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GBS Band Weekly Update 1/21/2024

Schedule for the Week:

Monday, January 22: V-Show Pit Rehearsal, 3:30-5pm
Monday, January 22: Pep Band, 6pm call time, 7pm game
Tuesday, January 23: Jazz Cafe, 7pm performance time
Friday, January 26: Pep Band, 4:30pm call time, 5:30pm game, 7pm game

Director’s Notes!

Hello Band Families!

The first V-Show Pit rehearsal is tomorrow! There will be a lot of information discussed and lots of music will be handed out. If you have a conflict, please email me as soon as possible. The full pit schedule can be found here.

The Jazz Cafe is Tuesday! You can support the band through the silent auction and hear a great performance from the Jazz Lab and Jazz Ensemble! You can win a lot of great prizes, including parking for next school year!

We also have three pep band performances this week, including a double-header on Friday! The themes will be announced by the drum majors and section leaders.

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!

URGENT REQUEST!

Jazz Cafe
Volunteers Needed!! 

Volunteers needed on 1/23!!
19 SLOTS STILL OPEN!
Please sign up here!

Refreshments items needed!!
Please sign up here!

Pep Band Schedule

Click here!

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Announcements Concert Band Jazz Band Pep Band

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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Announcements Concert Band Jazz Band Pep Band Uncategorized

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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Announcements Concert Band Jazz Band Marching Band Pep Band

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 Jazz Band Marching Band

GBS Band Weekly Update 10/29/2023

Schedule for the Week:

Thursday, Nov. 2: Jazz Auditions, Sign up for time in band room
Saturday, Nov. 4: GBS Hosting ILMEA District 7 Festival

Director’s Notes!

Hello Band Families!

GBS is hosting the ILMEA District 7 Festival this Saturday, and we need more volunteers! Any time slot you can sign up for is greatly appreciated. Please help make the day run smoothly and give student musicians a memorable experience! Students can sign up here, and adults can sign up here. If you would like to donate beverages or baked goods, you can sign up for that here.

Jazz auditions are this Thursday! Music is available in the band room. Everyone in the band program is invited to sign up for an audition time in the band room! Jazz Band rehearsals will be held every Thursday, beginning November 9th from 4:30pm until 7:30pm.

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!

Noodles Fundraiser

Our next restaurant fundraiser is on
Wednesday, 11/1 – 4-8 p.m.
Old Orchard location only!! 
Code: Giving25

ILMEA at GBS is this week!

URGENT NEED!
We need EVERY family’s participation to make the ILMEA event on 11/4 successful!! 
55 adult slots still open!!
19 student slots still open!!

We need baked goods!!
(homemade or store bought)
Short on time? Donate $ via Venmo.
Venmo: @GBSIL-Band2023, 4 digit code: 0850
(Please put “Bake Sale” in the notes)

Please check out the links below for all the details and to sign up!!

LMEA District 7 Festival
Saturday, November 4th

GBS is hosting the ILMEA District 7 Senior/Junior Festival in an all-day event. Over 1000 students/teachers/staff will be attending this event!!  We need many volunteers to help make the event successful.  Please take a look at the links below and sign up.  We are looking for both student and adult volunteers to help at the actual event, as well as donations of beverages & baked goods.
Student Sign-Up: Click here
Adult Sign-Up: Click here
Donate Beverages/Baked Goods: Click here

Student Fundraisers

Cheesecakes arrive on Tuesday, 11/7. 
We need help sorting orders from 1:45-3:30 p.m. in the band room. 
Click here to sign up!

DeliveryTuesday, 11/7 – pick up from band room 3:15-5:30 p.m.

  • Cheesecakes will arrive frozen & will be delivered to the band room on Tuesday, 11/7.  Orders must be picked up after school that day, no later than 5:30 p.m.

Questions?  Please contact:
Tim Heublein – timheublein6@comcast.net
847-650-0031

Fun Pasta

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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Announcements Jazz Band

GBS Band Weekly Update 2/26/2023

Schedule for the Week

Monday: New York Trip Jazz Rehearsal, 4:00-6:00pm
Thursday: New York Trip Jazz Rehearsal, 4:00-6:00pm

Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 9: Band concert
Monday, March 13: NYC Trip meeting, 8:00pm

Director’s Notes

Hello Band Families!

New York City Jazz Band rehearsals are under way! We are playing some new music, along with some of the band’s favorites! The full rehearsal schedule can be found here. On March 13th, there will be a meeting at 8:00pm in the GBS cafeteria regarding all information about the trip. More details are in the email from Mr. Kaplan that was sent out on February 23rd.

If you are participating in indoor percussion, or have a student who is, please read this information regarding this season. We look forward to seeing the show later this spring!

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

GBSIL Board 2023-2024

We are already looking ahead to next year! GBSIL relies on parent volunteers. The upcoming board needs members for team positions including chaperone, equipment, hospitality, and fundraising. Support our kids, support the band, get to know other parents, and have fun! Want to volunteer or ask a question? Send a note to gbsbandprogram@gmail.com.

Photos wanted

Do you have photos from V Show, the winter concert, jazz bands or pep band you could share? We are always looking for images to update our website or include in the end of year slide show. Please send photos to gbsbandprogram@gmail.com or upload to this dropbox.

