Announcements Marching Band

GBS Band Weekly Update 10/1/2023

We need volunteers at our competitions! Check out all the fundraising opportunities too.

Schedule for the Week:

Monday, Oct. 2: Marching Band Rehearsal, 5:45pm-9pm
Thursday, Oct. 5: Junior High Band Day
Thursday, Oct. 5: Marching Band Rehearsal, 5:45pm-9pm
Saturday, Oct. 7: Downers Grove Contest, 8:30am call time, 3:30pm performance, Full itinerary here

Director’s Notes!

Hello Band Families!

I hope you all had a safe and happy Homecoming! The marching band had great performances at the pep rally, football game, and parade! This week is the Downers Grove Competition!

On Thursday, we will be welcoming future members of our band family to GBS for Junior High Band Day! More information will be shared during class this week. Please note that it is the same day as the Fall Sports Assembly, so please communicate with your teachers! The uniform for Junior High Band Day will be announced during class.

Thank you to everyone who applied for Band Student Council this year. Keep an eye out for committee assignments and an announcement about the first meeting!

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

One Band, One Family!

Mr. Brian Boron, Band Director,, 847-486-4437

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

Competition Help Needed!!

Downers Grove South High School Competition
Saturday, 10/7

4 Chaperones
4 Equipment Crew Volunteers

Click here to sign up!!

Equipment Crew Call Time: 10:30 a.m.
Chaperone Call Time: 11:00 a.m.
Performance Time: 3:30 p.m.
Return to GBS: 9:30 p.m.

Sandwich MusicFest Competition Sunday, 10/15

8 Chaperones
7 Equipment Crew Volunteers

Call times TBD
 Click here to sign up!!

Student Fundraisers

Gourmet’s Delight Cheesecake Fundraiser
Sale dates: 10/1-10/25

  • Brochures & order forms are available in the band room!
  • Order forms & payment are due no later than Wednesday, 10/25!!
  • Click here for a PDF of the brochure.
  • Click here for a PDF of the order form.


  • Payment is due at the time of ordering
  • Checks should be made out to GBS
  • If you receive cash, please keep it and make a check out to GBS

 Delivery:  Tuesday, 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 –

Our Winter Wonderland Brochures have arrived.  Look for them in the band room on Monday. 

Sales begin on Friday, October 6th and end on Wednesday, October 25th.  

Please use the paper brochures.  For your reference, here is a pdf of the brochure.

Contact Laura Ashley at with any questions. 
Happy selling!

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:

Parents’ Social Event

Happy Hour at NorthBranch for Band Parents
October 13th 5-6:30pm
(Before the last home football game of the season!)

High top tables in the bar area will be reserved for GBS marching band parents. 
Half price appetizers until 6pm
Coors and Miller Draft beers $3  
Attendees order and pay for their own drinks/apps