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.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Sounds of the Stadium - Video Replay


Congratulations to the members of the DGN Trojan Marching Band and DGN Varsity Athenas for their high-energy performance at the 2019 Sounds of the Stadium concert!


Did you miss the concert, or want to see it again? You can catch a replay on the DGN Fine Arts Department YouTube Channel!


Friday, October 11, 2019

"Sounds of the Stadium" - Tonight at DGN!


Come out tonight (Friday night October 11th) at 7 PM in the Purple Gym to enjoy the Sounds of the Stadium with the DGN Trojan Marching Band! This is a great opportunity to catch the band's 2019 season repertoire  - featuring their amazing "...and beyond!" halftime show - without the threat of inclement weather or the challenge of chilly bleachers. And while we won't have the exciting play of our Trojan football team to cheer on (WE LOVE OUR TEAM!) we will have the continuous performance of the Trojan Marching Band with no gridiron action breaks.

The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open for seating at 6:30 PM.

Unavailable to join us on campus? The concert will be LIVE STREAMED (presuming a stable network signal in our gymnasium). 

Monday, October 07, 2019

DGN Musicians Earn ILMEA All-District Honors

Congratulations to the student musicians from Downers Grove North High School who earned placement, by competitive audition, into the 2019 Illinois Music Education Association All-District Band, Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Auditions were held on Tuesday, October 1 at Carl Sandburg High School. The top placing scores were selected for participation in the District Music Festivals, to be held during the month of November.

“Selection to the ILMEA All-District ensembles is a distinct and significant honor for a high school musician,” said Brayer Teague, Fine Arts Department Chairperson. “Our faculty is excited for these students who will now have the opportunity to collaborate with the most outstanding musicians in our region.”

The music faculty, private teachers, and sender school music teachers associated with North High School are proud to congratulate the following students who have earned ILMEA All-District Honors:

SENIOR CHORUS
William Berberich (12) – Tenor I
Renee Boone (11) – Alto II
Cole Cook (11) – Tenor II
Jaclyn Duellman (11) – Alto I
Delaney Durbin (11) – Soprano II
Benjamin Hodonicky (12) – Bass II
Maureen Kelliher (12) – Alto I
Christine Lee (10) – Alto II
Cora Lingenfelter (10) – Soprano II
Travon Moore (12) – Tenor I
Tess Quealy (12) – Soprano I
Jordan Richmond (12) – Soprano II
Ian Stagaman (10) – Bass I
Caroline Young (12) – Alto II

SENIOR ORCHESTRA STRINGS
Justin Berghorst (11) - Violin
Rebecca Edmundson (12) – Violin  
Isaac Hsu (10) - Cello
Brady Moore (12) – Cello 
Melissa Parkinson (10) – Double Bass
Catherine Ramsey (12) - Harp
Paige Sadler (11) – Violin
Julia Szostak (11) – Cello
Jesse Wei (11) – Viola

SENIOR BAND & ORCHESTRA WINDS & PERCUSSION
Emilija Irvin (12) – Bassoon (Band)
Tabitha Irvin (9) – Bass Clarinet (Band)
Eric Jacobsen (12) – Oboe (Orchestra)
William Janka (10) – Tuba (Band)
Bilal Khurshid (12) – Percussion (Band)
Justin Koblich (12) – Percussion (Band)
Angelica Kowara (11) – Trombone (Band)
Emma Krause (12) – Flute (Band)
Kyra McComb (10) – Percussion (Band)
Owen Nystrom (11) – Bassoon (Band)
Miles Teague (12) – French Horn (Orchestra)

SENIOR INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ
Mika Bradburn (11) – Piano (Jazz Ensemble IV)
Benjamin Hodonicky (12) – Guitar (Jazz Ensemble I)
Kristen Karam (12) – Guitar (Jazz Ensemble IV)
Justin Koblich (12) – Drum Set (Jazz Ensemble III)
Alex Krejca (10) – Drum Set (Jazz Ensemble IV)
Blake Lietz (10) – Bass Trombone (Jazz Ensemble IV)
Ish Mistry (12) – Trombone (Jazz Ensemble III)
Jonathan Orjala (12) – Trumpet (Jazz Ensemble II)
Melissa Parkinson (10) – Bass (Jazz Ensemble III)
Amy Spreitzer (11) – Bass (Jazz Ensemble IV)
Andrew Swenson (11) – Trumpet (Jazz Ensemble IV)


SENIOR VOCAL JAZZ
MacKenzie McGuire (11) – Soprano (Vocal Jazz Ensemble I)

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Trojan Spirit Shines at Homecoming 2019


Congratulations to the members of the DGN Trojan Marching Band, and DGN Choirs, for their contributions to Homecoming 2019! The morning Steps Show, the afternoon Homecoming Assembly, the Homecoming Parade, and the Homecoming Football Game performances were all outstanding!

CLICK HERE for an archive of 250+ images from Homecoming Friday!

Thank you to the North High Alumni that returned to campus to perform at Pre-Game and Half-Time with the DGN Alumni Band. It was wonderful to have you back on campus! 




























Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Homecoming Variety Show 2019


Congratulations to the members of the DGN Chamber Choir, the DGN Jazz Ensemble, the "V-Show House Band," and all of the performers in the 2019 DGN Homecoming Variety Show!









Monday, September 30, 2019

Homecoming Week 2019 Kicks Off Today!


DGN's 2019 Homecoming, "Once Upon A Time," begins today and runs through Saturday. Full details of events and activities may be found HERE

Thank you to the DGN Band students who came to school on Saturday to decorate the Fine Arts Office hallway and begin the celebration!

Congratulations to all seniors named to this year's Homecoming Court, including the following Fine Arts students:

Deanna Fields - Choir & Theatre
Morgan McLean - Choir
Braden Moore - Orchestra
Travon Moore - Band, Choir & Theatre
Miles Teague - Band & Choir


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Take a Bow! Congratulations to DGN Theatre's CLUE!

Bravo to the Cast & Crew of CLUE!



Congratulations to the entire Company of DGN Theatre's production of CLUE





Happy Anniversary Woodridge!


The DGN Trojan Marching Band performed this weekend in a Village of Woodridge Parade that celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the Village, and the 50th Anniversary of the Woodridge Park District. 

Thank you to the dedicated members of the Marching Band who did not let a little rain dampen our community spirit. A special shout-out to the Woodwinds, who became a 'dancing band' after rain forced those musicians to leave their instruments on the buses.