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Announcements Jazz Band

GBS Band Weekly Update 2/19/2023

Schedule for the Week

Thursday: New York Trip Jazz Rehearsal, 4:00-7:00pm

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 13: NYC Trip meeting, 8:00pm

Director’s Notes

Hello Band Families!

Congratulations to everyone who was involved with this year’s Variety Show! You did a fantastic job, and I hope you are all very proud of the work you did! It truly was the best V-Show ever!

This week, we are starting our New York City Jazz Band rehearsals. These rehearsals only need to be attended by students who are going to New York this spring break. The full rehearsal schedule can be found here

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

GBSIL Board 2023-2024

We are already looking ahead to next year! GBSIL relies on parent volunteers. The upcoming board needs members for team positions including chaperone, equipment, hospitality, and fundraising. Support our kids, support the band, get to know other parents, and have fun! Want to volunteer or ask a question? Send a note to gbsbandprogram@gmail.com.

Photos wanted

Do you have photos from V Show, the winter concert, jazz bands or pep band you could share? We are always looking for images to update our website or include in the end of year slide show. Please send photos to gbsbandprogram@gmail.com or upload to this dropbox.

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Announcements Jazz Band Pep Band

GBS Band Weekly Update 1/29/2023

Schedule for the Week

Monday-Friday: V-Show Pit Rehearsal, 3:30-5:00pm
Tuesday: Pep Band, 6:00pm call, 7:00pm game
Thursday: Jazz Band, 4:30-7:30pm
Friday: Pep Band, 6:00pm call, 7:00pm game
Saturday: V-Show Pit Rehearsal, 1:00pm-6:00pm

The Indoor Percussion schedule is available here.
The full pep band schedule is available here

Upcoming Events

February 15-18: Variety Show–Wonderland

Director’s Notes

Hello Band Families!

Congratulations to Andy Ko on his selection to and participation in this year’s ILMEA All-State Festival in Peoria, Illinois. Andy was selected for the Honors Band, and spent several days under the direction of Dr. Paula Crider from the University of Texas-Austin.

This week, we have two pep band performances! The Drum Majors will send out notifications for theme nights. We are also back with Jazz Band on Thursday this week!

The Variety Show pit will be meeting every day this week, including Saturday. We will be setting up the pit either Friday after rehearsal or Saturday prior to rehearsal. That determination will be made and communicated at rehearsal and through the V-Show Pit 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

V Show Tickets on Sale Now

Go to showtix4u.com to purchase tickets for this year’s Variety Show: Wonderland! The show runs February 15-18. 

Photos wanted

Do you have photos of the winter concert or jazz bands you could share? We are always looking for images to update our website or include in the end of year slide show. Please send photos to gbsbandprogram@gmail.com or upload to this dropbox.

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Announcements Jazz Band Pep Band

GBS Band Weekly Update 1/22/2023

Schedule for the Week

Monday-Wednesday: V-Show Pit Rehearsal, 3:30-5:00pm
Wednesday: Incoming Athletics and Activities Night, 6:30-8:30
Thursday: No Jazz Rehearsal
Friday: Pep Band, 6:00pm call, 7:00pm game

The Indoor Percussion schedule is available here.
The full pep band schedule is available here

Director’s Notes

Hello Band Families!

Congratulations to our Jazz Combo, Jazz Lab, and Jazz Ensemble on a great performance at Thursday’s Jazz Cafe! A special thank you to the parent volunteers who made it all happen and everyone who joined us for a great evening! The jazz bands will not be rehearsing this Thursday.

This Wednesday, we will be welcoming our incoming Titans at our Athletics and Activities Night. If you would like to volunteer to help bring new members into the band program, please see Mr. Boron. 

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

Jazz Cafe and Silent Auction Thanks

The First Annual Jazz Cafe and Auction was a smashing success! Congratulations to the Jazz Lab, Jazz Combo, Jazz Ensemble and Maple School jazz band on their outstanding performances Thursday night. Who knew we could transform the cafeteria into a premier entertainment venue complete with tablecloths, candles, and snacks to munch on?  Laura Ashley and Julie Bretz tirelessly prepared, planned, and organized for countless hours and their efforts resulted in a fantastic event. Thank you also to the hospitality team—Amy Ciolek, Kelly Brown, and helpers—for creating a wonderfully tasty spread. Thanks to all who donated goods and services to the raffle and auction! What a wonderful selection for people to bid on and win. Finally, a huge thank you to all who showed up the day of the event to set up, help sell tickets, collect payments, and clean up. An event like this requires many volunteers and it was only able to happen because of the many willing parents who gave their time. An evening where we can enjoy a performance and raise money for the band programs is a winning combination! Well done all!!!

V Show Tickets on Sale Now

Go to showtix4u.com to purchase tickets for this year’s Variety Show: Wonderland! The show runs February 15-18. 

Photos wanted

Do you have photos of the winter concert or jazz bands you could share? We are always looking for images to update our website or include in the end of year slide show. Please send photos to gbsbandprogram@gmail.com or upload to this dropbox.