Knight Life

Sophomore, Wolfgang Madonia practices chords on the guitar.

Students discuss their experiences making music

Milo Turner, Social Media Team June 4, 2021

During the 2020-2021 school year, KPS students have had a great deal of time on their hands without the added stress of transporting to and from campus.  For students who play instruments or make music,...

Loy Norrix band preforms on Norrix football field on May 5th. They are wearing their musician specific PPE.

LN Band puts on a great performance despite minimal rehearsal time

Ellie Haase, Social Media Editor May 15, 2021

“We decided to move our marching band season to the spring,” explained LN band director, Aaron Mirakovits.  Back in August when Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) had paused football...

Kohler Briggs posing for the picture in the Loy Norrix band uniform

Loy Norrix senior achieves the All-State award for his trumpet playing

Annemarie Mansfield, Social Media Team February 8, 2021

“I knew Kohler would perform his best, and considering what a great musician he is, I was happy but not surprised,” band teacher Aaron Mirakovits said about his first ever All-State winning student.  Trumpet...

Wallis dedicates some of her senior photos to showcase her love and passion for music.

Music is a modern therapy for teens

Ellie Haase, Social Media Editor January 6, 2021

Music has been able to help guide teens through this hard stage in their life.  During quarantine, many people are dealing with mental health issues or just being sad and lonely because of the...

David Byrne finds a great way to be gray in “American Utopia”

David Byrne finds a great way to be gray in “American Utopia”

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2020

The glint of shimmering silver chains, draped like curtains, set the boundaries of this world. The moment is occupied solely by a ghastly, white-haired figure donning a gray suit. He sits contemplatively...

Winter Concert 2019

Winter Concert 2019

Lydia Snapp, Social Media Team January 24, 2020

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 KPLs Friends Board of Directors.

OK Go Bassist and Loy Norrix Alumnus Triumphantly Returns to Kalamazoo

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...

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...

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

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

Jazz Music Entertains The New Generation

alexiskaymartin 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...

Marching Knights Take on Mackinaw City

Marching Knights Take on Mackinaw City

lindymoored 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...

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