Fine Arts @ DGN Mission

North High School endeavors to provide an enriching, vibrant, multidisciplinary environment for the study, creation, and presentation of the Fine Arts.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Own a Digital Download of Mosaic 2018!


The high-fidelity audio recording of the 2018 DGN Holiday Mosaic Concert is now available for purchase ($10). 

CLICK HERE to be redirected to the DGN Friends of Fine Arts website and download your copy today!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

DGN Musicians and Visual Artists Spread Holiday Joy - Mosaic 2018


Congratulations to the student musicians of the DGN Bands, DGN Choirs, and District 99 Orchestra for their exhilarating and emotionally impactful performances in the 2018 Holiday Mosaic Concerts. 


Congratulations to all of the student visual artists exhibiting compelling and creative work in the 2018 Holiday Mosaic Art Show.

The Downers Grove North community is proud of your artistic passion and the way in which you spread joy through the holiday season!































Monday, December 03, 2018

Following Tonight's Tech Rehearsal We Think Yule Love DGN's Holiday Mosaic XXII


DGN's 22nd Annual Holiday Mosaic Concert will take place on Tuesday, December 4th, at 5:30 PM, and again at 8:00 PM.

The concerts are free, and open to the public. General admission seating begins 30 minutes prior to the beginning of each concert.

Please join us, and get in the holiday spirit with 350 amazing student musicians!


Friday, November 30, 2018

DGN Musicians Earn All-State Honors

Twelve student musicians from Downers Grove North High School have earned All-State honors through the Illinois Music Education AssociationStudent were selected to the All-State Band, All-State Choir, All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and All-State Orchestra. All-State musicians will travel to Peoria, IL, from January 23-26, 2019 to participate in the Illinois Music Education Conference.

“We are truly thrilled for these students and their families,” said Brayer Teague, Fine Arts Department Chair at North High. “Many people helped these students achieve this success, beginning with their very first elementary school music teachers and extending to their private-lessons teachers today.  North High is very proud to have these incredible musicians representing District 99 at the All-State level, and we are excited they will now perform alongside the very best musicians in the State of Illinois.”

The music faculty of North High School is proud to congratulate the following students who have earned ILMEA All-State Honors:



CHORUS
William Berberich (11) - Tenor I

ORCHESTRA STRINGS
Lucie Boyd (12) - Viola
Rebecca Edmundson (11) - Violin 1
Amelia Korbitz (12) - Violin 1
Braden Moore (11) - Cello
Jesse Wei (10) - Viola

WINDS and PERCUSSION
Daniel Atwater (12) - Trumpet (Band)
Sean Figuray (11) - Bass Clarinet (Band)
Emilija Irvin (11) – Bassoon (Orchestra)
Brian Perillo (12) – Euphonium (Band)
Miles Teague (11) – French Horn (Orchestra)
              
VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Ellie Banke (12) - Soprano


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Don't Miss "Flip The Script!"



DGN Fine Arts and North High Theatre presents student-directed Winter One Acts on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. The performances will take place in the Studio Theater (Room 248) at North High School (4436 Main Street, Downers Grove).

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students (outside D99) and senior citizens, and free for D99 students with their school ID. Tickets can be purchased at the North High Bookstore or at the door at the night of the event.

Synopsis: What if you could have a do-over on a first date, or if you could resurrect a dead relative, or if watching sports was the actual spectator sport? Why does society insist that the only way to have a bright future is to have a "sensible career path" or to make money in a "traditional" way? Come see DGN Theatre's Winter One-Acts, Flip the Script, and find out the answers to these and many other questions. Please note: some shows have mature language and situations.








Tuesday, November 27, 2018

"Flip The Script" Thursday - Saturday in DGN Studio Theatre


Don't miss the 2018 One-Act plays, presented in the DGN Studio Theatre!

Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30: 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 1: 5:00 PM

Tickets are $10 (adults), $5 (students and seniors), and FREE for students with District 99 ID.

Synopsis: What if you could have a do-over on a first date, or if you could resurrect a dead relative, or if watching sports was the actual spectator sport?  Why does society insist that the only way to have a bright future is to have a "sensible career path" or to make money in a "traditional" way?  Come see DGN Theatre's Winter One-Acts, Flip the Script, and find out the answers to these and many other questions.  Directed by some of your favorite DGN seniors, Jacob Trnka, Kate Sosnovsky, Ben Kulat, Emma Nykiel, and Ellie Cawthorne, and starring many fresh new faces, this show promises to be an evening of good fun!  Shows are at 7 pm on Thursday and Friday and at 5 pm at Saturday, and tickets are free for district 99 students.  Get your tickets in advance at the Bookstore all this week!

Please note: some shows have mature language and situations.

Act One
Sure Thing by David Ives, Directed by Jacob Trnka
Registration Day by Kate Sosnovsky, Directed by Kate Sosnovsky
May the Best Fan Win by Jonathan Rand, Directed by Ben Kulat

Intermission (15 minutes)

Act Two
Jimmy the Antichrist by Keith J. Powell, Directed by Emma Nykiel

Bank Withdrawal Symptoms by Jim Gustafson, Directed by Ellie Cawthorne

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Muriel Anderson Returns Home to District 99


Internationally acclaimed guitarist and musician Muriel Anderson visited both North and South High Schools today, performing and giving a master class for the students enrolled in Guitar classes, and several other classes.  Ms. Anderson is a D99 alumnus, and returns every Thanksgiving to share her experiences and musicianship with students, and to encourage and promote attendance at her annual Homecoming Concert, which this year is on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM in the Johnson Auditorium at North High School.  Special guest artist for this concert is guitarist and entertainer John McEuen - this is an event you won't want to miss!


We are grateful to Ms. Anderson for sharing her expertise and talents with our students each year!

Monday, November 19, 2018

DGN Musicians Perform with Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

 

Congratulations to DGN student musicians Lucie Boyd (Viola), Amelia Korbitz (Violin), Emma Krause (Flute), Catherine Ramsey (Harp), and Miles Teague (Horn), for their outstanding performance this past weekend at Symphony Center, Orchestra Hall with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra.