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GBS Band Weekly Update 9/18/2022

Schedule for the Week:

Monday: Marching Band Rehearsal, 5:45-9:00pm
Thursday: Junior High Band Day, 8:00am call time
Thursday: Marching Band Rehearsal, 5:45-9:00pm

Director’s Notes

Hello Band Families! 

Congratulations to the Marching Titans on a fantastic performance yesterday at the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival! You get better every day! Thank you to all of the volunteers for all your help in making the day run smoothly!

We will be welcoming middle school students to GBS on Thursday for Junior High Band Day! Call time is 8:00am in the band room. Winds and percussion, please wear your marching band polo. Color guard, please wear your blue guard shirts. Marching band members will be called out for the first two blocks of the day. 

Click the link to see the itinerary for the Prospect Competition (Oct. 1). Any changes to the itinerary will be communicated through eblast and google classroom. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

One Band, One Family! Mr. Brian Boron, Band Director, bboron@glenbrook225.org, 847-486-4437

Fundraising Updates

Our first student fundraisers are underway! 

Change in payment info:
If you have already collected checks made out to GBSIL, no worries, send those in. Going forward, checks should be made out to Glenbrook South High School.

Fun Pasta
*
Order forms are due October 7th, with delivery around October 15th (more details in October). 
*Students may earn between 35% and 50% of their sales, depending on the total of group sales (35% for <$2000, 40% for $2001-$5999, 50% for > $6000).
*Download the brochure or order form (or pick up copies outside the band room).

Cheesecakes
*Order forms are due October 21st, with delivery on November 3rd. 
*Students earn $8.50 per cheesecake
*Download the brochure or order form (or pick up copies outside the band room).

Also, GSO is currently selling insulated tumblers with the GSO logo. For information, see the GSO website at www.glenbrooksymphony.org/fundraising.html

Questions … contact Laura Ashley at lauramcashley@gmail.com or (773) 454-6031

Volunteers Needed for Prospect Competition 10/1

We need chaperones and equipment help for our next competition!

*Follow this link to the sign up for the Prospect Knight of Champions Marching Band Festival:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C49A4A72AABF49-prospect

*We also have 3 more home games; you can volunteer for those here: 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C49A4A72AABF49-home

NYC Trip Info

In order to officially sign-up for the trip, please fill out this form by Friday, September 30th at 11pm. Your electronic signature at the end of the form is your official commitment to the trip. 

The first payment installment ($466) is due on Fri, Oct 7th and can be paid either online or through the bookstore at each school. The bookstore will not be taking payments until the week of October 3rd. We let you know once payments can be made. 

The trip packet is available here.

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Rehearsal and Competition Schedule Updates

Hello Band Families!

Based on the student survey results, we will be holding rehearsal on Friday, September 16th, from 5:45pm-8:00pm. Please note that this rehearsal will end one hour earlier than our Monday/Thursday rehearsals.

Click the links to see itineraries for the Wheeling Competition (Sep. 17) and the Prospect Competition (Oct. 1). Any changes to the itinerary will be communicated through eblast and google classroom. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

One Band, One Family! Mr. Brian Boron, Band Director, bboron@glenbrook225.org, 847-486-4437

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GBS Band Weekly Update 9/4/22

Schedule for the Week:

Monday: No school, no rehearsal
Thursday: Marching Band Rehearsal, 5:45-9:00pm

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, Sep. 14: New York Trip Meeting, 6:00pm in the GBS East Cafeteria
Thursday, Sep. 15: Home Football Game, 5:15pm Warm-up
Friday, Sep. 16: Possible marching band rehearsal, 5:45-9:00pmSaturday, Saturday, Sep. 17: Wheeling Competition, Time TBD

Director’s Notes

Hello Band Families!

Thank you to everyone who came to Parent Night in the Classroom and stopped by the band room! It was so nice to meet and see all of the people who help support our incredible students!

On Wednesday, September 14th at 6:00pm, there will be an informational meeting about the upcoming GSO/GBS Jazz Band trip to New York City. If you are interested in finding out more about what the trip will entail, please attend this meeting. There is no obligation to sign up if you do attend. 

Our next home football game is Thursday, September 15th. This is a departure from the typical Friday night game, but we will still be performing. The band will be in full uniform for this game. 

We are considering adding a marching band rehearsal on Friday, September 16th from 5:45-9:00pm. Students, please fill out this google form as soon possible so we can decide whether or not this rehearsal will happen. A decision will be announced no later than this Wednesday. 

