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2018 Band Registration Packet RELEASED!

Hello GEB,

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! Today, the 2018 Band Registration Packet was released, which includes IMPORTANT information regarding: band registration times (July 28th), fees, release forms, pre-game meal options, signs, football tickets, media guide ads, March-a-thon, summer band schedule, school registration (August 13th), SAT/ACT/PSAT test dates, 2018-2019 Calendar of Events (UPDATED) and RABC board. Some of these items you have already received but are included once again for your convenience. If for some reason you did not receive this email, please email Mr. Marquez at jesus.marquez@risd.org. You can also find this packet under the Forms and Downloads Tab – Registration Packet.

A couple of things to mention:

Here is the link to sign up for March-a-thon sponsors once again. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044faaaf2c7-richardson. Notice that we are now offering the Golden Eagle Level which includes, but not limited to, a quarter page in the 2018 RHS Media Guide and special reserved seating at band concerts! Please see March-a-thon Packet for more information – http://richardsonband.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018March-a-thonPacket.pdf. Furthermore, congratulations to Nate Campbell for closing our first sponsorship! Nate was able to get Dr. Theilberg to commit as a sponsor, and we appreciate his efforts. Let’s build on Nate’s success and keep the momentum going to make the March-A-Thon the absolute best!

9th Grade Camp is from July 25th – 27th. Remember that this camp is required for all 9th graders and leadership (including attendance/logistics crew). Please wear athletic clothing, tennis shoes, sunglasses, apply sunscreen and bring your marching instrument.

Band Registration is on Saturday, July 28th for both parents and students. Please see schedule for assigned times. Plan for event to last up to 2 hours and understand that our band parent volunteers work extremely hard to make it run smoothly for you.

Full Band Camp starts on July 30th and it is required for ALL students in the program (9th-12th). Please see schedule in packet.

Our Band Party for ALL STUDENTS will on Friday, August 3rd from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. There will be food, movies, board games, video games, volleyball and basketball – ALL FREE!!!

School Registration for all students in the program will be on Monday, August 13th. Please see schedule in packet for assigned times.

Do not be discouraged by band fees; we have the lowest band fees in the entire region (out of 22 high schools) and there are payment plan options if needed on the day of band registration. Our treasurer is Sharon Nagele. Her NEW EMAIL, should you have any financial questions, is richardsonbandtreasurer@gmail.com

During the school year there are MANY volunteer opportunities and parents, we NEED your help.

ALWAYS check the OFFICIAL band calendar at www.richardsonband.org for the most up-to-date calendar.

STUDENTS – remember that when you return for Full Band Camp on July 30th, ALL of your show music (Pre-Show, Movement I, Movement II and Movement III) is to be memorized. The mp3 was emailed out.

The All-State Band Music will be released at noon on Monday, July 23rd at 12:00 PM. Please click the links below for audition materials – books/etudes.

https://www.tmea.org/divisions-regions/band/audition-material/books

https://www.tmea.org/divisions-regions/band/audition-material/etudes

We will copy these etudes as soon as they are released and will email them to you as soon as possible. Please contact your lesson teacher ASAP. Click on the link below to see the list of our wonderful lesson staff:

Private Lessons

We have hired a new saxophone lesson teacher, Mr. Quan Guo, in addition to Mr. Roy Allen. Please contact Mr. Guo and get your lessons started!

I am looking forward to an amazing year once again; please let me know if I can answer any immediate questions, however, I can almost guarantee that most of your questions will be answered by a director or parent volunteer at band registration on July 28th.

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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