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

Thursday, May 26, 2016

@dgnchoirs Chamber Choir Farewell Concert #WeAreDGN #99Learns


Congratulations to the members of the 2015-16 DGN Chamber Choir on a wonderful "Farewell Concert" this evening.







DGN Chamber Choir Farewell Concert Tonight! #WeAreDGN #99Learns @dgnchoirs

Join us for the DGN Chamber Choir Farewell Concert tonight at North High, Doors open at 6:30 PM (Free admission / General seating), and the concert begins at 7:00 PM.

Tonight's concert will be streamed live on High School Cube beginning at 7 PM. The video will be available for 30 days.

Click here to be redirected to the streaming video.




Salute to Mrs. DePeder and Mrs. Barnes #WeAreDGN #99Learns @D99Orchestra @Dist_99 @DownersNorth

Congratulations to Mrs. Pattie DePeder (typewriter) and Mrs. Pattie Barnes (bell) on their collaborative performance of Leroy Anderson's "The Typewriter" with the District 99 Symphonic Orchestra.

Mrs. DePeder, who has served the North High Fine Arts Department as Secretary for the past nine years, and Mrs. Barnes, who has served as the DGN Collaborative Pianist for the past eighteen years, are finishing their final year in District 99.  DGN Fine Arts, North High School, and District 99 extend deep appreciation and gratitude to both Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. DePeder for their dedicated service and exceptional student-centered "can do" attitude!







Wednesday, May 25, 2016

@D99Orchestra Shines from Opening Notes to Final Countdown #99Learns

Congratulations to the student musicians of the District 99 Concert Orchestra and District 99 Symphonic Orchestra, as well as Ms. Mullen and Mr. Hensel, on a fabulous concert tonight.  Each ensemble demonstrated passionate musicianship and attention to sonic detail.  

Special congratulations, and thanks, are extended to …

- Mrs. Pattie Barnes, bell soloist
- Mrs. Pattie DePeder, typewriter soloist
- Kevin Chow, piano soloist
- Liam Morgan, cello soloist
- DGN Wind Ensemble students
- Senior Orchestra Members from the Class of 2016
- D99 Orchestra alumni joining in The Final Countdown










Orchestra Concert Tonight! @D99Orchestra #99Learns

You will not want to miss tonight's District 99 Orchestra Concert, which will be held in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium of Downers Grove North High School.  Doors open at 6:30 PM (Free admission / General seating), and the concert begins at 7:00 PM.

Performing this evening will be the District 99 Concert Orchestra, the District 99 Symphonic Orchestra, and a Combined Orchestra (including Alumni).  Featured Senior Concerto soloists include Kevin Chow (piano) and Liam Morgan (cello).  Fine Arts colleagues Mrs. Pattie DePeder (typewriter) and Mrs. Pattie Barnes (bell) will also be featured in solo repertoire.




Tonight's concert will be streamed live on High School Cube beginning at 7 PM. The video will be available for 30 days.

Click here to be redirected to the streaming video.




Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It's Back! #dgnFineArtsFriday5minDanceParty #WeAreDGN



Don't miss the #dgnFineArtsFriday5minDanceParty!

Who: Everyone who's cool.
What: A dance party that lasts exactly 5 minutes with all of the other cool people.
Where: The Fine Arts Hallway
When: Friday, May 27th 3:25 - 3:30 PM
Why: It's the last day of school!

Get there fast, as soon as school's over ... or you'll miss it!



Jazz In The Park Opens Summer Park Concert Series #WeAreDGN #99Learns

Congratulations to the student musicians of the DGS Jazz Workshop, DGS Jazz Lab Band, DGN Jazz Lab Band, DGS Jazz Ensemble, DGN Jazz Ensemble, and the D99 Honors Jazz Band for a wonderful evening of music at Fishel Park!










Jazz In The Park Tonight! #WeAreDGN #99Learns @DGParks

Don't miss the opening concert of the Downers Grove Park District's Summer Concert Series!  The concert kicks off officially at 6:30 PM, but the music starts even earlier (6:05 PM) with the DGS Jazz Workshop.

