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. Click on the links below to volunteer for some of the fun activities.

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
Reverse 4th of July Parade
Sign Up To Volunteer Here
Parade Chaperones: Ride buses with students, help with uniforms, distribute water throughout the event.
Band Camp
Sign Up To Volunteer Here
Chaperones: Set up aid tent, distribute water, sunscreen, and first aid.
Catering: Distribute meals at the dinner break.
 
Uniform Fitting
Sign Up To Volunteer Here
U-Crew: Assist the U-Crew with student registration, payment tracking and uniform care.
Fall
Home Football Games
Sign Up To Volunteer:
September 3rd
September 10th
September 24th Homecoming
October 8th
Chaperones: help with uniforms, water distribution and crowd control.
Equipment Crew: moves equipment on/off the field for the performance.
Marching Competitions
Sign Up To Volunteer:
September 11 Wheeling
October 2nd Prospect
October 17th Sandwich
Chaperones: 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 Parade
Sign Up To Volunteer:
September 25th Homecoming
Parade 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 Parade
November 27th
Parade 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