Author Archives: mom2nb

2019-20 meeting dates


Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 – rm 1675 (theater classroom – this date only)

Monday, October 7th, 2019 – rm 1685 (art classroom – all other dates)

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Monday, May 4th, 2020

(Dates are subject to change; please check the current online calendar at


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Auroris Dance Clinic – 4/6/19

The Auroris Dance Company is conducting a dance clinic for K – 8th graders (if your child has danced in the past and is not yet in kindergarten, they can participate as long as you stay with them). We will be teaching a jazz dance and hip-hop routine at the clinic. Your child can decide what type of dancing they would prefer to do. 8th graders will receive a t-shirt to wear during auditions in fall.

We will be teaching technique, stretching, and learning dance routines. The
routines will be performed at the end of the clinic in the Niles North Auditorium
along with a few favorites from the Auroris Dance Company’s show, “X”
performed by the Auroris Dance Company. Please wear athletic/dance apparel
that you can move in and athletic or dance shoes.

Information for Dance Clinic
Date: Saturday, April 6th , 2019
Ages Permitted: K-8th Grade (if they are not yet in Kindergarten or you think they
would prefer to have you there, you have to stay with them during the clinic)
Location: Registration at Door 12 (Athletic Entrance) at Niles North HS
Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
Check-in Time: 9:15am-9:30am
Performance Time: 11:30-12:00pm, Performance in the Niles North Auditorium (you will pick your child up after the performance)

For complete details – follow this link –



Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Place your ShopWithScrip gift card orders now!

Still need gift cards for the holidays! Want to support the Fine Arts at NNHS?

Now you can do both – Niles North Fine Arts Parents & Patrons is participating in the Scrip Gift Card fundraising program. You can purchase gift cards at full face value, and help our organization at the same time. See the link below for more details. Any questions, email us at

ShopwithScrip link

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Benevity – Giving Tuesday

For all you twitter fans – retweet the video pinned to Benevity’s profile, for a $10 donation to @NilesNorthFAPP for every retweet. Mention us in your retweet and thanks!


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Holiday shopping – Amazon Smile

GENERALHOLIDAY1_728x90._CB479440896_Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons Ltd when you do your holiday shopping at



Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Fall Grants available!

Fall Grants for our Fine Arts students have been launched. Please encourage your student(s) to apply; grants are non competitive.  Completed applications are due on Tuesday, October 9th.  A link to the application is below. Don’t let your student(s) miss out on this opportunity.  Parents, you do need to sign off on the application as well as fine arts teachers.  Please check your student’s application for completeness as incomplete applications cannot be accepted.  If you have any questions please email

If you aren’t already a member of the Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons and are interested in joining, a form is attached or visit us at and use the paypal link.

Corporate Matching– If your company participates in a corporate matching program such as the United Way or Benevity, please select the Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons (NNFAPP), as one of the recipients of grants. Then, periodically, NNFAPP (a 501c3 organization) will receive distribution checks. That money, in turn, goes to our Fine Arts students in the form of grants for private music lessons, master classes, creative workshops/seminars, art classes, dance classes and participation in outside ensembles and educational programs.

Amazon Smile – Support Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons Ltd by purchasing items thru and adding us as your charitable organization choice. They will donate 0.5% of purchases back to us.

This link is a PDF that can be downloaded, filled in and saved – 




Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Niles North Theater 2018-19

tick,  tick…BOOM! By Jonathan Larson • Directed by Timothy Ortmann Thu., Aug. 16, 2018 • 10 am (free community performance) Fri. & Sat., Aug. 17 & 18 • 4 & 7 pm – $10 Drama Performance Center A week before turning 30, the aspiring playwright has an existential crisis: should he continue to live the life of a starving artist or become a “sell-out” and settle down? Will his career finally take o or will he have to choose a di erent life to lead? Come celebrate Jon’s birthday and find out!

The Matchmaker – By Thornton Wilder • Directed by Timothy Ortmann Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, • 10 am (free community performance) Fri. & Sat., Oct. 5 & 6 • 7 pm – $10 Auditorium Adventure, mistaken identity, and of course, finding the perfect “match” collide in Thornton Wilder’s fast-paced uproarious farce. A wealthy shop owner, his employees, and a meddling match- maker shed their humdrum lives for a weekend of adventure and romance in New York. Who will truly find their “match”? The Matchmaker opened on Broadway in 1955 and later was turned into the musical Hello, Dolly!, which opened in 1964. Thornton Wilder is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright.

that’s my story! Developed by Niles North students Directed by Annaliisa Ahlman Fri., Dec. 7, 2018 • 4 & 7 pm -$5 Drama Performance Center Stories written by child authors will be developed by Niles North students into mini-plays. We then go to the young authors’ schools and present that’s my story!, an imaginative staging of their tales.

