Pasta 'n Pops




 ARE DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST  Click here for Info

About Pasta 'n Pops

Pasta 'n Pops is the main fundraiser of the Niles West Music Parents Association.  It will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2024 this year.  During the pandemic, this event did not take place.  WE ARE BACK this year!  Interested in volunteering?  Any effort, big or small is much appreciatedClick here to help.

SEND a SHOUT OUT to your child in the PASTA & POPS PROGAM!!  Detail here:  Shout Out

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. This annual event started in 1981 and has grown in popularity ever since. 

This 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.

How To Help Make Pasta 'n Pops a Success:

Place an Ad in the Concert Program

Click here for all the details and the print. 

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 300+ 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.

Here is a formal letter to send to prospective businesses.   REMEMBER to change the highlighted signature line to YOUR information. 

Recognize your Student with Message Squares

 in the Concert Program

Click here for ALL the details and to print.

What is a Shout Out?

It's a personal message printed in the Pasta and Pops Program that lets your musician know how special they are. Include a picture, a message, words of encouragement, or a favorite memory. All ads must be submitted by April 19th

Donate a Themed Basket

We kindly request that the families of the students consider contributing baskets for the bucket raffle.  Individual families or groups of families. Ideas are: 1) movie tickets and popcorn or 2) coffee, mug and Starbucks gift card. etc.

We will announce the winners of the baskets at the end of the night.

Do you know a BUSINESS or have a BUSINESS that might want to donate?  Click here for all the details and the print.   DUE DATES are extended to April 19, 2024.

Volunteer the day of the Event

The success of Pasta 'n Pops depends on our members and their oversight of the volunteer stations throughout the evening.  For example, volunteers are needed for to serve dinner,  re-filling the dessert table, and raffle.  Volunteer shifts run approximately 45 minutes and are designed so you will not miss your student's performance.  

You can sign up at the NWMPA table after the Spring Orchestra, Band and Choir concerts.

Please email  or with any questions concerning Pasta 'n Pops.

Enjoy the Show!