Volunteer Call: 4th of July Parade

Hello Music Boosters!

As my last official act as your President and the first official act of new President Sue Loster, we both request some volunteers!

Who:  Anyone in town on the 4th of July

What:  Volunteer to march with the Marching Band keeping our kids cool and hydrated

Where:  Meet somewhere around Glenbard North (because of the construction prohibiting use of the band room, we are not sure exactly where we are meeting at this point in time).

When:  Approximately 8:30 am on July 4th

Why:  Because we love our kids!

We are also looking for two people with minivans to park at Town Center before the parade starts for transporting of instruments back to Glenbard North after the parade ends.

As always, please email: president@gbnmusic.org if you are able to help out our kids.

If you haven’t done this yet, we highly encourage it.  Watching the faces of the parade spectators as they realize our awesome marching band is approaching is always priceless!

Thanks,

Sue Loster & Dave Creighton

Incoming & outgoing Glenbard North Music Booster Presidents

End Of The Year Picnic!

Hello Boosters!

Well, we made it through another year.  For some of us for the last time (don’t get out the tissues just yet, this isn’t that kind of post..)  So we’re going to CELEBRATE!!!

WHO:  You and every music student

WHAT:  The annual End-Of-The-Year Picnic

WHERE:  Hampe Park on Lies Road

WHEN:  We will begin setting up at 10:00 am, the kids will arrive when they are finished with classes and the party will rock until about 2:00 pm.

WHY:  Because our kids ROCK!!!!

P.S.  We are still in need of one more gas grill to cook the burgers and dogs.  Please let me know if you can help by emailing president@gbnmusic.org

Thanks!

Dave Creighton

President, Glenbard North Music Boosters

 

Looking Back…

On Tuesday evening your lame duck President (me!) and your healthy duck President (Sue Loster!) with some help from Sue Gross, Tara Peters and Kelly Sheridan visited Jay Stream Middle School for their Spring Concert to begin spreading the word to incoming Freshman parents about the Music Boosters.  We repeated our efforts last evening at the Stratford Middle School Spring Concert.  Our busy week culminated with the Spring Concert at Glenbard North this evening.

After having heard just about every instrument playing student between the ages of 11 and 18 in the Glenbard North communities perform over the past three days I am blown away by not only the number of kids in our music programs but the talent that is being cultivated by Mrs. Dandeles at Jay Stream, Mrs. Steinke at Stratford, Mrs. Savino at both middle schools and Miss Whisnant here at GBN.

I remember my son’s first performance back at Heritage Lakes School in 5th grade under the guidance of former District 93 teacher Alice Brown.  It wasn’t a concert.  Instead, Mrs. Brown had the kids play either solos or ensembles to a room filled with nervous parents and grandparents.  How could she do this?  Was she trying to scar these kids for life?  Oh please don’t let them screw up too bad!!!  These were the thoughts going through my head as the first kids sat down to play.  And guess what happened?  They screwed up.  Some of them screwed up pretty badly.  They missed notes, they missed beats, they played too loud or too soft, but they kept playing.  Nobody cried, nobody ran away, nobody threw their instruments against the wall.  They kept playing.  Before long I understood.  I emailed Mrs. Brown the next day telling her how much I enjoyed the performances.  I asked her to tell the kids that I loved every wrong note and missed beat and how proud I was of them because they kept playing.

Tonight some of those kids in that room, along with other kids in other rooms at other schools played their last concert at Glenbard North.  Last week the senior choir kids sang their last concert.  They all kept making mistakes.  They all kept singing or playing.  And now, after all those wrong notes and missed beats, they all make beautiful music.

Dave Creighton

GBN Awards Night – Musical Students

On May 17, Glenbard North held their awards night. While all of the students honored that night are more than worthy of praise, my focus was to capture some of the music and theater students in their moment of glory. While I wasn’t able to get everyone, I was happy that I caught as many as I did! I’ll apologize now for some of the shakiness, I was caught off guard with some!

Here’s a link to the playlist on YouTube that contains the videos I was able to capture.

Enjoy and congratulations to all of the winners!

One More Concert & Dinner Out Fundraiser!

Hello Music Boosters!

We have one more concert this school year, the Band Concert on Thursday!  We will need 3 or 4 volunteers to help with admission.  We had mostly band parent volunteers for the Choir Concert last week so it would be nice to have mostly choir parent volunteers for the Band Concert.  Please arrive at Glenbard North by 6:45 pm.  You can confirm your presence by emailing: president@gbnmusic.org.  Thanks for helping!

We also have our last dine out fundraiser of the year coming up on Monday, May 22nd from 5-8 pm at Portillo’s on North Avenue in Glendale Heights! The flyer is attached below, hope to see you there!

Dave Creighton

President, Glenbard North Music Boosters

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