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GBS Band Weekly Update 2/11/2024

Schedule for the Week:

Monday, February 12-Friday, February 16: V-Show Pit Rehearsal, 3:30-7pm
Saturday, February 17: V-Show Pit Rehearsal, 10am-6pm
Sunday, February 18: V-Show Pit Rehearsal, 1pm-8pm

Director’s Notes!

Hello Band Families!

Thank you to everyone in Pep Band for a great season! You represented yourselves and the band program very well! 

We are coming up on V-Show! The show is coming together, so be sure to get your tickets! Keep an eye on the google classroom for any updates to the schedule. The full pit schedule can be found here

Mark your calendars! There will be a meeting for everyone going on the Orlando trip on Tuesday, March 5th at 7pm in the cafeteria. The rehearsal schedule will be released later this week. Band students going on the trip who were not in marching band will be fitted for a uniform during the school day. 

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

FOLLOW THE BAND ON INSTAGRAM! Search for “gbsbandprogram” and “gbs_color_guard” to see what’s happening in Band!

Variety Show

Please come support all the talented GBS students in this year’s
Variety Show.

Tickets are on sale now at www.ShowTix4U.com.
Click here!

Show dates/times:
Wednesday, 2/21 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, 2/22 – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 2/23 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 2/24 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Band & Choir Spring Break Trip Meeting

Tuesday, March 5th
7:00 p.m. – GBS West Cafeteria

All students and at least one parent for each traveling student are expected to attend this meeting.

The Calendar

Please save the following dates:

Band Concert:
Thursday, 3/14 – 7pm

Band Alumni Event: 
Saturday, 4/27

Band Banquet:
Tuesday, 5/7 at Hackney’s

Jazz Night:
Tuesday, 5/14 – 7pm

Spring Band Concert:
Thursday, 5/16 – 7pm

More details to come!!

Join the Board

Interested in joining the Glenbrook South Instrumental League (GBSIL) Board? 

We are looking to fill positions for the 2024-2025 season.

Check out board roles & descriptions here.

Questions? Want to find out more? 

Please email gbsbandprogram@gmail.com.

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GBS Band Weekly Update 1/7/2024

Schedule for the Week:

Thursday, January 11: Jazz Band Rehearsal, 4:30-7:30pm
Friday, January 12: Pep Band, 6pm Call Time, 7pm Game
Friday, Jan. 12 – Saturday, Jan. 13: North Shore Honor Band (select students only)

Director’s Notes!

Hello Band Families!

Welcome back! I hope you had a relaxing break! It’s time to finish out the semester and get ready for a lot of music in the spring!

We have two more jazz band rehearsals until our first performance on January 23rd in the Jazz Cafe! Mark your calendars- this is also a fundraiser and auction where you can win great prizes!

We have pep band this Friday. Themes will be announced by drum majors and section leaders this week! This Friday and Saturday, we will also have students participating in the North Shore Honor Band Festival at Lake Forest High School. An email with more information will be going out directly to those students. 

V-Show is coming up! The pit schedule can be found here. If you are signed up for Pit, you need to be at the full cast meeting on the 17th. We will begin rehearsals the following Monday. 

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

FOLLOW THE BAND ON INSTAGRAM! Search for “gbsbandprogram” and “gbs_color_guard” to see what’s happening in Band!

Jazz Cafe Volunteers Needed!! 
Sign Up Coming Soon!!

WE NEED AUCTION ITEMS!!

GBSIL is looking for donations to be auctioned off at the Jazz Cafe Silent Auction on Tuesday, January 23rd. 

Desired items including but not limited to:  tickets to sports or cultural events around town, gift cards to local businesses, clothing, art, and/or travel or vacation home rentals – anything likely to draw bids at auction. 

In addition, or as an alternative to donated items for the auction, we are asking that you consider making a cash donation to help fund GBS’s growing and thriving band programs.    

