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.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

IMEA District Band/Choir/Orchestra/Jazz Results (2010)

Today North High received notification that forty-six student musicians were selected to the Illinois Music Educators Association District Honors Ensembles. Congratulations to the following All-District musicians:

Shauna Bracken (11) Trumpet (Band)
Brandon Broholm (12) Tuba (Orch)
Erick Burkiewicz (12) Percussion (Orch)
Sebastian Calvino (9) Trombone (Jazz)
Erin Elgass (10) Alto Sax (Band)
Erin Elgass (10) Alto Sax (Jazz)
Kevin Gupana (12) Oboe (Orch)
John Janke (12) Guitar (Jazz)
Kirsten Keller (12) Flute (Orch)
Marie Kirkegaard (12) Clarinet (Orch)
Brett Latman (10) Trumpet (Jazz)
Spencer Schillerstrom (9) Tenor Sax (Jazz)
Zach Schneeweis (12) Trombone (Jazz)
Stephen Shatzer (11) Bassoon (Orch)
Jonathan Sheetz (11) Bass Clarinet (Band)
Isaac Stevenson (12) Drum Set (Jazz)
Isaac Stevenson (12) Percussion (Orch)
James Tandaric (12) Electric Bass (Jazz)
Kaitlyn Wayman-Dodd (11) Tenor Sax (Jazz)

Samantha Barry (11) Alto II
Maxim Becker (12) Bass II
Devin Collett (11) Soprano I  
Abby Gardner (12) Alto I   
Madelaine Isobal (10) Alto II
Kaitlin Jeffries (12) Alto II   
Jaclyn Kothanek (12) Soprano I
Kyle Kunkler (12) Bass I
Colin Ludlow (12) Bass II   
Elizabeth Meier (12) Soprano II
Patrick Murray (10) Tenor I
Kirsten Rush (12) Soprano I   
Nolan Schillerstrom (12) Bass II
Joshua Smith (12) Tenor II  
Caroline Sterr (12) Soprano I 

Marisa Bellie (12) Double Bass
Lauren Kovanko (11) Viola
Katie Krainc (10) Violin
Meghan Lyda (11) Cello
Alana Osterling (10) Cello
Nicole Pearson (9) Viola
Erin Portman (11) Cello 
Katie Portman (9) Violin
Meghan Schmitt (11) Cello 
James Tandaric (12) Violin
Sarah Williams (9) Viola
Hannah Young (11) Harp

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Choir Concert a Sonic Success!

Congratulations to the DGN Choirs on a wonderful Fall Concert! Each ensemble performed with great attention to musical detail and a passion for singing. Kudos to all!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

DGN Band Alumni on ESPN

DGN Band alumni Andrew Kuikman and Dan McLeod (Class of 2009) were seen this morning performing with the University of Wisconsin Marching Band on ESPN's "College Game Day" broadcast from Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

D99 Orchestra - Fall Concert

Congratulations to the members of the District 99 Concert Orchestra and Symphonic Orchestra for a wonderful Fall Concert! Special thanks to the O'Neil Middle School Orchestra for joining our D99 students on the stage this evening at South High.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Why so serious?!

The DGN Trojan Marching Band prepares for the annual "Bucket Game" against conference rival Hinsdale Central.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

They're (Still) With The Band (Woodridge Patch)

The DGN Alumni Band is featured in a recent article by reporter Elaine Johnson of The Patch.  Click here.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Project Trio performing in District 99

The District 99 Orchestra is sponsoring a joint concert with the PROJECT Trio on Tuesday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Downers Grove South High School. PROJECT Trio is a passionate, high energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three virtuosic composers/performers from Brooklyn, NY. Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, PROJECT Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages. Bursting onto the scene with their landmark videos, right out of the internet generation, PROJECT Trio is a musical experience defining a new level of entertainment! Many students have heard the PROJECT Trio because their YouTube videos have gone viral, with over 20 million views! Unique to this ensemble is the beat-box technique used by flautist, Greg Pattillo, who is considered to be the best beat-box flute player in the world. This is truly a concert not to be missed!

To watch some of their performances and to learn more about the trio, visit their website at

Tickets for this concert are $15. You can access the ticket order form at this link. The money from the ticket sales will be used, in part, to fund the exchange program with the Bietigheim-Bissingen Musikschule. Please be sure to order your tickets in advance using the ticket order form! Seating is general admission. Thank you for your support!

Friday, October 01, 2010