Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Updated DGN Band Course Lists (2016-17)

DGN Bands 2016-17 class lists have been updated here.  This new update includes Symphonic Band folder/seating assignments.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Jazz In The Park Opens Summer Park Concert Series #WeAreDGN #99Learns

Congratulations to the student musicians of the DGS Jazz Workshop, DGS Jazz Lab Band, DGN Jazz Lab Band, DGS Jazz Ensemble, DGN Jazz Ensemble, and the D99 Honors Jazz Band for a wonderful evening of music at Fishel Park!

Jazz In The Park Concert Performance Schedule

Don't miss the opening concert of the Downers Grove Park District's Summer Concert Series!  The concert kicks off officially at 6:30 PM, but the music starts even earlier (6:05 PM) with the DGS Jazz Workshop.

6:30 PM DGS Jazz Lab Band
6:55 PM DGN Jazz Lab Band
7:20 PM DGS Jazz Ensemble
7:50 PM DGN Jazz Ensemble
8:20 PM District 99 Honors Jazz Ensemble

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, have dinner with us, and enjoy some fabulous jazz music!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Buy a DGN Marching Band Uniform, Tote, Pillow or Chromebook Case!

Available Now! (Through June 3)

Any current DGN band students, or alumnus, may purchase the following uniform pieces:

  • Shako: $10
  • Cape: $10
  • Jacket & Cape: $20

Or buy all three and save!
  • Shako, Jacket & Cape Combo: $25

This is a "cash and carry" sale at DGN, and only available for local pick-up.  No advance orders will be accepted (*).  Please do not call or email to ask us to hold a uniform, or to ship a uniform. We cannot do either.  Please come to DGN with exact change; we cannot make change.

This sale will run through Graduation night, June 3, 2016.  You do not need to phone ahead as long as you come to the building during normal business hours (7:30 AM - 4:00 PM).  Show a copy of this message to our Visitor Desk as you enter the Main Street Lobby, and you will then be directed to the Fine Arts Office, with a Visitor Badge, to make your purchase.  

* We have a very small stock of white Drum Major jackets. They will be made available, first, to our current graduating Drum Majors. Any Drum Major alumni interested in purchasing a DM jacket should send an email to Brayer Teague. These sales will be handled "first come, first served" based on the time-stamp of the email.  We will notify you if your email request was received in time for us to sell you one, and if that is the case you will then have 1 week to purchase the coat at DGN (either in person or via proxy).

Available for Pre-Order - Totes, Pillows & Chromebook Cases!

As a fund-raiser for the Trojan Marching Band, we are taking pre-orders for Totes and Pillows.  The orders will be placed on July 5th with a company in California that is repurposing our uniforms into these keep-sake products. To be guaranteed one of these fabulous items, place your pre-order by clicking below.  No money down; we trust you will actually pay for these when they come in next fall! You will receive an email when they arrive in August and you will be able to pick them up at DGN during normal business hours, or at our Spirit Sale Tent during home football games.

CLICK HERE to Pre Order by July 4!

Tote ($50) ...

DGN Trojan Marching Band Tote (Side 1)

DGN Trojan Marching Band Tote (Side 2)

Pillow ($50) ...

DGN Trojan Marching Band Pillow (Side 1) - shown unstuffed

DGN Trojan Marching Band Pillow (Side 2) - shown unstuffed

Also available - but not pictured: 

Laptop Computer / Chromebook Case

Thursday, May 19, 2016

2016 Graduation Concert #WeAreDGN #99Learns

Congratulations to the members of the A Cappella Choir and Wind Ensemble for their outstanding performances this evening at the 2016 Graduation Concert.

Thank you to the 84 members of the Senior Class who performed their final major concert with DGN's capstone music ensembles.

Thank you to Mr. Kasik for his steadfast support and all best wishes to him in his pending retirement.

Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Barnes for her years of passionate, student-centered musicianship as the Collaborative Pianist in the DGN Fine Arts Department. You will be genuinely missed!

2016-17 DGN Color Guard Roster

Thank you to all of the students who auditioned for the 2016-17 DGN Color Guard. We had our largest group of auditions ever, which made the selection process the most competitive it has ever been.  The level of preparedness by all students was extremely high, and we extend our appreciation to each participant for the time and energy dedicated to the auditions.

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Color Guard.  Click here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

2016-17 DGN Drum Line Instrument Assignments

Preliminary 2016-17 DGN Drum Line instrument assignments may be found by clicking here.

Coming to a Football Stadium Near You ... #DGNForceAwakens

2016 Trojan Marching Band Show Theme Announced!

Sunday, May 08, 2016

2016-17 DGN Bands Course Placements

Many very dedicated current & future DGN Band students spent long hours preparing materials for Band Course Placement auditions. We extend our thanks and appreciation to those students for their dedication to music and the arts.  More importantly, we congratulate them for continuing to improve their musical skills.  We are very much looking forward to working with these fine ensembles next year.

Course placement results, and Wind Ensemble seating results, have now been posted, and may be found here for your convenience.

Please read the cover-letter for additional details about the audition process, and opportunities for balancing instrumentation within our ensembles.


@dgnbands Celebrates at 2016 Band Banquet #WeAreDGN #99Learns

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Congrats @dgnbands - Spring Band Concert #WeAreDGN #99Learns

Congratulations to the student musicians of the DGN Bands for a fabulous Spring Concert! The Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Varsity Woodwind Quintet, and Symphonic Band all performed with passion and artistry this evening.

A special congratulations is extended to the Seniors in Symphonic Band who performed their final concert at DGN this evening, as well as Senior Concerto soloists Alison Elgass and Jeremy Pike.

Bravo to all!