Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Carnegie Quest

Our tour is Front Page news this morning!

Check out the online version of the article here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

DGN Welcomes Jazz Legend Dennis Mackrel

The DGN Fine Arts Department welcomed drumming great and jazz legend Dennis Mackrel to campus today. Accompanied by the Elmhurst College Jazz Combo, Mr. Mackrel displayed tremendous virtuosity in his performance.

We thank the Elmhurst College Department of Music for sponsoring today's jazz master class in conjunction with the 48th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Bill Ludwig III Visits DGN

Mr. William Ludwig III visited DGN Fine Arts today to make a special "History of Percussion" presentation to our North High percussion students.  

Founded in 1909 and known the world over for their contributions to percussion, the Ludwig family has manufactured drums that have been used by millions of percussionists around the globe.

Mr. Ludwig is a graduate of Downers Grove North High School, having played in the DGN Bands under the direction of Mr. Lance Schulz.  His daughter is currently a student at North High, and sings in the DGN Choirs. 

Mr. Ludwig's new snare drum was unveiled last May:

Thank you, Mr. Ludwig, for sharing your wealth of percussion knowledge with our students today!







Monday, February 09, 2015

Winter Guard Shows Growth Through Weekend Double Header

The DGN Winter Guard participated in back-back competitions this weekend, earning 5th, and then 4th place finishes in their divisions.  Most importantly, the team's score average improved 14 points from their initial outing this season, showing tremendous growth.

Congratulations Winter Guard, and keep up the great work!









Friday, February 06, 2015

@dgnbands #FridayNightPepBand

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Share Your DGN Band Pride!

All DGN Band members (and future members!) are encouraged to download one of the images below to use as their social media profile picture.  Let your Facebook Friends and Twitter Followers know you're a proud member of the DGN Bands!

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Question: How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

Answer: Practice, practice, practice!

A lot of musical growth and improvement tonight in the DGN Symphonic Band as the ensemble prepares for their March 2, 2015 performance at New York's famed Carnegie Hall.



Tuesday, February 03, 2015

NIU Concert - 2015

Congratulations to our jazz musicians for outstanding performances this evening.

NIU Jazz Concert ... TONIGHT!

With a roster that includes students from Miami to Milwaukee, the Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble has long been considered one of the best college jazz bands in the world.

This critically acclaimed and world renown band will be in concert tonight, Tuesday, February 3, at Downers Grove North High School.  The concert, which begins at 7 PM, will open with music from Downers Grove North & South High School jazz ensembles.

Tickets available at the door.