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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Music: A Universal Language #99Learns #WeAreDGN

Congratulations to the wonderful musicians of the Bietigheim-Bissingen Musikschule's Recorder, Guitar and String Orchestras for an inspired performance this evening in Downers Grove / District 99! We celebrate this 30+ year music and cultural exchange that continues to build bridges between our two countries and foster friendships that will last a lifetime. 

Thank you to the Host Families from District 99 that provided the wonderful food and fellowship at this evening's pre-concert dinner!

And, finally, a special thank you is extended to Musikschule faculty members Annette Bachmann, Bernd Gehlen, and Eva Janßen for their dedication to the exchange and their passion for music education. Danke! 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Willkommen Bietigheim-Bissingen Musikschule! #99Learns #WeAreDGN

Free D99 / German Exchange Concert This Wednesday #99Learns

District 99 sustains a more than 30 year relationship with the Musikschule of Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany.  Throughout the years, thousands of students from BB and District 99 have experienced the transformational benefits of this ongoing musical and cultural exchange.

The exchange continues this week with a free concert at 7:30 PM in the auditorium at South High School featuring the String Orchestra, Recorder Orchestra, and Guitar Orchestra from the Musikschule in BB.  The public is cordially invited to attend and experience the beauty of these student ensembles from Germany.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

DGN Marching Band 2018 Debut Performance #WeAreDGN

Congratulations to the members of the 2018-19 Trojan Marching Band for a terrific debut performance this weekend! On the field, and in the stands, student musicians provided an energetic and captivating display of musicianship and spirit.  

Special appreciation is extended to the members of the Class of 2019 as North High celebrated the contributions of our seniors prior to the Pre-Game Show and Kick-Off.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Thank You DGN-FOFA! Band Camp Showcase Ice-Cream Social

Thanks and gratitude are extended to the many volunteer hands that contributed to the Band Showcase Ice-Cream Social!

Marching Band Off To Great Start At Band Camp Showcase #WeAreDGN

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Trojan Marching Band on the terrific work they accomplished over the past 8 days at Band Camp 2018, and for their energetic and musical performance at this evening's Band Camp Showcase! In addition to previewing the new 'Trojan Fanfare' and music/drill from this year's Harry Potter themed half-time show, members of the band demonstrated warm-up routines, marching fundamentals exercises, and marched the full Pre-Game show. 

A special shout-out is extended to new-member Harley Blanchard (Mellophone) who was named the 2018 Band Camp March-Off Champion. Harley is the first-ever 9th grade band member to be recognized with this honor!