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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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2017 Jazz In The Park - FB Live Video Replay

D99 Jazz Swings at Park Concert Year-End Finale

Congratulations to the student musicians and directors affiliated with the five District 99 Jazz Ensembles that opened the Summer Concert Series for the Downers Grove Park District last night at Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park.  Thanks to the DGS Jazz Workshop, DGS Jazz Lab Band, DGN Jazz Lab Band, DGN Jazz Ensemble, DGS Jazz Ensemble, and the D99 Honors Jazz Band for a wonderful evening of music at Fishel Park!  Thanks to the community members in attendance last night for supporting live jazz music in our community!

We bid a fond farewell to the graduating members of the Class of 2017 from both North and South.  You've set an extremely high sonic bar; best wishes in all of your future endeavors!


















Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Jazz In The Park! Tonight!

You won't want to miss the 2017 "Jazz In The Park," tonight (6 PM) at Fishel Park in the Downers Grove Veterans Memorial Pavilion. 

The concert, which kicks off the Downers Grove Park District Summer Concert Series, will feature jazz bands from both DGN, and DGS. 

Bring a blanket, a lawn chair, or both. Food may be purchased from local vendors, or bring your own!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

Thank you to the DGN Band for an outstanding performance in the 2017 Downers Grove Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

DGN Graduation Concert 2017

Congratulations to the musicians of the DGN A Cappella Choir, Percussion Ensemble and Wind Ensemble for their terrific performances tonight!

Special kudos are extended to Senior Concerto Soloists Maria D'Ambrose (oboe) and Matthew McCoy (alto saxophone).

DGN Graduation Concert 2017 (Facebook Live Video Replay)

Class of 2017 DGN Fine Arts Department Award Winners!

Congratulations to the 

Class of 2017 Fine Arts Department 
Award Winners!





Elise Cismesia - Outstanding Senior in Music
& National School Choral Award

Kyle Mitchell - Outstanding Senior in Visual Art

Timothy Berberich - National School Choral Award



Tatiana Jordan - Director's Award for Orchestra

Abigail Pfeiffer- Director's Award for Orchestra



Lauren O'Neill - National School Orchestra Award

Eirene Kowal - Semper Fidelis Award - Band

Zach McCoy - Semper Fidelis Award - Band

Daniel Brethauer - Woody Herman Jazz Award



Maria D'Ambrose - Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award

Matt McCoy - Louis Armstrong Jazz Award


Caleb Schmurr - John Philip Sousa Band Award

Makenna Tallon - Distinguished Artist: Ceramics

Mantas Motekaitis - Distinguished Artist: Computer Art

Abigail Blanchard - Distinguished Artist: Drawing

Ryan Martin - Distinguished Artist: Jewelry & Metalwork