Hilltopper Marching Band & Pep Band

Mr. Jonathan Walsh and Mr. William Ortega, Directors

Bennett Garippo & Casey Sury, 2023-24 Drum Majors

Marching Band

Not only does marching band exercise the mind and body, but also it encourages friendships, cultivates creativity and provides students with a unique opportunity to grow as individuals. The foundations and lessons gained from marching band make it an extremely valuable learning experience. With the teamwork that the Glenbard West marching band requires, marching band will feel like a family. 

Hilltopper Marching Band Photo Archive

Hilltopper Marching Band YouTube Channel

Summer Band Camp

For more information regarding the marching band's annual summer visit to UW-Whitewater, please peruse the 2023 Band Camp Packet. To view photos from the 2023 Band Camp voyage to UW-Whitewater, click here

Past Marching Band Shows

2023 - Green Day (Basketcase, Good Riddance, 21st Century Breakdown, and Holiday)

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

Pep Band

Students are assigned to either a green or white pep band. Rosters and complete schedule with call times are available hereIf 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.



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!