HAVE SOMETHING TO DONATE?  PLEASE PRINT & SUBMIT THIS FORM – CLICK HERE

KNOW A BUSINESS THAT MIGHT WANT TO DONATE?  PLEASE USE THIS LETTER WITH YOUR INQUIRY. 
CLICK HERE

Auction items donation deadline: January 16th

Contact Laura Ashley at lauramcashley@gmail.com
if you have any items to donate or if you have any questions. 
Thank you so much!

Pep Band Schedule
Click here!

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GBS Band Weekly Update 12/3/2023

Schedule for the Week

Monday, December 4: Symphonic Winds at Glenview Concert Band, 7:30-8:00PM

Tuesday, December 5: Chipotle Fundraiser (2341 Willow Rd/by Target) – 4:00-8:00pm (see flyer below)

Thursday, December 7: Concert Band/Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal, 3:30-4:00pm

Thursday, December 7: Jazz Lab Rehearsal, 4:00-5:00pm

Thursday, December 7: Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal, 5:00-6:00pm

Friday, December 8: Pep Band, 4:30pm Call Time, 5:30pm and 7:00pm Games

Sunday, December 10: Winter Concert, 3:00pm (call times below)

Director’s Notes

Hello Band Families!

It’s concert week! Please join us on December 10th at 3:00pm in the Norman E. Watson Auditorium at Glenbrook South! The concert will feature the Glenbrook South Bands and the Glenview Concert Band! Call times on stage are as follows:

Symphonic Winds- 1:25pm (you will have time to get in concert dress following warm-up
Symphonic/Concert Bands- 1:50pm (in concert attire by the start of warm-up)
Titan Band- 2:15pm (in concert attire by the start of warm-up)

Our jazz band schedule is altered for this week. We will be back to our regular schedule next week.

Our first pep band games are this week! This Friday is our first double-header! Remember to bring cash for concessions during your breaks! The pep band schedule is available here! Please note that we have two double-headers this season. 

Our marching band banner has arrived! If you were part of the marching band this season, make sure you sign the banner this week! Once everyone has signed, it will be hung up in the band room to commemorate our incredible season! 

V-Show auditions are coming up! If you would like to reserve the band room to practice for your audition, contact Mr. Boron! Time slots are reserved on a first come first served basis.

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

FOLLOW THE BAND ON INSTAGRAM! Search for “gbsbandprogram” and “gbs_color_guard” to see what’s happening in Band!

Restaurant Fundraiser This Week

Wednesday, 12/5 – 4-8 p.m.
Chipotle
2341 Willow Rd. location only!!  (by Target)
Mention the GBS Instrumental League or use code H8BVMAX when ordering.

Winter Band Concert

Sunday, 12/10 – 3:00 p.m.
in the Auditorium

Scents of Soy Candle Fundraiser

45% of all sales go to fund your Florida trip
Sale dates: 11/5-11/30

First ever candle fundraiser! A whopping 45% of all sales will go to your individual fundraising account.

Candles arrive in time for the holidays. GREAT gift idea. Who doesn’t love a fragrant candle?

Order forms & payment in full are due to the band room no later than
Friday, December 1st at 3:15 p.m.

Checks should be made out to GBS. If you receive cash, please keep it and make a check out to GBS.

Your customers can also order online. During checkout, ask them to use the drop down menu and click on “Glenbrook South Marching Band” and enter your name in the space provided. The website is here.

Please do not combine your payment with any other fundraiser. All funds need to be accounted for separately.

Brochures, order forms and scratch and sniff samples available in the band room.

Ask all your friends, family and neighbors. There is something for everyone in this catalog.

Click here for a PDF of the catalog.
Click here for a PDF of the order form.

Delivery: Orders will be available for pickup in mid-December.

Questions? Contact Tim Sewell, timsewel@gmail.com, 847-962-6884

Bonus! In addition to the 45%, you can also earn bonuses like Starbucks gift cards. Click here for more details! Have fun!

Fun Pasta Fundraiser

Complete instructions on how the fundraiser works can be found here.

Check out these YouTube videos for assistance:
How to set up the app: Click here.
Place app order: Click here.
Additional info: Click here.

