Glenbard West Hilltopper Marching Band & Pep Band
Mr. Jonathan Walsh & Mr. William Ortega, Directors
Bennett Garippo & Casey Sury, 2023-24 Drum Majors
The complete calendar of rehearsal and performances can be found here:
July 4 Glen Ellyn Fourth of July Parade
August 16 Marching Band Parent Show
August 26 FB game vs. Marist HS (AMP Concessions)
August 28 Curtainraiser Concert (All Bands)
Sept 9 FB game vs. Downers North HS - Senior Day
Sept 15 Homecoming Pep Rally & Bonfire
Sept 16 Homecoming FB game vs. Lyons Twp. HS (AMP Concessions)
Sept 23 Band Day @ University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Sept 28 Fall Band Concert (All Bands)
Oct 14 FB game vs. Proviso West HS
Students are assigned to either a green or white pep band. Rosters and complete schedule with call times are available here.
If you are unable to attend your assigned performance, you must arrange for a substitute. A sub form must be completed and returned to Mr. Walsh prior the day of the game.
8th Grade Pep Band Night Video
The 2021 Hilltopper Marching Band Season features music of the Beatles! Check out these half time performances. It's so great to be back out on the field! LETS GO!
8/28. A Hard Days Night & Eleanor Rigby
9/4. A Hard Days Night, Hey Jude, & Eleanor Rigby
9/18. A Hard Days Night, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band & Eleanor Rigby
Oh, it's G-L-E-N-B-A-R-D
Oh, well, it's Glenbard, Glenbard fight again!
And for the school and team we love so well,
We're going to yell and yell and yell and yell and yell!
And when the teams in green and white appear,
With heads held high we stand and shout and cheer,
And for the school and team go on to fame
win this game.
Fight, team fight!
Past Marching Band Shows
2023 - TBA
2022 - Disney Movies - Glenbard West Centennial - 100 years
2021 - Beatles (Part two)
2020 - Covid Year (Modern Pop - Bruno Mars, Panic @ the Disco) - Homecoming Video
2019 - Classic Rock (Aha, Toto, Led Zeppelin) - Photos
2018 - West @ the Movies
(Incredibles, Star Wars, Greatest Showman, Hit me w/your Best Shot)
2017 - Daft Punk / In the Heights
2016 - Billy Joel (last competition show)
2015 - Queen
2014 - Steely Dan
2013 - Elton John
2012 - Chicago
2011 - Beatles
2010 - Destination Jazz
2009 - Wicked
2008 - Chuck Mangione
2007 - West Side Story
2006 - The Planets: One More Time Around the Sun
2005 - Fiero!
2004 - Things That Go Bump in the Night!
2003 - Rhapsody