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

Dr. Rodney Dorsey visits DGS #99Learns #DGSPride

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Director of Bands Dr. Rodney Dorsey spent time this morning working with the South High School Wind Ensemble.  Dr. Dorsey focused his clinic time on active listening applied to individual and ensemble excellence.  It was a treat to have Dr. Dorsey share his time and expertise with our student musicians this morning.  Thanks to Mr. Brooks for facilitating this experience for our students!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Winter Art Show and Holiday Concert - We are ready! #99Learns #DGSPride

Your Mustang visual artists and musicians are ready!  The preparations for the Holiday Concert and Winter Art Show indicate this is an evening you won't want to miss!

Thanks in advance for supporting the arts in our community, district and school.  We look forward to sharing our sights and sounds with you tomorrow!

Monday, December 03, 2018

DGS Madrigal Singers visit WCIU "The Jam" #99Learns #DGSPride

The South High School Madrigals Singers visited the studio at WCIU in Chicago, recording seasonal selections that will be used on upcoming broadcasts of "THE JAM" morning show.  The students garnered authentic experience of what it is like to be part of a professional studio setting.

Material recorded  will be shown on broadcasts in early December - stay tuned to WCIU for specific to see your Mustang Musicians on the air!