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About the Glenbard East Music Association


What We Do

The primary objectives of the the Glenbard East Music Association (GEMA) are to generate and maintain an enthusiastic interest in the various music classes and performing ensembles at Glenbard East High School, lend moral and financial support to the music programs, cooperate with the music department personnel in building and maintaining an organization of people and parents for the purpose of promoting the programs and general activities, and to raise and disburse funds for any or all of the approved projects or objectives of the organization.

GEMA projects include:

  • Renovation of the practice rooms with new digital pianos
  • The annual gRAMmys music awards event
  • Thousands of dollars in scholarship money per year for music students

We need YOU to join! Membership requires no time commitment, only a modest financial contribution. Those who can join include:

  • Parents/guardians
  • Alumni
  • Current students
  • Parents of alumni
  • Staff members
  • Community members
  • Any friend of music!
  • YOU!

To read the official bylaws of the Glenbard East Music Association, click here (opens in a separate window).


We offer a number of fundraisers! Our fundraisers are designed to help the program and students as much as possible while minimizing the hassle and time demand on our families. Please join us for Dining for Dollars (next event information here) and the Mattress Sale at East every autumn!

2017-2018 Meetings

GEMA Executive Board meetings are held roughly once per quarter. Upcoming meetings:

Wednesday, Februrary 28, 6:00 pm in the 1959 Room (conference room near the main office)

Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm in the 1959 Room 


The GEMA executive board is here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact our executive board members with questions about our organization. 

Executive Board
President - Bob Biddle,
 Vice-Presidents - Elizabeth Basa and Colette Luchetta-Stendel
Secretary - Denise Hanks
Treasurer - Heidi Jenkins
 Membership - Abby Austin