Permission slips are available in the band room! Please return this permission slip as soon as possible. Every member of the marching band is required to turn in a permission slip (signed by a parent or guardian), before being allowed to board the bus. The first off-campus event is Saturday, September 17th at Wheeling High School. An itinerary for the day will be made available as soon as our performance time is finalized. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

One Band, One Family! Mr. Brian Boron, Band Director, bboron@glenbrook225.org, 847-486-4437

Fundraising:

Cheesecakes and Fun Pasta
Fundraising for student travel accounts has begun! Check out the fundraising board in the band room for details and to pick up order forms and brochures.

  • Pasta order forms are due October 7th, with delivery around October 15th (more details in October). 
  • Cheesecake order forms are due October 21st, with delivery on November 3rd. 

Questions … contact Laura Ashley at lauramcashley@gmail.com or (773) 454-6031. Click here for detailed instructions.

Volunteering:

Game Night Volunteers Needed
We rely on volunteers to help the band get ready for games, chaperone in the stands and move equipment for the show. Thanks to everyone who signed up for the first home game! There are four more home games on the schedule. Come support the band!
Follow this link to the sign up form: 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C49A4A72AABF49-home

Volunteer sign ups for competitions and parades will be available when we have more details about those events.

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GBS Band Weekly Update 8/28/2022

Schedule for the Week:

Monday: Marching Band Rehearsal, 5:45-9:00pm
Thursday: Marching Band Rehearsal, 5:45-9:00pm

Upcoming Events:

Click here for the tentative schedule for the 2022/2023 GBS Marching Band season!

Director’s Notes

Hello Band Families!

Congratulations to the Marching Titans on a great performance at the first football game of the season! You’ve worked incredibly hard, and you should be so proud of yourselves! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped the band have a great night! Your time, effort, and flexibility are greatly appreciated!

If you would like to submit a design to be considered for the “Home at Last” logo, please email it to Mr. Boron by 8:00am tomorrow, Monday, August 29. 

Permission slips are available in the band room! Please return this permission slip as soon as possible. Every member of the marching band is required to turn in a permission slip (signed by a parent or guardian), before being allowed to board the bus. The first off-campus event is Saturday, September 17 at Wheeling High School.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

One Band, One Family! Mr. Brian Boron, Band Director, bboron@glenbrook225.org, 847-486-4437

Game Night Volunteers Needed

We rely on volunteers to help the band get ready for games, chaperone in the stands and move equipment for the show. Thanks to everyone who signed up for the first home game! There are four more home games on the schedule. Come support the band!

Follow this link to the sign up form: 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C49A4A72AABF49-home

Volunteer sign ups for competitions and parades will be available when we have more details about those events.

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GBS Band Weekly Update 8/21/2022

Schedule for the Week

Monday: Marching Band Rehearsal, 5:45-9:00pm

Thursday: Marching Band Rehearsal, 5:45-9:00pm

Friday: Football Game, 5:15pm warm-up. 7:00pm game

Upcoming Events

Click here for the tentative schedule for the 2022/2023 GBS Marching Band season!

Director’s Notes

Hello Band Families!

I hope everyone had a great first week back at school, and I hope you’re looking forward to our first gameday this Friday! The uniform for the first game will be white band polo/blue color guard shirt, khaki shorts, white socks, and gym shoes. 

If you would like to submit a design to be considered for the “Home at Last” logo, please email it to Mr. Boron by 8:00am on Monday, August 29th. 

This week, every member of the marching band will receive a permission slip. Please return this permission slip as soon as possible. Our first off-campus event is the Wheeling competition on September 17th. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

One Band, One Family! Mr. Brian Boron, Band Director, bboron@glenbrook225.org, 847-486-4437

Football Game Volunteers Needed

We rely on volunteers to help the band get ready for games, chaperone in the stands and move equipment for the show. Please sign up to help at one, or more, of this year’s home games! Follow this link to the sign up form: 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C49A4A72AABF49-home
The first home game is this Friday!

Volunteer sign ups for competitions and parades will be available when we have more details about those events.

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Saturday Sports Kickoff and Spirit Wear

Fall Sports Kickoff, Saturday 8/20

Call time is 8:30 AM for a 9:00 performance. The event should be done by 11:00, if not before. The uniform for this event is blue & gold!

Spirit Wear: Order Now!

The 2022 Spirit Wear shop is open. Place your order now through August 23. Items will be shipped to GBS. Order at https://south-titans-2022.itemorder.com.

Fees Due 

If you have not yet paid your band fees, please submit them as soon as possible. Venmo GBSIL-Band (code 1551) or place a check in the band room mailbox. Please include your student’s name with the payment. Questions, contact Mary Frese, marykfrese@gmail.com.

