Clubs of the Arts

Art Club

The Art Club provides fellowship and plans activities for students who like art. Any interested District 127 student is welcome to join. You do not have to be enrolled in an art class. Students plan fundraisers and participate in Homecoming. Other activities may include: working on individual art projects, helping with the spring student art show, setting up exhibits, and planning a field trip to a gallery, art museum, or art event.

Meetings are on Thursdays in the Art Room (B203) from 3:15-4:15.


Green Room Theatre

Green room is a group for students who wish to be involved in the high school’s theatre program. Its primary purpose is to produce three plays during the season: a comedy or a drama, student directed one acts, and a musical. Additionally, Green Room provides social and educational opportunities in the theatre by sponsoring trips to see professional, community, and high school shows in the area, and by arranging and attending state and local theatre festivals. The group serves as the umbrella organization to the local chapter of the International Thespian Society. Membership is open to all students interested in any part of theatre production: cast, set design and construction, make-up, costuming, house management, stage management, and crews.


Jazz Band

This ensemble will explore different styles in jazz literature. Instruments include saxophones, trumpets, trombones, percussion, piano, and guitar. It is a select group that may perform at school concerts as well as other public engagements.


Jazz Choir

This is a co-ed group performing various music styles, meters, and rhythms with an ultimate goal to provide entertainment to the community and civic groups in addition to school activities and functions. This activity is open to students by audition.


Knight Times Newspaper

The students on the Knight Times staff plan, write, and design the school's award-winning newspaper. All members of the staff are assigned major roles of responsibility in the production of the newspaper. Students may be members of the Knight Times staff while in the Journalistic Writing and Analysis I and II Honors classes.

Additionally, journalism students will have opportunities for field trips through organizations like KEMPA (Kettle Moraine Press Association) and JEA (Journalism Education Association). By attending these conferences, students will see what working as a journalist in the world is like through both hands-on experiences and expert opinions from the field.


Marching Band

Drumline is a segment of band students, by audition, who work to further develop their percussion skills while participating in drum line practices and competition related to marching band.

Color Guard is the visual effects portion of the marching band. This group interprets the music through the use of show flags, ribbons, dance, and a variety of other equipment. This group performs during all home varsity football games, Homecoming, Grayslake Days, and Memorial Day parades. They also compete in various competitions. Members must attend a mandatory week-long band camp in the summer, practices twice weekly beginning in July, and all required games, competitions, and activities.


Pen & Paper

Pen & Paper is the GNHS creative writing club. At our weekly meetings, we take time to write, share our writing, discuss ideas, and just enjoy hanging out with a group of creative people. We also plan the annual Coffee House event which is an opportunity for student writers, musicians, actors, comedians, and artists to showcase their talents.