Fine Arts @ DGN Mission
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Article from the Downers Grove Patch:
Monday, March 21, 2011
Our thanks goes out to the WHS Wind Ensemble for stopping at DGN on their way home from their Chicago tour.
Friday, March 18, 2011
A special thank you to Dr. Matthew Mailman for guest conducting the bands tonight and for sharing his musical insight with our students this week.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Thursday night Dr. Mailman will guest conduct each of the DGN concert bands, including a performance of his father's (Martin Mailman) famous composition "Liturgical Music For Band" (1967).
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Our Summer Music Camp Resource List is posted here.
DGN Music Booster Summer Music Camp scholarship application information may be found here.
In an effort to promote water conservation, five not-for-profit organizations working in collaboration with the Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation, Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Downtown Downers Grove Management Corporation have partnered to make rain barrels available to residents and businesses.
In addition to the rain barrel sales, local organizations and businesses around the community will be sponsoring a painted rain barrel. The sponsored rain barrels will be on display April 15 through June 1 and will be auctioned off at 10:30 a.m. on June 4, 2011 at the Downtown Downers Grove Market.
Proceeds from the auction will be distributed to the local YMCA. For more information, please follow the following link:
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Fifty-nine events received a Division I rating of SUPERIOR. A Division I score is categorized as “A Superior Performance – outstanding in nearly every detail.” In addition, more than twenty other events from Downers Grove North High School received a Division II rating of OUTSTANDING. A Division II score is categorized as “An excellent performance – only minor defects.”
“Preparing for a Solo and Ensemble contest is a great opportunity for our students to express their individualism as soloists and to develop team-work skills with small ensembles,” said Brayer Teague, Fine Arts Department Chair at North High. “We’re very proud of all our students who entered the state contest this year. They did a terrific job representing North and South High Schools with their musicianship.”
Tuba soloist Brandon Broholm and marimba soloist Emily Temple-Wood both were recognized by the adjudicators with perfect scores.
The following Solos and Ensembles received a “Division I—Superior” rating.
Charles, Carly-French Horn
Gockman, Kelsey-French Horn
Goliszewski, Brian R-Trumpet
Goliszewski, Steven T-Trumpet
Nogle, Ian-Multi Perc
Portman, Katie -Violin
Segredo, Suzanne-English Horn
Sorce, Callie-Alto Sax
Clarinet Duet 1: Moroney, Billy / Plata, Zach
Clarinet Duet 2: Moroney, Billy / Plata, Zach
Clarinet Trio: Reeter, Dan / Foernssler, Emily / Jama, Marissa
Flute Duet: DiVenere, Alexa / Jaimes, Alex
Mixed Woodwind Duet: Keller, Kirsten / Gupana, Kevin
Violin Quartet: Portman, Katie / Box, Cameron / Portman, Erin / Williams, Sarah
Congratulations to coach Emily Rivera and the entire Winter Guard on a terrific season!
Saturday, March 05, 2011
The most important feedback that comes from an event such as this are the comment sheets from our panel of adjudicators. The comment sheets will also help students understand the numerical rating that is assigned to their performance today. These will be available to students when they return to school on Tuesday. Please see your classroom music teacher for your sheets.
Ratings from today's contest may be found here.