BBLZ (pronounced bubbles) … what is BBLZ?

BBLZ (pronounced bubbles) … what is BBLZ?


Band Boosters of Lake Zurich (BBLZ)  is a voluntary band parent group that all parents are a part of simply because your son/daughter is in the LZHS Band.

BBLZ helps the LZHS Band become an exciting adventure for your student throughout their time at Lake Zurich High School. We assist the band’s directors, Josh Thompson and Sheri Conover, with special events, fundraising for band needs, and help out with other band related issues as required.  We’re always looking to add new, productive members to BBLZ, and encourage you to come to our next meeting. All BBLZ meeting are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm.  The Small Auditorium was under construction over the summer – our first meeting will be held in the LZHS Band room.  We will post where subsequent meetings will be held as soon as it is decided.

BBLZ Meeting Minutes

LZHS Band Newsletters

Committee Information


LZHS Band Director – Josh Thompson

Assistant Band Director – Sheri Conover


2018 -2019 Lake Zurich Band Boosters Board Members:

Co-Presidents – Nina Handeland/Beth Slaughter
Vice President – Karen Kasregis
Finance Director – JoAnn Niermeyer
Treasurer – Paul Pike
Secretary – Elizabeth Miller
Class of 2019 – Charlotte Walker

Class of 2020 – Mary Kalafut
Class of 2021 –

Class of 2022 –

Committee Chairs for BBLZ events:
Newsletter – Kathy Fitzpatrick
Website – Becky Ejupi
Manna Gift Cards – Debbie Theysdice
Student Accounts – Karen Kasregis
Hospitality Chairs
– Jazz Concerts – Sue Richards
– Concert/Symphonic/Wind Ensemble Concerts – Mary Kalafut / Nicole Boehm / Wei Wang / Debbie Theysdice
Photography / Videographer – Kelly and Chris Cranstoun
Fund Raising (On-going: Dining out, pins, etc.) – Charlotte Walker
Buzz Books – Patti Ripoli – Creation/Layout/Print, Jill Mark – Creation/Layout/Print, Karen Kasregis – Sales, Debbie Theysdice – Ads
Band Camp Coordinator – Beth Slaughter
Yard Signs – Jennifer Ginn
Car Wash – Jim & Becky Ejupi
Band Spirit Wear – Sandy Davern
Marching Band Uniforms – Kathy Fitzpatrick
Football Game Field Help – Gerry Gilbertson, Jennifer Quesinberry
Poinsettia – Donna Young  (Student Sales / Volunteers) / Sandy Davern (Financial) / Karen Nolan (Business)
7/8 Grade Halftime –  Elizabeth Miller/Open Co-Chair
Concert Uniforms – Joanne Glatz / Barb Spaulding

Jazz by the Lake – Open Co-Chair / Open Co-Chair
Wind Ensemble Invite –Donna Young / Open Shadow
Solo & Ensemble – Mary Kalafut
Cheesecake / Coffee – Debbie Theysdice