Attending the Fest

Welcome Parents

43rd Annual North Shore Jazz Fest Parent & Participant FAQ

Q: Where & when is the North Shore Jazz Fest?  Jazz Fest is January 18, 2020, at Glenbrook South High School, 4000 West Lake Ave., in Glenview. Your school’s band director will have your group’s performance time.

Q: Are parents invited to watch the student groups perform?   Yes! Parents, guests and the general public are always welcome at Jazz Fest. 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 can 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: Are concessions/food available during the day?  Yes! Breakfast items, homemade baked goods, beverages, lunch and dinner is available for purchase in the Cafeteria. We suggest students bring about $10 if they intend to buy lunch or dinner at Jazz Fest. [View Jazz Café menu]

Q: Can we bring food for our own band to the event?    To keep the classrooms visiting bands will be using clean, we ask that no food be brought into those rooms. Additionally, this is a fundraiser for the Glenbrook South Band Program and we ask that visitors take advantage of the food that we have 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 Jazz Fest offer professional photographs of participating groups? Yes, a photographer will take group photos after their performance and clinic.  Details for online ordering will be published soon.