TWIGEB (04/15/19-04/19/19)

Hello GEB,

Below you will find the details regarding this week (04/15/19-04/19/19). Remember to always check richardsonband.org for the most updated schedule.

It is UIL Week!

Our UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation is this week. In preparation for our performances, there are dress rehearsals that will be occurring after school (there are NO sectionals this week). Wind Symphony will rehearse as usual (8:20 AM) on Monday.

With also having one of the best auditoriums in Texas, we also have the privilege of hosting the contest. This has been a long tradition for many years and we have been told by MANY judges to be one of the best schools to host the event. If you are working the event, please see the UPDATED attached Student Worker List. If you are unsure about your job duty, please see Mr. Marquez immediately!

Please start getting in contact with your teachers this week so that you can get ahead on your school assignments. Remember that you will only work ONE of the days, NOT all three. There will also be plenty of time throughout your workday to work on homework/classwork.

Call time for each day you are working are:

Tuesday, April 16th: 7:30 AM – 6:15 PM
Wednesday, April 17th: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, April 18th: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Attire: Men: Dress slacks, button down dress shirt, tie
Guides – suit/tie would be perfect!

    Ladies: Sunday Best attire (must be school appropriate)

Lunch will be provided everyday for the students who are working! Dinner will also be provided on Tuesday for Wind Symphony members since they have a rehearsal that evening.

All bands will rehearse on stage on Monday, April 15th during the school day.

UIL DRESS REHEARSALS INFORMATION

Some dress rehearsals will be late evening; this is due to the fact that we do not have access to the band hall during the school day with the hosting responsibilities.

Monday April 16th

Symphonic Winds (Mr. Schmuck) – 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM (Band Hall)

Symphonic Band (Mr. Reyna) – 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (Auditorium) – place instruments in dressing rooms after rehearsal.

Concert Band (Mr. McKinney) – 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM (Auditorium)

Tuesday, April 17th

Symphonic Winds (Mr. Schmuck) – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Auditorium)

Wind Symphony (Mr. Marquez) – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Band Hall)
Dinner Provided at 5:45 PM for WS

Wednesday, April 18th

Wind Symphony (Mr. Marquez) – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Auditorium)

Percussionists – ALL percussion instruments needed for ALL four concert ensemble performances should be taken to the auditorium on Monday after dress rehearsals.

UIL PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Please come and support your kids – they are playing so beautifully and if you have never seen the sight-reading process, it is definitely something to check out. The location for each concert is the auditorium; the location for sight-reading is the band hall. Below are the times for each band.

Tuesday, April 16th

Concert Band (Mr. McKinney) – Concert 9:00 AM / Sight-Read 9:30 AM
Students need to be onstage BY 8:15 AM (arrive at 7:45 AM, change into concert attire and grab instrument)

Symphonic Band (Mr. Reyna) – Concert 1:45 PM / Sight-Read 2:15 PM. Students head to dressing rooms once the bell rings 4th period (after A lunch). Change into concert attire and grab instrument from dressing rooms. Students should be lined up outside F Hall BY 12:55 PM.

Wednesday, April 17th

Symphonic Winds (Mr. Schmuck) – Concert 9:00 AM / Sight-Read 9:30 AM
Students need to be onstage BY 8:15 AM (arrive at 7:45 AM, change into concert attire and grab instrument)

Thursday, April 18th

Wind Symphony (Mr. Marquez) – Concert 8:45 AM / Sight-Read 9:30 AM
Students need to be onstage BY 7:45 AM (arrive at 7:15 AM, change into concert attire and grab instrument)

Concert Attire:

Men’s Attire: black Dinkles tux shoes, black long socks, tux pants, plain white undershirt, white tux shirt with studs and cuff-links, black bow tie, black cummerbund, black tux jacket, clean shaven.

Women’s Attire: black Broadway dress shoes, black dress, no bright colored undergarments, modest make-up (if any), no large jewelry, tights, hair back in pony tail to not interfere with music.

Below is the rubric of how we will be evaluated:

https://www.uiltexas.org/files/music/Band_Concert_Evaluation_rubric_Updated_2016.pdf?
https://www.uiltexas.org/files/music/Band_Sightreading_Evaluation_rubric_Updated_2016.pdf

As a reminder, Tuesday-Thursday we will not have class during the school day due to hosting the UIL Evaluation.  If you are not performing, assigned to work and/or testing during your band period, you are to report to the Eagles Nest. Attendance will be taken; once you are in the Eagle’s Nest, you are not to leave for any reason (even if you have a pass from another teacher).  You are work on homework or anything that will not be a distraction to others.  You also need to keep the noise level down because we may not be the only group using the space during that time. It is important that you follow ALL instructions given by by our sub and show them the upmost respect.  

Spring Trip T-Shirt Money Due 04/16/19

If you would like to purchase an optional spring trip shirt, money is due on Tuesday, April 16th. Shirts are $13 (or $14.50 for XXL and larger). Please provide money/shirt size to one of the drum majors. 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.

No School 04/19/19

There is no school on Friday, April 19th.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser Continues

Treat Your Mother…Or The Special People in Your Life!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th and the GEB is holding a Yankee Candle fundraiser to help you honor the special people in your life. Candles and air fresheners in their favorite scents are available at a discounted rate. In addition, Rubbermaid products, Calphalon kitchenwear and lots of outdoor products are also available.   

You can order online using the link below. Our Group # is 999991383. Orders placed online will be shipped directly to the recipient.

https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/store.htm

We’ll also have catalogs and order forms in the band hall on Tuesday, April 9th. This is a school-wide sale. Tell your friends – the GEB has Mother’s Day handled! Please see attachment for more information.

Band Fees

This is your friendly reminder that if you have any outstanding band fees, please make payment ASAP. Students with outstanding balances (Registration, All-Region, Chamber Music Festival, Spring Trip, etc) will not be able to attend the spring trip or receive graduation tickets just to name a few. Parents/students please email our treasurer at richardsonbandtreasurer@gmail.com for any questions regarding outstanding balances. All fees are to be paid by April 18th.

Physicals Required for 2019-2020 Marching Season

Parents/students – per UIL rules, students will now be REQUIRED to do a physical for the 2019-2020 school year. All students must have a physical complete before our July Camp, but it would be preferred if it was completed before our June Camp. You can go through your primary care doctor; insurance should cover the physical OR RHS will be offering an opportunity to complete a physical for $15 on Tuesday, May 21st in the RHS Freshman Gym from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. All students should have received a flyer at the GEB Orientation. If you did not, make sure to pick it on Monday. An attachment was also emailed out in the last TWIGEB.

Financial Aid

The window to apply for Golden Eagle Band financial aid is now open. You must click on the “submit” button at the end of the application for it to go through. You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received and processed. 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 Sunday, May 5. 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:
https://forms.gle/8AR3ptTdcLfLzPfm7

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

Once again, all applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Sunday, May 5.

Upcoming Events

04/23 – Marching Percussion Clinic #3
04/24 – GEB Leadership Information Meeting
04/26 – Depart for Spring Trip
04/29 – Return from Spring Trip

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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