Freshman Marching Band

Incoming freshmen band students should register for this course. The band rehearses and performs a variety of literature ranging from marching band to symphonic band. Students are expected to perform with the marching band, concerts and events as assigned by the...

Glee Club

The only prerequisite of this treble-voice ensemble is a desire to sing. Unison to four-part music is performed, and students are required to perform in four departmental concerts and their attendant...

Guitar 161

This is a multi-level guitar class for beginners through advanced. No prior musical knowledge or playing experience is required. Basic guitar playing technique, including tuning, note reading and chord playing is included. Grades are based on knowledge of the guitar...

Honors Advanced Radio Production 371, 471, 571, 671, 771

Students in the Radio Broadcasting program may be invited to enroll in this advanced radio broadcasting and leadership course in which students are expected to demonstrate expertise in broadcast journalism, production, and operation of an FM radio station. Students...

Honors News Radio and Sportscasting 371, 471, 571, 671, 771

Students in the News and Sportscasting program may be invited to enroll in this advanced radio broadcasting and leadership course in which students are expected to demonstrate expertise in broadcast journalism, production, and operation of an FM radio station....

Improvisation 361

This advanced acting course emphasizes the technique of improvisation. The art of improvisation will be developed in both short form and long form. Many improvisational games and techniques will be learned. This class will be performance based with a minimum of one...

Independent Study Art Metals

Students enrolling in this level will continue to develop their designing skills through independent projects in advanced metal working, metal, clay and hot glass techniques. This course may be repeated. Prerequisite: Arts...

Independent Study in Art 361, 371, 461, 471

This advanced studio course will allow students to explore personal goals in art and to work independently. Students will have choices in media, styles, and subject matter. Honors credit available . Prerequisite: Drawing 161 / Drawing 261 OR Painting 161 / Painting...

Instrumental Exploration 163

This is a course for the student with no previous training. Instruction is available for any band or orchestra instrument. Beginning stages of tone production, fingerings, pitch discrimination, rhythmic interpretation, note reading and musical expression are taught....

Introduction to Broadcasting 161

Introduction to Broadcasting is the gateway class for students interested in becoming involved with Glenbrook South’s radio station (88.5 FM) and/or Glenbrook South’s cable television station (GBS-TV) and film studio. In this course, students are immersed...

Introduction to Drama 161

This beginning course for students interested in learning about theater and the performing arts includes theater games, pantomime skills, character development, scene study and various performance...

Jazz Bands

These before-school classes will meet throughout the year. Basic fundamentals of the jazz idiom will be studied, and performance is the course’s goal. Prerequisite: Students will be placed in either Jazz Lab Band or Jazz Ensemble by the director through...

Master Singers

This mixed-voice ensemble is the most advanced curricular choral group in the school; advanced literature is performed, and students are required to participate in all departmental concerts, music contests, and concert tours. Prerequisite: Placement in Master Singers...

Music Production and Technology 163, 263

Students in Music Production and Technology will learn to utilize synthesizers and samplers on a variety of digital audio workstations (DAW). Modern digital recording techniques are learned through hands-on experience in the classroom. Students will use skills learned...

Music Production and Technology LA

Students in Music Production and Technology LA will learn to utilize synthesizers and samplers on a variety of digital audio workstations (DAW). Modern digital recording techniques are learned through hands-on experience in the classroom. Students will use skills...

Music Theory 161

An accelerated study of the basic principles of music theory: notation, scales, keys, harmony, melody and four-part writing, form, ear training, sight singing and harmonic analysis. A brief overview of music history from medieval to contemporary times is also...

Orchestra-String Ensemble

This ensemble is for freshmen and other students continuing to develop fundamental musicianship and technique. String Ensemble rehearses and performs a wide variety of string literature. Occasionally, this ensemble will combine forces with the Symphony Orchestra for a...

Photography 161

Photography is the art of seeing, thinking, composing, processing and presenting images. The goal of the GBS Photography program is to nurture the ability and desire of students to make images that inform, surprise, enlighten or mystify. Students will be introduced to...

Photography 261

This course allows students to use Adobe Photoshop for digital skills as well as utilize traditional darkroom work to more dynamically control and strengthen their image making experiences. Alternative processes, toy cameras, smartphone apps and online image sites...