For questions, please contact Laura Ashley:
773-454-6031, lauramcashley@gmail.com

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GBS Band Weekly Update 11/26/2023

Schedule for the Week:

Thursday, November 30: Jazz Rehearsal, 4:30-7:30pm

Director’s Notes!

Hello Band Families!

Thank you to everyone who performed and helped out at the Holiday Parade last night! What a fun way to kick off the holiday season! 

The pep band schedule is now available here! Please note that we have two double-headers this season. We’re looking forward to a fun basketball season and supporting the Titans!

Our marching band banner has arrived! If you were part of the marching band this season, make sure you sign the banner this week! Once everyone has signed, it will be hung up in the band room to commemorate our incredible season! 

Mark your calendars! The Winter Concert will be here in no time! Please join us on December 10th at 3:00pm in the Norman E. Watson Auditorium at Glenbrook South! The concert will feature the Glenbrook South Bands and the Glenview Concert Band!

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

FOLLOW THE BAND ON INSTAGRAM! Search for “gbsbandprogram” and “gbs_color_guard” to see what’s happening in Band!

Restaurant Fundraiser

Our next restaurant fundraiser is on
Wednesday, 12/5 – 4-8 p.m.
Chipotle
2341 Willow Rd. location only!! 
(by Target)

See the flyer below for all the details! 

Winter Band Concert

Sunday, 12/10 – 3:00 p.m.
in the Auditorium

Scents of Soy Candle Fundraiser

45% of all sales go to fund your Florida trip
Sale dates: 11/5-11/30

First ever candle fundraiser! A whopping 45% of all sales will go to your individual fundraising account.

Candles arrive in time for the holidays. GREAT gift idea. Who doesn’t love a fragrant candle?

Order forms & payment in full are due to the band room no later than
Friday, December 1st at 3:15 p.m.

Checks should be made out to GBS. If you receive cash, please keep it and make a check out to GBS.

Your customers can also order online. During checkout, ask them to use the drop down menu and click on “Glenbrook South Marching Band” and enter your name in the space provided. The website is here.

Please do not combine your payment with any other fundraiser. All funds need to be accounted for separately.

Brochures, order forms and scratch and sniff samples available in the band room.

Ask all your friends, family and neighbors. There is something for everyone in this catalog.

Click here for a PDF of the catalog.
Click here for a PDF of the order form.

Delivery: Orders will be available for pickup in mid-December.

Questions? Contact Tim Sewell, timsewel@gmail.com, 847-962-6884

Bonus! In addition to the 45%, you can also earn bonuses like Starbucks gift cards. Click here for more details! Have fun!

Fun Pasta Fundraiser

Complete instructions on how the fundraiser works can be found here.

Check out these YouTube videos for assistance:
How to set up the app: Click here.
Place app order: Click here.
Additional info: Click here.

For questions, please contact Laura Ashley:
773-454-6031, lauramcashley@gmail.com

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Announcements Concert Band Jazz Band

GBS Band Weekly Update 4/30/2023

Schedule for the Week

Monday: Jazz Band Rehearsal, 4:30-6:30pm
Wednesday: Concert Rehearsals (See times in link below)
Thursday: May Concert, 7:00pm (See call times in link below)

Upcoming Events

May 8: Jazz Showcase in Chicago
May 16: Jazz Night
May 20: Band kickball game
May 23: Band Banquet

Director’s Notes

Hello Band Families!

Congratulations to everyone who was involved in the Glenbrook Musical, “Mean Girls.” It was a fantastic production, and you should feel very proud of the great work you did!

It’s concert week! We will be holding dress rehearsals after school on Wednesday. Click here for the concert week schedule, including dress rehearsals and call times. 

Next Monday, the Jazz Band performs at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago. Family members are welcome to attend the jazz performance. Student admission is $15, and adult admission is $20. Students, please make sure you hand in your permission slip! Click here for timing information on the Jazz Showcase performance. Since we will be having our concert on our usual jazz rehearsal day, we will rehearse for jazz tomorrow after 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

You’re Invited! Don’t Forget to RSVP!

