Who We Are

The object of the Summit Hill District 161 Band Booster Organization is to lend moral, physical and financial support to the band program through cultural enrichment, social events and to promote a comprehensive music education for the band student, to complement the efforts of the band directors and the School District Administration.




2017-18 Executive Board Members

President Elizabeth Burghard
Vice-President Jane Forlenza
Treasurer Lauri Schutzius
Secretary Nicole Kuech


2017-18 Administration

Summit Hill Principal Daniel Pierson
Summit Hill AP Colin Bradley
Hilda Walker Principal Laura Goebel
Hilda Walker AP Maura Carroll



2017-18 EVENTS

Date Event Time Location
September 18 SHJH/8th Grade girls' dress fittings 6-8pm SHJH
September 19 SHJH/ 7th Grade girls' fittings 6-8pm SHJH
September 23 SHJH/ILMEA Auditions Braidwood
October 19 Fall Band/String Concert 7pm SHJH
November 4 ILMEA Festival All Day LWC
November 6 HW 6th Band/HW Veterans Program daytime HW
November 9 SHJH/Symphonic Band Veterans Program 7pm SHJH
November 11 ILMEA Jazz Festival TF South
November 13 Beginning Band Mini-Concerts HW
November 14 Beginning Band Mini-Concerts HW
November 15 Beginning Band Mini-Concerts HW
December 5 SHJH/Jazz & Percussion Concert 7pm SHJH
December 12 6th Band/Strings Winter Concert 7pm HW
December 19 Holiday Tour daytime All Schools
December 20 Beginning Band Winter Concert 7pm HW
December 21 SHJH Band Winter Concert 7pm SHJH
December 22 SHJH Winter Assembly 1pm SHJH
January 21 Pep Band/Chicago Wolves game

Date Event Time Location
February 3 Day of Percussion 10-2pm SHJH
February 8 Woodwind Showcase 7pm SHJH
February 10 LWC Jazz Festival LWC
February 15 Brass Showcase 7pm SHJH
February 17 IGSMA Band Contest
February 20 Bandorama 5:30, 7pm SHJH
February 28 LWE Band Auditions 5-8pm LWE
March 1 Percussion Ensemble Concert 7pm SHJH
March 17 IGSMA Band Concert
April 9 Jazz Coffee House Concert 7pm SHJH
April 14 Spaghetti Dinner HW
May 1 6th/Sym Band Step-Up Night 7pm SHJH
May 11 Musical Revue 7pm SHJH
May 12 Musical Revue 7pm SHJH
May 14 SH/HW Strings' Spring Concert 7pm SHJH
May 16 Beginning Band Spring Concert 7pm HW
May 21 6th Band Spring Concert 7pm HW
May 22 HW Band Picnic 3-4:30pm HW
May 22 JH Bands' Spring Concert 7pm SHJH
May 23 JH Bands' Picnic 2:30-4pm SHJH
TBA SHJH Graduation

Band Booster Meetings

Day Date Location Time
Thursday Sept. 21 SHJH 7pm
Thursday Oct. 26 HW 7pm
Tuesday Nov. 28 SHJH 7pm
Thursday Jan. 18 HW 7pm
Thursday Feb. 22 SHJH 7pm
Thursday Mar. 15 HW 7pm
Thursday Apr. 12 HW 7pm
Monday May 7 SHJH 7pm