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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.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

North's Music Men Also Share a History

Mr. Miller and Dr. Piekarz - and their unlikely journey together - were recently featured in a Downers Grove Patch article:

http://downersgrove.patch.com/articles/norths-music-men-also-share-a-history

2010 Cross Town Classic

The 2010 Cross Town Classic coalesced with collaboration. The Marching Mustangs and Trojan Marching Band combined on several numbers; the DGS and DGN Choirs along with activity groups from both campuses combined to lead the crowd in the singing of our National Anthem; the Athenas and Fillies combined on an exciting half-time dance tune. Although the evening revolved around a football contest, the collaboration between and among the arts between DGN and DGS was abundantly evident on this glorious fall evening.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

National Arts In Education Week - Trivia Contest

A recent graduate of the University of Illinois, actor John Michael Hill received his first Tony Award nomination this year for Best Supporting Actor on Broadway.  The play is set in a decrepit pastry shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.  Can you name the title of the play?  If you know, please submit your answer to Mrs. DePeder in the Fine Arts Office today, September 14, 2010.  You may also email your response to Mrs. DePeder: pdepeder@csd99.org.  Correct responses will be eligible for our Grand Prize drawing at the end of the week.

Happy "National Arts In Education Week!"

Saturday, September 11, 2010

NU Band Day 2010

Congratulations to the DGN Trojan Marching Band for a spirited and musical performance at Northwestern University today. Over 1,600 musicians performed three patriotic selections for "Heros Day" - an annual event at Northwestern designed to honor the brave men and women who serve our country, as well as the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Andrew Boysen visits D99

North High School welcomed Dr. Andrew Boysen, acclaimed composer and Director of Bands at The University of New Hampshire, as he worked with the members of the Wind Ensemble this afternoon. Dr. Boysen continued his day at South High School where he worked this evening with members of the Marching Mustangs. The DGS Marching Band is performing his music this year.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Alumnus Kristin King Appointed to US Air Force Band Position

Congratulations to former 'Trojan Marching Band' Drum Major, and DGN Alumnus Kristin King (Class of '02), who this week was appointed by competitive audition to the clarinet section of the prestigious United States Air Force Band of Washington D.C.  Kristin flew to Washington D.C. early in the week to compete against hundreds of professional clarinetists for the coveted position.


The United States Air Force Band is the Air Force's premier musical organization. It has endeared itself to millions of listeners for more than 60 years through its exhilarating music, engaging concerts and masterful recordings. Since its formation in 1941, The United States Air Force Band has brought superb music and exciting entertainment to music lovers around the globe, earning its reputation as "America's International Musical Ambassadors."


Kristin is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (2006), as well as the Northwestern University School of Music (2008).