6th grade concert band

  • Information on sixth grade band 2021-22

    Frequently asked questions about 6th Grade Band

    When is band rehearsal?

    Full band rehearsals are held every Tuesday, Friday, and alternating Wednesdays during 7th (ACE) period in the band room at Glen Crest Middle School. The first meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Students will not need their instruments during this meeting. The first full band practice will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

    When are sectionals?

    Groups of like instruments meet once a week on a rotating schedule. Group size, on average, is larger than last year’s beginning band lesson groups. The schedule is very flexible, so there are minimal conflicts with tests, quizzes, or important lessons in other classes. The sectional schedule will be finalized during the first week of rehearsal.

    What is a rotating schedule?

    A rotating schedule is used for band and orchestra sectionals so that the students do not miss the same class every week. For example, if Susie Smith has her clarinet sectional on Wednesday, first period on September 1, then she will have her next clarinet sectional on Wednesday, second period on September 8. Once again, this schedule is very flexible. If Susie the clarinet player has a conflict with a test, quiz or important lesson, she should tell Mr. Garbar as soon as possible so that he can work with her in rescheduling for a better time for that day.

    What is the band uniform?

    The band uniform is basically the same as it was in beginning band. The students should wear black pants/skirt, white dress shirt or blouse, and black shoes. All black clothing is also acceptable. However, all of the students in musical groups purchase a “Music Department T-shirt,” which is worn at band assemblies. A t-shirt order form will be sent home in October with more information.

    What method book is used?

    The 6th grade concert band uses Essential Elements Book 2. The students can purchase this book from Mr. Garbar or Mrs. Berry at the first band rehearsal for $10 (percussion $18). Please make check payable to the CCSD89. Cash will be accepted as well. The student must have the book by September 25, 2021.


    6th Grade Band - Important Dates 2021-2022:

    Aug 31, 2021 (Tuesday) - First meeting (without instruments) - 7th Period

    Sep 1, 2021 (Wednesday) - First Full Band Practice (with instruments) - 7th Period

    Oct 8, 2021 (Friday) – Band Yearbook Picture (wear black & white)

    Dec 14, 2021 (Tuesday) - Winter Band Concert at Glenbard South High School - 7 p.m.

    Dec 15, 2021 (Wednesday) - All School Music Assembly at Glen Crest - 8 a.m.

    Mar 7, 2022 (Monday) - 6th Grade Band Festival at Glen Crest - 7 p.m.

    May 11, 2022 (Wednesday) - All School Music Assembly at Glen Crest - 8 a.m.

    May 16, 2022 (Monday) - Spring Band Concert at Glenbard South High School - 7 p.m.

    May TBD, 2022 (TBD) - Band Recruitment Tour (TBD)

    If you have any questions, please call Mr. Garbar at (630) 545-5515 or e-mail at lgarbar@ccsd89.org


    Information on 7th-8th grade symphonic band

    Full band rehearsals will be held EVERY MONDAY and THURSDAY this year and ALTERNATING WEDNESDAYS from 7:10-7:45am.  Students are expected to be in their seats ready to play at 7:10am.  There is a morning activity bus for students who wish to ride the bus. All morning band students should be dropped off in the bus parking lot and enter the band room through door #16.

    Wednesday Rehearsal Schedule (2021-22)

    Sep 1  Sep 15, 29   Oct 13, 27   Nov 10   Dec 1, 15   Jan 12, 26   Feb 9, 23   Mar 9, 23  Apr 13, 27   May 11

    Our first band rehearsal is MONDAY, AUGUST 30th at 7:10am.  Our first performance is on Friday, September 24th at Glenbard South’s Homecoming Game.  We will perform “Land of Make Believe” along with South’s Marching Band on the football field during pre-game at 7pm.  

    Band lessons will begin the week of September 6th.


    7/8th Grade Symphonic Band - Important Dates 2021-22:

    Sep. 23rd - Field Trip to Glenbard South High School 9:00-10:45am

    Sep. 24th - Glen Crest performs at Glenbard South’s Homecoming 7pm  

    Oct. 8th - Yearbook Picture 7:52am (Wear all black or black bottoms and white top to school)

    Dec. 14th - District 89 Winter Band Concert  at Glenbard South High School 7pm

    Dec. 15th - All School Music Assembly (AM) (Tentative)

    Feb. 16th - Glen Crest performs at Glenbard South’s Winter Concert 7:30pm

    Feb. 26th -  IGSMA solo/ensemble contest at Indian Trail Jr. High in Addison.

    Apr. 9th - Music Cafe Fundraiser

    May 7th - Music in the Parks Festival (All-day) Great America, Gurnee

    May 11th - All School Music Assembly (AM)

    May 16th - District 89 Spring Band Concert at Glenbard South 7pm

    If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Berry at (630) 545-5516 or e-mail at kberry@ccsd89.org