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GBS Band Weekly Update 10/16/2022

Congratulations on a fantastic performance in Sandwich!

Read more about Band-O-Rama, jazz band, drum corps, fundraising, and band jackets.

Schedule for the Week:

Monday: No Marching Band Rehearsal
Wednesday: Panda Express Fundraiser
Wednesday: Band Student Council Meeting, 3:30pm
Thursday: Jazz Band Meeting, 4:15pm
Thursday: Drum Corps Informational Meeting, 4:45pm
Thursday: Band-O-Rama, 5:45pm for band members, 7:30pm performance
Friday: Football Game, 5:15pm rehearsal start

Director’s Notes

Hello Band Families! 

Congratulations to the Marching Titans on a fantastic performance at the Sandwich MusicFest tonight! The band won best music, percussion, and drum majors, along with first place in class 2A! Congratulations on a wonderful season! We will be performing twice this week—first at Band-O-Rama on Thursday and then at the football game on Friday! We could not do any of this without the incredible support from all of our parent volunteers, so thank you to everyone who volunteered over the course of the season!

The football team has had a very successful season so far, and they have clinched a spot in the playoffs! In the event that GBS hosts a playoff game, the schedule will be communicated via eblast and google classroom as soon as information is available.

This Thursday, we will have an informational meeting about jazz band. All are invited to attend. Even if you don’t play a “jazz instrument,” if you want to play, we can find a spot for you! After the jazz band meeting, there will be an informational meeting for anyone who may be interested in auditioning for drum corps for the 2023 season. 

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

One Band, One Family! Mr. Brian Boron, Band Director,, 847-486-4437

Band-O-Rama: A Marching Band Celebration!

This Thursday, October 21 is the date for our marching band celebration. Parents, friends and family are invited to come to the stadium at 7:30pm. The evening will include senior recognition and a complete performance of this year’s marching band show, Home At Last! Grab some of the best seats in the stadium to see and hear our band students perform!

Cheesecake Orders Due 10/21 by 3:30pm

Order forms and payment (checks made out to GBS) are due this Friday, no later than 3:30pm. Please put them in an envelope marked with your name and “cheesecakes” and place in the band mailbox. Or, bring them to Laura Ashley at Band-O-Rama! Cheesecakes will be delivered to GBS on November 3. 

Panda Express Fundraiser on Wednesday

No need to cook dinner (or lunch). Get your meal at Panda Express between 10:30 AM and 9:00 PM on October 19. 20% of event sales will be donated to GBSIL. Use code 344253 when ordering online or show the flyer when you order in person. Click here for a downloadable version to share with family, friends, and neighbors

Band Jackets, Order Now!

Wear your band pride! Jackets have a marching band patch on the back and are personalized with a name on the front. Jackets are $75, payment via Venmo or check. Orders will be accepted until October 28 and jackets should arrive 2-3 weeks after our order is placed. To order, please fill out the form here.  For more details on sizing and ordering, see this flyer.

Pasta Party!

Pasta has been ordered. We will let you know when it arrives. Be on the lookout for details about a sorting party. As soon as the products arrive, Laura Ashley will be ready to host anyone willing to help sort … complete with treats (yes, she is willing to bribe you with treats to help sort our pasta order).

Holiday Bazaar

Save the date for our Holiday Bazaar benefiting GBSIL, Saturday, December 3 at GBS. If you know a craftsperson who might be interested in participating, contact us at for application information.