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, January 14, 2019

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp - DGN Campus Auditions - February 20

The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (in Michigan) is one of the nation’s leading arts immersion camps.  BLFAC is a non-profit summer school of the arts specializing in two-week arts programs for intermediate and high school students. 

Because there is a strong tradition of highly qualified District 99 students attending Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the institution actively recruits in our schools.  Additionally, BLFAC sends a representative to our building each February to hear interested students play and sing.  From those ‘mini auditions’ BLFAC frequently awards merit-based scholarships to attend the camp.  This year’s BLFAC scholarship auditions will be held on Wednesday, February 20th, 4th - 8th periods and for a short time after school.  If you are interested in playing or singing a short audition for the BLFAC rep, please express your interest on a sign-up sheet in the Fine Arts Office (room 131). Please see Ms. Moran or your music teacher to sign up for a time

What should you be prepared to play or sing in your audition?  Plan to perform 2-3 min of music that you have been working on with a private music teacher, or in class.  This could be an etude, a solo, or a piece of literature that you have really enjoyed studying.  Pick something that shows off your abilities!

The Blue Lake representative will share some basic information with the student to take home to parents.  In the meantime, you are encouraged to check out Blue Lake’s website at  

Many DGN musicians have received significant scholarships to attend Blue Lake as a result of these mini-auditions. Please consider this fabulous opportunity!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

It's A Family Affair: Parents Sit-In with Trojan Pep Band!

It was great to have parents sitting in with the Trojan Pep Band today! Thanks for coming out and joining us!

Jazz Cafe 2019

Congratulations to the musicians of the DGN Jazz Ensemble, DGN Jazz Lab Band, Herrick Middle School Jazz Band, Jefferson Junior High School Friends of Jazz, and the Westview Hills Middle School Jazz Band for their spirited and exciting performances at the 2019 DGN Jazz Cafe!

Friday, January 04, 2019

DGN Trojan Marching Band Featured on BBC Television Morning Program

Congratulations to the members of the Trojan Marching Band for their feature spot on the BBC national television broadcast "BBC Breakfast." 

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Happy New Year from London: DGN Band is 'Brilliant' in #LNYDP

Congratulations to the members of the DGN Trojan Marching Band for an absolutely "brilliant" performance in the 2019 London New Year's Day Parade! The weather was absolutely perfect for the parade which led to record numbers of spectators along the route. DGN musicians were welcomed warmly by the London crowd that was estimated to be well over 500,000 spectators. 

We have a LOT of photos to share, HERE.

Following the parade, the arduous task of packing our instruments commenced. 

In the early evening DGN Drum Majors accepted recognition plaques and framed posters from the parade organizers and London dignitaries. Then it was off to the West End to see Les Miserables!