The BG Band Program has flourished over many years. With a balanced band program known for excellence in symphonic, jazz, and marching band, the band program attracts a large number of student participants every year. We focus on developing skills such as leadership, teamwork, confidence, discipline, sustained work ethic, and musicianship within students so that they are well positioned for future endeavors in all aspects of life.
All About Band
Learn about all of our concert bands, jazz groups, color guard, and more.
Developing excellent musicianship, leadership, and citizenship in the concert band program is the primary focus of the program. We look to elevate the level of musicianship while still offering a musical opportunity for every interested student.
The concert bands have performed at the Chicagoland Concert Band Festival, receiving superior and excellent ratings. The Wind Ensemble was selected to the University of Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival for the first time in school history in 2022.
Guard is a huge part of the band program. They convey visually what the band is performing musically. Guard members combine flag, saber and rifle work with dance to convey the message of the music. Many guard members are musicians and many are not. Color Guard has a fall and winter season and rehearses primarily in the evenings.