Pasta 'n Pops

About Pasta 'n Pops

The date for the 2019 Pasta 'n Pops is May 18th. Mark your calendars! More information will be posted as we get closer to that date.

Pasta 'n Pops is the main fundraiser of the Niles West Music Parents Association. This annual event started in 1981 and has grown in popularity ever since. Held every May, this dinner concert features the talents of the Niles West Band, Orchestra, and Choir, in addition to extracurricular music groups such as the Niles West Jazz Band and Guys and Dolls Vocal Jazz. What makes Pasta 'n Pops so special is that it is the only concert at the school where all three musical disciplines perform at the same venue. Audiences of family, friends, alumni, administrators, and staff have enjoyed this show for years, along with the famous dessert table filled with goodies donated by the families.

Other concerts during the school year have no admission fee. Pasta 'n Pops is the only student concert where a ticket is required. Please invite family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy all our concerts, but especially Pasta 'n Pops, the culminating music event of the school year. If you would like to attend Pasta 'n Pops but do not have a student in the music programs at Niles West, please use the registration methods above. Ticket prices include pasta dinner, salad, bread, and drink. Copious amounts of desserts are provided by the families.

The income generated from Pasta 'n Pops supports music education at Niles West.

Ticket Sales

Other concerts during the school year have no admission fee. Pasta & Pops is the only student concert where a ticket is required. Please invite family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy all our concerts, but especially Pasta & Pops, the culminating music event of the school year.

Invitations with ticket information are mailed to all parents of music students 6 to 8 weeks prior to Pasta & Pops.

If you would like to attend Pasta & Pops but do not have a student in the music programs at Niles West, please email your request for ticket information to pastanpops@gmail.com.

Program Ads and Message Squares in the Concert Program

Merchants and businesses can support the Niles West Music Programs by purchasing an advertisement in the Pasta 'n Pops concert program. This dinner concert routinely attracts 1000+ attendees from the Lincolnwood, Niles, Morton Grove, and Skokie communities served by Niles West High School. Showing your support with an ad in the Pasta 'n Pops program is a great way to locally advertise your business or service. Please encourage your contacts or businesses that you frequent to place an ad in our program book. ¼ page, ½ page, and full page ads are available, currently priced at $40, $75, and $100 respectively. Program ads can be submitted any time throughout the school year; the deadline for ads is generally four weeks prior to Pasta 'n Pops.

Families can also place “message squares” to recognize their student performer.

Silent Auction Donations

We are seeking quality items of interest for donation to our silent auction. Popular items in the past have included restaurant gift certificates, sporting event tickets, small kitchen appliances, jewelry, artwork, and private music lessons. We ask you to think of your expertise, a connection you may have, or a business you frequent for consideration of a donated product, service, or gift certificate. All contributors are acknowledged in the Pasta 'n Pops program, and donors who provide gifts valued as $200+ will receive a complimentary full page ad. Auction donations can be accepted anytime throughout the school year.

Volunteers

The success of Pasta 'n Pops depends on our members and their generous manning of the volunteer stations throughout the evening. For example, volunteers are needed for the concession stand, dessert table, silent auction, and raffle. Volunteer shifts run approximately 45 minutes and are designed to not interfere with your viewing of the performance by your student.

We are using an online sign-up to fill over 100 volunteer positions!

If we do not receive enough volunteers online, expect a phone call about two weeks prior to the dinner concert. When you receive your call, please volunteer for a shift. The efforts of all are vital to the success of the concert and your contributions are greatly appreciated.

Please email nwmusicparents@gmail.com or pastanpops@gmail.com with any questions concerning Pasta 'n Pops.

Enjoy the Show!