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GBS Band Weekly Update 11/27/2022

Schedule for the Week

Monday: Concert/Symphonic Band Rehearsal, 3:30-4:30pm
Monday: Symphonic Winds Rehearsal with Glenview Concert Band, 7:30-7:45pm
Wednesday: Noodles & Co. Fundraiser, 4:00-8:00pm
Friday: Titan Band Dress Rehearsal, 3:30-4:30pm
Friday: Concert/Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal, 4:30-5:30pm
Saturday: Holiday Bazaar, 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: Winter Concert, 3:00pm (call times below)

Director’s Notes

Congratulations to the Marching Titans on a great performance at the Glenview Holiday Parade yesterday! What a great way to start the holiday season! Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped make this performance happen!

The Holiday Bazaar Fundraiser is this Saturday! We will need small groups to sign up to perform and volunteer throughout the day! The sign-up sheet is posted in the band room on the auditorium doors.

Please join us for our Winter Concert on December 4th at 3:00pm in the Norman E. Watson Auditorium. All bands will be performing, and we will also be treated to a performance from the Glenview Concert Band. The concert will end with a combined piece performed by the Glenview Concert Band and Symphonic Winds. We hope you can join us! The call times are as follows- please be on stage, ready to warm up at the following times:

1:00pm- Symphonic Winds
1:40pm- Concert/Symphonic Band
2:10pm- Titan Band

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

Volunteers Needed for Holiday Bazaar!

Please sign up for a shift here. We need everyone’s help to make this event a success! There are slots for set-up help on Friday 12/2 before the event and throughout the day on Saturday 12/3. 

Noodles Fundraiser Nov. 30

Mark your calendars, save the date, spread the word! Noodles for dinner on November 30th will support band programs at GBS. Order between 4:00 and 8:00pm in person or online (enter Giving25 under coupon code before checkout) and 25% of sales will benefit GBSIL. 

Wrapping Paper and Accessories Needed

We are accepting donations of wrapping paper, ribbons, bows and tape for our wrapping station at the Holiday Bazaar. There is a box in the band room or you can drop it off at Laura Ashley’s house at 240 N Branch Rd, Glenview.  

Holiday Bazaar

Dec. 3: Spread the Word!
Please invite your family, friends and neighbors! 

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GBS Band Weekly Update 11/06/2022

Schedule for the Week:

Monday: Symphonic Winds @ Springman and Attea
Tuesday: No School
Thursday: Symphonic Band & Symphonic Winds class photos
Thursday: Jazz Band, 4:30-7:30pm
Friday: No School

Director’s Notes

Hello Band Families! 

Tomorrow, Symphonic Winds will be traveling to Springman and Attea to perform for our future Titans! Students, please remember to wear black shoes, black socks, black dress pants, and your GBS Band T-Shirt. If you have not turned in your permission, make sure to bring it with you. We will be meeting in the band room at 8:00am. 

We have more class photos this week! For all concert ensembles, please wear all black dress clothes. 

November 10th
Symphonic Band- During class
Symphonic Winds- During class

Unfortunately, the football team did not advance to the next round of playoffs. To all of the students, parent volunteers, and staff, thank you for all your hard work this marching season! You made it truly memorable!

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

Holiday Wrapping Party

We need materials for our Holiday Wrapping Party on December 5th. We are accepting scotch tape and all varieties of wrapping paper and bows. Please bring donations to the band room at GBS. Event details coming soon.

Noodles Fundraiser Nov. 30

4-8pm
1851 Tower Dr (in the Glen)

25% of qualifying sales will directly benefit the Glenbrook South Instrumental League

Holiday Bazaar Dec. 3

10am-5pm
Glenbrook South Cafeteria
4000 West Lake Avenue
Suggested donation: $5 adult/$1 student

Handmade, artisan, vintage, repurposed, small batch gourmet and boutique!