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The Niles North Pep Band has been selected as one of four bands in the state to perform as an Official Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Pep Band during the IHSA Girls State Final. Recorded samplings of their songs were sent to a panel of judges at IHSA. They will play at four semi-final Girls Basketball games which are being held March 1, 2013 at Illinois State University. They’ll perform during timeouts, halftime and commercial breaks at the competition and will be featured on Comcast Sports Net.

This competition has opened up many great opportunities for the Band. The Niles North Pep Band is considered an extracurricular class, performing at football games and basketball games while entertaining the crowd. This is the first time in five years that they have performed outside of the Niles North campus.

“I’m grateful for all of these students who have been so committed and truly expressed their schoolspirit and love.” Band director Cheryl Filipek, said.

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Thanks to Ryan McTague, Jason Brown and Cheryl Filipek for helping make this happen!