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.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The story of our Theater Organ

Have you ever wondered how DGN ended up with the Wurlitzer Theater Organ that provides prelude music to many of our Fine Arts Department events?  C.A.T.O.E. (the Chicago Area Theater Organ Enthusiasts) recently uploaded a documentary to YouTube that shows how - in 1969 - DGN became one of the first schools in the nation to retrofit their auditorium for the installation of a Wurlitzer Organ.

Students and alumni will enjoy seeing video of how North High looked in 1969, and you will be amazed at the care that was taken in disassembling each piece of the organ in Lima, OH, and then reassembling the instrument in our auditorium.


Part I:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYkpqIlHnko&feature=youtube_gdata

Part II:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYW3TX5E_6I

We hope you enjoy!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

District 99 Marching Band - DG July 4th Parade

Congratulations to the members of the North & South High Marching Bands for their collaboration in the 2010 Downers Grove July 4th Parade. Members of the Trojan Marching Band and the Marching Mustangs joined forces to present a unified and musically exciting performance, despite temperatures that climbed into the 90s. Thank you to all of the students who performed, and to the parent volunteers who helped keep us hydrated!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

July 4th Parade Prep

Members of the DGN and DGS bands joined forces Wednesday night in preparation for a D99 Marching Band performance in the annual Downers Grove Independence Day Parade. 170 band students plan to represent District 99 at the parade this weekend.

Come cheer on the D99 band students this Sunday, July 4th, as the parade processes on Main St. from the Tivoli Theatre to North High School.