Friday, November 28, 2014

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Congratulations to the runners/walkers in today's Bonfield Express.  It was fun to see so many flashes of PURPLE as DGN students (past and present) flew by.  Just a few pictured here.   

Happy Thanksgiving to all!









Monday, November 24, 2014

Jazz Ensemble Swings at Chicago's Jazz Showcase!

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Jazz Ensemble on an exceptional performance tonight at Chicago's famed Jazz Showcase.

Founded in 1947, the Jazz Showcase has played host to every major figure in modern jazz history.  It was an honor for our DGN musicians to have the opportunity to perform on this stage and to open for Mark Colby and Frank Caruso.  Well done Jazz Ensemble!























Sunday, November 23, 2014

DGN Jazz Ensemble @ The Jazz Showcase Monday Night!

The DGN Jazz Ensemble is making a return trip to Chicago's famed "Jazz Showcase" on Monday, November 24.  Beginning at 7:30 PM, the band will open for Mark Colby and Frank Caruso.

Tickets are $10 at the door.  The Jazz Showcase is located at 806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60605.

We hope you will join us at the Jazz Showcase to support our DGN musicians and experience jazz inside one of the most iconic jazz clubs in the nation.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Giving Tree Shopping / Wrapping Day

Members of the DGN Band Board spent a good portion of the day shopping for those less fortunate and in need this holiday season.

Thanks to everyone who helped!

DGN & Herrick Band

DGN and Herrick Band students joined forces this evening in support of the Bloom's Angels Fundraiser / Herrick vs. Jefferson Basketball game.

Thanks to all the DGN Pep Band members who came out tonight to assist in this effort. Great job!

Congratulations All District Musicians!

The Fine Arts Department proudly congratulates the ILMEA All-District musicians who performed beautifully tonight at Lincoln-Way West High School.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Concert Recap / Concert Replay

Congratulations to the members of the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Lab Band for their terrific performances this evening!  

Did you miss the concert, or just want to hear/see it again?  High School Cube's webcast is the place to visit:







Concert Tonight @ DGN

Don't miss tonight's DGN Band Concert, featuring the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band!  7 PM in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Replay: 2014 DGN Band Invitational on High School Cube

Did you miss tonight's 2014 DGN Band Invitational (featuring the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Herrick Band)? Or maybe you performed, and want to see it from the audience perspective?

Catch a replay on the High School Cube:

2014 DGN Band Invitational a Sonic Success!

Concert patrons were treated to a fabulous display of student musical achievement tonight at North High.  Members of the DGN Concert Band and DGN Wind Ensemble captivated the attention of tonight's audience with exemplary musicianship and passionate interpretations of compelling literature.  

A special congratulations is extended to the Herrick Middle School Band - directed by Jonathan Ball - who were our guests this year and opened tonight's concert.  Great job Herrick!

Be sure to come back to DGN on Thursday night this week to hear the DGN Symphonic Band, DGN Jazz Lab Band, and DGN Jazz Ensemble. The concert begins at 7 PM in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium.  












Gearing Up For Tonight's DGN Band Concert

The DGN Wind Ensemble is on stage this afternoon preparing for this evening's concert.

Spirit Parade Thanks

Thanks to the members of our DGN Spirit Band for their energy, enthusiasm and musicianship during our Spirit Parade this morning!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Two DGN Band Concerts This Week! (Tuesday / Thursday)

We look forward to seeing family and friends for one, or both, of this week’s concerts at North High!

Tuesday, November 18

Performing Ensembles: Concert Band, Wind Ensemble (+ Herrick Middle School Band)

Concert Begins: 7 PM

Doors Open for Seating: 6:30 PM

Call Time for students to report for tuning/warm up: 6:30 PM

Concert Attire: Formal Concert Black

Live Streaming of concert for out-of-town family/friends:

Thursday, November 20

Performing Ensembles: Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band

Concert Begins: 7 PM

Doors Open for Seating: 6:30 PM

Call Time for students to report for tuning/warm up: 6:30 PM

Concert Attire: Formal Concert Black (Jazz students not in SB - consult with your Director)

Live Streaming of concert for out-of-town family/friends:

Saturday, November 15, 2014

DGN Jazz Students @ ILMEA District Jazz Festival

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Jazz program for their terrific performances at the ILMEA District Jazz Festival.  We are very proud of your accomplishment, and applaud you for your hard work and dedication to music!