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Announcing the 2021 Virtual Jazz Fest

Though we cannot host our long-running event in-person at GBS, we are proud to announce the 2021 North Shore Virtual Jazz Festival, to be held on Saturday March 6.

This FREE event is open to all Illinois high school and middle school ensembles at no charge — our gift to the wider music community. Here at Glenbrook South, we value the importance of jazz music and its ability to build community and provide a means for artistic expression. We look forward to providing students the experience and profound influence of jazz music.

Event Schedule of March 6, 2021

  • Festival Welcome shared w/ Directors:  8:45AM
  • Individual Clinic for each ensemble :  9AM-12PM
  • Improvisation Workshop for all participants: 12PM-1PM
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Announcements Jazz Band

Postponing Jazz Fest

After 43 years of showcasing Illinois’ finest Junior and Senior High jazz ensembles, state-wide restrictions (and good sense) preclude us from hosting the North Shore Jazz Festival at GBS in January 2021.

We are currently evaluating alternatives and seeking feedback from past participants on a virtual Jazz Fest format to be held in the spring.

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Announcements Jazz Band Marching Band

Aug 9 Band Director Update

Hello, Band Families, and welcome to the 2020-21 school year! We’re excited to offer our students rewarding opportunities through in-person and virtual rehearsals. The band camp schedule has been published. Students are still able to sign up for in-person rehearsals. If you plan on viewing the live stream of the rehearsal, you do not need to sign up for a time slot. Make sure you keep an eye on Google Classroom for recording assignments and google form reflections for each day of band camp.

At the most recent meeting of the GBSIL, the board voted to waive marching band fees for 2020. Although marching band may look differently than it has in the past, we are still excited to provide our students with positive experiences and opportunities for music making.
We have been working diligently to get a plan in place for the start of the school year. Although all school-day classes will be virtual, we will be continuing with in-person and virtual marching band rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Once the schedule is set, a link for sign-ups will be posted.

While our focus has been getting started on the marching band program, we are currently discussing logistics and scheduling for jazz band. As plans are finalized, they will be communicated to all band families. We appreciate your patience and support.

We are excited to announce the title of this year’s marching band show. As you know, we are performing “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Fascinating Rhythm” by George Gershwin. In honor of that, as well as a nod to our in-person/virtual hybrid band rehearsals, we are pleased to present the 2020 Glenbrook South Marching Band Program: “Rhapsody in Zoom!”As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you!
Mr. Markeise Russell, Fine Arts Instructional Supervisor/Band Director, mrussell1@glenbrook225.org
Mr. Brian Boron, Band Director, bboron@glenbrook225.org