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.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Triumphant Trojans

Congratulations to the Trojan Marching Band and Athenas on a fantastic opening game performance tonight on Carsten's Field.

Congratulations as well to our Trojan Varsity Football Team on their 27-7 victory over Lockport Township High School.

Game Day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hawkeye Marching Band to appear @ DGN

The University of Iowa "Hawkeye" Marching Band, one of the premiere marching ensembles in the Big Ten Conference, will be appearing in District 99 at North High School in an open rehearsal on Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.  The rehearsal is in preparation for a late afternoon game at Soldier Field in which the Hawkeyes will battle the Huskies of Northern Illinois University.  The rehearsal is an "open rehearsal," free to the public.  The public is invited to experience the sights and sounds of this fabulous Big-Ten marching ensemble.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Coach

This morning the 2012 Trojan Marching Band welcomed Head Football
Coach John Wander to practice. Coach Wander gave the band a preview of
the season to come and thanked band members for their hard work,
dedication, and support of North High. "There is no place quite like
North High anywhere in the state," explained Coach Wander. "We really
appreciate the support our band gives the football team, and we are
here to support you."

Earlier in the morning Mr. Miller addressed the Varsity Football Team
in the Stadium. "We have a long and proud tradition of supporting one
another, and we are geared up and ready to follow you through the
playoffs this year!"

Taking Shape

Band Camp N -

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Welcome Back Formers!

It's a beautiful and unseasonably cool night on Carsten's Field. It's GREAT to have the full band back "in the house!"

The hard work demonstrated this evening is a clear indication that the 2012 Trojan Marching Band is primed for a terrific season.

Don't Rain On My Parade

Amidst the worst national drought in 50 years, the rains arrived today at exactly 8 AM as Band Camp 2012 kicked off. Despite the meteorological set-back, the Trojan Marching Band is off to a terrific start. New members and student leaders are working this morning in the field house, learning marching fundamentals. Tonight we welcome back the entire band!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Band Leaders @ Lincoln Marsh Ropes Course

The Trojan Marching Band Student Leadership Team is working hard this morning at the Lincoln Marsh Ropes & Teams Course in Wheaton, IL.

28 student leaders are preparing to lead over 200 peers as Band Camp 2012 will open on Thursday morning of this week.

Congrats and thanks to these talented students!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Congrats Alumnus Jesse Backes

Congratulations to DGN Alumnus and former Trojan Marching Band Drum Line Captain, Jesse Backes, on a terrific performance tonight at the Drum Corps International World Championships. Tonight's competition at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis is the culminating event of a very lengthy and physically taxing competition season. We salute Jesse for his hard work and dedication to the marching arts through his affiliation with The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps.