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TWIGEB (10/30/17-11/04/17)

Good evening,

The Golden Eagle Band finished off their competitive marching season with straight superior ratings (SWEEPSTAKES) at the Region 3 UIL Marching Contest – Congratulations to all!

As reminder, we will rehearse ONLY on Friday mornings for the remainder of the football games.

Please see below for details this week (10/30/17-11/04/17):

Concert Season Information

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

? If you are in Wind Symphony, we will have 8:20 AM rehearsals.
? 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/or concerns should be addressed there first.
Friday Morning Rehearsal/Drill Team Information 11/03/17

As a reminder on game days, we will rehearse in the STADIUM. ALL woodwinds, brass and drumline students must bring their flip folder stuffed with this week’s drill team tune (Batman). Anyone who forgets his/her flip folder and drill team tune at this rehearsal will automatically fail inspection for the week, so make sure you remember!

RHS vs Berkner (HOME- SENIOR NIGHT) 11/03/17

We have another HOME game coming up this Friday night! As always, full details can be found on the Official Band Calendar at www.richardsonband.org.

Game Details

Drill Team Tune: Batman
Dinner Served: 4:10 PM (Eagle’s Nest)
Inspection: 5:45 PM
Tailgate: 6:15 PM
Kickoff: 7:30 PM

FULL UNIFORM: GEB compression shirt, GEB black athletic shorts, LONG black socks and marching shoes.

Guard – Contest Uniform

A student will fail inspection if he/she:

? shows up late
? wears the wrong attire
? is missing uniform items
? is missing instrument (and parts of instrument)
? has a unclean and not fully functioning working instrument
? is missing a lyre/flip folder
? is lacking a filled water bottle (water only)
? wears make-up/nail polish
? wears jewelry (religious affiliation allowed)
? has an unnatural hair color (blue, green, etc.)
? has the incorrect “show hair”
? is not clean-shaven (boys)
? talks

After the game, everyone will hang their uniform correctly and turn in their shoes. We will also have an after party!

Parents – As always, we will need MANY volunteers for the football game. Mrs. Forssell will be sending out information so be on the look out and sign-up!

Senior Night Information
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. 3rd at the RHS vs Berkner game. There will be three portions to the Senior Night recognitions: Pre-Game, Halftime and Post Game. 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.

On Monday, October 30th, seniors will be filling our their senior information during classes for the senior recognition portion of Friday’s game.

Pep-Rally

As is tradition, there will be a Senior Parent portion of the Pep-Rally on Nov. 3rd where you will have the opportunity to “perform” proudly before the RHS Community. Information regarding this event has sent out in a separate email by our Senior Rep. Unlike the Pre-Game ceremony, the Pep-Rally portion is completely optional but due to the comedy it brings us all, highly encouraged.

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 Seniors 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.

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!
RISD Spirit Run

This event is required for all leadership/drumline and highly recommended for anyone who needs service hours. Transportation will be on your own.

Saturday, November 4th @ Galatyn Park

7:00 AM – Band hall opens (if student needs to grab instrument)
7:45 AM – Meet at the appropriate designated school spirit stop (this will be communicated once this information is received)
8:00 AM – 1 mile run/fun walk performance
8:30 AM – 5K
9:30 AM – Event concludes

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Upcoming Events
Thur, November 9th: FREE Saxophone All-Region Clinic at Lake Highlands
Fri, November 10th: RHS @ Coppell
Sat, November 11th: 9th Grade All-Region Auditions (preliminary details below)
Tues, November 14th: RABC Board Meeting
Thur, November 16th: Cookie Dough Delivery Date
Sat, November 18th: Lone Star Percussion Contest

Saturday, November 11: 9th Grade All-Region (more details to come)

9th Grade All-Region Auditions will be held at North Mesquite High School on November 11th and transportation IS provided. ALL 9th graders that have been communicated with during classes will be required to audition. The director(s) reserve the right to prevent a student from attending the audition based on the preparation of the music. All students personally registered this past week in their classes. The region audition fee is $13. Please submit payment by 5:00 PM on November 10th to the band safe. You can pay with cash, money order or check (made out to RABC).

Spring Trip (San Antonio) – Commitment Trip Form and NON-REFUNDABLE down payment ($100) Due 11/08/17
The 2017 spring trip information was sent out last week; packet includes brief information of the trip, payment schedule, TEA excused classes, trip commitment form, and cancellation form. The Trip Commitment Form is due to the band safe by November 8th along with your first non-refundable payment of $100. Student must be eligible after the 3rd 9 weeks to be able to attend the trip based on state guidelines. Failure to pass non-exempt classes, will result in not attending trip and money being unable to be refunded.
*we will be going to Schlitterbahn and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. We NEED and WANT all of you to go!
http://richardsonband.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018_Initial_Spring_Trip_Packet.pdf

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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