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.

Friday, March 24, 2017

"Spring (Break) Can Really Hang You Up The Most"

The @dgnbands Jazz Ensemble wishes everyone a safe and restful Spring Break!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

DGN Tri-M Chapter - Inaugural Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the founding members of North High's Tri-M National Music Honor Society as they were inducted this evening at a special ceremony held in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium.

The Tri-M Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. There are 1,800 chapters across all 50 states, involving more than 75,000 students.

A special thank-you is extended to faculty sponsor Ms. Jennifer Mullen for her leadership in organizing the nation's newest chapter of Tri-M, at DGN!

2016-2017 Inductees / Founding Members:

Ellie Banke
Emily Blanchard
Mary Bonanno
Josie Bondarowicz
Allison Burke
Jennifer Casey
Deanna Conklin
Maria D'Ambrose
Joseph Delorto
Sarah Durbin
Danielle Gonzales
Fumei Jackson
Ryan Knezevich
Amelia Korbitz
Cecilia Kowara
Hannah Kutchek
Jack Langan
Chloe Mason
Audrey McDaniel
Maggie Miller
Bryan Monk
Brendan Quealy
Nick Saba

Monday, March 20, 2017

2017 District 99 Vocal Honors Recital

Congratulations to the students of the North and South High School Choral Music Programs on their beautiful performances at the 2017 District 99 Vocal Honors Recital.

Special thanks and recognition is also extended to the Private Voice Instructors who mentor these outstanding musicians: Keith Bertrandt, Todd Diehl, Colleen Lingenfelter, Holley McKee, Jann Mochelle, Ingrid Mueller, and Stephanie Springer.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Commotion In The Ocean!

Today the @dgnbands presented their 13th Annual Community Outreach Concert for a packed auditorium of nearly 1,000+ elementary school students from District 58 and District 68.  

This year's theme, "Commotion In The Ocean" featured music from the movie soundtrack of Titanic, “Under the Sea” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Moana, and several other water-themed selections. 


Want to see a video replay of the concert? Follow THIS LINK within the next 30 days!






Thursday, March 16, 2017

Congratulations DGN Bands!

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble, for terrific musical performances at this evening's March Band Concert.  Each ensemble played with artistry and passion.  

A special congratulations is extended to Senior Concerto soloists Zach McCoy (percussion) and Caleb Schmurr (trombone) for their stand-out performances with Wind Ensemble tonight.

















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DGN Band Concert Tonight!

The DGN Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band will present a concert this evening in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium of North High School, beginning at 7:00 PM. This concert is free and doors open (General Seating) at 6:30 PM.  


Tonight's concert will be streamed live on High School Cube. Click HERE to be redirected to the broadcast. This same link will remain active for 30 days for re-broadcast viewing.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DGN Students Earn National Scholastic Art & Writing Honors

NEW YORK, NY – The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers has announced the national award recipients of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Within the Awards’ 29 categories, which include poetry, photography, sculpture, humor, editorial cartoons, and video game design, a record-breaking 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted for adjudication at the regional level this year. A complete list of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards national recipients is available at http://www.artandwriting.org/2017NationalMedalists

Four DGN students were honored this year at the national level, placing them in the Top 1% of all adjudicated works.

Evie Brindl, grade 11; Photography: “Jumpman”; National Scholastic Silver Medal in Art  Teacher: Megan Kelly




Caden Faldetta, grade 9; Photography: “Diversified”; National Scholastic Silver Medal in Art    Teacher: Megan Kelly




Audrey Staron, grade 12; Drawing & Illustration: “A Perilous Preservation”; National Scholastic Silver Medal in Art   Teacher: Marty Voelker



Emma Wilson, grade 12; Writing Portfolio: “War Poetry”; National Scholastic Silver Medal in Writing  Teacher: Marty Voelker
  
PANCAKES

i know where i’m from by the
way i say ‘pecan pancakes’
but it’s the kind of menopausal diner
where they can’t understand me.

glass case, bread in baskets
i know where i’m from:
caramel is two syllables.
the drugstore is three: this

waitress and I share
our skin in bottles: a fitzpatrick four,
child of the world.  does this child
of the world buy her nails at CVS?

i do.  i’m telling you:
i can write a poem about race
but it won’t be my own. 
maybe it’s hers, this maybelline

medium indigenous to thirty
degrees above the equator
three-sixty degrees around:
we will be understood. 

where i’m from, the accent
is on the second syllable:
come-on, be gone, pecan.
let’s lean together on the

dessert case,
and only if i don’t feel their
systematic compulsion in my
half-coerced bones, remember:

i share pores
with these pecan pancakes.

- Emma Wilson


Congratulations Evie, Caden, Audrey, and Emma!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Congratulations @D99Orchestra!

Congratulations to the members of the District 99 Orchestras on a terrific concert! The Concert Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra both played with great attention to musical detail and sophisticated artistry.

Bravo to Senior Concerto Soloists Abby Pfeiffer and Lauren O'Neil for their stand-out performances this evening!

Special thanks to the members of the DGN Bands for their contributions to the symphonic repertoire performed.

D99 Orchestra Concert Tonight!

The District 99 Concert Orchestra and Symphonic Orchestra will present a concert this evening in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium of North High School, beginning at 7:00 PM. This concert is free and doors open (General Seating) at 6:30 PM.  


Tonight's concert will be streamed live on High School Cube. Click HERE to be redirected to the broadcast. This same link will remain active for 30 days for re-broadcast viewing.