Performing, Visual & Fine Arts

Performing, Visual & Fine Arts

Putting your thoughts down on paper continues to be one of the most powerful ways of expressing opinions, ideas, emotions and more. Glenbrook North offers multiple ways for students to demonstrate their writing talents through extra and co-curricular programs.
 

Broadcasting


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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!

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 Groups



Color Guard


Meeting Information: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00-7:00pm
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!
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!

Drama/Theatre Club


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Meeting Information: Wednesdays 4:00pm
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.
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


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Meeting Information: Mondays 6:00-8:00pm
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. 
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


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Meeting Information: Thursdays 6:30pm
Fermata Nowhere is an auditioned all-women’s 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 all-male group, Ow! 
Fermata Nowhere is an auditioned all-women’s 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 all-male group, Ow! 

Glenbrook Symphony Orchestra (GSO)


Meeting Information: Wednesdays 7:00pm
The Glenbrook 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 Glenbrook 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. 

Ladies First


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Meeting Information: Mondays 6:00pm
Ladies First is an all-female women’s show choir. They perform multiple genres of music, emphasizing on pop and Broadway styles. Ladies First also incorporate dance and staging into several of their numbers. 
Ladies First is an all-female women’s show choir. They perform multiple genres of music, emphasizing on pop and Broadway styles. Ladies First also incorporate dance and staging into several of their numbers. 

Marching Band


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National Art Honor Society (NAHS)


Meeting Information: Every other Tuesday 3:20pm
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.

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


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Meeting Information: Mondays & Thursdays, 3:30-6pm Zoom, 4-6pm in person

The Junior Orchesis Dance Company is designed for those individuals who wish to further their knowledge & experience of dance technique. The Senior Orchesis Company is for the dancer who has shown intermediate to advanced ability & technique in various styles of dance. The dancers participate in master classes & perform in the annual show. Auditions are held in the fall & spring. 

The Junior Orchesis Dance Company is designed for those individuals who wish to further their knowledge & experience of dance technique. The Senior Orchesis Company is for the dancer who has shown intermediate to advanced ability & technique in various styles of dance. The dancers participate in master classes & perform in the annual show. Auditions are held in the fall & spring. 

Ow!


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Meeting Information: Thursdays 7:45pm
Ow! is an auditioned all-male 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 all-female group, Fermata Nowhere. 
Ow! is an auditioned all-male 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 all-female group, Fermata Nowhere. 

Pep Band


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Pep Band is comprised of freshman through senior students. You must be enrolled in a curricular performing group. The Pep Band performs at home boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball games. The band plays 9-10 games per year. Rehearsals will take place about one hour before each game. ​
 
 
Pep Band is comprised of freshman through senior students. You must be enrolled in a curricular performing group. The Pep Band performs at home boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball games. The band plays 9-10 games per year. Rehearsals will take place about one hour before each game. ​
 
 

Poms


Meeting Information: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 3:45pm
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.
 
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.
 

Stage Crew


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Meeting Information: Mondays 3:00-5:00pm
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.
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.

Tri-M Honor Society


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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 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.

Variety Show


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The Glenbrook North Variety Show is a collection of performances highlighting the talents of GBN students. Auditions are held in November.

The Glenbrook North Variety Show is a collection of performances highlighting the talents of GBN students. Auditions are held in November.