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.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

DGN Band Alumni with the IU Marching Hundred

DGN Band alumni Emily Daugherty (piccolo) and Chris Dortwegt (Graduate Assistant) were in Evanston, IL today as Indiana University battled Northwestern University in Big 10 competition.

Congrats to Emily, Chris, and the entire IU "Marching Hundred" on their great performances today at Ryan Field.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Disney Preparation with Gary Smith

The Trojan Marching Band is in rehearsal this afternoon with Professor Gary Smith, renown Director (Retired) of the University of Illinois Marching Illini. Mr. Smith is on campus today as an official representative of the Walt Disney Corporation, and is helping the band prepare for their upcoming performance at the Disney World Thanksgiving Parade of Bands in Orlando, Florida.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cross Town Showdown Images

Congratulations to all of the student musicians, dancers, and athletes who contributed to a terrific evening of Friday Night Football as DGN prevailed over DGS by a score of 27-20.

Special thanks to our colleagues from the Marching Mustangs, the Fillies, and the District 99 Choirs and Orchestras for joining the Trojan Marching Band & Athenas on field for Pre Game and Halftime.

Beat the Mustangs Game Day!

Tonight is the annual 'Cross Town Showdown', and to kick off a full day of school spirit, our Drum Line greeted students and staff this morning as they entered the building.

Don't miss tonight's Varsity Football showdown, which will feature special pre-game and half-time performances by the Trojan Marching Band, and our friends from DGS, the Marching Mustangs.

Go Trojans!  Beat the Mustangs!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cross Town Preparations Underway

Tonight the DGN Marching Band and Athenas welcomed the DGS Fillies to
campus to practice tomorrow night's collaborative halftime show.

Kevin Brinkman Honored in National AP Exhibition

North High Fine Arts congratulates senior Kevin Brinkman, who recently learned that the College Board (AP) has selected his drawing, entitled “Acid Rain” as one of 15 exemplary works to be featured in a special National AP Exhibition that will travel around the United States. 

The exhibit represents a selection of some of the finest artwork created by students who submitted portfolios for the AP Studio Art Exam in May 2012. The pieces were chosen from over 40,000 portfolios after the portfolio scoring, which is conducted by a group of high school and college art educators with extensive experience in the AP Studio Art program. Each work was selected because it exemplifies the extremely high level of rigor, commitment and accomplishment that AP Studio Art students can achieve. The exhibit is produced each year by the AP Program as part of a celebration of AP student work and it honors outstanding AP Studio Art students. The exhibit also serves to inform students, teachers, parents and members of the art education community about opportunities available through participation in the AP Studio Art program and the diverse subjects, styles, media, techniques and expressions available to AP students.

The AP Studio Art Exhibit is shown at different locations around the United States throughout the year. This year the exhibit premiered at the AP Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida in July. It will be displayed at the Guardabassi Gallery of Pine Crest School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in September; The College Board National Forum at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel in Florida in October; the Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles, Illinois in November; the gallery of San Leandro High School in San Leandro, California in January 2013; the National Art Education Association conference in Fort Worth, Texas in March; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois in April; and the gallery of Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia in June.

Congratulations to Kevin, and his teacher Mr. Marty Voelker, for this national honor!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Gaudete Brass on Campus

North High is honored to bring the Gaudete Brass to campus today. This internationally recognized professional brass quintet is performing for all band classes throughout the morning and afternoon, capping DGN's celebration of "National Arts In Education Week."

On November 13 the ensemble will be featured as guest soloists with the DGN Wind Ensemble.

Welcome Gaudete Brass!

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Halftime @ Northwestern

NU Halftime 9.8.12 -

Purple Reigns @ Northwestern

The Trojan Marching Band is in Evanston today to join another band that wears Purple and a white 'N'. This evening's Northwestern vs. Vanderbilt football game, televised under the lights on the Big Ten Network (7 pm), will feature our DGN Trojan Marching Band alongside the award-winning "Wildcat" Marching Band.

Guys & Dolls Cast

Congratulations to the following students who were selected as cast members for the 2012 North High Musical, Guys & Dolls!  Performances will be November 2nd & 3rd at 7 pm and November 4th at 3 pm.
Cast appears in order of appearance.   Ensemble (New Yorkers/Tourists/Cubans/Cops/Drunks): 
Sarah Brzezinski  
Julia Wool
Adam Mills   
Shatien Jorden  
Abby Hodonicky  
Kasey Weber   
Megan Gibbons 
Amanda Coppotelli  
Shannon Finegan  
Keara Corbett
Kamaria Palmer  
Madeline Murray  
Evy Martin
Johnny Niebauer  
Mandy White   
Andrew Troyan 
Nicely-Nicely Johnson.......Cameron Box
Benny Southstreet.......Alex Zleczewski
Rusty Charlie.......Justin Fortes
Sarah Brown.......Lydia Zimmerman
Arvida Abernathy.......Elizabeth Brunell
Agatha.......Ellie Schober
Calvin.......Zach Ligmanowski
Martha.......Emmy Cook
Corporal.......Ben McCrimmon

Mission Band:   
Asante Ward-Smith  
Sara Stefansson  
Kelli Collins   
Ashley Bihun   
Kaitlin Shannon  
Lexi Robinson  
Gabbie Murphy              
Isabella Ruggiero  
Kaitlin Lacek          
Marissa Leo   
Stephanie Weidman  
Sarah Wilson

Harry the Horse.......Erik Jensen
Lt. Brannigan.......Tim Holland
Nathan Detroit.......John Bihun

Crap Shooters:            
Freddy Zimmerman  
James Parsons  
Sean Lyons   
Nate Doro               
Jake VanSanten              
Jonathon Hellman    
Patrick Murray  
Akira Crabtree              
Nate Little   
Patrick Troyan
Jordan Morris

Angie the Ox.......Anders Osterling
Miss Adelaide.......Alexa Castelvecchi
Sky Masterson.......Leo Fotos
Joey Biltmore.......Freddy Zimmerman
Mimi.......Bianca Romay
General Matilda B. Cartwright.......Samantha Kamman
Big Jule.......Kevin Kulat
Master of Ceremonies.......Jordan Morris

Hot Box Girls:       
Abby Huskisson  
Nicole Smith
Yessenia Barrera            
Anna Burton             
Bianca Romay
Julie Brinkman  
Maggie Maloney       
Alex Price
Alison LeBeda  
Rachel Davis          
Julia Lambert
Madelaine Isobal

Waiter.......Adam Mills

*See you all at the first meeting Tuesday, Sept.11th @ 3:40 in the Auditorium.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Friday Night Lights

Congratulations to the Trojan Marching Band, Athenas, Cheerleaders, and of course the Varsity Football Team for great performances tonight under the lights!

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Welcome Iowa Marching Band

District 99 was pleased to host the Hawkeye Marching Band on Carstens Field at North High School for a rehearsal this morning. While the potential for inclement weather precluded the wind players from using instruments, the spirit and ensemble precision of the ensemble was still apparent during their marching rehearsal.

It was great to see students and community members alike in the stands for the open rehearsal this morning. Iowa faces the Huskies from NIU at Soldier Field at 2:30 PM this afternoon. Special thanks to the students and staff from District 99 that volunteered their time this morning to make this hosting event possible.