Thursday, June 26, 2014

Corrected July 4th Parade Flyer

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Parade Practice last night!

At the practice we distributed a flyer with details about the July 4th performance. We realized later that there were a couple of typos in the flyer.  It referred to "parades" (plural).  To clarify, we are only performing in one parade (the Downers Grove parade).  We apologize for the confusion.

The corrected flyer may be found here:

https://app.box.com/s/5xxk9of1nh0b14kenat3

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

4th of July Parade Practice Tonight

Tonight is the first of only two practices to get ready for the Downers Grove Fourth of July Parade.  We will work together from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.  Please meet in the band room by 6:25 PM, ready for instructions.

Please make sure you wear closed-toe tennis/gym shoes (no sandals or flip flops!).  A water bottle is recommended.


If you have not yet printed out your music for the parade, you have two choices:  1) ask for a copy at tonight's practice, or 2) print one out yourself to look over this afternoon before coming!

Parts may be found here:  https://app.box.com/s/m9t6z3olz19a68nujnhj

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tour Registration Update

We are pleased to announce that we had a tremendous initial registration for the 2015 NYC Tour, and we currently have 187 persons registered to travel with the student group.  That mean's we have authorized our travel agency to proceed with first deposits being charged on July 1st.

Additionally, the "Fan Package" has nearly 50 persons signed up, and that trip is also a "go."

If your family has not yet registered for the tour, but you would still like to, it's  not too late!  Please let us know of your interest to add, and we will help get you set up.  

We extend our thanks to our DGN Band Families for your enthusiasm and commitment to this performance tour.  Carnegie Hall ... here we come!




Thursday, June 19, 2014

One Day More!



*** Final Reminder ***

The DGN Band’s 2015 NYC / Carnegie Hall Tour initial registration closes tomorrow!  You have one day left to complete the online sign-up process.

Do you have all the paperwork in hand from the meeting, and you are ready to complete the online registration?  Simply click here …


Did you miss the tour kick-off meeting, and now want to see the presentation made on June 11th?  Do you wish to view e-versions of the materials we distributed at the meeting?  Everything you need is here:




Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall / NYC Tour Registration Deadline Approaching

The DGN Band’s 2015 NYC / Carnegie Hall Tour initial registration closes at the end of this week!  You have four days left to complete the online sign-up process.

Do you have all the paperwork in hand from the meeting, and you are ready to complete the online registration?  Simply click here …


Did you miss the tour kick-off meeting, and now want to see the presentation made on June 11th?  Do you wish to view e-versions of the materials we distributed at the meeting?  Everything you need is here:




Friday, June 13, 2014

Take your Band Hat on Vacation this Summer!

Are you going somewhere fun or unique this summer?  Don't forget to take your DGN Band Hat along, and snap a picture.  Send the photo to Mr. Teague via email and we will add to our "World Tour" photo gallery.

Check out where the DGN Band Hat has already been ...






Thursday, June 12, 2014

Did you miss our NYC 2015 Tour Kick Off Meeting?

Got hung up at work? Maybe your family has already snuck out of town?

A video of last night's NYC Tour presentation has now been posted to our Tour Blog.  Additionally, you will find links on the left hand side of the page that will direct you to all of the paperwork that was distributed.  See the "Tour Mailings" link for all of the written information we covered last night.  (We are also sending packets home to DGN Band families who were not present - via US Mail - and that paperwork should arrive at your house within a few days.)

Click here to be re-directed to the Tour Blog.  (http://dgnbandsnyc2015.blogspot.com/)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

How do you get to Carnegie Hall?


The first step is attending tonight's NYC 2015 Tour Meeting.

Wednesday, June 11
7:00 PM
Clarence Johnson Auditorium
North High School
4436 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Note: Percussion students involved in tonight's Marching Band Drum Line practice should attend the practice, but make sure a parent/guardian can attend the meeting and relay information.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Want to STOP the text alerts from DGN Bands?

Are you a recent DGN Band Alumnus (or a family member of said alumnus) and you're ready to "turn off" the text messages that our program sends to members?  It's easy.  Simply send the following text message to '40404' ...

unfollow @dgnbands

* NOTE: you must leave a space between the word 'unfollow' and the the '@dgnbands'.  

As you unplug, don't forget to join the DGN Alumni Band Facebook group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/dgnalumniband/


New Blue Man?


Congratulations to DGN Band alumnus Ben Casey - as well as current DGN band member Amelia Smerz - for their performance this past weekend with Blue Man Group!

Friday, June 06, 2014

DGN Fine Arts Congratulates the Class of 2014!




The DGN Fine Arts Department extends a heartfelt congratulations and bids a fond farewell to the North High School Class of 2014.  Specifically, we acknowledge the artists in sight and in sound who set high standards throughout their academic journey and leave behind a legacy of high achievement and artistic excellence.  We wish you each great success in your future endeavors, and encourage you to return to your Alma Mater and visit frequently!  

If you are unable to celebrate locally with the graduating class, you may view the ceremony on the High School Cube by clicking the link below:

North High School Commencement 2014

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Graduation Band Details

All non-graduating band students are required, as a part of the course curriculum, to participate in the Graduation Ceremony held on Friday, June 6th at 7:00 PM. The ceremony should last approximately an hour and a half, and should be finished by 8:30 PM.

Call time for the band is 5:45 PM.

Parking is extremely DIFFICULT! Please consider being dropped off at school, car pools, and arriving VERY early.

ATTIRE: Nice Dress Clothes (but not formal concert black and white). Men should wear a coat and tie. Dress shoes for everyone are required. (No flip-flops!!!). Ladies skirts or dresses should fall over the knees when seated.