Tuesday, February 26, 2019

DGN Vocal Festival Success #WeAreDGN

Congratulations to the approximately 60 students who participated in today’s Vocal Festival. Students worked with Mr. Ken Donovan and Ms. Yvette Smith, both of whom sing with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in addition to other professional singing and teaching engagements in the Chicago area. Many thanks to our private voice teachers for their wonderful work and dedication. We are so proud of all of our students for their hard work, persistence of excellence, and their beautiful performances today. 

Monday, November 19, 2018

DGN Choirs Giving Tree Successes #WeAreDGN

Thank you and congratulations to the DGN Choirs, who have raised a total of $2,518 to donate to our Annual Giving Tree! We are so happy to support those in need in our community, and are proud of our students for pulling together in the spirit of giving!

Totals for this years contributions are as follows:

Treble Choir - $11.79 per person
Concert Choir - $15.02 per person
A Cappella Choir  - $18.37 per person
Freshman Choir - $19.45 per person

We extend sincere appreciation to all the choir students and families who contributed, and thank the members of our Choir Board who will shop and wrap gifts for the families we have adopted!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Congratulations, Freshman Ensemble!

Congratulations to the
2018-19 Freshman Ensemble:

Bridget Callaghan
Annie Cash
Carly Cummings
Christina Godar
Eleanor Harris
Charlie Johnson
Rebecca Kanarski
Marin Koch
Christine Lee
Anabel Levan
Cora Lingenfelter
Gillian Piencak
Amanda Ragnini
Kat Rutkowski
Mackenzie Werthman

Rehearsals will begin 2nd semester during your 4A RESOURCE

(you will have 4B lunch!)

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Choir Field Day Fun!!

Thanks to the DGN Choir Board for organizing a fun and successful Field Day!! 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Choir Shoe Order Form

Hi Choir Families!

In an effort to maintain the professional stage appearance of the choirs at North High, a policy has been established regarding footwear.  Each student will be required to purchase a pair of concert shoes. If students have shoes from last year that fit, there is no need to order a new pair!

Please click here for the choir shoe order form and more information! Fittings will happen at the end of next week. Payments are due FRIDAY, AUGUST 31st. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Welcome Back - Choir and Orchestra Parent Meeting!

Welcome back to all choral students returning to North High School! Welcome also to those of you who are new to the choral program at DGN. We’re all very excited to have you on campus and are ready for the start of a super school year!

We are excited to see you tomorrow night at 7 pm for our Choir and Orchestra Parent Meeting. At the meeting, we will be going through our choral handbook, which you can find linked on the right column of this blog. This handbook has two basic purposes. First, it is a summary of our expectations of you as a part of the choral music program. Second, it accompanies our fine arts calendar, with all of our concert and rehearsal dates already included so that you can mark your family calendars NOW. Remember that concert and dress rehearsal attendance is an important part of your grade in choral classes.

Ultimately, we want to stress the importance of good communication among you, your parents, and us. We will provide visual reminders of upcoming events as they approach during the year. Your job is to keep us informed of any issues that may prevent you from attending rehearsals or concerts as soon as you are aware of them, in the rare event of a personal or family emergency. Remember that choral singing is a cooperative effort, and we function as a team. We need all of our team members together if we are to maximize our potential!

In a very special way this year, you will have the opportunity to connect to the tradition of fine choral music at North High School, and your efforts will write yet another chapter in this long, proud history. We, as your teachers, are looking forward to an exciting and rewarding year. We want this year to be one of your fondest memories of high school.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow evening!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Welcome NIU Huskie Hunks

DGN Choirs welcomed the a cappella men's group, the Huskie Hunks, from Northern Illinois University today! Thanks for a wonderful and energy-filled performance!