You Across from Me – By Reflections • Directed by Timothy Ortmann Wed., Feb. 6, 2019 • 4 & 7 pm Thur., Feb. 7, 10 am (free community/school performance) Fri., Feb. 8, 4 pm – $5 Drama Performance Center The Play Production class is showcased in this set of one-acts exploring what it means to sit across from someone and truly communicate. This unique collection of contemporary short plays explores themes of equity, diversity, and making connections… but who gets a seat at the table?

Chicago – Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse • Directed by Timothy Ortmann Thur., Mar. 14, 2019 • 10 am (free community performance) Fri., Mar. 15 • 7 pm Sat., Mar. 16 • 2 & 7 pm – $10 Auditorium Locked up for murder, vaudeville sensation Velma Kelly and her wannabe rival, Roxie Hart, compete for the stardom that might set them free from prison. These dueling leading ladies command their lawyers, lovers, and the other inmates at the Cook County Jail through jazz and all-out showstoppers in the Broadway classic, Chicago. Come “paint the town” with us and find out what “all that jazz” is really about! Chicago won multiple Tony Awards including the award for the best revival of a musical.

Clybourne Park – By Bruce Norris • Directed by Tyrone Phillips Thu., May 2, 2019 • 10 am (free community performance) Fri. & Sat., May 3 & 4 • 4 & 7 pm – $10 Drama Performance Center Set in a modest Chicago home in Clybourne Park, residents find that the neighborhood “is changing” in both 1959 and 2009. Act 1 and Act 2 follow di erent families living in the same home as they navigate the shifting tides. Bruce Norris’s biting commentary picks up where Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun left o . The story delves into themes of race, gentrifica- tion, politics, and family. Clybourne Park won both the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play in 2010.

NILES NORTH HIGH SCHOOL 9800 N Lawler • Skokie, IL 60077. Box Office 847-626-2122
Order tickets on a show by show basis at or become a subscriber.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

What do 8 drummers, 6 vocalists, 4 saxophones, 2 storytellers and 1 harpist have in common?

Spotlightfacebook cover ad

They will all be performing at this Sunday at the NNFAPP “Grown-Ups in the Spotlight” Talent Show!

You’ve supported Niles North High School fine arts programs in the past with your generous donations. And you’ve volunteered your time to help in a million other ways. Now we’re asking you to help in the easiest, most fun way possible: By buying a ticket to our upcoming “Grown-Ups in the Spotlight” variety show! Get your tickets at

This special fundraising event will feature talented performers of all kinds from your neighborhood, our community, and beyond. It’s going to be amazing. Please join us!

Grown-Ups in the Spotlight, Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Skokie Theatre (7924 Lincoln Avenue) Tickets: $40 in advance, $45 at the door. 

Buy tickets now at

Want to know more? “Grown-Ups in the Spotlight” is our biggest and most important fundraising event of 2018. The money raised will go toward grants that help individual students pursue their passion for the arts, and help the theater, choir, band, orchestra, visual art and dance programs continue to provide the very best in fine arts education and instruction. Get your tickets now at!

Did your NNHS fine arts student receive a grant? Pay it forward and enjoy performances by some of Skokie’s most talented people by going to “Grown-Ups in the Spotlight”!

And you can help even more by stopping by Village Inn before or after the show! They will donate 20% of your tab to NNFAPP all day on April 8!

Here’s your best chance to support Niles North fine arts!  Buy your tickets now! We hope to see you there!

NNFAPP Service Board


For more about this special event, contact the Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons, let us know your contact information, and a volunteer will get back with you.

Leave a comment

Filed under Event

Announcing Summer Grants

Niles North Fine Arts Parents & Patrons

2018 Summer Grant Program

Money for private lessons, master classes, creative workshops/seminars, art classes, dance classes, ensembles and more.
See your Niles North fine arts teacher or Marie Walton, Fine Arts Administrative Assistant, Room 1527, to pick up an application or download an application using the link below.

Deadline for all completed applications is Thursday, April 19, 2018


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Concert Friday night

Looking for something to do this Friday night, December 8th? Come out to Niles North to hear the Percussion Ensemble and the Jazz Ensemble perform. The concert starts at 7:30 and is FREE! You will be amazed at the performances from our talented students.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized