Excellence Through Music

‚ÄčThe 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.


T: 847-718-4159

E: henry.kappler@d214.org

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Buffalo Grove Instrumental Association - BGIA

The BGIA is made up of all parents/guardians of all current students participating in instrumental music at Buffalo Grove High School.


Its purpose is to promote the education of students at Buffalo Grove High School in the field of Instrumental Music and to aid the Instrumental Music Program of Buffalo Grove High School by encouraging and maintaining an interest in it, supporting it both morally and financially.

Fundraising Opportunities


Cookie Dough - Sept


Dining for Dollars - All Year


Practice-A-Thon - October/November


Cake Sale - December

BGIA Board 

  • President - Liza Jackson

  • Vice-President - Colleen Wytmar

  • Secretary - Sarah Ernst

  • Treasurer - Holly Ragland

  • Board Member - Melissa Sanford

  • Board Member - Mike Cortopassi

  • Board Member - Julia Hart

  • Board Member - Stephanie Gleason