6:30 PM DGS Jazz Lab Band
6:55 PM DGN Jazz Lab Band
7:20 PM DGS Jazz Ensemble
7:50 PM DGN Jazz Ensemble
8:20 PM District 99 Honors Jazz Ensemble

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, have dinner with us, and enjoy some fabulous jazz music!


Sunday, May 22, 2016

DGN Marching Band Uniforms, Totes, Pillows and Chromebook Covers for Sale and Pre Order

Available Now! (Through June 3)

Any current DGN band students, or alumnus, may purchase the following uniform pieces:

  • Shako: $10
  • Cape: $10
  • Jacket & Cape: $20


Or buy all three and save!
  • Shako, Jacket & Cape Combo: $25


This is a "cash and carry" sale at DGN, and only available for local pick-up.  No advance orders will be accepted (*).  Please do not call or email to ask us to hold a uniform, or to ship a uniform. We cannot do either.  Please come to DGN with exact change; we cannot make change.

This sale will run through Graduation night, June 3, 2016.  You do not need to phone ahead as long as you come to the building during normal business hours (7:30 AM - 4:00 PM).  Show a copy of this message to our Visitor Desk as you enter the Main Street Lobby, and you will then be directed to the Fine Arts Office, with a Visitor Badge, to make your purchase.  

* We have a very small stock of white Drum Major jackets. They will be made available, first, to our current graduating Drum Majors. Any Drum Major alumni interested in purchasing a DM jacket should send an email to Brayer Teague. These sales will be handled "first come, first served" based on the time-stamp of the email.  We will notify you if your email request was received in time for us to sell you one, and if that is the case you will then have 1 week to purchase the coat at DGN (either in person or via proxy).


Available for Pre-Order - Totes, Pillows & Chromebook Cases!

As a fund-raiser for the Trojan Marching Band, we are taking pre-orders for Totes and Pillows.  The orders will be placed on July 5th with a company in California that is repurposing our uniforms into these keep-sake products. To be guaranteed one of these fabulous items, place your pre-order by clicking below.  No money down; we trust you will actually pay for these when they come in next fall! You will receive an email when they arrive in August and you will be able to pick them up at DGN during normal business hours, or at our Spirit Sale Tent during home football games.

CLICK HERE to Pre Order by July 4!

Tote ($50) ...


DGN Trojan Marching Band Tote (Side 1)

DGN Trojan Marching Band Tote (Side 2)

Pillow ($50) ...


DGN Trojan Marching Band Pillow (Side 1) - shown unstuffed

DGN Trojan Marching Band Pillow (Side 2) - shown unstuffed


Also available - but not pictured: 

Laptop Computer / Chromebook Case






Friday, May 20, 2016

Fresco with AP Art History #99Learns #WeAreDGN

Thank you to Fresco Artist Mr. Chris Cismesia for working with our AP Art History class today!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

2016 Graduation Concert #WeAreDGN #99Learns

Congratulations to the members of the A Cappella Choir and Wind Ensemble for their outstanding performances this evening at the 2016 Graduation Concert.

Thank you to the 84 members of the Senior Class who performed their final major concert with DGN's capstone music ensembles.

Thank you to Mr. Kasik for his steadfast support and all best wishes to him in his pending retirement.

Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Barnes for her years of passionate, student-centered musicianship as the Collaborative Pianist in the DGN Fine Arts Department. You will be genuinely missed!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

DGN's Annual Graduation Concert To Be Live Streamed on The Cube #99Learns


The annual Graduation Concert (featuring the DGN A Cappella Choir and DGN Wind Ensemble) will be held Thursday, May 19, at 7 PM in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium.

The concert will be live-streamed on The Cube, and may be accessed by clicking here.


Trojan Marching Band 2016 Theme Announced



2016 Trojan Marching Band Show Theme Announced!