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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2019 DGN Graduation Concert


Congratulations to the musicians of the DGN A Cappella Choir, DGN Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Orchestra Strings, for their terrific performances at the 2019 Graduation Concert!

Special kudos are extended to Senior Concerto Soloist Brian Perillo (euphonium), as well as all the Seniors in the Class of 2019.













Monday, April 29, 2019

"Graduation Concert" Tuesday Night at DGN


Don't miss the 2019 DGN "Graduation Concert" on Tuesday, April 30, featuring the A Cappella Choir, and Wind Ensemble, with Senior Concerto Soloist Brian Perillo.

The concert is FREE and begins at 7 PM in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium. Doors open for General Admission seating at 6:30 PM.

Out-of-town family and friends may view the concert live-stream on the DGN Fine Arts YouTube Channel. Video will also be available to view once the concert concludes. 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom - Opens Thursday!


On May 2, 3, and 4, DGN Theatre Presents our Spring Studio Production of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom. In this terrifying twist between The Twilight Zone and a Stephen King horror novel, suburban parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game that uses a GPS system to map out their own neighborhood.  The goal of the game is to decimate an army of zombies and escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own and, in this game, you only get one life.  

The May 2 show is at 7 pm and the May 3 and 4 shows are at 5 pm in the Studio Theatre, room 248.  Students get in free with a district ID; students and seniors are $5 and adults are $10, but space is limited, so get your tickets in advance.  

This show is rated M, for Mature, and it is not recommended for audience members under the age of 14.   

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thriller! Congratulations DGN Choirs - Back To The 80s


Congratulations to the members of the DGN Choirs for "totally awesome" Back To The 80s Choral Showcase! Click HERE for a clip of Thriller! 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Back To The 80s - DGN Choral Showcase - Thursday Night!



You won't want to miss the 2019 DGN Choral Showcase on Thursday, April 25. Jump in our musical time-machine for a trip "Back To The 80s!"

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Transformative Experiences: Music Brings Us Together


Thank you to the musicians of the Bietigheim-Bissingen Jugendblasorchester for sharing their music with our District 99 community. Tonight's concert capped off another wonderful exchange with the students and staff of the Musikschule. 

Congratulations to the members of the DGS Wind Ensemble, and the DGN Wind Ensemble, for opening the program with outstanding performances.

We look forward to returning to Germany in the summer of 2020 with the District 99 Honors Band, and celebrating the 35th year of our exchange program!
















International Band Exchange Concert - Tonight!


Please join us for an evening of wonderful cross-cultural music on Wednesday April 17th at 7:00 PM in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium of Downers Grove North High School!

The concert will open with one selection each by the DGS Wind Ensemble and the DGN Wind Ensemble. Following our District 99 bands we will welcome to the stage our friends from Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany to perform the remainder of the program. 

Don't miss what is sure to be an enriching musical experience. Invite your friends, family and neighbors. And join us afterward in the lobby for a reception honoring our guests.




Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tri-M Music Honor Society Member Induction Ceremony 2019


Congratulations to the members of the Downers Grove North Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter who were inducted and recognized at this evening's ceremony.


2018-2019 Inductees
William Berberich
Justin Berghorst
Carissa Blumka
Jeremy Blumka
Gillian Cotrell
Jaclyn Duellman
Rebecca Edmundson
Emily Ennis
Derek Ferraro
Abbie Folkening
Nicholas Geringer
Marissa Gonzalez
Jeannie Hansen
Benjamin Hodonicky
Emilija Irvin
Julia Isoniemi
Kristen Karam
Aisling Kerr
Madeline Klockner
Emma Krause
Quinn Mackenzie
Patrick Martens
MacKenzie McGuire
Braden Moore
Katharine Murray
Paige Sadler
Andrew Swenson
Julia Szostak
Miles Teague
Katherine Tokash
Jesse Wei
Lily Wenger

2018-2019 Continuing Members
Jozelle Arenz
Lucile Boyd
Emma Duncan
Maureen Kelliher
Amelia Korbitz
Catherine Ramsey
Aidan Purcell

A special congratulations is extended to the Tri-M Officers, the Tri-M Class of 2019, and a special note of thanks is offered to Faculty Sponsor Ms. Jennifer Mullen.


Monday, April 15, 2019

Congratulations Catherine Ramsey - New Philharmonic


Congratulations to DGN harpist Catherine Ramsey on her outstanding performance with the New Philharmonic this past weekend!

German Victory - D99 Retains "Loser's Cup"


Congratulations to our friends from the Bietigheim-Bissingen Musikschule on their victory in the exchange's traditional "Loser's Cup" match. This year's friendly, moved indoors due to snow, was a hard-fought battle. While the American team led in shots-on-goal, the 3-1 victory for Deutschland was a testament to the Musikschule's passing skills and pin-point accuracy when pressing offensively.  

The Loser's Cup will remain in the United States for another year, until the District 99 Honors Band finds a way to pack it up and transport it to Germany for a 2020 rematch! 











Friday, April 12, 2019

DGN Winter Guard Showcase 2019


Congratulations to the members and instructional staff of the 2019 DGN Winter Guard, for an exceptional season that brought joy to so many. Thank you for sharing your artistry with our community, and inspiring so many through your passion for the arts. Bravo!