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TWIGEB (04/22/18-04/28/18)

Hello GEB,

Below you will find the details for this week (04/22/18-04/28/18). Remember to always check richardsonband.org for the most updated schedule.

UIL Recap

All four of our concert ensembles (Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, Wind Symphony) performed beautifully at UIL! The top three ensembles received straight superior ratings from all 6 of the judges (being the ONLY 6A program to earn these ratings in the entire region). Furthermore, the concert band performed at UIL for the first time in Richardson High School history and earned straight superior ratings on stage!

With these ratings (along with the ones received for the marching band), the Richardson High School Band is once again considered a SWEEPSTAKES recipient program!

In addition, thank you to all of the students and parents for running such a smooth contest; we hosted a total 46 bands – outstanding job!

Spring Trip Recap

We just arrived! Everyone had a blast and we are all back home safely. Thank you to our seven wonderful chaperones who went above and beyond to help these past few days – the directors really appreciate you! From a performance perspective, the GEB competed at the highest level at the Director’s Choice Contest!

  • Concert/Symphonic Band/Symphonic Winds received SUPERIOR RATINGS and OUTSTANDING IN CLASS.
  • Wind Symphony received SUPERIOR RATINGS, OUTSTANDING IN CLASS and OVERALL OUTSTANDING.

Thank you students for a great trip – I hope that you all enjoyed it!

All students will have Tuesday, April 24th to work on homework during their band classes (Wind Symphony will start at 9:00 AM); we will also listen to our UIL recordings. Classes will resume t0 the normal rehearsal schedule starting Wednesday, April 25th (Wind Symphony will start 8:20 AM).

Marching Percussion Clinic 04/26/18

On Thursday, April 26th, we will be having our next Marching Percussion Audition Clinic. Percussion and interested double reed students will meet in the band hall promptly at 5:30PM. The event will conclude at 8:30PM.  Please contact Mr. Schmuck (david.schmuck@risd.org) for more details.

Spirit Night 04/26/18

Band Spirit/Fundraising Night at Angel Chicken Kitchen!

Thursday,  April 26th

Come by anytime from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Experience the greatness of Angel Chicken Kitchen, located at 7632 Campbell Road, Suite 314 (S.W Corner of Campbell and Coit). 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the band, so tell everyone you know to come eat at Angel Chicken Kitchen; please place all receipts in the GEB Yellow Tub! See attached flyer.

Director’s Choice Festival 04/27/18

We will be hosting our first Director’s Choice Festival this Friday, April 27th from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. There will be a sign up sheet (12 students) at front of the room.

Wind Symphony Honor Band Concert #1 04/28/18

The first Honor Band Concert will be on April 28th. Please see details below:

10:30 AM – Call Time/Change in Concert Attire

11:00 AM – On stage/Sound Check

12:00 PM – Concert Starts

1:00 PM – Concert Concludes

Golden Eagle Band Orientation 04/28/18

The time is here! The Golden Eagle Band Orientation is this Saturday, April 28th from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Please bring your marching gear (tennis shoes, shorts, water, sunscreen, etc.). We will be marching and unveiling the 2018 marching show! You do not need your instrument. This event is required for all current 9th-11th grade band members and all section leaders. Section leaders; please arrive by 3:00 PM for set-up and a brief meeting. At the end of our event, our lovely parents will be having a cookout @ 6:00 PM for everyone involved!

Upcoming Events

05/01/18 – 2018-2019 Leadership Informational Meeting

05/04/18 – Wind Symphony Honor Band Concert #2 (required)

05/04/18 – Host Director’s Choice Festival #2 (volunteers)

05/04/18 – 2018-2019 Leadership Help Session #1

05/07/18 – Flute/Oboe Auditions

05/08/18 – Clarinet Auditions

05/09/18 – Sax/Bassoon/Bass Clarinet Auditions

05/10/18 –  2018-2019 Leadership Help Session #2

05/10/18 – Marching Percussion Audition Clinic

05/12/18 – 2018-2019 Leadership Interviews

05/14/18 – 2018-2019 Leadership Auditions

05/15/18 – Trumpet Auditions

05/16/18 – French Horn/Euphonium Auditions

05/17/18 – Trombone/Tuba Auditions

05/18/18 – Jazz Auditions

05/19/18 – Performance @ WWJH (New AND Old Leadership/Volunteers)

05/19/18 – Marching Percussion Auditions

05/22/18 – Legacy Jazz Concert

05/23/18 – Spring Concert

05/25/18 – Band Banquet

05/28/18 – Memorial Day Parade

05/31/18 – 06/01/18 2018-2019 Leadership Camp

06/02/18 – Graduation Performance

06/04/18 – 06/08/18 – Mini June Camp

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: 

http://richardsonband.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SpringSummerSchedule2018.pdf

STUDENTS – PLAN YOUR VACATIONS, JOB SCHEDULES, DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS AND SUMMER CLASSES AROUND THE BAND SCHEDULE. 

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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