TWIGEB (04/09/18-04/14/18)

Hello GEB,

Below you will find the details for this week (04/09/18-04/14/18). Remember to always check for the most updated schedule.

Spring Trip T-Shirt Money Due 04/09/18

If you would like to purchase a spring trip t-shirt, the money is due on Monday, April 9th. Shirts are $10 (or $11.50 for XXL). Please provide money/shirt size to Anna Fitzgerald, Kate Robinson or Kendall Estridge. Please note that this purchase is not made through RABC or band directors. All money should be directed towards one of these students and NOT the band safe.

Dress Rehearsals/Clinics

There are dress rehearsals this week in preparation for our upcoming UIL Performance. Please see schedule below:

Monday, April 9 – Wind Symphony Clinic (Mr. Alvarado)
Tuesday, April 10 – Wind Symphony Clinic (Mr. Alvarado)
Tuesday, April 10 – Concert Band Dress Rehearsal (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
Tuesday, April 10 – Symphonic Winds Dress Rehearsal (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
Thursday, April 12 – Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)

UIL Hosting Meeting/Walk-through 04/11/18

We will have a QUICK meeting right after school on Wednesday, April 11th from 4:20 PM – 5:00 PM to go over all of the details of hosting UIL. A separate email will be sent with the the list of students who will be working the event on April 17th, 18th or 19th.

RHS 5K Performance 04/14/18

On Saturday, April 14th, the GEB will be performing at the annual RHS 5K. This performance is required for all leadership and drumline members (excluding Wind Symphony members). If you are unable to attend, you are expected to find a substitute for this event. Any potential leadership candidates are highly encouraged to join us, and everyone else is invited to participate as well! Students will receive service hours for your time!

We will meet at 8:30 AM in the band hall with your instrument, flip folder, lyre, and any other materials you will need for a “marching band” type performance. We will do a brief warm-up and tuning sequence before heading out to our performance zone. Our portion of this event should conclude no later than 9:15 AM. Attire for this event is your Arabian Nights Show Shirt.

Dallas Winds Windband Festival 04/14/18

The Wind Symphony will be performing at the Dallas Winds Windband Festival in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center this Saturday, April 14th. THE EVENT IS FREE FOR ALL WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND! Transportation is only provided to Wind Symphony members. Below is the schedule for the day:

Call Time: 10:00 AM (change into attire, grab instrument/supplies).
Percussion loads truck at 9:45 AM.
Load Bus: 10:30 AM
Warm-up: 12:00 PM
Performance: 12:30 PM
Load Buses: 3:30 PM

Once we complete our performance, we will change out of our concert wear and head to Klyde Warren Park for lunch. Please bring $10-$15 to cover your meal.

If you would like to order a DVD/Blue-Ray and/or a picture of the event, here is the link (not affiliated with RABC):

Dallas Winds Invitational Windband Festival – Media Order Form

Upcoming Events

04/16/18 – Wind Symphony Clinic (Mr. Alvarado)
04/16/18 – CB/SB/SW PM Dress Rehearsals
04/17/18 – 04/19/18 – Host UIL
04/17/18 – Concert Band UIL Performance (9:00 AM)
04/17/18 – Symphonic Band UIL Performance (1:45 PM)
04/17/18 – Symphonic Winds UIL Performance (6:15 PM)
04/17/18 – Wind Symphony Dress Rehearsal (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
04/18/18 – Wind Symphony Dress Rehearsal (7:00 AM – 8:45 AM)
04/19/18 – Symphonic Band and Concert Band Rehearsal (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
04/20/18 – Leave for Spring Trip (San Antonio)
04/23/18 – Return from Spring Trip
04/27/18 – Host Director’s Choice Festival (volunteers)
04/28/18 – Honor Band Recording #1 (Wind Symphony)
04/28/18 – Golden Eagle Band Orientation (ALL)

Per my email on 02/03/18:

Marching Band Mini-June Camp (06/04/18-06/08/18). REQUIRED for ALL (9th-11th) Band, Guard and Percussion Members.

Full Band Camp Schedule.REQUIRED for ALL (9th-11th) Band, Guard and Percussion Members:


Students who fail to attend/show up late to all camps, are unprepared musically/physically for the activity or are a distraction to others during rehearsals will not be placed in a marching spot, regardless of grade level, ensemble placement or experience. This also includes grades (and grade history). A student can be removed at any point in the season should any of these items occur.

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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