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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 – 




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

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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!

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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.

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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


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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.

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Don’t forget to support NNFAPP on Giving Tuesday

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Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, and Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons, (NNFAPP) a 501c3 non- profit organization would love to receive your support. Most of our fine arts performances are free, so please consider joining or sending an additional donation to our organization. All of the funds we receive go directly to students in the form of grants to support their fine arts experiences. Recently we awarded almost 50 grants to students! With your support, we can do even  more.

If your company participates in a corporate matching program such as the United Way, Benevity or others, please select the Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons as one of the recipients of matching dollars or donations. Then periodically, NNFAPP will receive those designated 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. This is an exceptional opportunity for you to help our students in a meaningful and generous way. The funds you are already donating come back to serve our community. Please see the ways to donate at the right side of our page. We thank you for your generosity and support.


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Niles North Theater presents WE THE PEOPLE

Don’t miss the Niles North Theatre’s production of WE THE PEOPLE, devised and developed by Niles North students, directed by: Tyrone Phillips

Who are we and what makes us American? In a time of social and political unrest, future generations have a unique opportunity to redefine what it means to be American in this time and place in history. Using the stage as their mouthpiece and their experiences as research, students will create a new piece of performance art that shows us what they think America is – in hopes that it will help us understand what it could be. Come see this brand new work!

Thu., Nov. 16th, 10:00am – Free Community Performance
Fri. & Sat., Nov. 17 & 18, 4:00 & 7:00 pm
Drama Performance Center

Get your tickets online for Friday and/or Saturday at:…/ac…/nntheatre/buy-tickets…

Hope to see you there!

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NNFAPP meeting Monday, 11/6/17, 7pm

Our next meeting will be on Monday, November 6th @ 7pm, room 1685 (art classroom)

Please take the opportunity to see NN Fall Jazz concert on Friday, November 10th at 7:30 pm in the auditorium.

Thank you to everyone who encouraged their student to apply for a fall grant – we had 47 applicants.  All students will need to respond to the email that was sent this past week in order to process payments.

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Fall Grant Application deadline extended


Niles North Fine Arts Parents & Patrons

Fall Grant Program application deadline extended

Money for: private lessons, master classes, creative workshops/seminars, online courses, art classes, dance classes, educational periodicals, participation in outside ensembles and programs.

See your Niles North fine arts teacher or Marie Walton, Fine Arts Secretary, Room 1527. Pick up an application today!

Application Deadline – Monday, October 16, 2017