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:

2023 Performances

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

Other Videos 

Trombone Fun

Band Camp - Pick 'em Up




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


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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

9/25   Homecoming


Hiltopper Logo


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