Tuesday, April 25, 2017

DGN Jazz Ensemble at BaseCamp

Congratulations to the DGN Jazz Ensemble on their great performance tonight at BaseCamp in Lisle, IL. The band played to a full house of enthusiastic/appreciative listeners, and they did not disappoint! 

Special 'kudos' to senior trombonist Caleb Schmurr who was invited to sit in with the Pete Ellman Big Band on their set tonight. Well done Caleb!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Don't Delay! Get Your Band Banquet Tickets Today!!

The 2017 DGN Band Banquet / Awards Dinner ticket deadline is approaching. Sales close this week, on Friday, April 28.  Join us at the beautiful Esplanade Lakes Ballroom on Saturday, May 20, as we honor the incredible students of the DGN Bands, and their musical accomplishments!

CLICK HERE for details on how to order your Banquet Tickets.

CLICK HERE for a letter from the Fine Arts Department describing this year's Banquet.

CLICK HERE to be redirected to the Ticket Order website.

Please remember, if there is a desire to attend, but family finances make the purchase of a ticket problematic at this time, contact Mr. Miller or Mr. Teague by phone or email.

Friday, April 21, 2017

2017-18 DGN Marching Band Leadership Team

Many thanks are extended to each and every student who expressed interest and auditioned to serve as Section Captains and Drum Majors of the 2017-18 Trojan Marching Band.  We appreciate your dedication and commitment to the band, and all of the effort students dedicated to the audition process!

Appointing a group of leaders in an organization that is already filled with - literally - dozens upon dozens of exceptional students who lead all over our campus - is a challenging endeavor.  Each student who auditioned this year brought their own unique set of leadership skills to the table, and the competition was strong.

There will be a required meeting for all members of the 2017-18 Leadership Team on Thursday, April 27, from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Band Room.

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Trojan Marching Band Student Leadership Team, and thank you for your dedication to the DGN Bands!

Click here for the roster.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

2017 DGN Winter Guard "Disconnected" - Season Finale Showcase

Click HERE, or on the play button below, to enjoy the final performance of the 2017 Winter Guard Season.

Winter Guard Season Showcase

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Winter Guard on a terrific season and many thanks for sharing season highlights with the community tonight! Bravo to all!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

DGN Jazz and Percussion "Sharing Is Caring" Concert 2017

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band, and Percussion Ensemble for terrific performances tonight!

Jazz Residency 2017

DGN Fine Arts was pleased to welcome four nationally acclaimed jazz artists to campus today to work with students in the DGN Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Lab Band. Tim Coffman, Jeremy Kahn, Marlene Rosenberg & Bob Rummage shared their passion for music in a series of day-long clinics and master-classes.

Many thanks are extended to the DGN Fine Arts Boosters for their generous support of the event.

Sharing Is Caring Jazz & Percussion Concert Tonight!

Come out tonight to hear and support the Downers Grove North High School Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble as they perform in the annual "Sharing Is Caring" Concert. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7:00pm in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium. Admission is Free! Guest guest artists include: Tim Coffman (Trombone), Jeremy Kahn (Piano), Marlene Rosenberg (Bass), and Bob Rummage (Drums). You won’t want to miss this great evening of music!

The concert will be live-streamed on High School Cube. Click here for the direct link to the broadcast.  This link will remain active for 30 days.  

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Winter Guard Takes Third Place at Midwest Color Guard Circuit Championships!

Congratulations to the DGN Winter Guard who competed in the Midwest Color Guard Circuit Championships in La Porte, Indiana. The team placed 3rd in their round with a score of 76.59. 

In addition, Senior Emily Grigg was presented with the Dot Dahnke Scholarship.

A special congratulations to graduating Seniors Olivia Featherstone, Natalie Flynn, Emily Grigg, and Lizzie McNamara who received their "age-out" certificates as well at the awards ceremony. 

The Winter Guard Showcase will be the last chance to catch a performance of this year's show. The Showcase will be held on Thursday, April 13th at 7:30pm in the Purple Gym.

The Winter Guard is coached by Ms. Crystal Zaragoza.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Winter Guard On The Road To Midwest Color Guard Circuit Championships!

Sending our best wishes to the @dgncolorguard as they travel to compete in the Midwest Color Guard Circuit Championships in Laporte, IN this weekend!

Friday, March 24, 2017

"Spring (Break) Can Really Hang You Up The Most"

The @dgnbands Jazz Ensemble wishes everyone a safe and restful Spring Break!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Band Banquet 2017 - Update!

An update has been emailed to all Band Students / Families. It has also been posted to Google Classroom, and may be accessed HERE.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

DGN Tri-M Chapter - Inaugural Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the founding members of North High's Tri-M National Music Honor Society as they were inducted this evening at a special ceremony held in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium.

The Tri-M Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. There are 1,800 chapters across all 50 states, involving more than 75,000 students.

A special thank-you is extended to faculty sponsor Ms. Jennifer Mullen for her leadership in organizing the nation's newest chapter of Tri-M, at DGN!

2016-2017 Inductees / Founding Members:

Ellie Banke
Emily Blanchard
Mary Bonanno
Josie Bondarowicz
Allison Burke
Jennifer Casey
Deanna Conklin
Maria D'Ambrose
Joseph Delorto
Sarah Durbin
Danielle Gonzales
Fumei Jackson
Ryan Knezevich
Amelia Korbitz
Cecilia Kowara
Hannah Kutchek
Jack Langan
Chloe Mason
Audrey McDaniel
Maggie Miller
Bryan Monk
Brendan Quealy
Nick Saba