Performing, Visual & Fine Arts
At Glenbrook North, the Performing, Visual & Fine Arts clubs allow students to explore and cultivate their creative talents and interests and develop a deep appreciation for the arts.
These clubs emphasize collaboration and teamwork, self-confidence and personal growth in a supportive environment. By embracing their artistic passions and pursuits, students develop and refine their creative skills and also contribute to the vibrant creative spirit of the GBN community.
The GBN-TV Production Crew brings our school organized and sponsored events to the masses! We produce a variety of events -- everything from sports, to performing arts, to our very own WGBK Radiothon!
Chamber Ensemble’s focus is on small group music making. Students will be grouped in like instrument ensembles and rehearse and perform music throughout the year. Students will have opportunities to practice musical leadership, as primary feedback will be provided from student to student, with a teacher providing guidance and coaching to the ensemble.
What is Color Guard?
Color guard is a co-ed activity comprised of students from all grade levels (9-12) that uses flags, rifles, sabers, and other props, along with dance movements choreographed to the music of the Marching Spartans as well as contemporary music. Members get the opportunity to perform alongside the marching band at their performances, as well as the Variety Show and the Pride Assembly.
What if I've never done Color Guard before?
That’s okay! Anyone interested in the performing arts can excel in the color guard program! Many different backgrounds can meld together to become one performing unit. Our team this past year consisted of students with backgrounds in Ice Skating, Dancing, Cheerleading, Acting, Music, Speech, and various other performing entities. So, all types of people are welcome to try out!
The Theatre/Drama Club is committed to supporting and learning about all things pertaining to theatre. The focus of this group is on both artistic and technical theatre education, and students are encouraged to get involved with GBN productions. Club activities include trips to neighboring high school shows, professional theatres downtown, and the Illinois High School Theatre Festival in January.
Express is an auditioned mixed group of advanced singers specializing in a cappella music. In the winter months, Express focuses on holiday and winter repertoire and performs in many school and community events. Throughout the year, Express performs a variety of songs spanning historic and contemporary/popular genres.
Fermata Nowhere is an auditioned soprano/alto a cappella ensemble performing primarily popular, contemporary, and musical theatre genres. Fermata performs at school and community events and co-hosts their concert, “An Evening of A Cappella,” at the end of the year with the tenor/bass group, Ow!
TheGlenbrook Symphony Orchestra (GSO) is the co-curricular district orchestra for Glenbrook District 225. String players (grade 10-12) from both Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools combine each year to form the crux of the Glenbrook Symphony Orchestra. Wind and percussion players from both schools audition to be a part of this group. The literature performed by the GSO is chosen from the standard repertoire for symphonic orchestra; a fall concert and a spring concert are mounted, as well as holiday performances.
The Spartan Marching Band is open to any student enrolled in band, choir, or orchestra. Students interested in Marching Band should attend an informational meeting in the spring.
Glenbrook North High School National Art Honor Society Guidelines:
- Membership requires that students have completed a minimum of one semester in art and maintain a B average.
- Students must be sophomores or older.
- Membership requires that the student be currently enrolled in an advanced level art class.
- Annual membership/renewal fee for each student member is three dollars. Student must reapply for membership each year.
- Membership is based upon art scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
- Members must attend eighty percent of all meetings.
- Members must participate in at least seventy percent of all activities.
- Members must act as leaders in the art department.
Orchesis is a dance company where freshman-seniors come together to further their dance experience and creative voice. Dancers participate in their annual show formed primarily of student choreographed dances, work with professional guest choreographers, and occasionally perform at other collaborative events such as Illinois High School Dance Festival. Auditions are held in the spring for the following school year.
Ow! is an auditioned tenor/bass a cappella ensemble performing primarily popular, contemporary, and musical theatre genres. Ow! performs at school and community events and co-hosts their concert, “An Evening of A Cappella,” at the end of the year with the soprano/alto group, Fermata Nowhere.
Pep Band is comprised of freshman through senior students. You must be enrolled in a curricular performing group.
Pom Pon Varsity
The Pom Pon squad performs at athletic competitions and assemblies. The members promote spirit and support Glenbrook North activities. All girls are encouraged to participate in clinics and audition in the spring. Sophomore, Junior and Senior girls are eligible.
Pom Pon Junior Varsity
The JV Pom Pon squad performs at athletic competitions and assemblies. The members promote spirit and support Glenbrook North activities. All girls are encouraged to participate in clinics and to audition in the spring. JV Pom Pon is open to freshmen through juniors.
Spartan Sound is a show choir that combines singing and dancing. They perform multiple genres of music, emphasizing on pop, contemporary, and musical theater styles, and perform at concerts and events throughout the year.
GBN Stage crew is the social group for GBN students who are interested in working on stage crew for assemblies, concerts, school productions and special events that occur in the CPA. Our goals are to promote the Fine Arts by providing Technical support for all events in the CPA and recruiting students to be involved in our activities. We also promote learning technical theatre by attending local productions, and workshops and build camaraderie among all fine arts students by sharing technical theatre with them.
The purpose of Tri-M is to inspire music participation, create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate desire to render service, and promote leadership in the music students in our school.
The Glenbrook North Variety Show is a collection of Auditions are typically held in November with rehearsals scheduled by the director.