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, June 30, 2016

Be Inspired: Cavaliers On DGN Campus Saturday! #99Learns

One of the world's most famous and prestigious music ensembles, The Cavalier's Drum and Bugle Corps, will be in residence at North High School this Saturday, July 2.  The corps will be in town preparing for the "Cavalcade of Brass" drum and bugle corps show to be held at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL this coming Saturday night.  Tickets for the show may be purchased here.

The Cavaliers will be rehearsing on the North High campus Saturday late morning, and afternoon. Precise rehearsal schedules have not yet been announced, but drum and bugle corps typically focus on small group practice in the mornings (drum line, brass line, color guard), and then combine for full ensemble work in the afternoon following a lunch break.

The rehearsals of the corps are open to students from our District 99 band programs, as well as community members at large, to observe.  There is a lot to learn from watching a precision music ensemble focus on collective group goals in their quest for artistic excellence.  We strongly encourage all D99 music lovers to make time on Saturday to be inspired through observation and listening.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Independence Day Parade Practice #99Learns #WeAreDGN

Members of the 2016-17 DGN Trojan Marching Band were back on campus this evening preparing for the 2016 Downers Grove Independence Day Parade!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Follow the D99 Honors Band in Europe! #99Learns #WeAreDGN #DGSPride

Travel Mercies are extended to the D99 Honors Band as they embark on their 2016 European Tour today.

A team of 10 student Bloggers will be the "eyes and ears" of the journey, and you can follow them virtually in the following ways ...

Tour Blog




Saturday, June 11, 2016

Bon Voyage Concert #99Learns #WeAreDGN #DGSPride

Bon Voyage Concert Tonight! 6 PM @ DGN #99Leanrs #WeAreDGN #DGSPride

You are cordially invited to attend the District 99 Honors Band and Jazz Ensemble's Bon Voyage Concert, to be held this evening (Saturday, June 11) at 6:00 PM in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium of Downers Grove North High School.

The D99 Honors Band students are ready for their departure next week, and looking forward to sharing a preview of their European concert set with local audiences tonight.

Doors open at 5:30 PM for this free concert.  We hope to see you there!

Friday, June 03, 2016

DGN Fine Arts Salutes The Class of 2016 #WeAreDGN #99Learns

The DGN Fine Arts Department extends a heartfelt congratulations and bids a fond farewell to the North High School Class of 2016.  Specifically, we acknowledge the artists in sight and in sound who set high standards throughout their academic journey and leave behind a legacy of high achievement and artistic excellence.  

We wish you each great success in your future endeavors, and encourage you to return to your Alma Mater and visit frequently!  

If you are unable to celebrate locally with the graduating class, you may view the ceremony on the High School Cube by clicking the link below:

North High Commencement 2016