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.

Monday, October 31, 2011

DGN Alumnus Muriel Anderson

Today North High was pleased to welcome alumnus and guitar virtuoso, Ms. Muriel Anderson, back to campus. Ms. Anderson presented this morning to our Guitar class, and will return to the area in November for her annual "Welcome Home" concert.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Trojan Marching Band Class of 2012

This evening marked the final football season performance of the 2011-2012 Trojan Marching Band. Congratulations and thank you to the Class of 2012 for your dedication, passion, and musical excellence. You have all had a significant and meaningful impact on the legacy of our program, and you will be missed!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Marching Band Showcases Musical Excellence

Congratulations to the 185 member Trojan Marching Band on a FANTASTIC Band O Rama concert! The band 'wowed' the audience with their musicianship and spirit as they performed nearly 30 pieces of music in just under one hour.

The 2011 Trojan Marching Band upheld a tradition of excellence that has become the hallmark of the band program at DGN. Well done Trojan Marching Band!

Band O Rama Tonight!!

Don't miss the color, pageantry, and sounds of Band O Rama 2011! Thursday night - 7 pm - Johnson Auditorium. Come catch the Trojan Band, and enjoy the sounds of the 2011 football season!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

DGN Congratulates Thirty-Nine All-District Musicians!

Thirty-nine student musicians from Downers Grove North High School were selected, by competitive audition, to the 2011 Illinois Music Educators Association District Band, Choir, Orchestra and Jazz Band.  Auditions were held on Tuesday, October 11, 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 IMEA All-District ensembles is a big 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.  We are looking forward to hearing great performances at the District Music Festival next month.”

Shauna Bracken (12) Trumpet (Band)
Shauna Bracken (12) Trumpet (Jazz)
Augustine Calvino (11) Alto Sax (Jazz)
Sebastian Calvino (10) Trombone (Jazz)
Tommy Donnelly (10) Trumpet (Jazz)
Faisal Khurshid (12) Percussion (Band)
Anna Krainc (12) Clarinet (Orchestra)
Robby Kulik (10) Drums (Jazz)
Brett Latman (11) Trumpet (Band)
Brett Latman (11) Trumpet (Jazz)
Sam O’Neil (11) Trumpet (Jazz)
Spencer Schillerstrom (10) Tenor Sax (Jazz)
Stephen Shatzer (12) Bassoon (Orchestra)
Jonathan Sheetz (12) Bass Clarinet (Band)
Andrea Vetrone (12) French Horn (Band)

Samantha Barry (12) Alto II
Devin Collett (12) Soprano I
Anthony Digiulio (12) Bass II  
Madelaine Isobal (11) Alto II
Frannie Jones (12) Alto I
Anna Krainc (12) Alto II
Patrick Murray (10) Tenor I
Kate Weyers (11) Alto I
Eareen Yambao (12) Tenor II

Emma Burkhardt (11) Viola
Tristan Burnham (11) Violin
Anthony Depaz (11) Violin
Jimmy Izewski (11) Double Bass
Allison Kirkegaard (9) Cello
Mantas Kisielius (10) Violin
Lauren Kovanko (12) Viola
Katie Krainc (11) Violin
Meghan Lyda (12) Cello
Alana Osterling (11) Cello
Nicole Pearson (10) Viola
Rachel Pfeifer (9) Cello
Katie Portman (10) Violin
Sarah Williams (10) Viola
Hannah Young (12) Harp

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

District 99 Orchestra Fall Concert

Congratulations to the members of the District 99 Orchestra - and the Herrick Middle School Orchestra - for their terrific performances at tonight's Fall Orchestra Concert. Each ensemble played with outstanding musicianship and provided the audience with a fabulous evening of entertainment.

Monday, October 17, 2011

D99 Orchestra Concert Tuesday Night!

Members of the D99 Concert Orchestra are on stage this morning preparing for tomorrow night's big concert. Come out to support all the DGN and DGS string students, as well as the Herrick Middle School Orchestra. The concert begins at 7 pm, Tuesday night, in the North High Johnson Auditorium. Admission is free!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Community Service

Tonight DGN Band member Brett Latman played 'Taps' and the 'Star Spangled Banner' at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle as a part of the the Firefighters Silent Parade and Memorial Service. Thanks Brett for your volunteer service to the community!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Choir Concert

Congratulations to the DGN Choirs for a fantastic fall concert! Each
choir and select ensemble performed with great musicianship this
evening. Kudos to all!

Thursday, October 06, 2011


Performing before a capacity crowd in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium at North High School in Downers Grove, the District 99 Orchestra played Chopsticken with the internationally acclaimed ensemble Barrage. Members of Barrage commented multiple times during the course of the evening about the high caliber of the string program in District 99 and about how well the student musicians were prepared for the performance. The student musicians not only played their instruments at a high level, they also performed the music in a professional manner. Great work tonight orchestra - we're proud of all of you for this outstanding performance!

Additional 'kudos' to the string players from District 58 who also shared the stage with Barrage this evening. Led by Ms. Rose, Ms. Eakley and Ms. Martin, these outstanding young musicians were extremely well prepared and "wowed" the crowd with their performance tonight. The string program's sonic future is exceedingly brightly in District 99. A huge "shout-out" to every District 58 string musician that participated in the performance this evening.

A special thank you to District 99 Orchestra Director, Ms. Jennifer Mullen, for her tireless work in putting tonight's concert together for our community.

District 99 Orchestra & Barrage 2011