Knight Life

Winter Concert 2019

Winter Concert 2019

Lydia Snapp, Social Media Team

January 24, 2020


OK Go Bassist and Loy Norrix Alumnus Triumphantly Returns to Kalamazoo

Damian Kulash (left) and Tim Nordwind (right) of OK Go speak at meet & greet at the Kalamazoo Public Library. When Nordwind was growing up in Kalamazoo, his mother served as the president of KPL's Friends Board of Directors.

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2019

A flyer is plastered onto the bulletin by the office. It shows four men in bright attire, tangled up in colorful yarn. This poster advertises that their tour is coming to town, but it isn’t the first time for one of them.  “My friends, who I played in a band with in high school, someone’s Engl...

Shoegazing In The Zoo

Shoegazing In The Zoo

Lydia Achenbach

April 26, 2018

  When I think of Kalamazoo, the first thing that pops into my head is music. Kalamazoo has an excellent music scene with a wide range of different genres. I’ve attended countless house shows and concerts right here in town. Whether I’m moshing and head-banging with a bunch of college students, or s...

What The Loy Norrix Drum Line Means To Students

What The Loy Norrix Drum Line Means To Students

Christian Baker

May 23, 2017

A feature of the Loy Norrix drum line and with a special look into what the program means to senior Rene Salas, freshman Devin Spencer, sophomore Yesenia Salas, and sophomore Lillia Bistrek.  ...

Loy Norrix Celebrates 2016 Homecoming

Loy Norrix Celebrates 2016 Homecoming

October 21, 2016

Video Credit / Michaela Whalen Music Credit / Shane Harrelson Click on the photo to view Homecoming 2016 video highlights ...

Jazz Music Entertains The New Generation

This group of musicians form the Western Jazz Quartet. They have all studied at Western Michigan University. Photo Credit / Alexis Martin


January 27, 2016

Have you ever wondered what it felt like to be in a college jazz band? To go from place to place just to make music with your small jazz quartet? On November 4th, the Western Jazz Quartet came to play for the band and orchestra students at Loy Norrix by request of orchestra teacher Sandra Shaw. The...

Marching Knights Take on Mackinaw City

Marching Knights Take on Mackinaw City


May 27, 2015

On Friday, May 22, the Loy Norrix Marching Band traveled north to perform in the Mackinaw City Memorial Parade. "I think it's important for us [the band] to get out and experience performing in bigger parades where bands from cities just as far come to. It helps us set goals for ourselves," said color ...

James McMillan is Nominated for the Blue Lake International Exchange Program

James McMillan is Nominated for the Blue Lake International Exchange Program


May 28, 2013

Over one thousand four hundred kids in the U.S are nominated for the Blue Lake Program yet only three hundred fifty are accepted. Out of those who are accepted, only twenty people perform in the jazz orchestra that James McMillan was accepted into.   Seven years ago James McMillan started band becaus...

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