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ILMEA District VII Festival musicians chosen!

Forty-one Niles Township High School District 219 musicians have been invited to perform at upcoming Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) District 7 Festivals this month. This is the largest contingent from D219 to ILMEA in many years. Students from the orchestra, choir and band underwent stringent auditions to qualify for the festivals. Their performances will determine whether these musicians receive an invitation to the All-State Festival in Peoria, IL during the 2016 Illinois Music Educators Conference on January 27 through 30, the most prestigious high school music festival in the state of Illinois, and the highest single honor a high school musician can achieve.
The following students will perform at the ILMEA District VII Concert Festival on November 7 at Glenbrook South High School:
Band:  Oscar Benbow, alto sax; Lucy Chavez, oboe; Filip Czarkowski, trumpet; Juliana Tichota, percussion.
Orchestra: David Caplan, cello; Robert Sanders, violin; and Daniel Aisenberg, clarinet.
Choir:  Jacob Austria, bass; Justin de la Cruz, tenor; Gabriella Dizon, alto; J.P. Dizon, bass; Hannah Eisman, soprano; Al Estacion, tenor; Goodwin Francis, tenor; Anna Hill, alto; Flonja Hoxha, alto; Thomas Montgomery, bass; Russell Reyes, tenor; Geoffrey Schmelzer, tenor; Sophie Steger, alto; and Joy Yelenosky, soprano.
The following students have been selected for the ILMEA Jazz Festival held at Niles West High School on November 21:
Vocal Jazz Ensemble:  Jacob Austria, bass; Justin de la Cruz, tenor; J.P. Dizon, bass; Anna Hill, alto; Russell Reyes, tenor; Geoff Schmelzer, tenor; and Emma Steger, alto.


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Niles North Band Concert TONIGHT! 10/21/15 7:30PM

Join us for our first Band concert of the school year under new director, Michael Moehlmann.

Mr. Moehlmann is certainly not a stranger to Niles North; he has been running our Progressive Steps percussion ensemble and involved with the NN Jazz Band for several years.

Come on out and enjoy this free concert at 7:30pm in the Niles North auditorium.

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Choir and Orchestra Concert Thursday, 10/15, 7:30pm

The Niles North Orchestra under the direction of Jennifer Page and the NN Choir led by director Dan Gregerman will conduct the first concert of the school year at 7:30pm TODAY, Thursday, October 15. ALL WELCOME to this free performance of our outstanding musicians.

The orchestra will be having a Butterbraid fundraiser during the event. Sample one of the delicious varieties after the concert and plan on putting your order in!

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Niles North Theatre presents “Lord of the Flies” Friday, 10/9, Saturday, 10/10

Niles North Theatre presents “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding on October 8 through 10 in the Auditorium at 9800 N. Lawler, Skokie. The classic tale of a plane wreck that strands a group of English students on a deserted island during wartime. As the students explore their new-found freedom, what starts out as fun and games turns into a vicious battle for power. They split into two tribes: one that strives for civility and another that delights in savage violence. The competition escalates into a dangerous, frightening climax, as this thrilling classic looks into the darker parts of human nature.

Performances are 7 p.m. on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 in the Auditorium. Tickets are $10. Purchase by calling the Box Office at (847) 626-2122 or visit

The cast includes: Jacob Berstein as Ralph, Zac Luna as Jack, Eric Simon as Piggy, Emi Kanda as Roger, Kayla Chinitz as Sam, Lizzie Soglin as Eric, Esho Rasho as Simon, Nicolas Slater as Henry, Nina Codell as Maurice, Martina Scofano as Billie, Emaurie Pelt as Perceval, and Nathaniel Schetter as Naval Officer. Ensemble: Lena Folke, Katie Yau, Nathaniel Schetter, and Lauren Rosenfeld.

The play will be directed by Tyrone Phillips, the artistic director of Chicago’s Definition Theatre Company, and a Niles North alumnus (Class of 2008). Production staff includes Annaliisa Ahlman, Scenic Designer; Barbara Reeder, Technical Director; Michael Rourke, Lighting Designer; Teresa Ripley, Costume Designer; Brian Fallon, Hair Designer; Leila Henry, Choreographer; Sarah Scanlon, Makeup Specialist; Timothy Ortmann, Vocal Coach; Anita Scanlon and Linda Room, Costume Assistants; Ken Otsuka and Zach Zirlin, Promotional Materials; and Debbie Neitlich and Anne Zavell, Production Assistants.

The student production staff includes: Martin Wiviott, Assistant Director; Dani Brown, Stage Manager; Sean Loach and Jessica Hansen, Assistant Stage Managers; Hannah Doherty, Assistant Technical Director; Elizabeth Keegan, Properties Designer; Anajé Silva, Sound Designer; Jacob Rosenberg, House Manager; and Karen Wallace, Assistant Lighting Designer.