Announcements Marching Band

GBS Band Weekly Update 10/8/2023

See info about our last competition, a parent social event, and fundraising opportunities.

Schedule for the Week:

Monday, Oct. 9: No School, No Rehearsal
Thursday, Oct. 12: Marching Band Rehearsal, 5:45pm-9pm
Sunday, Oct. 15: Sandwich Competition, 10am rehearsal, 4:30pm performance, full itinerary here

Director’s Notes!

Hello Band Families!

Congratulations to the Marching Titans on a great performance at the Downers Grove Marching Band Competition! The band received third place in Class A! Our competitive season ends one week from today at the Sandwich MusicFest! Come cheer on the Marching Titans! Thank you to all the parents for making yesterday possible, and a special thank you goes out to our equipment crew who were on the field making sure our props stayed up in the wind!

Our last scheduled football game is this Friday! Come out to support the Marching Titans, who will be joined by the Attea Flyer Band and the Springman Wildcat Band for a special halftime performance!

All students who are renting a school instrument should bring their instruments in to get checked in at the band office this week. If you have a larger instrument at home, please see Mr. Boron to discuss an arrangement to take care of the check-in.

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!

Parent 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

Competition Help Needed!!

Sandwich MusicFest Competition
Sunday, 10/15

4 Chaperones
5 Equipment Crew Volunteers

Click here to sign up!!

Equipment Crew Call Time: 11:45 a.m.
Chaperone Call Time: 12:20 p.m.
GBS Performance Time: 4:30 p.m.
Arrive back at GBS: 8:00 p.m.

GBSIL Lou Malnati’s Fundraiser – 10/17**

On Tuesday, October 17th the delicious and generous Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria (3120 Glenview Rd) is donating back 20% of Takeout & Delivery orders to support a great cause — Glenbrook South Instrumental League!

On behalf of Glenbrook South Instrumental League you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of the organization, but to show one of your Glenview restaurants some love too!

We ask that you RSVP here (even if you’re not completely sure) so Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria knows roughly how many orders to expect & so you have access to all the event details. We hope you can make it, and please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and family. Thanks in advance for your support!

Band-O-Rama – Thursday, 10/19 – 7pm

Reminder!  Band-O-Rama will take place on Thursday, October 19th in the stadium.  Bring your family & friends to come support the band, watch the field show & recognize our seniors.

ILMEA 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

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,, 847-650-0031

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.

Questions? Please contact:
Laura Ashley,

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.

Questions? Please contact:
Laura Ashley, 773-454-6031,