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GBS Band Weekly Update 8/14/2022

Schedule for the Week

Monday: Marching Band Rehearsal, 5:45-9:00pm

Tuesday: Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors playing for orientation, 10:30am call time

Thursday: Marching Band Rehearsal, 5:45-9:00pm

Saturday: Fall Sports Kickoff, Time TBA

Director’s Notes

Hello Band Families!

What a great band camp! Thank you to all the students and parents who helped make it a success and to all who came to our preview on Friday! We look forward to sharing the rest of the show with you!

We have two performances this week! The first one will be Tuesday. Sophomore, Junior, and Senior marching band students will be playing for orientation. Freshman band students should attend the regular orientation activities. On Saturday, the marching band will be performing at the Fall Sports Kickoff. Uniform and call time are TBA.

We will be starting our regular Monday/Thursday evening marching band rehearsals tomorrow. I look forward to seeing everyone as classes start on Wednesday!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

One Band, One Family! Mr. Brian Boron, Band Director, bboron@glenbrook225.org, 847-486-4437

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Band Camp, Volunteering, Parent Meeting & Fees

Director’s Notes

Band camp is here! We’re looking forward to officially starting our marching band season, so get a good night’s sleep and remember to hydrate!

There will be a different spirit day each day of band camp. You can see all the spirit days here.

If you would like to volunteer to help set up for Monday’s rehearsal, the band room will be open starting at 9:30am. There will be a lot to do, and all volunteers are greatly appreciated!

Please remember that if you cannot be at rehearsals, make sure you email Mr. Boron, Mr. Krejci, and your section leader as soon as possible. If you are a color guard member, please email Mr. Wiles as well. Same goes for percussionists to email Mr. Vilches, Mr. Hughey, and Mr. Peterson.

Information for Band Camp

Band camp is one of the most important weeks for the marching band every year. We spend a lot of time together learning the show and all about the fundamentals of marching. It is crucial that all participants are present and prepared for rehearsals. Band camp runs Monday through Friday from 12:45pm until 9:00pm. There will be a demonstration and performance Friday evening (time is TBD).

• Remember to check the weather every day and dress appropriately. Please assume we will be outside unless there is significant rain.
• Remember to wear sunscreen and bring extra so you can reapply throughout the day, and pack bug spray for the evening.
• A hat and sunglasses are highly recommended since we will be outdoors, mostly in the parking lot. In the past, people have also brought cooling towels.
• Please bring a refillable water bottle so you can stay hydrated all day. While we are learning drill, you will be allowed to have your water bottle with you on the field.
• Dinner will be served at approximately 5:00pm. During the dinner break, students will not be allowed to leave campus. If you are bringing your own food, please know that refrigeration will not be available.

This is going to be an exciting band camp and a great marching band season! I, along with the entire band staff, look forward to seeing everything you will do during the season!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

One Band, One Family!
Mr. Brian Boron, Band Director, bboron@glenbrook225.org, 847-486-4437

Band Camp Volunteers

We are still in need of chaperones this week. We have some additional slots for help with uniform fittings as well. Please help fill out the volunteer roster! Sign up at Band Camp SignUpGenius

All Parent Meeting 8/12 at 6:30pm

Mark your calendars and plan to join us in the band room on Friday evening. You will get details on plans, events and needs for the band year. You may also pay your student’s band fees (see below). Afterwards, we will move to the stadium so our students can demonstrate all they have accomplished through the week of band camp!

Uniforms and Band Fees

Please see our web page, gbsil.org/fees, for a description of fees. This year, fees will be due at or before the parent meeting on Friday, August 12. Payment may be made by check (made out to GBSIL) or Venmo (GBSIL-Band).

Students will be fitted for uniforms during the week of band camp. Afterwards, they will receive an individual fee sheet listing program fees and any costs for additional uniform items needed (shoes, polo shirt and/or tux shirt for concert attire). When submitting payment, please note student’s name and “fees” in the memo field.

Meal Payments Overdue
If you ordered meals during band camp but haven’t submitted your payment, please do so ASAP. Venmo @GBSIL-Band (code 1551) or put checks in the band mailbox on Monday. Please note student’s name and “meals” on either form of payment.

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Fall 2022 Show Announced

We are excited to announce this year’s marching band show! Inspired by our band family, this year’s show is based on the nostalgia of coming home and being part of a community. You can find the musical selections in the links below.

Morning Glow from Pippin
Home by Zero 7
New World Symphony by Dvorak
Home from The Wiz

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

One Band, One Family!

Mr. Brian Boron, Band Director
bboron@glenbrook225.org, 847-486-4437