Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

DGN Jazz Ensemble @ "Jazz In The Park 2014"

20 "Jazz Seniors" in the Class of 2014

The Class of 2014 will long be remembered as a very dedicated and influential class in the DGN Jazz program.  Seniors, thank you for your commitment to the art of jazz, for challenging yourselves musically at every turn, and for the artistic legacy you will leave behind at North High. You will be missed!

Seniors, click on the thumbnail image for a larger/high resolution keep-sake.  



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Such Sweet Thunder

The 2014 "Jazz in the Park" had to be moved indoors because of inclement weather, but the rain could not dampen the spirits of DGN and DGS jazz musicians as they presented a fabulous evening of music for the community.  

Congratulations to members of the DGS Jazz Workshop, DGS Jazz Lab Band, DGN Jazz Lab Band, DGS Jazz Ensemble, DGN Jazz Ensemble, and the D99 Senior All Star Big Band for impressive musical performances!

A special thanks to the Downers Grove Park District for their invitation to our schools to open the 2014 Summer Concert Series.  

Miss the concert, want to see it again, or want to share it with friends?  Video replay of the webcast may be found at:











Jazz In The Park Webcast on High School Cube

This evening's "Jazz In The Park" concert (moved indoors to DGN), will now be broadcast live on High School Cube.  Please feel free to invite out of town family and friends to join the concert via the webcast.

Concert starts at 6:10 PM.

Jazz In The Park - Moved to DGN Tonight

Due to the potential for thunderstorms during the course of the evening, 2014 Jazz in the Park has been relocated to the Clarence Johnson Auditorium at Downers Grove North High School  (4436 North Main Street/Downers Grove, IL  60515.)  

The evening begins at 6:10 PM with the DGS Jazz Workshop, followed by every D99 jazz ensemble. Thanks in advance for your understanding, and, for coming out to support every ensemble tonight with your attendance.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Graduation Concert 2014

Congratulations to the students of the A Cappella Choir and Wind Ensemble for a stunning musical performance this evening.  

A special "shout out" to the Class of 2014.  Your musicianship, and leadership, made a lasting and positive impact on our school.  You will certainly be missed!




















Graduation Concert Tonight!

The Fine Arts Department is pleased to invite you to attend the 2014 Graduation Concert tonight at 7 p.m. in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium.  This free concert will feature the A Cappella Choir and Wind Ensemble.  Also featured will be two senior soloists – Ben Casey on tuba, and Spencer Schillerstrom on tenor saxophone.  We hope you will join us for a wonderful evening of music, and support our North High musicians.  

Family and friends who are out-of-town this evening are invited to join us via our scheduled online webcast.  





Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2014-15 DGN Color Guard & Winter Guard Announced

Thank you to all students who auditioned for next year’s Color Guard and Winter Guard.  We truly appreciate the time and energy that many students put into the clinic and audition process.

Students selected (listed below) are asked to monitor both e-mail - and this web page - closely for information about upcoming Summer practices. 

Congratulations to the following students who have been named to the 2014-15 squad:

Kelsey Barbato (10)
Grace Carlson (11)
Alison Elgass (11)
Olivia Featherstone (10)
Natalie Flynn (10)
Leslie Garcia (10)
Amanda Godar (12)
Wendy Goes (11)
Emily Grigg (10)
Emily Heppner (11)
Elizabeth Heyler (12) - Fall Asst. Captain
Katie Igoe (12)
Aysia James (12)
Gina Kowalewicz (10)
Lindsey LeBeda (9)
Alli Palmer (11)
Alex Price (12)
Bridget Rakowski (12)
Nicole Smetana (10)
Rebecca Sprague (12)
Madison Ukrin (12) - Winter Co-Captain
Kayla Wielgosz (10)
Karina Wise (12) - Fall Asst. Captain
Robin Yonker (12) - Fall Captain / Winter Co-Captain

Emma Featherstone (10) - Winter Guard only

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Instrument Switch Day in Symphonic Band

Armed with bottles of mouthpiece sanatizer - and steeled with a great deal of sonic patience - the members of Symphonic Band participated in "Instrument Switch Day." Tune in tomorrow for the band's performance of "Lean On Me" ... performed on secondary instruments.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Follow the NYC 2015 Tour Planning on Twitter!

How can you stay up-to-date with the latest Tour Planning Information, posts from our Tour Blog, and faculty announcements all in one place?  Follow on Twitter!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Band Banquet 2014

The 2014 Band Banquet was a wonderful success, thanks to the amazing student and parent volunteers who worked tirelessly to put all the final details in place.  Thank you to everyone who planned and executed all facets of the raffle, dinner, awards, and dance!





















Saturday, May 10, 2014

Banquet Tonight!

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Congratulations Concert & Symphonic Bands!

Congratulations to the members of the Concert Band and Symphonic Band - as well as Senior Soloists Tommy Donnelly and Sarah Steffen - on a terrific concert this evening!