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.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Northshore Concert Band performs in District 99

The world-renown Northshore Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Mallory Thompson, performed a concert this afternoon in the DGS Auditorium. The concert, made possible through various educational grants, was free and open to the general public. Twelve student musicians, representing Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, Herrick Middle School and O'Neil Middle School, joined the NSCB on stage for the final two selections.

Congratulations to all of our DGN students who participated!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

DGN Chamber Choir sings @ U.S. Cellular Field

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Chamber Choir, and Dr. Frank Piekarz, for their very musical and professional performance of the Canadian and United States national anthems.

Choir students arrived at the park by bus at 5:30 PM and moved to the staging area behind the first-base line. Entering the field at 6:40 PM, manager Ozzie Guillén greeted the choir and posed for pictures (including this lighter moment).

Both anthems were performed with exquisite musicianship. However, after the game, choir members speculated that their performance of the Canadian athem was just a little "too good," as it inspired the Blue Jays to a 14-0 win over our Chicago White Sox. "I think the Jays are likely to take a recording of our version on the road with them the rest of the season," said Dr. Piekarz on the bus ride home.

Chamber Choir sings National Anthems for the Chicago White Sox - April 24, 2009

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Monday, April 20, 2009

What's that sound? DGN Fine Arts on Twitter ...

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Chamber Choir to sing for White Sox this Friday

The North High Fine Arts Department is proud to announce that the 2008-09 DGN Chamber Choir has been honored with an invitation to perform the national anthems of the United States of America, and Canada, at U.S. Cellular Field. The Choir will perform both anthems just prior to the first pitch of the Chicago White Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays this coming Friday, April 24th.

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Congratulations to Dr. Piekarz, Mrs. O'Riordan, and the students of the North High School Choirs for this honor.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Inaugural Woodridge/District 99 Art Show

The Inaugural Woodridge/District 99 Art Show opened on April 15 with a reception and awards ceremony held at the Woodridge Public Library. A special congratulations to all of the visual artists from North and South High School for their meaningful contributions to our artistic community!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Guest Artist - Russ Nolan

New York saxophonist Russ Nolan is on campus this week to work with DGN student musicians and perform on Tuesday night's "Sharing Is Caring" Jazz Concert. The concert, which begins at 7 PM in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium, will feature DGN Percussion Ensembles, the Jazz Lab Band, and the Jazz Ensemble. Admission is free.