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, June 25, 2018

Be Inspired: DCI World Class Corps in District 99


Two of Drum Corps International's 'World Class' ensembles will be in residence at DGN and DGS this Saturday, June 30.  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. Event details and tickets for the show may be found HERE

The Phantom Regiment will be rehearsing on the North High campus Saturday late morning, and afternoon. Pioneer will be rehearsing on the South campus during the same time periods.

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.



Friday, June 08, 2018

DGN Fine Arts partners with Clarendon Hills Music Academy #99Learns #WeAreDGN #ComeAliveDGNFineArts



Students in the DGN Fine Arts Department are working this summer at the Clarendon Hills Music Academy Studio, recording the soundtrack to for an upcoming music video.




Many thanks are extended to recording engineer and music educator, Mr. Derek Berg, for his technical/artistic guidance, as well as his support of this community partnership with Downers Grove North Fine Arts.

We look forward to returning to the studio later this summer with additional vocalists and completing the project.


Tuesday, June 05, 2018

D99 Orchestra departs for Europe! #99Learns #WeAreDGN






Students, parents, families, chaperones and staff gathered this morning at DGN to bid a fond farewell to the D99 Orchestra.  The excitement in the air was palpable as the students boarded the tour bus and departed for the airport!

To follow the D99 Orchestra Tour Blog, CLICK HERE.  The group departs on June 5th and returns to the United States on June 19th. 

Monday, June 04, 2018

Bon Voyage Concert for the D99 Orchestra #99Learns








The District 99 Orchestra presented a Bon Voyage concert this afternoon in preparation for their upcoming Europe Tour.  Friends and family gathered today to hear the result of a week of rehearsals for concerts that will be presented in Berlin and in Beitigheim-Bissingen, Germany.

To follow the D99 Orchestra Tour Blog, CLICK HERE.  The group departs on June 5 and returns to the United States on June 19th.