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.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Trick or Treat!

DGN Band Concerts This Week - Important Updates!

The DGN Bands will present two "Fall Band Concerts" this week.  The first concert, on November 1 (6:30 PM) will feature the DGN Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, with the Herrick Middle School Band as guests.  

Please note that the start time of the November 1 concert has been moved UP by 30 minutes (6:30 PM).  Family and friends who will be out of town may view a live stream of the concert on the High School Cube.  Click HERE for the November 1 broadcast.  This same link will access rebroadcasts through December 1.

The November 1 concert will also feature a special tribute to long-time Herrick Middle School music teacher Mr. Jonathan Ball, who is retiring at the end of the 2016-17 school year.  Don't miss our "Seventy-Six Trombones" Grand Finale! 

If you or someone you know plays trombone ... or used to play trombone ... and you/they would like to join us ... it's not too late!  Just show up at 5:40 PM for a 5:45 rehearsal.  Bring your instrument with you, and - if possible - print out this sheet music in advance. No special concert attire.  We'd love to have you!

The second concert on Thursday, November 3, (7:00 PM) will feature the DGN Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Symphonic Band. Family and friends who will be out of town may view a live stream of the concert on the High School Cube.  Click HERE for the November 3 broadcast.  This same link will access rebroadcasts through December 3. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Downers Grove Music Club "Notable Celebration of the Arts."

The Downers Grove Music Club is hosting the fourth annual fund raising benefit, A Notable Celebration of the Arts on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the First Congregational Church in Downers Grove.  This event is a music filled evening held in the historic First Congregational Church of Downers Grove. It features performances donated by local professional musicians, coloratura soprano Angela Presutti Korbitz, organist and pianist Chris Garofalo, and pianist Jim Molina.  Also, trumpet player Brianna Imgruet, one of the current Student Music Award winners from DGS, will perform as well. The concert will be followed by a reception and a silent auction featuring many enticing packages. The proceeds from this annual event fund the Downers Grove Music Club Student Music Awards which will be given out next spring.

New this year, if you are unable to attend, you can still support this cause with a donation and/or by participating in the online silent auction. The online auction will open no later than November 1st and will remain open through the evening of the event.

Go to the DG Music Club’s website for tickets and/or more information

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

DGN Musician Tapped for Illinois All State Musical

Congratulations to freshman Miles Teague (French Horn), who has been named a member of the Illinois High School Theatre Festival's All-State company of “Sweeney Todd.” Teague was selected, through audition, to join 37 students from across Illinois as an instrumentalist in the 2017 All State Musical Pit Orchestra. 

The company of the Illinois Theatre Association's “Sweeney Todd” production consists of 108 high school students from across the state.  Being a company member of the annual All-State Production is considered to be the highest achievement a student may attain in Illinois high school theatre. 

Sweeney Todd” will be presented January 5-7, 2017 at the University of Illinois Krannert Center for the Performing Arts as a part of the 42nd Annual Illinois High School Theatre Festival.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Band O Rama Video Replay

Did you miss the 2016 DGN Band O Rama? Video replay may be found on The Cube for 30 days, by clicking HERE.

Band O Rama 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 DGN Trojan Marching Band on a terrific Band O Rama Concert, and an outstanding season!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Inspired Performance and Trojan Victory!

Congratulations to the members of the 2016 DGN Trojan Marching Band for ending their season with inspired Pre Game, Halftime, and Postgame performances!  

A special note of thanks to our 45 Seniors from the Class of 2017 who performed for the last time in uniform, at Carsten's Field.  We appreciate your tireless energy and dedication to North High!  #FlipTheCape #1000+Hours

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fire Up @dgnbands! It's Game Night!

Tonight is the final Home Football Game performance of the 2016 season. The Trojan Marching Band is ready to cheer our team on to victory!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Celebration of culture and music during "Music is a Passport to the World." @D99Orchestra @Dist_99 @DGDistrict58 @DGNFineArts @AyodeleDrum

This evening more than 200 student musicians from four schools and two districts gathered to celebrate music and culture as the District 99 Orchestra sponsored the "Music is a Passport to the World" concert.  The repertoire during the concert celebrated the music from more than a dozen different cultures, highlighted by student and parent program notes in both English and the native language of the piece being performed. In addition to featuring student vocalists and guitarists on the Mexican folk song "DeColores," the evening concluded with a combined finale featuring guest artists Ayodele, an African drum and dance troupe.  The capacity crowd in the auditorium departed with a palpable enthusiasm for the success of the concert, both in the diversity of repertoire and in the fabulous performances by all the student musicians.

Thanks to the O'Neill Middle School Orchestra, Julie Spring, director, and the Herrick Middle School Orchestra, Madeline Fiene, director, for their significant sonic contributions to this performance.  Thanks also to D99 Orchestra director Jennifer Mullen for envisioning and executing such a collaborative cultural event.

If you were unable to join us in the auditorium this evening, or, if you simply want to re-experience this fabulous event, you can view it on the High School Cube by CLICKING HERE.