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, December 22, 2007

DGN Alumni at Symphony Center

DGN Fine Arts alumni Natalie Lorch (Oboe) and Sarah Younker (French Horn) performed with the nationally renown University of Illinois Wind Symphony on the Orchestra Hall stage of Symphony Center on Wednesday, December 19th.

The University of Illinois Wind Symphony, Prof. James Keene, conductor.

Following the concert (from left to right) Bill Miller, Sarah Younker, and Brayer Teague.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Holiday Mosaic 2007

Members of the Auditorium Crew Technicians operate the lighting and sound boards during the annual Holiday Mosaic Concert. This year's Mosaic Art Show and Concert featured music and visual artwork from more than 800 students, and was seen by nearly 5000 people.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mosaic Art Show 2007

Congratulations to the faculty and students of the North High Fine Arts Department for a spectacular exhibition of two and three dimensional work in the 2007 Mosaic Art Show.

Visual artist Meredith Vavra is pictured with her grandmother, Johanna Larson (Downers Grove High School Class of 1940), who was herself an artist in school and sang in A Cappella Choir.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

IMEA All-State Musicians Announced

Eighteen student musicians from Downers Grove North High School have been tapped by the Illinois Music Educator’s Association for All-State recognition. Auditions were held last October.

“We are really thrilled for these students and their families,” said Brayer Teague, Fine Arts Department Chair at North High. “Many people helped these students achieve this success, beginning with their very first elementary school music teachers and extending to their private-lessons teachers today. North High is very proud to have these incredible musicians representing District 99 at the All-State level.”

In total, thirty-two student musicians were selected for All-State from Community High School District 99, the largest representation by any two-school district in the state.

The All-State Band, Choir, Orchestra and Jazz Band will convene for a series of rehearsals in Peoria, IL, January 30 through February 2, 2008. Their concerts will be held at the Peoria Civic Center on the evening of February 1, and the afternoon of February 2, 2008.

All-State Band

Emily Kirkegaard – Oboe (Senior)

Kurt Meyer – Clarinet (Junior)

John O’Hara – Clarinet (Junior)

All-State Choir

Emma Bolam – Alto II (Senior)

Nathan Cornish – Tenor I (Senior)

Jane Duffy – Alto II (Junior)

Rania El-Kareh – Soprano (Senior)

Trevor Franger – Bass II (Senior)

Jordan Frank – Bass I (Junior)

Matthew Hall – Tenor I (Junior)

Hannah Hudson – Alto II (Senior)

All-State Orchestra

Chloe Burnham – Violin II (Sophomore)

Mark Dortwegt - Clarinet (Senior)

Jamshed Jehangir - Percussion (Senior)

Colette Mondragon – Violin II (Sophomore)

Lauren Rush – Cello (Senior)

Katie Schranz - Viola (Senior)

All-State Jazz Band

Kyle Stephens – Piano (Senior)

Saturday, December 01, 2007

DGN Jazz Combo plays the North Pole

Members of the DGN Jazz Combo performed for children and parents as they disembarked from the "Polar Express" Metra Train today at the North Pole (Aurora, IL).