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, November 28, 2014

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Congratulations to the runners/walkers in today's Bonfield Express.  It was fun to see so many flashes of PURPLE as DGN students (past and present) flew by.  Just a few pictured here.   

Happy Thanksgiving to all!









Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Muriel Anderson Performs at DGN!

Our Guitar 1 Class was excited to welcome DGN Alumn and fingerpicking guitar champion Muriel Anderson today! Ms. Anderson  took time from her schedule to share her music with our students in anticipation for her Annual Saturday After Thanksgiving Concert, to be held this Saturday, November 29th at 8 pm in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium. 
Ticket information available below!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Jazz Ensemble Swings at Chicago's Jazz Showcase!

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Jazz Ensemble on an exceptional performance tonight at Chicago's famed Jazz Showcase.

Founded in 1947, the Jazz Showcase has played host to every major figure in modern jazz history.  It was an honor for our DGN musicians to have the opportunity to perform on this stage and to open for Mark Colby and Frank Caruso.  Well done Jazz Ensemble!























Sunday, November 23, 2014

DGN Jazz Ensemble @ The Jazz Showcase Monday Night!

The DGN Jazz Ensemble is making a return trip to Chicago's famed "Jazz Showcase" on Monday, November 24.  Beginning at 7:30 PM, the band will open for Mark Colby and Frank Caruso.

Tickets are $10 at the door.  The Jazz Showcase is located at 806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60605.

We hope you will join us at the Jazz Showcase to support our DGN musicians and experience jazz inside one of the most iconic jazz clubs in the nation.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

DGN & Herrick Band

DGN and Herrick Band students joined forces this evening in support of the Bloom's Angels Fundraiser / Herrick vs. Jefferson Basketball game.

Thanks to all the DGN Pep Band members who came out tonight to assist in this effort. Great job!

Congratulations All District Musicians!

The Fine Arts Department proudly congratulates the ILMEA All-District musicians who performed beautifully tonight at Lincoln-Way West High School.

Students Prep for ILMEA Districts

DGN All District Musicians are at Lincoln-Way West High School this afternoon preparing for tonight's ILMEA All-District Music Festival.

Congratulations to the 36 DGN musicians who are performing with the All-District Band, Choir and Orchestra.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Concert Recap / Concert Replay

Congratulations to the members of the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Lab Band for their terrific performances this evening!  

Did you miss the concert, or just want to hear/see it again?  High School Cube's webcast is the place to visit:







Concert Tonight @ DGN

Don't miss tonight's DGN Band Concert, featuring the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band!  7 PM in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium.

Don't Dream and Drive

Senior Claire Kozik's award winning artwork, recognized by the Illinois Tollway for the 2015 Illinois Tollway Map Contest.  This year's theme captures the importance of staying alert behind the wheel: "Tired Driving is Distracted Driving."

DGN Artist Honored by Illinois Tollway

Congratulations to DGN Fine Arts student Claire Kozik for being recognized as a finalist in the 2015 Illinois Tollway Map Cover Art Contest.

Over 9,000 votes were cast by Illinois citizens, and the four visual art students with the highest vote totals were awarded finalist status. Claire's 3rd place artwork will be featured in exhibition across the state, and today's announcement included prize money from sponsor Blick Art Materials.

North High School is proud of Claire's artistic achievement and congratulates her, and her teacher Mr. Marty Voelker, on this prestigious honor.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Replay: 2014 DGN Band Invitational on High School Cube

Did you miss tonight's 2014 DGN Band Invitational (featuring the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Herrick Band)? Or maybe you performed, and want to see it from the audience perspective?

Catch a replay on the High School Cube:

2014 DGN Band Invitational a Sonic Success!

Concert patrons were treated to a fabulous display of student musical achievement tonight at North High.  Members of the DGN Concert Band and DGN Wind Ensemble captivated the attention of tonight's audience with exemplary musicianship and passionate interpretations of compelling literature.  

A special congratulations is extended to the Herrick Middle School Band - directed by Jonathan Ball - who were our guests this year and opened tonight's concert.  Great job Herrick!

Be sure to come back to DGN on Thursday night this week to hear the DGN Symphonic Band, DGN Jazz Lab Band, and DGN Jazz Ensemble. The concert begins at 7 PM in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium.  












Gearing Up For Tonight's DGN Band Concert

The DGN Wind Ensemble is on stage this afternoon preparing for this evening's concert.