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.





2018-19 Executive Board Members

President Elizabeth Burghard
Vice-President Ericka Soroko
Treasurer Lauri Schutzius
Secretary Barb Bistas



2018-19 Administration

Summit Hill Principal Daniel Pierson
Summit Hill AP Jennifer Winefka
Summit Hill AP Joseph Palicki
Hilda Walker Principal Laura Goebel
Hilda Walker AP Maura Carroll




2018-19 EVENTS

Date Event Location Time
Aug 6-9 SHJH Band Camp SHJH 9-3
August 10 SHJH Band Camp SHJH 9-12
August 20 SHJH/Institute Day Performance SHJH 8am
August 31 SHJH/Beginning Band Recruitment Performance HW 1pm
September 2 SHJH/Fall Fest Parade Frankfort 12-3
September 10 Springfield Trip Meeting SHJH 7pm
September 17 SHJH/8th grade girls’ dress fittings SHJH 6-8pm
September 18 SHJH/7th grade girls’ dress fittings SHJH 6-8pm
September 28 Springfield Trip registration due
September 29 SHJH/ILMEA Auditions SHJH
October 19 Fall Band/String Concert SHJH 7pm
October 26 Springfield trip, 2nd payment due
November 3 ILMEA Festival LWC all day
November 8 SHJH/Symphonic Band Veterans Program SHJH 7pm
November 10 ILMEA Jazz Festival TBD
November 13 Beginning Band Mini-Concerts HW
November 14 Beginning Band Mini-Concerts HW
November 23 Springfield Trip 3rd payment due
December 3 SHJH/Jazz & Percussion Concert SHJH 7pm
December 11 6th Band/Strings Winter Concert HW 7pm
December 18 Symphonic Band Holiday Tour to schools Daytime
December 19 Beginning Band Winter Concert HW 7pm
December 20 JH Bands’ Winter Concert SHJH 7pm
December 21 SHJH Winter Assembly SHJH 1pm
December 22 Tuba Christmas in Chicago Daytime

Date Event Location Time
January 20 Pep Band/Chicago Wolves Game
January 28 Springfield Trip final payment due
February 2 Day of Percussion SHJH 10-2
February 7 Woodwind Showcase SHJH 7pm
February 9 JH Jazz Bands at LWC Jazz Festival LWC all day
February 14 Brass Showcase SHJH 7pm
February 14 LWE band auditions (8th graders) LWE
February 16 IGSMA Solo & Ensemble Contest TBD
February 19 Bandorama SHJH 5:30, 7pm
March 11 Percussion Ensemble Concert SHJH 7pm
March 16 IGSMA Band Contest
March 29 Springfield Trip day 1
March 30 Springfield Trip day 2
April 6 Spaghetti Dinner HW
April 8 Jazz Coffeehouse Concert SHJH 7pm
April 29 6th Grade + Symphonic Band Step-Up Night SHJH 7pm
May 10 Musical Revue SHJH 7pm
May 11 Musical Revue SHJH 7pm
May 15 Beginning Band Spring Concert HW 7pm
May 20 6th Grade Band Spring Concert HW 7pm
May 21 HW Band Picnic HW 3:00-4:30
May 21 JH Bands Spring Concert SHJH 7pm
May 22 JH Bands’ Picnic SHJH 2:30-4:00
June 3 Graduation LWE 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Band Booster Meetings

Day Date Location Time
Thursday Sept 13 SHJH 7pm
Thursday Oct 11 HW 7pm
Tuesday Nov 12 SHJH 7pm
Thursday Jan 10 HW 7pm
Thursday Feb 21 SHJH 6pm
Thursday March 14 HW 7pm
Thursday April 4 HW 6pm
Monday May 6 SHJH 7pm