Fine Arts @ DGN Mission
Monday, December 22, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Tickets may be purchased online, at the Carnegie Hall website. Click here.
If you are traveling with Bob Rogers Travel as a part of the official "Fan Package," you do not need to order tickets independently. Your seats have already been secured for you, prior to the public sale (and they are great seats!).
Friday, December 19, 2014
Dear DGN Music Parents,
I would like to thank all of you for your patience as we have been working through the challenges associated with the Fannie May Fundraiser this year. This has been a very difficult time for the company and its employees as they try to honor their commitments in the aftermath of a devastating warehouse fire in Maple Heights, OH, on Thanksgiving Day.
The most recent "intelligence" from Fannie May is that the last shipments were sent out on Wednesday night, December 17th. I would expect that these shipments would be at your front door by Monday, December 22nd, at the latest. Fannie May was able to ship the core items in their repertoire (Pixies, Colonials, Trinidads, Meltaways, etc.), but they do not have some of the special Christmas items in their inventory or even in the "proverbial pipeline." Those special Christmas items will not be shipped to anyone. I understand that some families have opted for FM gift cards as a suitable substitution when they have talked with the customer service representatives directly. And some of you ordered the gift cards way back in November. Regardless, the gift cards come separately from the chocolates. The customer service number at Fannie May is 800-444-3629 for any additional questions.
Going forward, I have asked Fannie May to supply me with a detailed accounting of what was sent to whom so that we can cross reference this information with our spread sheets. Refund checks will be issued after I have had a chance to go over the reports. I ask for your patience as this will be a time-consuming task—currently, I cannot even give you a time frame because I do not have the necessary reports from Fannie May. In some instances, the checks can simply be returned if an entire order was not filled. Also be aware that none of the checks from this fundraiser have been deposited---we were waiting to see if FM could in fact deliver product.
I would ask that the students notify their customers of this latest development and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused---but this was truly unavoidable. We will work as quickly as possible to issue refunds, but customers might need to make other arrangements if their items were not delivered.
Thank you again for your patience and understanding.
Barb Webster - Sale Chairperson
Monday, December 15, 2014
Under the baton of Northwestern University Professor Emeritus Don Owens, special guest musicians will include Ian Williams (piano soloist), Kristin Bowers (clarinet), Peter Wilson (violin), Lauren Wood (saxophone), and members of the Gaudete Brass Quintet.
Enjoy this "teaser" video, shot at tonight's rehearsal ...
And these images from the session ...
Also on campus today is Class of 2012 DGN alumnus Hannah Young (who will be accompanying the DGN Bands on harp at Carnegie Hall) as well as composer & conductor Don Owens (Northwestern University Professor Emeritus).
It was wonderful to welcome all of these special guests to campus today!
Friday, December 12, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Visit the link below for a virtual gallery walk of the 2014 DGN Holiday Mosaic Art Show:
Thanks to all the student elves of the Fine Arts Department that made many non-musical contributions to #dgnMosaic2014 today!
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Monday, December 08, 2014
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Monday, December 01, 2014
Ten student musicians from Downers Grove North High School have earned All-State Honors in the 2014-2015 Illinois Music Education Association All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra.
Evan Culligan (12) Alto Saxophone
Megan Hung (11) Clarinet
Shannon Kennedy (12) Alto II
Timothy Edwards (11) Cello
Liam Morgan (11) Cello
Ari Scott (11) Cello