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.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

DGN Wind Ensemble and Gaudete Brass Thrill London Audience at Cadogan Hall


Congratulations to the DGN Wind Ensemble for a truly inspiring and musically rich performance this evening in London's Cadogan Hall! We are proud of you!

A special thanks is extended to the members of the Gaudete Brass Quintet for their collaboration on Leonard Bernstein's MASS. It was an honor to share the stage with you.



Wednesday, December 26, 2018

DGN Band Departs for London, England!


The DGN Bands are off to Merry England today, and will perform in the prestigious London New Year's Day Parade on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Additionally, the DGN Wind Ensemble will perform at London's Cadogan Hall on Saturday, December 29. Both performances will be streamed live HERE.

Follow the DGN Band's tour via their Tour Blog, accessed HERE. The tour itinerary is available HERE

Congratulations are extended to students and staff for the many hours of musical dedication that has gone into preparing for these performances. The Downers Grove North and District 99 community extends best wishes for a successful and rewarding tour!

Suburban Life article, published December 26, 2018, may be accessed HERE, or by clicking on the image below.





Tuesday, December 18, 2018

D99 Bands Host Musashino Academia Musicae in Exchange Concert


The Downers Grove North and South High School Bands were honored to host the Musashino Academia Musicae Wind Ensemble (with guest trumpet soloist Mr. Christopher Martin) for an exchange concert this evening. The ensemble, led by Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Professor Emeritus Ray E. Cramer, has traveled from Tokyo, Japan to perform this week at the prestigious 'Midwest International Band & Orchestra Clinic' in Chicago, IL, and stopped today in District 99 to share their musical artistry.

Thank you to the many persons who worked behind-the-scenes to ensure that today's events ran without a hitch. A special note of thanks is extended to the parent/family volunteers who coordinated the dinner for our guests. 

Congratulations to the members of the DGN and DGS Wind Ensembles for terrific performances to open this evening's concert!









Saturday, December 15, 2018

DGN Trojan Pep Band @ DGN vs DGS Double Header - Welcome Back Alumni!


The DGN Trojan Pep Band is making their 2018-19 debut tonight as DGN faces DGS in a cross-town matchup. A special welcome is extended to DGN Band Alumni who are sitting in with the band!










DGN Trojan Marching Band Ready For London!




The members of the Trojan Marching Band held their final full-practice in preparation for the 2019 London New Year's Day Parade, culminating with a performance for family and friends. The band is poised to make a strong musical and visual contribution to the parade. Congratulations to the students and staff of the band for the hard work that has gone into preparing for the upcoming tour!

Video of the TV Zone is available HERE










Friday, December 14, 2018

Own a Digital Download of Mosaic 2018!


The high-fidelity audio recording of the 2018 DGN Holiday Mosaic Concert is now available for purchase ($10). 

CLICK HERE to be redirected to the DGN Friends of Fine Arts website and download your copy today!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

DGN Musicians and Visual Artists Spread Holiday Joy - Mosaic 2018


Congratulations to the student musicians of the DGN Bands, DGN Choirs, and District 99 Orchestra for their exhilarating and emotionally impactful performances in the 2018 Holiday Mosaic Concerts. 


Congratulations to all of the student visual artists exhibiting compelling and creative work in the 2018 Holiday Mosaic Art Show.

The Downers Grove North community is proud of your artistic passion and the way in which you spread joy through the holiday season!