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TWIGEB (05/07/18-05/12/18)

Hello GEB,

Below you will find the details for this week (05/07/18-05/12/18). Remember to always check richardsonband.org for the most updated schedule.
Band Auditions Start 05/07/18

Please check your audition time on the whiteboard located in the front of the band hall. Below are audition dates for this week:

05/07/18 – Flute/Oboe
05/08/18 – Clarinet/Bassoon
05/09/18 – Saxophone

Leadership Help Session #2 05/10/18

Our 2nd leadership clinic will be on Thursday, May 10th from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Review for ALL leadership candidates will be from 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM. Review for drum major candidates will be from 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM (may go longer if you would like additional help).

Location – Large Gym
Attire – Athletic clothing/shoes

Marching Percussion Clinic 05/10/18

On Thursday, May 10th, we will be having our last 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.

Spring Creek Drumline Performance 05/11/18

Students in the drumline will be blocked 5th and 6th period on Thursday, May 4th to perform at the Spring Creek Pep Rally. This is just another way to showcase the GEB!

Drum Major/Captain Interviews 05/12/18

If you are trying out for a color guard leadership position, drum major or captain, interviews will be held in the RHS band hall on Saturday, May 12th. Sign-up times will be available after school on Monday, May 7th.

Band Banquet Information

The “Magic of Gatsby” banquet is quickly approaching. Please see attached invitation. To RSVP, visit http://richardsonband.org/bandbanquet. All parents and band students are encouraged to attend to celebrate our many successful moments throughout the year! (We request siblings wait until their turn to attend the banquet as a band member so it will be special to them.)

Seniors – this is it! We want to make sure you are represented but you must complete the information needed.  You will need to RSVP or you will not have a meal, and your account needs to be at a zero balance to receive your free ticket. (Senior tickets are non-transferrable.). Please fill out your senior information on the link below:

Senior Infomation

Senior Reminders

Please submit 2-3 pictures (baby, child, current) to Mr. Reyna (ryan.reyna@risd.org) for the band banquet slide show. Deadline to submit is May 10th.
Start working on your senior skit/senior speech. Deadline is May 17th to submit for approval.
Band fees must be paid in full by May 25th. Graduation tickets will not be released unless fees are paid.

Questions regarding banquet may be directed to Angie Alford at hospitality@richardsonband.org
Payment Information – Sharon Nagele at treasury@richardsonband.org

Banquet Details

Friday May 25th at Hyatt Regency Richardson – 7pm to 11pm.

Early Bird Tickets are $30 per person until midnight on May 15th. Payments can be made via Check or Money Order made out to RABC and placed in the band safe.

After May 15th, tickets will be $37.50 per person (credit card only) to treasury@richardsonband.org. Final ticket sales is May 21st at midnight. Tickets will not be sold at the door so get your tickets for this event now.

Dress is Semi-formal. Seniors will enter the dining area at 6:45pm for seating. The doors will open at 7:00pm for general seating. Please make sure to sit in your student’s grade section.

Music/Pictures – you want music or pictures your way!  Please click the link(s) below:

DJ Music

Appetizer: House Salad
Choice of entrée:
Chicken main course OR Vegetarian main course
Desert: TBD

Again, to RSVP,visit http://richardsonband.org/bandbanquet/

Financial Aid Application – DUE MAY 18th
The window to apply for Golden Eagle Band financial aid has no been opened for a week. You must click on the “submit” button at the end of the application for us to receive it. You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received.

A limited amount of financial aid is available to assist students who would otherwise be unable to participate in the Golden Eagle Band due to financial constraints.  Aid will be limited to assistance with either band operations fees or private lessons fees.

All applications must be submitted online by end of day Friday, May 18. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.

Key Points To Remember When Applying:

1. Parents/guardians and students have sections to complete in the application.

2. Students are required to write an essay describing their goals as a member of the RHS Golden Eagle Band and why they are deserving of the RABC’s investment in them with financial aid.

3. Parents are required to state why they are seeking financial aid and how it will assist their child.

Link to Financial Aid Application is below.  Please click on this link:
https://goo.gl/forms/tTqPtk60HrMWpx0G2

If you have any questions, please contact GEB Financial Aid at financialaid@richardsonband.org or gebfinancialaid@gmail.com.

Once again, all applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Friday, May 18.

Upcoming Events

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/Bass Clarinet 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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