Attending the 2020 Fest

Welcome Parents

North Shore Jazz Fest Parent & Participant FAQ

Q: Where & when is the North Shore Jazz Fest?  Jazz Fest is typically held every January at Glenbrook South High School, 4000 West Lake Ave., in Glenview.  Due to the state-wide COVID restrictions, an on-site festival will not be possible for 2021.  We are currently evaluating alternatives for hosting a virtual festival.

Q: Can parents watch the student groups perform?   Yes! Parents, guests and the general public are welcome to see all Jazz Fest performances. Wristbands are required to enter any of the four performance rooms and can be purchased at the door. Adults: $12, Senior Citizens (65 and over): $8, Children under 12: $8, and a family package (2 adults, 2 children) is available for $30. Student performers will be able to attend all performances at no additional charge. Chaperones should contact their school’s band director regarding chaperone admissions.

Q: Are shout-outs available at Jazz Fest?  No. Due to our multiple performance stages and the short turnaround time between ensembles, we are not able to offer shout-outs.

Q: What concessions/food will be available?  Breakfast, lunch and dinner items as well as beverages and and  homemade baked goods will be available for purchase in the Cafeteria, which will be open throughout the event.  We suggest students bring about $10 if they intend to buy lunch or dinner.  [View Jazz Café menu]

Q: Can we bring food for our own band to the event?    Visiting bands will be using GBS classrooms.  We ask that no food be brought into the rooms to maintain their cleanliness.  Additionally, this is a fundraiser for the Glenbrook South Band Program and we invite visitors take advantage of the food available for purchase in the Jazz Cafe. Thank you for your support with this.

Q: Are Jazz Fest T-Shirts for sale?  Yes! Souvenir T-Shirts will be available for purchase outside the entrance to the Main Auditorium

Q: Will our band be video-recorded or photographed?   While we do not record and distribute performance, a professional photographer will take a group photo of each participating group after their performance and clinic.  Details for online ordering will be published soon.