Friday, August 30, 2019

DGN Musicians Honor Decorated War Hero

Sgt. James W. Robinson Jr.
After 53 years, posthumous Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Sgt. James W. Robinson Jr. was honored at a ceremony marking the renaming of the Westmont Post Office in his name. Robinson, a native son of Westmont, perished in battle in Vietnam and was laid to rest in 1966 at the Clarendon Hills Cemetery. The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor. He was the grandson of William Robinson, a former five-term mayor of Westmont, according to a news release.

Thank you to DGN musicians Gwen Casten, Derek Ferraro, and Tressa Rapach, who performed the National Anthem to open today's naming ceremony.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

2019-2020 Jazz Course Rosters

Thank you to all the students who expressed an interest in jazz band course enrollment, and auditioned for placement. We appreciate the time and energy that you invested in preparing the audition materials.

Our first class/rehearsal will be Wednesday, August 28, at 7:00 AM.

Please click HERE for the 2019-20 Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble Class lists.

Students who require assistance with parking permits are asked to speak with Mr. Teague.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Thank you FOFA Volunteers - Marching Band Uniform Fitting 2019

Thank you to our amazing DGN Friends of Fine Arts parent volunteers for their service and assistance today as members of the Trojan Marching Band finalized uniform assignments for 2019.

A very special thank you is extended to Dr. Emmie Pawlak who has served as Uniform Distribution Coordinator this year. Dr. Pawlak invested untold hours over the summer matching sizing data with garments, making the initial assignments, and heading up all the coordination efforts that made today run smoothly. THANK YOU!!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

DGN Flutist Featured - WFMT Chicago Classical Radio

Tune in to WFMT Radio on Saturday, August 24 (11 AM), to hear DGN Senior flutist Emma Krause as she is featured on Introductions.

Emma will be performing with the Parquarious Winds of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO). The quintet was formed in fall 2018. In addition to playing on regular CYSO recitals, the group performed at a Chamber Showcase recital at PianoForte and performed with the Orion Ensemble. As representatives of the CYSO Ambassadors Program, the group gave performances at two Chicago Public Schools in March 2019.

Members include 17-year-old flutist Emma Krause of Downers Grove (Downers Grove North High School), 17-year-old oboist Oliver Talukder of Glenview (Maine East High School), 18-year-old clarinetist Madison Childs of Yorkville (Yorkville High School), 16-year-old bassoonist Abigail Lopez of Aurora (West Aurora High School), and 18-year-old horn player Madeline Grenier of Valparaiso, Indiana (Valparaiso High School).

The program also features an encore selection performed by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra.

CLICK HERE for a live-stream of WFMT Radio.

DGN Band Camp Showcase 2019

Congratulations to the student musicians and staff of the DGN Trojan Marching Band for their performance in the 2019 Band Camp Showcase!

Friday, August 09, 2019

Band Camp 2019 Wrap-Up

Congratulations to the students of the DGN Trojan Marching Band for an incredibly productive Band Camp week that wrapped up on Friday. 

Special congratulations are extended to Seniors Daniel Clivaz, Bilal Khurshid, Derek Ferraro, and Freshman Tabitha Irvin, for winning our Friday "March Off." 

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Section Themes at Band Camp 2019

Congratulations to the Clarinet Section for winning Thursday Night's Spirit Night Competition!