Niles West News

Annual Pasta ‘n Pops Concert to Honor Retiring Band Director

By Rebecca Yun

May 10, 2012

[singlepic id=3369 w=150 h=150 float=left]Niles West's 31st annual Pasta 'n Pops concert is going to be held on Saturday, May 12 in the Contest Gym. This year's concert will be dedicated to band director Bill Koch, who is retiring ...

Band Concert to be Held Tonight

By Danny Thompson

March 22, 2012

Niles West band director William Koch is scheduled to conduct the Spring band concert with his Concert band, Symphonic band, and Symphonic Wind Ensemble on Thursday, March 22  in the auditorium. Koch's bands have been preparing f...

Will Lefler: Not Your Average Swimmer

By Rebecca Yun

February 13, 2012

It's the day of the West vs. Waukegan swim meet and the natatorium is quiet, save for a referee in all white, who holds a speaker to his mouth and says, "Take your mark..." before pushing a button to start the varsity 200 freesty...

Band Scheduled to Put on a Holiday ‘Show’

By Hafsa Wahid

December 19, 2011

Niles West Band will perform their Holiday Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 pm in the Robert L. Johnson Auditorium. The band concert will put on a show that will consist of many songs which pertain to the holiday theme...

Niles West Band Concert a Success

By Ali Toth

November 3, 2011

The first Niles West Fall Band Concert of the year was held Thursday, Oct. 20. Students had been practicing their pieces since the beginning of the school year. There were no featured soloists, and there wasn't a set theme for the concert. Many songs, however, ...

Niles West Marching Band Soars On and Off the Field

By Morgan Gstalter

November 2, 2011

With a steady beat from a drum, they walk out onto the football field with a regimented precision and accuracy. They're backs are ram-rod straight, and they are poised and graceful, capes flowing in the wind. No, it's not an identical group of Supermen and women, it's the Niles West voluntary marching band. This...