen (and watch!) to find out!

7:00 PM tonight!

Clarence Johnson Auditorium

Concert Band - Symphonic Band - Wind Ensemble

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Guest Conductor - Daniel J. Farris (Northwestern University)

DGN Bands were pleased to welcome Professor Daniel J. Farris (Northwestern University) to campus today.  Professor Farris worked with Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble in preparation for Thursday evening's "March Band Concert."  

Thank you, Professor Farris, for sharing your musicianship with us today!







Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Heard in a practice room this morning ...

Friday, March 07, 2014

Time for the 2014 Flower Sale!

It's time to wish the Polar Vortex of 2014 a fond farewell, and set our sights squarely on Spring!

We have kicked-off the annual DGN Music Boosters Flower Sale, and music families are encouraged to start dreaming of spring planting!

Students received preliminary information today in music classes, and were given the opportunity to pick up order forms.  

Click here for all the info - and additional order forms!

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Winter Guard takes 2nd at Stagg High School Contest

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Winter Guard for their 2nd place finish at the Midwest Color Guard Circuit Contest held on March 1st at Stagg High School.

Scoring 67.29, the Winter Guard showed impressive growth, increasing their overall score by nearly 8 points over their previous season-best.

Way to go Winter Guard!