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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Thank you Donna Zabinski!


The Fine Arts Department wishes Mrs. Donna Zabinski a happy and restful retirement! Today is her last day at North High School checking-in visitors to the building. We hope she will come back as the "visitor" in the near future!


Pictured here with music faculty Bill Miller and Brayer Teague, Mrs. Zabinski is presented with a copy of the Marching Band's latest CD, Eyes With Pride.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

All State 2007



Congratulations to the 2007 North High School All-State Musicians, who are off to Peoria, IL this week to participate in the IMEA Convention.

All-State Band:
Mark Dortwegt - Clarinet (Junior)
Emily Kirkegaard – Oboe (Junior)

All-State Choir:
Rania El-Kareh – Soprano (Junior)
Natalie Sanders – Alto (Senior)

All-State Orchestra:
Joseph Beckmann - Violin (Senior)
Renee Douglas – Viola (Senior)
Shannon Drobney – Violin (Junior)
Rachel Edwards – Violin (Senior)
Katie Schranz - Viola (Junior)
Natalie Stawarski – Violin (Junior)

All-State Jazz Band:
Jamshed Jehangir - Drums (Junior)
Rusty Jehangir - Trombone (Senior)

All-State Music Composition:
Rusty Jehangir – First Place, Jazz Improvisation Composition (Senior)
Nicholas Reinhart – First Place, Vocal Ensemble Composition (Senior)

Future Music Educators Symposium:
Mary Brandenstein (Senior)

Sunday, January 21, 2007

DGN Jazz - Great success at 2007 Purdue University Jazz Festival


The North High School Jazz Program enjoyed great success at the 2007 Purdue University Jazz Festival. For the first time in the school's history, all three performing ensembles garnered "Division I" recognition in the same year.

Awards included:

The DGN Jazz Combo won 1st place "honor band" status. The Combo also won the "Judges Award" for their competition room. JJ Jehangir (drums) and Rusty Jehangir (trombone) garnered outstanding solo recognition, and Rusty Jehangir was named Outstanding Soloist for the day in the Combo division.

The DGN Jazz Lab Band won 1st place "honor band" status as well, in their particular competition room. Outstanding solo recognition included Michael Walser (saxophone), Ben Tullis (flute), Sebastian Garcia (bass), Rudy Rendek (guitar) and Hannah Shatzer (piano). Additionally, Sebastian Garcia was one of two students recognized as "Outstanding Soloist" for the entire day.

The DGN Jazz Ensemble received the "Outstanding Performance" award in the Loeb Playhouse competition venue. Their average score of 95 was the highest score the band has ever attained at this prestigious Midwest festival. Outstanding solo recognition included Zach Wetta (flute), David Musselman (saxophone), Alex Binek (trumpet), and Rusty Jehangir (trombone). Additionally, Rusty Jehangir was one of two students recognized as"Outstanding Soloist" for the entire day.

Congratulations to all the DGN Jazz musicians for an outstanding weekend of jazz and many great musical accomplishments.