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Musicians Earn Superior Ratings at IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest

Niles North High School students participated in the Illinois High School Association Solo and Ensemble Contest held March 8 in Darien, IL. All musicians earned the highest rating, a Division 1 Superior Rating. These students earned Superior ratings: Daniel Aisenberg, clarinet; Paul Oscar Benbow, alto saxophone; Grace Montague, bassoon; Eric Musielski, French horn; Emma Sophie Steger, French horn; and Juliana Tichota, marimba.

The North students are freshmen and sophomores taught by Cheryl Filipek, Band Director.

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Musicians Selected for IMEA District 7 Festivals

Niles Township High School District 219 musicians have been invited to perform at the upcoming Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) District 7 Festivals. 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, January 22 through 25; the most prestigious high school music festival in the state of Illinois, and the highest single honor a high school musician can achieve.

These Niles North students will perform at the IMEA District VII Senior Festival at Crystal Lake Central High School on November 9:

Karli Goldenberg, flute; Daniel Aisenberg, Bb clarinet; Ashley-Faith Ferrer, contrabass clarinet; Daniel Sahyouni, percussion; Jacob Nagler, bass (principal); Robert Sanders, violin; Sally Alvarado, soprano I; Megan Crane, alto I; Michael Hennessy, bass I; Anna Hill, alto I; Roselie Mazor, alto II; Emma Steger, alto I; and Noah Zeidman, bass II.

The following NN students have been selected for the IMEA Jazz Festival which will be held at Lakes Community High School in Lake Villa on November 16:

David Liljewall, guitar; Sally Alvarado, soprano; Jazib Gohar, tenor; and Noah Zeidman, bass.

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Progressive Steps, NN Percussion Group Chosen!

The Niles North Percussion Ensemble has been selected to perform at the Illinois Music Educators Conference which will take place in Peoria, IL on January 22-24, 2014.  This high honor was awarded after Cheryl Filipek, NN Band Director and Mike Moehlmann, Percussion Director applied for the Progressive Steps to play at this statewide concert. The IMEA conference showcases the highest level of student musicians in the state of Illinois.
Congratulations students!
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Niles North Art Students display talent at Old Orchard Mall

NN_Mural_at%20OOThe Niles North National Art Honor Society (NAHS) lent their talents to create a beautiful mural that is on display at Westfield Old Orchard Mall in Skokie. Ten NAHS students designed the whimsical mural with painted peacocks, flowers, floating alpacas, faces and intricate abstract designs. The mural graces the windows of an empty storefront across from Anthropologie on the north side of the mall. Artists include:  Luca Ferincz, Stella Gellar, Anna Poloz, Faisal Warsani, Emily Moy, Sally Lavengood, Aisha Khan, Brittaney Chang, Serena Hocharoen and Corie Adams.

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NNFAPP 2013 Winter Grants Awarded

This is the thirteenth year the Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons have offered grants to Fine Arts students. They are intended for private voice or instrument lessons, master classes, creative workshops/seminars, art classes, dance classes and participation in ensembles and educational opportunities.  The NNFAPP encourages and supports the students’ involvement and dedication to the fine arts. A record number of applications were submitted.

Congratulations to the following award recipients:

Jennifer Boston
Roselie Mazor
Gabrielle Dizon
Emi Kanda
Hannah Sahyouni
Maree Smyth
Ryan Loach
Eugene Hyun
Teresa Franks
Ashley D’Costa
Phoebe Yeo
Noah Zeidman
Christopher Khoshaba
Lauryn Schmelzer
Humza Abbasi
Sidrah Ahmed
Sally Lavengood
Jacob Nagler
Emma Steger
Nina Roy
Elana Kennedy
Sophia Huang
Sivan Eliasoff
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North Musicians Participate in IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest

Niles North High School students participated in the Illinois High School Association Solo and Ensemble Contest held March 2 in Schaumburg, IL. Daniel Aisenberg received a Superior rating on clarinet, as well as the “Best of the Day” award. Ari Bearman received a Superior rating on trumpet. Erin Martin received an Excellent rating on flute. The North students are freshmen taught by Cheryl Filipek, Band Director.