Niles West News

Lauren Lee: Striking a Chord

By Ally Daskalopoulos

December 14, 2012

[media id=251] Flashback to Monday night: It’s 6:15 p.m., just 15 minutes before the symphonic orchestra is about to begin its second evening rehearsal for the winter concert. Sophomore Lauren Lee, the only harpist in the orchestra, ...

Orchestra Recital Is Sure To Entertain

By Alyssa Guzman

May 21, 2012

This year's orchestra recital will be taking place on Monday, May 21st at 7 p.m. in the music wing. The Pasta and Pops concert will be featuring popular songs from movies and musicals including songs from the movies Pocahontas and Enchanted...

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 ...

Niles West to Host the Festival of Orchestras

By Hafsa Wahid

March 14, 2012

Niles West will host its annual Festival of Orchestras on Thursday, Mar. 15 at 7:30 in the auditorium. The Festival of Orchestras is a grand concert where the Symphonic, Philharmonic and Concert Orchestras will perform, acco...

Orchestra Chamber Music Recital Performs Tonight

By Fatima Farha

October 26, 2011

Niles West Orchestra is performing their Chamber Music Recital on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6:00 pm in the orchestra and choir room. Chamber music is when a small group of people play separately without a conductor. This year, orchestra instructor, Steven Katz, put his Philharmonic and Symphonic...

May The Spirit Be With You

By Ivana Kosir

October 17, 2011

It's finally here; the most wonderful time of the school year: Homecoming. Many Niles West students look forward to the festivities that the Homecoming season brings us: the assembly, the parade, the school spirit days, the Homecoming football game, and of course, the Homecoming dance. ...

Niles West Orchestra to Put on Fall Concert

By Gabrielle Abesamis

October 13, 2011

Orchestra Director Steven Katz and his Concert, Philharmonic, and Symphonic Orchestras are scheduled to have their first concert of the school year tonight at 7:30 p.m.  in the Robert L. Johnson Auditorium. According to Katz, the orchestra...

If You Really Knew Mikey

By Maggie Wibright

May 31, 2011

“Hello Youtubers” are the first classic words you hear while watching Mikey Undas’ Bongo Lessons on Youtube. He opens the lesson, sitting in his black leather chair in the basement of his house, camera aimed directly at him while he’s complete with his si...