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 30, 2014

AP Art History to Art Institute

On Thursday October 30th the AP Art History class visited The Art Institute of Chicago to forge authentic connections with works studied in class.

This is the first year AP Art History has been offered at DGN. Special thanks is extended to Ms. Bernard for her coordination of the course curriculum and her leadership.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Band O Rama 2014

Congratulations to the members of the Trojan Marching Band, the Athenas, and the JV Cheerleaders, for tremendous performances at this evening's Band O Rama concert!

Miss the concert?  You can check it out on High School Cube ...















Band-O-Rama Tonight!

We are just hours away from our annual DGN Band-O-Rama Concert, featuring the Trojan Marching Band. We hope you will join us at 7 PM in the Purple Gym for an opportunity to enjoy the sights, sounds and pageantry of the DGN Trojan Marching Band as we present a musical review of the 2014 season. The concert is free and open to the public. Invite a friend and join us!

Out of town family and friends may tune in to our live streaming video (baring any unforeseen technical impediments):

Monday, October 27, 2014

DGN Musicians Garner 48 ILMEA District Honors

Student musicians from Downers Grove North High School earned an impressive forty-eight placements, by competitive audition, to the 2014 Illinois Music Educators Association District Band, Choir, Orchestra and Jazz Band. Auditions were held on Tuesday, October 14 at Carl Sandburg High School. The top placing scores were selected for participation in the DistrictMusic Festivals, to be held during the month
of November.

"Selection to the ILMEA All-District ensembles is a distinct 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."

The music faculty, private teachers, and sender school music teachers associated with North High School are proud to congratulate the following students who have earned ILMEA All-District Honors:

Robert Gartlan (11) - Tenor II
Ben Goedert (10) - Tenor I
Abby Huskisson (12) - Alto II
Shannon Kennedy (12) - Alto II
Allison Kirkegaard (12) - Alto I
Alison Lebeda (12) - Alto II
Marissa Leo (12) - Soprano I
Megan Macartney (12) - Alto II
Natalia Marra (12) - Alto I
Fletcher Peters (10) - Soprano II
Julia Rush (12) - Alto I
Martin Whitmore (12) - Tenor II
Freddy Zimmerman (11) - Bass II

Jack Barkei (10) - Viola
Kevin Chow (11) - Cello
Tim Edwards (11) - Cello
Tatiana Jordan (10) - Violin
Isabelle Larson (12) - Violin
Julija Lemenaite (12) - Violin
Monica Lim (12) - Violin
Matt Monk (11) - Cello
Liam Morgan (11) - Cello
Jonathan Poortinga (12) - Double Bass
Ari Scott (11) - Cello
Amelia Smerz (11) - Cello
Robert Whitmore (12) - Double Bass

Kevin Atwater (12) - Bb Clarinet (Band)
Alyse Bondarowicz (11) - Flute (Band)
Evan Culligan (12) - Alto Saxophone (Band)
Maria D'Ambrose (10) - Oboe (Band)
Alison Elgass (11) - Bass Clarinet (Band)
Todd Griffin (11) - Tuba (Band)
Megan Hung (11) - Bb Clarinet (Orchestra)
Katherine Severt (12) - Oboe (Orchestra)

Alyse Bondarowicz (11) - Baritone Sax
Ben Cortez (11) - Trumpet
Evan Culligan (12) - Tenor Sax
Ryan Knezevich (9) - Trombone
Trevor Kropp (12) - Trombone
Matt Mccoy (10) - Alto Sax
Zach Mccoy (10) - Drum Set
Austin Moca (9) - Piano (9)
Jeremy Pike (11) - Trumpet
Nate Rapach (11) - Trumpet
Caleb Schmurr (10) - Trombone
Grant Severt (11) - Guitar
Amelia Smerz (11) - Trombone
Jennifer Vetrone (12) - Trumpet

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Alumni Band 2014

We had the largest turn-out for Alumni Band yet!  Thanks for coming home ... it was WONDERFUL to see all of you!
































Senior Leadership

The 2014 "Bucket Game" was the final home on-field performance for members of the Class of 2015.  This year's Senior Class, combined, has dedicated 175 years of service to DGN.

We are very proud of you, Seniors, and thank you for your incredible efforts on behalf of the Trojan Marching Band, and the North High Fine Arts Department.  Well done!











Homecoming Game 2014

Congratulations to the members of the 2014 Trojan Marching Band on a terrific Homecoming performance last night.  The band played with passion, energy, and tremendous musicianship.  

Thank you to all 195 members of the Trojan Marching Band for a GREAT season!

Don't miss Band O Rama 2014, this Tuesday night, October 28, at 7 PM in the Purple Gym of DGN.























Friday, October 24, 2014