Mr. Stavros Makropoulos was named the Band Director at Palos 118 in 2021 and oversees the entire school district's band program including middle school and 5th grade programs. In addition to band, Mr. Makropoulos is also the lighting and sound director for the Palos South Drama Club program.
Prior to joining our District, he worked as Band Director in the Midlothian School District from 2015-2021 and as Assistant Band Director and Music Teacher at Aux Sable Middle School in the Plainfield School District from 2011 -2015. He has also worked with the Lincoln-Way North Marching Band, the Lincoln-Way East Marching Band, Andrew High School Marching Band, and has served as a solo-ensemble judge for several festivals.
Mr. Makropoulos started playing clarinet in 6th grade at Conrady Jr. High, attended Stagg High School, and received his undregraduate degree in Music Education from Western Illinois University in 2011. While at WIU, he was a member of the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, University Band, Pep Pand, and The Marching Leathernecks. He also performed in small ensemble groups, and as a soloist for numerous recitals.