Volunteering

We Need You!

Parent volunteers play a major role in the success of the GBS Band Program. We have a lot of fun and it’s a great way to see your students in action.

A variety of roles are needed throughout the year. No prior experience is necessary and ALL parents (and grandparents, aunts & uncles) are welcome to sign up whenever you’re available.

Don’t worry if it’s your first time.  Be sure and check in with the coordinator upon arrival.  Team leads will provide a full explanation of responsibilities prior to the event. 

We’re also on the lookout for those handful of parents who’ll step up and become part of the GBSIL Board. Whether it’s in an executive role or co-leading a support team, board members provide active leadership and have been an essential component of the GBS Band Program and a legacy of success that stretches back decades.

Summer
4th of July ParadeParade Chaperones: Ride buses with students, help with uniforms, distribute water along the route.
Band CampChaperones: Set up aid tent, distribute water, sunscreen and first aid.
Catering: Distribute meals at the dinner break.
Uniform FittingU-Crew: Assist the U-Crew with student registration, payment tracking and uniform care.
Fall
Home Football GamesChaperones: help with uniforms, water distribution and crowd control.
Equipment Crew: moves equipment on/off the field for the performance.
Marching CompetitionsChaperones: similar to football games, but includes tracking student attendance while riding the bus.
Equipment Crew: similar to football games, but includes transporting equipment from to the event.
Homecoming ParadeParade Chaperones: see above
Senior NightCoordinate activities surrounding the celebration of Seniors as their high school marching career comes to a close.
Middle School Band Day
Glenview’s Holiday ParadeParade Chaperones: see above
Jazz Fest Planning & Ad SalesGBS’s North Shore Jazz Fest has been showcasing Illinois’ finest Junior and Senior High jazz ensembles for over 40 years. See the NSJF Volunteers page for details.
Winter
Jazz FestSee the NSJF Volunteers page for details.
Holiday BazaarA bi-annual fundraiser requiring many volunteers to help with set-up, concessions and vendors.
Spring
Band BanquetHelp plan and prepare our annual end-of-year celebration.
Memorial Day ParadeParade Chaperones: see above