TWIGEB 10/25/15-10/31/15

RHS vs North Mesquite (VOLLEYBALL – HOME)
We have our FIRST-EVER volleyball game performance tomorrow!
Game Details
Dinner Served: 4:20pm @ the tailgate lawn in front of the gym (Hot Dog Food Truck!)?Inspection (Lawn): 5:10pm?JV Performance (Gym): 5:30pm – 6:30pm?Varsity Performance (Gym): 6:30pm – 8:45pm
Attire: (EQ)librium t-Shirt, jeans, instrument, flip folder, lyre
1 hot dog, 1 bag of chips and 1 bottled water will be provided to each student. Option for more food will be $5. Service hours are provided for the event – just ask one of the directors, and we will be happy to sign-off on the time (5 hours max). If you have a sectional after school tomorrow, please join us once your sectional concludes.
Concert Season Information

Now that we have completed our competitive season of marching season, we will transition into concert season! Here’s what that looks like:

? Starting this week, we will only have marching rehearsals on Friday mornings (7:00 AM- 8:30 AM) for the rest of the football season. This will continue through playoffs (if applicable). This rehearsal applies to ALL students in the program.
? If you are in Wind Symphony, we will start having 8:20am rehearsals. We’ll rehearse 8:20a-9:50a M-Th until football season ends.
? For all winds, we will begin sectionals starting this week as mentioned in your classes. Sectionals occur once a week either before or after school at a schedule agreed upon between the section and the director. This is to help prepare us for the upcoming Winter Concert and All-Region Band auditions.

Communication will primarily be sent out by the ensemble director. All questions and concerns should be addressed there first.
RHS vs Mesquite (FOOTBALL – AWAY)
We have an away game this week as the RHS Eagles take on Mesquite! As always, full details can be found on the Official Band Calendar at www.richardsonband.org.
Friday Morning: remember to bring your flip folder and lyre for drill team practice.
Game Details
Drill Team Tune: Hot Stuff?Dinner Served: 4:10pm?Inspection: 5:15pm?Departure: 5:30pm?Kickoff: 7:30pm
Full Contest Uniform: marching shoes, black socks (mid calf length or higher), bibbers (uniform pants), GEB underarmor, jacket, baldric (sash), shako (hat).
Guard Uniform: Contest costume
*failure to have the items mentioned above as well as not having your instrument, flip folder, lyre and GEB silver water bottle FILLED WITH WATER will result in failing inspection. As a reminder we do not talk during inspection lines.
Other reminders include:
No nail polish
No jewelry (earrings, necklaces, rings, etc.)
No unnatural hair colors (blue, green, etc.)
Boys – clean shaven or trimmed facial hair
Girls – show hair

Senior Night- November 6th
The time is almost here! Each year, we gather together on the final home game of the season to pay tribute and express our appreciation to the Senior Class. This year’s senior night will be held on Friday, Nov. 6th at the RHS vs Highland Park game. There will be three portions to the Senior Night recognitions: Pre-Game, Pep-Rally & Halftime. Please see the information below for details about each.

Please note: Any senior participating must be academically eligible to do so as this event occurs at a UIL football game.

Immediately!

The first step to all of this is for you to go to:

http://richardsonband.org/downloads/on-line-forms/senior-night-information-form/

and fill out the form. Please note the following regarding the form as we have run into issues in the past:

1 Submit the form only once. Students and parents should confirm with each other what you want to be announced before you submit.
2 If you submit the form a second time, the data will be ignored. If you must change your information after you have submitted it (escort has changed, etc), you need to email Mr. Marquez directly (jesus.marquez@risd.org) about the change no later than Wednesday, Oct 28th.
3 In order to guarantee that your information will be read at the game, you must have your web form submission submitted by Friday, October 30th at 5pm. That’s when Mr. Marquez will compile all the data to create the script. Any submissions after that point are not guaranteed to be read at the game.

Pre-Game

As we have done the last several years, all organizations will recognize its Seniors in the same manner at the Pre-Game ceremony.

Each Senior band member, accompanied by parents (or guardians) will be recognized at Pre-Game. Seniors and parents will line up at the south end zone at 6:55pm. The presentation will start at 7:00pm. All Band Seniors and parents will line up in alphabetical order (by last name) and prepare to be escorted down the field. Parents and Senior will walk down the field together, stop at the 50 and then walk between the Eaglettes and Cheerleaders before lining up on the track. After everyone from all of the organizations have been recognized, seniors will be dismissed to join the band in the stands.

Band parents – please wear a Band T-Shirt, polo or some other kind of GEB gear.

Pep-Rally

As is tradition, there should be a Senior Parent portion of the Pep-Rally on Nov. 6th where you will have the opportunity to “perform” proudly before the RHS Community. Information regarding this event will be sent out in a separate email by our Senior Rep. Please contact her directly with any pep-rally related questions. Unlike the Pre-Game ceremony, the Pep-Rally portion is completely optional but due to the comedy it brings us all, highly encouraged.

Halftime

Before the start of the show, seniors will come to the front of the field to meet the drum majors for the Senior Salute.

The announcement of the Band Beau and Sweetheart will occur at halftime as well.

Post Game

After the game, we will play the fight song and Alma Mater and do the full dismissal, after which you will be released to the field to participate in the Senior Walk. The Senior Walk takes place roughly 5-10 minutes after the completion of the game and you will no problem getting to the field from the stands in time.

We’re all looking forward to another great Senior Night!

9th Grade All-Region Initial Information

9th Grade All-Region Auditions will be held at Rockwall-Heath High School on November 14th and transportation IS provided. ALL 9th graders in Wind Symphony and Symphonic Winds are required to audition while Symphonic Band and Concert Band members are highly encouraged to participate. The director(s) reserve the right to prevent a student from attending the audition based on the preparation of the music. I will be registering students in their band class this week. The region audition fee is $13. Please submit payment by 5:00 pm on November 13th to the band safe. You can pay with cash, money order or check (made out to RABC).

Upcoming Performances (outside of football games…)

11/07 – RISD Spirit Run
11/14 – 9th Grade All-Region Auditions

Thank you,
Mr. Marquez

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